Many people are aren’t even aware that ultrasonic cleaners exist. Worse, some even think they are a joke, just another high-tech gimmick designed to waste money rather than clean. This could not be further from the truth. The truth is that ultrasonic cleaning can clean faster and better than manual cleaning in most cases.
So what are ultrasonic cleaners anyway?
Ultrasonic cleaners are machines that use a phenomenon known as cavitation to clean. Cavitation is the rapid formation and destruction of tiny vacuum bubbles with the use of powerful high and low frequency ultrasonic cleaner sound waves. When the vacuum bubbles collapse against the object being cleaned, water is fired into the space they used to occupy, thus producing a cleaning action.
Why is cleaning with ultrasonics so great?
To put it simply, no other form of cleaning can get as much soil cleaned out of even the tiniest nooks and crannies faster than ultrasonics. The cavitation action created by ultrasonics causes microscopic, high power jets of water to blast away grit and grime at a microscopic level! This results in a precise, unparalleled level of cleanliness. The medical field depends on ultrasonics to clean their instruments
What can I clean in my ultrasonic tank?
There is an amazing number of applications that ultrasonics can be used for. Most hobby sized or personal ultrasonic units are used for the cleaning of jewelry, cutlery, small parts, or just about anything that can fit in the tank. Larger, more professional ultrasonic cleaners are used for everything from cleaning medical equipment such as syringes and scalpels, to cleaning grime off of circuit boards.
What kind of cleaning solution do I need?
This really depends on your application. For your every day jewelry cleaning project, most people can get away with most mild household cleaners. In a more professional setting however, specialized cleaning solutions will need to be used.