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Principle behind ultrasonic cleaning

Ultrasonic cleaning is a very effective cleaning technique. The cleaning effect in an ultrasonic bath is created by means of sending sound waves through the water. This creates thousands of tiny air cavitations (bubbles) that collapse due to the sound waves, resulting in multiple tiny jets moving through the cleaning fluid. These jets act like a brush, working the dirt from the object. The result is the ultrasonic cleaning of objects inside the cleaner. This takes place without having to scrub or scour the object and is effective in areas that cannot be reached manually.

Sound waves in a conductive medium
Ultrasonic cleaning is a technique based on the displacement of sound waves in a conductive medium such as a mixture of water and cleaning fluid. When sound is transmitted into a compressible environment such as air, the result is a consistent transfer of sound waves. In fluid, there will only be consistent transfer if the sound intensity is low.
In an ultrasonic fluid, the sound intensity increases, resulting in negative pressure. This negative pressure breaks up the fluid, creating many thousands of tiny hydrogen cavitations (bubbles). When these hydrogen cavitations subsequently encounter sound waves, they begin to vibrate. These vibrations make the hydrogen cavitations expand until they become unstable and implode. These implosions create small but strong jets in the ultrasonic fluid. Because this does not involve only one, but many thousands of implosions taking place simultaneously, a powerful reaction is created that we call ultrasonic cleaning.

The advantages of ultrasonic cleaning:

  • Fluid penetrates every nook and cranny
    The implosions and jets in the ultrasonic fluid are so strong that areas, which would be impossible to manually reach, can be accessed. Because ultrasonic cleaning works with fluid, the tiniest gaps in any object to be cleaned will be penetrated. Thanks to the strength of the implosions, the cleaning process is extremely thorough and precise.
  • Not damaging
    Ultrasonic cleaning also guarantees that your product will not be damaged. After all, cleaning is done by means of mere fluid. This is in contrast to manual cleaning, during which solid materials are always used - a process that carries with it the risk of scratches or other minor damage.
  • Fast
    Another advantage of ultrasonic cleaning is the speed at which detailed items with many corners and edges can be cleaned. The manual cleaning of every corner and edge requires much time. Because the shape of an item does not influence ultrasonic cleaning, a substantial amount of time will be saved.

At Ultra Center Europe, you can choose from a range of professional ultrasonic devices produced by various manufacturers. Your choice of ultrasonic cleaner - to a large extent - depends on the nature and size of the items to be cleaned.

Ultrasonic cleaners and accessories
With sizes starting from 0.8 litres, ultrasonic cleaners are ideal for the cleaning of small items like spectacles, dental prostheses, small instruments, injectors or jewellery. Sizes extend to 45 litres and these larger cleaners can be used for the cleaning of bigger instruments, carburettors or printed circuit boards.
Certain ultrasonic cleaning applications require the use of extra accessories, including beaker covers, glass inserts and mesh baskets. Ultra Center Europe offers a vast selection of professional and reliable accessories. What’s more, our cleaners, accessories and ultrasonic fluids are very well priced.

Prompt deliver and excellent service
Ultra Center Europe promises to supply high-quality, professional and well-priced ultrasonic cleaning products. Thanks to our prompt delivery and excellent service, we have built up a large group of satisfied customers.

Disclaimer: The information contained in the website must not be considered any form of recommendation whatsoever. Decisions made by you based on information obtained on or via this website are for your own account and at your own risk. Consequently, no action may be taken based on this information without prior and careful consultation of documentation (safety guidelines and data sheets) related to the product.
Auteur: Martijn Blokzijl