What Not to Do with Your Ultrasonic Cleaner

This video is instructive in what not to do with your ultrasonic cleaner. The user has allowed the engine part to touch the bottom of the tank. This should not be allowed to happen. The tank is in contact with a transducer which generates the ultrasonic waves. Direct contact by any object will impede the performance of the transducer, reduce its efficiency, and shorten its working life. Always use a holder (a wire basket for example) to suspend the object somewhere towards the middle of the tank for maximum cleaning efficacy. The other issue is the size of the object vs. the size of the cleaning tank. Ideally, you should use a sufficiently large tank to immerse the object fully in the cleaning solution. An alternate approach in case you have a part larger than what the cleaning tank can hold (like in this video) is to flip the object over and run it through the cleaner again.

About Bob Sandor

Bob began working as a chemist in 1987 and remains a science geek to this day. After his PhD he worked on the bench in materials and inorganic chemistry for 10 years. He then took on a love for marketing and sales. He combined his passion for science and business and took entrepreneur general management positions in large corporations like Hoecsht Celanese now Sanofi Aventis, Bel-Art and Smiths Detection. There he learned what it would take to run a business and finally Tovatech was co-founded in 2006. Bob’s hobbies include playing, listening and composing music, skiing, working out, the internet and all things science. Read More