Lab Ultrasonic Cleaner Features Uniform Sonication

Uniform sonication, or perfect sound field distribution, is a desirable feature for ultrasonic cleaners used in analytical and medical laboratories as well as other professional settings. Uniform sonication assures users that instruments and equipment being cleaned, and lab samples being processed in flasks or beakers, receive “equal treatment” regardless of their position in the tank.        

The Secret to Uniform Sonication

Researchers at Elma Ultrasonics, a supplier to Tovatech, determined that an impediment to uniform sonication is interference due to the tank drain duct found on most benchtop ultrasonic cleaners.   This was demonstrated in a drain-equipped unit: cavitation in a beaker suspended on the drain side of the tank was not as vigorous as in the beaker on the opposite side. 

P30H – Lid On

Based on this Tovatech offers the 0.8 gallon Elmasonic P30SE ultrasonic cleaner. This unit has no drain and demonstrates homogeneous sonication. Our post how Read the rest

Ultrasonic Parts Cleaner Specification Tips

How to Develop an Eco-Friendly Metal Parts Cleaning System

According to a Grand View Research report the growth in the ultrasonic parts cleaner market “is primarily attributed to the rising demand for precision cleaning within sectors like electronics, healthcare, and automotive manufacturing.” This is due to ultrasonic parts cleaning’s “capacity to deliver a comprehensive and consistent cleaning process that effectively removes contaminants, even from intricate and challenging-to-reach areas.”

Two Key Components of Ultrasonic Parts Cleaning

But first, if you are not familiar with ultrasonic cleaning we suggest you take a few minutes and review our post on how ultrasonic cleaners work.

When specifying an ultrasonic parts cleaner two considerations apply: The ultrasonic cleaning unit and the cleaning solution chemistry. This post covers both topics.

Specification Tips for an Ultrasonic Parts Cleaner

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Large Ultrasonic Cleaner Specification Tips

Large Ultrasonic Cleaner Selection

When strict cleanliness specifications must be met by manufacturers of large parts or by firms cleaning large parts, a large ultrasonic cleaner helps assure specifications are met. Application examples include stainless steel pipe passivation, cleaning large DPF and EGR filter assemblies, heavy parts and industrial scale heat exchangers. Our post on selecting an industrial ultrasonic cleaner provides related information. Here we describe features to look for in a large ultrasonic cleaner. 

What to Look for in a Large Ultrasonic Cleaner

The above-referenced post on selecting an industrial ultrasonic cleaner provides excellent guidelines.  For cleaning very large parts, however, it is important to consider the following criteria when crafting your specifications. 

Later in this post we’ll provide equipment suggestions that meet these criteria.

Extending Ultrasonic Cleaning Solution Effectiveness

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DPF and EGR Cooler Maintenance with Ultrasonic Cleaners

DPF and EGR Cooler Maintenance with Ultrasonic Cleaners

Diesel particulate and exhaust gas recirculation cooler filters lose efficiency over time. Indications include warning lights, increased fuel consumption, rough starts, stalling, and dark exhaust. Searching DPF and EGR cleaning yields many results on how owner-operators, fleet managers and maintenance shops deal with DPF and EGR cooler maintenance. Here is how an ultrasonic cleaner can extend DPF and EGR cooler filter service life.

DPF and EGR Filter Cleaning Challenges

Sponge-like structures, stacked filters and complex gas flow channels among other designs characterize the construction of DPF and EGR cooler configurations. 

The challenge: strongly adhering soot, carbon, ash, oily residues and other contaminants, especially within tightly confined spaces.

These contaminants are not easily removed by compressed air, fuel tank additives, aerosols, hot-water sprays and similar DPF and EGR maintenance techniques.

Moreover, high-pressure air and hot-water sprays can damage filters if not carefully applied.

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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 parts 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. 

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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.”

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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

Ultrasonic Cleaner Solutions

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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