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Ultrasonic Cleaners

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of ultrasonic cleaner manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top ultrasonic cleaner manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find ultrasonic cleaner companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture ultrasonic cleaner to your companies specifications. Then contact the ultrasonic cleaner companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of industrial ultrasonic cleaners, heated ultrasonic cleaners, digital ultrasonic cleaners, or customized ultrasonic cleaners of every type, this is the resource for you.

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Jensen Aqueous Cleaning Systems offers the most extensive line of standard and custom automated ultrasonic cleaners for virtually all central, cellular and inline cleaning requirements. These include front load-unload, rotating basket, vertical agitation and rotation, rotary drum, spray, belt, monorail, combination and modular lean manufacturing systems.
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We have over 100 years of manufacturing experience and we are recognized on an international level for our superior cleaning products. It is our mission to bring you high quality ultra sonic cleaners. We take pride in stating that we are an environmentally conscious company. Our liquid lock technology reduces your power costs as well as chemistry consumption by 75%. Our systems lock in the heat and the atomized mists for complete vapor control. Contact us today!
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Since 1972, Esma Inc. has been producing quality ultrasonic cleaners, as well as benchtop electropolishing equipment. Esma offers a unique and progressive approach to automating the ultrasonic cleaning process by transferring liquids to a single ultrasonic process chamber from individual heated storage tanks, which are designed to re-use and filter the detergents, acids and rinse water.
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Since 1972, Ultrasonic Power has provided excellent & affordable ultrasonic cleaners. Whether you are a small manufacturer who cares about the ultimate in cleanliness or a large OEM who wishes to invest in precision washing equipment to maximize the useful life of heavy machinery, we have the experience & equipment you can depend on to help you take your project from start to finish.
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Jayco Cleaning Tecnologies is your one stop location for precision cleaning. We have a variety of ultrasonic cleaning equipment to suit your company's requirements. We provide service support and sales to our distributors and customers all over North America. Visit our website you can see our whole inventory of products available. Call us today our customer service team would be happy to help!
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Our teams work hard to deliver our customers advanced ultrasonic cleaners. Our methodology is proven for successful operation and we have the talent necessary to manufacture any specialize units for your unique applications. Turn to JRI Industries, Inc. for outstanding ultrasonic cleaners. Our worry-free systems are engineers to last! Give us a call today to learn more!
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Ultrasonic cleaners utilize high-frequency sound frequencies of about 18 kHz in order to cause cavitation, or the formation and implosion of minuscule bubbles in a liquid cleaning medium. These bubbles, or implosions, serve as cleaning agents to rid parts of small dirt particles that reside in crevices and surface areas that would otherwise be impossible to reach. However, because ultrasonic cleaning is not intended for large particle cleaning, parts must first be cleaned by other methods before they are ready to undergo ultrasonic parts cleaning.

Offering precision and consistency, ultrasonic cleaning equipment removes soil and contamination from parts more rapidly than any conventional cleaning method. There are several types of application-specific ultrasonic cleaners. Ultrasonic blind cleaners are specifically designed to rid blinds such as mini blinds, verticals, duettes and pleated shades from nasty contaminates like dirt, grease, nicotine and fingerprints. Ultrasonic jewelry cleaners remove dirt and other contaminates from various jewelry such as rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Golf club cleaners clean the golf clubs, including the grips, from dirt buildup that occurs on through use on the golf course. Ultrasonic degreasers are contaminate-specific, targeting grease in automotive equipment and parts processing. Ultrasonic cleaners typically are used to eliminate such contaminates as sludge, buffing and polishing compounds, mold release agents and oil.


Different types of ultrasonic washers have designs that are uniquely suited to their specific function. Ultrasonic jewelry cleaners, for instance, are much smaller than industrial ultrasonic cleaners since they are typically for commercial and personal use only. Ultrasonic jewelry cleaners are designed with a small tank containment basket and pressure controls located on the outside of the tank. Ultrasonic jewelry cleaners are typically powered by ultrasonic transducers, though some portable cleaners may be battery operated. Ultrasonic blind cleaners consist of a generator, transducer and a fairly large tank that can be made portable by attaching casters, depending on the size of the tank. The blinds are placed in the place the tank, which is filled with hot soapy water and injected with powerful sound waves that gently clean the various parts of the blind including slats, cords, and the head rail. Golf club cleaners differ from other ultrasonic cleaning equipment due to vertically-aligned tanks, which are necessitated by the length of the golf clubs that must fit in the tank to be cleaned. Ultrasonic golf club cleaners may also become portable through the addition of casters. Ultrasonic degreasers have a similar construction as ultrasonic blind cleaners, but they typically have an ultrasonic transducer mounted at the base of the tank that can reach sounds of up to 20 to 40 kHZ.

All ultrasonic cleaning equipment is at minimum equipped with a transducer, a generator and an immersion tank. The part requiring cleaning is placed into the tank, which contains an ultrasound conductive fluid. There are three different cleaning mediums commonly used: hot water cleaning, which uses a heated water stream; aqueous cleaning, which uses a water-based ultrasonic cleaning solution; and solvent or vapor cleaning, in which the solvent is evaporated then condensed onto the surface of the parts. The ultrasonic cleaning process begins when there is cavitation. Cavitation is caused by the transducer, which can be either attached to the tank or lowered into the fluid, when the transducer introduces ultrasonic sound waves into the tank. The agitation caused by the innumerable minute and intense imploding bubbles release both energy and heat that provides a highly efficient method of scrubbing both exposed and concealed surfaces of the immersed parts. There is a direct correlation between how high the frequency is and the number of implosions. However, the energy released by each implosion is also affected and decreases; this makes high frequencies ideal for minute particle removal with no harm to the part's surface. Materials commonly cleaned by the ultrasonic cleaning process include stainless steel, iron, aluminum, copper, brass, plastics, rubber, wood and cloth.

New developments for ultrasonic cleaning equipment include automated ultrasonic cleaning systems. These fully-automated systems incorporate a variety of cleaning actions such as power spraying, rinsing, precision flushing and drying parts. These processes are achieved at high rates of speed, which results in zero-residue cleaning when the ultrasonic cleaner is equipped or attached to deionized water. In addition, because rinsing is performed in the same tank as is the ultrasonic cleaning process, the rinse is already ultrasonic and there is no additional cost to add ultrasonic components to a rinse tank, as is the case with a multi-tank cleaning system. Fully-automated ultrasonic cleaners improve upon conventional models of ultrasonic cleaning equipment because they increase pre-assembly cleaning quality and cut solvent use by ninety percent. These improvements are the result of harnessing heat pump thermal transfer techniques which serve to minimize solvent evaporation that occurs overnight. Combined with diagnostic process control, full-automated ultrasonic cleaners offer a dedicated computerized work transporter that facilitates, establishes and maintains optimal performance levels.
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Ultrasonic Cleaners Types

  • Benchtop cleaners are used to wash small parts. They have a small footprint and are often rested on a counter or table.
  • Golf club cleaners clean golf clubs quickly and thoroughly. They are widely used at golf courses for players to use.
  • Immersion cleaning takes place in a tank using an aqueous solution. In this process, it is the cavitation that releases the contaminant from its base host.
  • Industrial ultrasonic cleaners are large-capacity parts cleaners that use sound waves which produce cavitation to clean, degrease and sterilize products in manufacturing applications.
  • Tabletop cleaners are used to wash small parts. As the name indicates, they are small enough to sit upon a table.
  • Tank cleaners do not require a lot of complicated machinery. Generally, they are built in a rectangular shape, holding 100 gallons or less.
  • Ultrasonic blind cleaners are equipment designed to clean window blinds utilizing ultrasonic cleaning techniques. They provide for a very thorough cleaning, removing allergens like dust, pollen, soot and nicotine, as well as any other accumulated grime.
  • Ultrasonic cleaning is a process that uses ultrasonic sound waves to clean.
  • Ultrasonic cleaning equipment uses millions of tiny bubbles to scrub.
  • Ultrasonic cleaning solution is used in ultrasonic parts cleaners as an important part of the cleaning process, since water alone is not effective at cleaning the dirty part or product.
  • Ultrasonic cleaning systems use sound waves to clean, degrease and sterilize products, parts and machine components of grease, dirt, wax, lubricants, oil and other contaminants.
  • Ultrasonic degreasers are used to clean critical parts by incorporating both ultrasonic immersion cleaning and conventional vapor degreasing.
  • Ultrasonic jewelry cleaners use ultrasonic frequencies to clean cracks and crevices in jewelry that are difficult or impossible for traditional cleaning methods to reach.
  • Ultrasonic parts cleaners are underwater cleaning systems that use high frequency sound waves to clean parts with hard surfaces.
  • Ultrasonic tanks are the components of ultrasonic cleaners that hold the water, cleaning solution and parts to be cleaned.
  • Ultrasonic vapor degreasing equipment uses solvents in an environmentally-safe chamber. The vapor and ultrasonic agitation work together to clean parts.
  • Ultrasonic transducers are the power source of larger cleaning systems that convert electrical energy from a generator into mechanical energy, or sound vibrations, which cause cavitation.
  • Ultrasonic washers use ultrasound waves and special fluids to clean jewelry, surgical instruments, and golf clubs.



Ultrasonic Cleaners Terms


Acoustic/Acoustics - Pertaining to the energy of sound waves and the science and application of acoustic energy.
 
Acoustic Streaming - Currents flowing in one direction through a fluid because of sonic waves, like the action of a transducer in ultrasonic cleaning.
 
Agitation - Rotation of components that allows cleaning solution and cavitation to remove contaminants.
 
Amplification - Mechanical amplitude rising from both ends of an acoustic element. Amplification could be negative or positive.
 
Aqueous Cleaning - The use of water-based solutions for the cleansing process.
 
Basket - Small-parts container comprised of mesh or containing holes.
 
Blind Hole - An air pocket in a component where the cleaning solution cannot reach and the cavitation process cannot occur.
 
Cavitation - Cleansing bubbles caused by ultrasonic waves in liquid, which create negative pressure.
 
Cascade Rinse - The succession of rinses used for the washed part(s). Water flows in a direction opposite of the flow of the parts, which allows for exposure to cleaner water throughout the process.
 
Centrifugal Drying - Using a basket that spins to enable the water and contaminants to separate from the surface of the cleansed part(s).

Cleaning Solution - Water-based detergent or organic solvents that provide an intense amount of cavitation energy.

Cleanliness Check - A water break testing process used to determine if the components are free of oil and other contaminants. A surface quality monitor takes measurement for thin films of contaminants.
 
Closed-loop System - A system in which wastewater is recycled once it has been treated and purified so it can be recirculated through the wash and rinse tanks in an aqueous cleaning system.
 
Continuous Wave - Acoustic wave used in ultrasonic cleaning. Parts exposure to this wave occurs throughout the full process.
 
Critical Cleaning - The cleanest stage possible for the components to experience. Cleanliness is essential for the uses of the product.
 
Diaphragm - A device that generates vibrations.
 
Dryer - The device used in the process of removing moisture from components.
 
Electrode - The component that provides electrical energy at the preferred ultrasonic frequency to the transducer. Electrodes are typically thin metal plates.
 
Generator - Also known as the "power supply," it is the equipment component that provides energy and control to the converter or transducer of an ultrasonic device or system which is electronically run.
 
Hertz (Hz) - A measurement unit for frequency equal to cycles per second (cps). One Hertz is the same as one cps.
 
Horn - A common element of amplification that is equipped with a tip in a probe for ultrasonic systems.
 
Kilohertz (KHz) - A unit of measurement for frequency equal to one thousand cycles per second (cps). 
 
Immersion Cleaning - Cleaning components by submerging them in an aqueous cleaning solution.
 
Load Requirement - A factor that affects the construction of the tank, generator choice and cleansing solution volume.
 
Loop - Point of maximum amplitude.
 
Node - Fixed point of minimum amplitude.
 
Piezoelectric Transducer
- A ceramic crystal between two strips of tin. Voltage taken through the tin will displace through the ceramic crystal, and the diaphragm attached to the transducer then creates a pressure movement that makes a wave through the aqueous solution in the tank.
 
Probe - Specific to ultrasonics only, it refers to the converter, horn and tip system that receives power from a generator and performs work.
 
Rinse - Using clean water or solution to remove residual detergent.
 
Somewhat Critical Cleaning - The cleaning level that is lower than critical cleaning. Aesthetic or quality problems could occur if not cleaned well.
 
Somewhat Industrial Cleaning
- Not as imperative as the cleanliness of critical or somewhat critical, but still poses an aesthetic or quality problem if not cleaned well enough.
 
Sonic - Pertaining to the velocity of speed of sound in contrast to ultrasonic. Labeling cleaning devices as sonic does not indicate that it is ultrasonic with cavitation, just that it vibrates components.
 
Surface Quality Monitor - Measures film depth of contaminant left on cleaned part.
 
Tanks - Containers to hold the solution and part(s), usually rectangular in shape and manufactured in almost any size.
 
Ultrasonic Transducer - Component that receives electrical energy from the generator or power supply and converts it into mechanical vibrations.
 
Ultrasonic Generator - Converts the frequency of standard electric into high frequency needed to create ultrasonic vibrations.
 
Vertical Agitation - An up-and-down motion in an aqueous solution, in which spray blasts clean the submerged parts. Vertical agitation is a powerful cleaning method for parts containing blind holes or intricate passages.
 

Water Break Test - Determines if oil is no longer present on the cleaned part.




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