Ultrasonic Cleaner Uses in Business and Industry

Ultrasonic Cleaner Uses

According to Future Market Insights the Ultrasonic Cleaning Market will be worth US $3.2 billion by 2033, citing market forecasts predicting a CAGR of 5.3%. FMI comments that this growth is “driven by rising demand for environmentally friendly and efficient cleaning solutions, alongside notable technological advancements.”  It notes “ultrasonic cleaning is more cost-effective than traditional cleaning methods.” 

In this post we share with you a few of the many ultrasonic cleaner uses in business and industry and delve a little deeper on selecting and using an ultrasonic cleaner.

Examples of Ultrasonic Cleaner Uses

Here are a few of the many examples of ultrasonic cleaner uses found on our website:

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Choosing a Cleaning Solution for Carburetors

Use an Ultrasonic Cleaner to Restore Carburetors

When looking for cleaning solutions for carburetors remember the adage “choose the right tool for the job.”  Many think “tool” is equipment such as a hammer, saw, or wrench, and “solution” as a liquid or an answer to a problem.  For this post tools are liquid solutions and equipment is an ultrasonic cleaner to do the job.

Here you will learn why using an ultrasonic cleaner and the right ultrasonic cleaning solution for carburetors will do the job faster, easier and more thoroughly than sprays, brushes and soaks in potentially dangerous solvents.   

First, Why Consider an Ultrasonic Cleaner?

Two key words: fast and thorough carburetor cleaning.

Ultrasonic cleaners are fast.  Cleaning can be accomplished in as little as 20 minutes.  On top of that, thorough cleaning is accomplished with minimal disassembly. 

How this is achieved is described next.  But these two key benefits explain why labor … Read the rest

The Role of Sonicator Baths in Sample Preparation

Sonicator Baths in Sample Preparation

Sonicator baths are often employed for sample preparation steps in research and development activities. For example, a sonicator bath may be used to extract an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) from its carrier, or excipient, prior to conducting content uniformity and potency assay tests.  Many USP monographs recommend using a sonicator bath to dissolve samples prior to analysis.

As noted in Chapter 8 of Optimization of Pharmaceutical Processes, “A  growing need for developing novel technologies for obtaining better quality products with enhanced process efficiency has created promise for application of ultrasound in the area of food and pharmaceutical processing.” 

The chapter “offers discussion on the governing mechanisms for the improvement based on the use of ultrasound, different ultrasonic reactor configurations, as well as the selection of operating conditions for the specific applications of encapsulation and crystallization.”

In chapter 2 of Sample Preparation of Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms, discussing agitation and … Read the rest

Ultrasonic Gun Cleaning Tank for Firearms

Gun Cleaning Solvent

Investments in firearms by individuals and organizations can be substantial, and a regular cleaning regimen helps protect that investment.  A MilMag article titled “Weapons Cleaning for Dummies” notes that of four methods described ultrasound “is the most firearm friendly method…” then explains what is involved in the process.

Here you will learn how to use an ultrasonic gun cleaning tank to maintain firearms.  It offers you guidance on when and how to use gun cleaning solvents and lubricants, explains why ultrasonic gun cleaning tank is a wise investment for maintaining firearms, and offers equipment options for you to consider.

 Cleaning Solvents for Firearms

Firearm owners may be aware of many gun cleaning “solvents” available on the market, but just what is a solvent?  According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, a solvent is “ordinarily a liquid in which other materials dissolve in order to form a solution.”

Ultrasonic Cleaning – an

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How to Select an Ultrasonic Cleaner Solution

According to Verified Market Research, the Global Ultrasonic Cleaning Solution Market value is estimated to be USD 1,934.90 Million in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 3,211.88 Million by 2030 witnessing a CAGR of around 6.54% during the forecasted period (2024-2030)

Ultrasonic cleaner solutions – also called “soaps” or “chemicals”- are specially formulated to accomplish specific ultrasonic cleaning challenges. Most ultrasonic cleaning solutions are available as concentrates and are biodegradable. These two features contribute to economy and reduce disposal concerns. This post offers tips on how to select your ultrasonic cleaner solution.

How Ultrasonic Cleaner Solutions Work

Regardless of the chemistry, an ultrasonic cleaner solution works by a process called cavitation. But rather than get into a detailed explanation here, please check out our post Ultrasonic Cleaners and How they Work.  More info can be found at our ultrasonic cleaner learning center.

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How to Select an Industrial Ultrasonic Cleaner

How to Select an Industrial Ultrasonic Cleaner

Industrial and commercial ultrasonic cleaners can represent a sizeable investment. The global market, including industrial ultrasonic cleaners, is expected to reach $2.43 billion by 2028 according to Data Bridge Market Research.  The report states that this represents a CAGR of 5.85% between 2021 and 2028, and that “Rising industrialization and growth in the number of manufacturing industries will emerge as the major market growth driving factor.” 

The information in this article will help you select the correct industrial ultrasonic cleaner.

Defining an Industrial Ultrasonic Cleaner

The job to be done – not the size of the cleaner or items being cleaned – defines a commercial ultrasonic cleaner. Heavy-duty ultrasonic parts washing usually means long-term (multi-hour) cleaning cycles, which calls for more rugged construction including heavier gauge stainless steel cleaning tanks. These are available as benchtop and floor mounted units, which brings us to the first specification tip.


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Ultrasonic Passivation for Stainless Steel

Ultrasonic passivation of stainless steel

Stainless steels such as AISI* Types 304, 310 and 316, are favored for strength and corrosion resistance.  Applications include food, chemical and pharmaceutical processing, surgical implants, architecture and transportation.  Over time starting from initial fabrication, free iron and other contaminants adhere to surfaces and must be removed. Ultrasonic passivation for stainless steel accomplishes this to meet ASTM** A967 standards.

What is Stainless Steel “Passivation?”

Machining and otherwise fabricating and handling stainless steel components may deposit iron particles and other contaminants (such as from machining or grinding tools) on the stainless steel.  These contaminants must be removed to forestall corrosion between the different metals once the stainless steel components are put into use.

Passivation removes these contaminants, forming a “passive” oxide film that becomes a chemically inactive or inert surface that enhances corrosion resistance.

Passivation vs. Electropolishing

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Ultrasonic Cleaner Degas: Why it’s Important

Ultrasonic Cleaner Degas

Getting the best results from your ultrasonic cleaner requires more than turning it on and immersing parts in the cleaning solution.  Whether using a fresh cleaning solution or one that has been idle for a period of time, an ultrasonic cleaner degassing procedure yields improved cleaning results.  Here we explain why and how the degas procedure is important.   

What is Ultrasonic Cleaner Degassing?

In a sentence, it is getting the air (a gas) out of your ultrasonic cleaning solution.

And why is that important?

Let’s start  with a simple illustration.  In the morning, the glass of water you placed on your night stand the night before (but did not drink) has bubbles adhering to the glass.  That demonstrates that water, a liquid, contains air. 

The same applies to ultrasonic cleaning solution formulations, especially but not exclusively those you dilute with water.  Examples include cleaning solution chemicals offered by iUltrasonic, our … Read the rest

Selecting an Industrial Ultrasonic Cleaner

Elmasonic xtra ST Ultrasonic Cleaners

If you have tough cleaning jobs characterized by heavy, tenacious contaminants or run cleaning cycles over long periods of time, regardless of part size, you should consider an industrial ultrasonic cleaner.  This post describes the various features and functions offered by industrial ultrasonic washers and how they contribute to achieving desired results. 

What is an Industrial Ultrasonic Cleaner?

You might think an industrial ultrasonic washer must be “big” because they handle industrial products.  Not necessarily so. Your industrial parts washer size (or cleaning solution capacity) is governed by the size of parts you are cleaning. Industrial ultrasonic cleaners are offered as benchtop and floor mounted models. 

Another consideration to keep in mind is the duration of your cleaning cycles.  ong-term cleaning cycles (i.e. operating … Read the rest

Efficiently Clean Machined Parts with Ultrasonic Cleaner

Clean Machined Parts with an Ultrasonic Cleaner
The 7.4-gallon Elmasonic S 300 H available from Tovatech is ideally suited for cleaning metal parts when used with a mildly alkaline solution concentrate containing a rust inhibitor.
The 7.4-gallon Elmasonic S 300 H is ideally suited for cleaning metal parts when used with a mildly alkaline solution concentrate containing a rust inhibitor.

Cleaning finely machined parts with ultrasonic energy avoids damage by abrasive compounds and mechanical scrubbing to remove grinding dust, metal shavings, lubricants, cutting and coolant fluid residues.   That’s why ultrasonic cleaners are widely used to prepare machined parts for final assembly or for further processing steps such as electroplating and powder coating.

Ultrasonic cleaning machined parts avoid surface damage while eliminating time-consuming soaking then scrubbing parts with potentially dangerous solvents.

Ultrasonic Energy, the Fast, Clean way to Clean Machined Parts

Ultrasonic cleaners, as noted below, are offered in sizes from benchtop to floor-mounted industrial units. They use biodegradable cleaning solution concentrates such as elma tec clean A4  universal degreaser to quickly and safely remove all forms of contaminants from finely finished machined parts.

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