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What is Ultrasonic Cleaning and How Does it Work?

Ultrasonic

Within the past decades, the demands for increased cleanliness have driven the development of sophisticated cleaning technologies, such as ultrasonic cleaning. Ultrasonic cleaning uses high-intensity and high-frequency sound waves in a liquid to facilitate the removal of foreign contaminants from surfaces submerged in an ultrasonically activated liquid.

Ultrasonic is a science that includes a spectrum of sound frequencies that are not audible to the human hearing- its frequency ranges from 20,000 to 100,000 cycles per second.  From chemical processes to surface conditioning, ultrasonic technology is used in a huge variety of applications. When certain technologies are not enough to remove contaminants (such as spray washing or turbulation), ultrasonic cleaning has a tremendous ability to effectively clean areas that are not accessible with other technologies. Ultrasonic cleaning is able to clean and penetrate any surface that can be reached by a sound-conducting liquid. Including parts with complicated geometries, thread roots, blind holes and other difficult cleaning.

Ultrasonic Frequencies

Ultrasonic cleaners use two types of frequencies, high and low. High frequencies produce small bubbles that offer gentle cleaning actions and low frequencies produce large bubbles. The bubbles form on surfaces and contaminants and collapse in sudden and aggressive ways. This is what causes the cleaning action.

Low frequency is for strong and durable items such as massive engine parts or surgical instruments, while high frequency is for softer objects such as jewellery, baby toys or food items.

What is an Ultrasonic Cleaning Machine?

An ultrasonic machine is a machine that offers the complete removal of dirt and other contaminants using ultrasound waves through liquids like water and cleaning solvents (such as perchloroethylene). The materials that make up an ultrasonic cleaning machine are:

  • Aluminium or stainless steel- these materials make the cleaning machines durable
  • Tanks- they vary in size to accommodate different components.
  • Ultrasonic/Piezoceramic transducers- generate the ultrasonic waves in the liquid
  • Timers and temperature controllers
  • Drainer- helps drain solution after cleaning
  • Rack or basket- helps prevent scratches while cleaning items

The Science Behind the Cleaning

When the power cable of the cleaning machine is plugged and machine is switched on, piezoelectric crystals in the transducer change size and convert electrical energy to ultrasonic energy. This creates high-frequency compression sound waves and results in rapid formation and collapse of cavitation bubbles. As these bubbles become larger, they reach a size in which they cannot retain their shape any longer. The bubbles impact against the objects in the tank, causing dirt, oil, pigments, and other contaminants to come off.

Cleaning Time

The cleaning time can depend on the type of machine, it also depends on how dirty the object is. The normal cleaning period can last between 2 and 10 minutes, but the cleaning cycle can be run more than once.

Why Use an Ultrasonic Cleaner?

Ultrasonic Cleaning is the most efficient, thorough and fastest cleaning method compared to traditional methods. Parts can be deep-cleaned evenly, achieving optimal cleaning results. It is a reliable and consistent method that allows identical cleaning results every time it is used. Ultrasonic Cleaners allow you to clean different items at the same time, saving the time and effort of cleaning individually.

Featured in a range of cleaning machinery, check out the used and new machines have available on our cleaning & degreasing page.

Aqueous Ultrasonic Cleaning & Washing

Solvent Vapour Cleaning Machinery

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Riley Multiclean 2-120 Ultrasonic Washing & Rinsing Cleaning Line
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Riley Multiclean 2-120 Ultrasonic Washing & Rinsing Cleaning Line

The Riley Ultrasonic Cleaning and wash machine is a 2 stage operation. Built from 304 Stainless Steel the quality is clear to see at an excellent price.

Stock No
DA1400
Category
Aqueous Ultrasonic Cleaning & Washing
Model
Riley Multiclean 2-120
Year of Manufacture
2022
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
670 x 540 x 450
Process Stages
2 Stages, Ultrasonic wash and rinse
Condition
Brand New, Current Model
Availability:
Available subject to build time
Price [?]
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Turbex AC-1,3-2 -LD Front Loading Spray Washer More Images Available

Turbex AC-1,3-2 -LD Front Loading Spray Washer

The AC two stage spray washing range is perfect for water based cleaning on medium to large components, where a single detergent wash followed with a rinse is sufficient. Features 1100mm diameter load.

Stock No
DC1483
Category
Aqueous Ultrasonic Cleaning & Washing
Model
Turbex AC-1,3-2 -LD
Year of Manufacture
2006
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
1000 x 1000 x 900
Process Stages
Two Stage, Wash and Rinse
Other Info
800Kg Load Capacity
Condition
From a working environment, Good Condition
Refurbished Price [?]
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Sold As Seen Price [?]
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Vixen Agisonic 100 Dunk Wash Machine Video Available

Vixen Surface Treatments Agisonic 100 Dunk Wash Machine with Ultrasonic and Fixtures Sparge Jetting

This second hand Agisonic is a programmable multi-function wash plant which comprises dunk wash plus ultrasonic functions coupled to a separate wash cycle. There are sparge jets for washing out blind holes or recesses. Components can be set on special jigs, which direct the jets into the hard-to-clean places.

Stock No
DC1490
Category
Aqueous Ultrasonic Cleaning & Washing
Model
Vixen Surface Treatments Agisonic 100
Year of Manufacture
2008
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
1000 x 500 x (400 fluid depth)
Process Stages
3 Stages. Ultrasonic, Dunking & Jetting.
Other Info
Multi Stage Solution Filtration.
Condition
Refurbished by RSW, Excellent Condition
Refurbished Price [?]
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Ecoclean Ecowave Automatic Industrial Cleaning System
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Ecoclean EcoCWave Automatic Industrial Cleaning System

Durr Ecoclean EcoCWave automatic industrial cleaning system. This system offers the user an infinitely variable set up for the cleaning and drying of a wide range of components, using a combination of flood washing, spray washing, ultrasonic cleaning, fixed, rotating or swivelling basket movement. Hot air and vacuum drying.

Stock No
DC1514
Category
Aqueous Ultrasonic Cleaning & Washing
Model
Ecoclean EcoCWave
Year of Manufacture
2017
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
670 x 480 x 300
Process Stages
3xclean/rinse/Ultrasonic/Hot air+vac dry
Other Info
Full Serviced Dec 2023
Condition
Excellent Condition, Current Model, Seen powered at RSW
Kerry Microclean MF525/5A More Images Available

Kerry ( Guyson International ) Microclean 525/5A Five Stage Ultrasonic Cleaning Machine

Kerry Microclean 525/5A Five stage ultrasonic cleaning, DI rinsing and hot air drying, complete with Autotrans Mk4 30kg robotic basket handling and conveyor system.
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Stock No
DD1526
Category
Aqueous Ultrasonic Cleaning & Washing
Model
Kerry ( Guyson International ) Microclean MF525/5A
Year of Manufacture
2002
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
415 x 525 x 350mm
Process Stages
5
Other Info
Autotrans Mk4 robotic handler included
Condition
From a working environment, Good Condition
Refurbished Price [?]
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Sold As Seen Price [?]
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Kerry Microclean 450 Machine
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Kerry ( Guyson International ) 450 Microclean Machine with Autotrans MK3 Robotic handler

Kerry Four stage ultrasonic aqueous cleaning system with Autotrans MK3 Robotic handler. Microclean Compact systems suit a wide range of cleaning needs in aerospace, automotive, electronics and other related industries.

Stock No
DD1528J
Category
Aqueous Ultrasonic Cleaning & Washing
Model
Kerry ( Guyson International ) COM MK2B 450A
Year of Manufacture
1997
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
450 x 325 x 350mm
Process Stages
4 Stage, 3 wet stages plus hot air dry
Other Info
Basket Size - 400 x 275 x 300 (150mm)
Condition
Seen working by RSW, Good Condition
Location
Arriving in our warehouse soon
Price
Please call on +44 (0) 1922 45 8000
Amsonic PLC Auto Cleanline Video Available

Amsonic PLC Controlled, 5 Stage Semi-Auto Aqueous Cleaning Line

5 Stage Amsonic Cleaning Line, comprising of two heated wash / Immersion tanks, plus three rinse tanks to complete the process. Light Guards and operator platform for safe and easy working, 8 baskets for reducing loading and unloading downtime.

Stock No
DZ1344J
Category
Aqueous Ultrasonic Cleaning & Washing
Model
Amsonic 5 Tank, Rotational Basket, Wash / Rinse, Line.
Year of Manufacture
Recon 2017
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
650 x460 x 730
Process Stages
5 Stages plus load / unload.
Other Info
8 x Hexagonal work baskets 290 AF x 535
Condition
From a working environment, Excellent Condition
Refurbished Price [?]
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Sold As Seen Price [?]
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Kerry 450 Microclean Machine More Images Available

Kerry ( Guyson International ) 450 Microclean Machine

Four stage ultrasonic aqueous cleaning system. Microclean Compact systems suit a wide range of cleaning needs in aerospace, automotive, electronics and other related industries.

Stock No
DZ1373
Category
Aqueous Ultrasonic Cleaning & Washing
Model
Kerry ( Guyson International ) CMP MKII 450
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm) [?]
450 x 325 x 445mm
Process Stages
4 Stage, 3 wet stages plus hot air dry
Other Info
requires full service
Sold As Seen Price [?]
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Brand New
Riley Ultrasonic 60 litre 3 Stage
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Riley Ultrasonic Multistage Cleaning Range

The Riley Ultrasonic Cleaning and wash range is available in 2-5 stages with 60-240 litre tanks possible. Built from 304 Stainless Steel the quality is clear to see at an excellent price.

Stock No
NEW190
Category
Aqueous Ultrasonic Cleaning & Washing
Model
Riley Various
Year of Manufacture
NEW
Process Stages
2, 3, 4, or 5 stages are available
Other Info
Ultrasonic, Heated, Multi Tank Cleaning
Condition
Brand New, Unused, Current Model
Availability:
Available subject to build time
Price [?]
Please call on +44 (0) 1922 45 8000