If you have decided that you need an ultrasonic cleaner for your business, good for you. It’s a decision you won’t regret, especially since an ultrasonic cleaner is a brilliant investment that can lead to long-term expense savings and more efficiency and productivity for your business. But while you may already know of the different advantages an ultrasonic cleaner can bring, you may not be fully aware of how to choose one – one that’s best for your needs. Various businesses have varying requirements when it comes to ultrasonic cleaners, after all, and your needs will often depend on the kind of parts or components you work with and how much you work with as well. So how can you select the ideal ultrasonic cleaner for your needs? Let’s find out.
- Consider the dimensions of the tank
First and foremost, consider the dimensions of the tank you need. And in order to do this properly, you need to ask a few key questions. The initial question would be the size of the parts you are planning to clean. The second question would be the number of parts you need to clean at any given time. You will have to take measurements of the largest components you have to clean, and you also have to determine the number of parts you are cleaning simultaneously. Once you have done this, you can then choose the tank which can accommodate your needs. But aside from this, pay attention to the baskets and the dimensions of the components. You also need to figure out the depth of the fluid for cleaning as it relates to the part sizes.
The depth is particularly crucial because the parts you are cleaning have to be completely immersed. The depth is the actual distance from the bottom of the basket to the liquid’s surface in a filled tank. If you want to be sure about the depth, you can ask the supplier of the ultrasonic cleaner. The good news is, if you require industrial ultrasonic cleaning equipment, suppliers will usually provide you with the working depth as well as the tank depth.
- Think about how you will use your ultrasonic cleaner
An ultrasonic cleaner can do a lot more than just clean various parts like carburettors, gears, surgical instruments, PCB boards, and the like. If you have a laboratory, for instance, it can also clean and de-gas various solvents and even emulsify, disperse, dissolve, and prepare samples for the lab. But if you are making use of an ultrasonic cleaner for the cleaning of parts, think about some factors before making your choice.
One factor is the kind of contaminant you want to remove. There is a difference between the removal of coolant from machine parts and varnish from carburettors or ink from a printing roll and tissue and blood from surgical instruments. You also need to think about the composition of the parts being cleaned. For example, you need to apply a different parameter to engine components versus capillaries made of glass. You will also need a cleaning solution and frequency that’s compatible with your parts’ composition. Also, think about how you will use the parts once they are cleaned, whether or not you are cleaning parts individually or in batches, and the weight and size of your components.
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