August 5th, 2011 by Frank Pedeflous
In the 1980’s, the U.S. government began to crack down on un-safe industrial cleaning chemicals, and created the need for new, safer, greener, water-based cleaning solutions: one of the key alternatives being ultrasonic cleaning technology.
There are hundreds of industries that use ultrasound as their first choice for safe and effective parts cleaning.
As government regulations on toxic chemicals used in the workforce were tightened, industrial companies were frantically searching for newer and safer ways to clean their dirty, oily, and contaminated parts. Today, it is more important than ever to maintain and achieve the highest quality levels of precision cleaning in many different industries due to constantly changing requirements.
There are hundreds of industries that use ultrasound as their first choice for safe and effective cleaning. Currently, ultrasound is the premier cleaning technology for the automotive, marine, pharmaceutical, aerospace, musical instrument, firearm, disaster restoration and other industries requiring absolute precision cleaning.
Other methods of aqueous-based industrial cleaning can use a lot of water, which goes directly down the drain or has to be collected and disposed of properly depending on the toxic levels. Water waste can come from the manufacturing process, scrubbers, mops, tanks and more. There are several technologies that recycle water but these systems can be costly especially for smaller operations. Despite the effort and resources, none of them have been nearly as effective as ultrasound.
Are you in a specialized industry that could benefit from ultrasonic cleaning? Take a look at some of these industrial ultrasonic cleaning case studies to see how companies of every size are cleaning more efficiently and increasing their bottom line!
February 3rd, 2011 by Frank Pedeflous
Many power companies are turning to Omegasonics’ ultrasonic tanks to clean turbine parts faster and ensure high-availability.
Electric and gas companies are relied upon to produce and provide uninterrupted power to their customers. To accomplish this goal, keeping turbines exceptionally clean and in good condition must be a top priority. There are more and more power and utility companies relying on Omegasonics and ultrasonic cleaning to wash turbine parts faster and more efficiently.
The alternative method to cleaning these types of parts via ultrasonics is to wash each by hand with the use of toxic solvents. This takes more than double the time compared to using an ultrasonic cleaner. Thankfully, ultrasonic technology can clean both gas-powered, hydro turbine parts, and solar turbine fuel nozzles with much less time and hassle.
One recent example involves the Southern California Gas Company, the nation’s largest natural gas distribution utility. They use several Omegasonic ultrasonic cleaning systems inside their natural gas processing plants. Currently, they employ several Omegasonics Power Pro 8000’s to effectively clean parts from gas compressor engines during routine maintenance.
By switching to ultrasound, Southern California Gas, along with many other power plants across the nation, are able to extend the life of turbine, engine and compressor parts, reduce scheduled downtimes, and improve on their delivered production. Because of this, personnel can spend less time on mundane maintenance and more time on more important tasks… like providing safe and reliable energy to 20.9 million consumers in more than 500 communities!
December 9th, 2010 by Frank Pedeflous
Did you know that ultrasonic cleaning is so effective; the United States Navy is putting their trust into this modern technology? The Navy is currently putting an ultrasonic cleaning machine on every battleship and navy vessel. Guns, weapons, electronic equipment and more will be cleaned ultrasonically every day around the world. The U.S. Army is also using an ultrasonic cleaner at their TARDEC testing facility. To get this done, the U.S. army needed a voted of approval for ultrasonic cleaning by the U.S. Senate!
Other American companies such as The Miller Brewing Company® and Pepsi® also are cleaning equipment inside their own plants using ultrasound.
Insurance adjusters are now only using restoration companies with ultrasonic cleaning facilities. Ultrasound can save both you and the insurance companies a ton of extra money. It’s faster and automatic, meaning your crew has more time and energy to spend on other jobs. What happens if those workers forget and they leave the machine on too long? An automatic timer shuts off the unit so mistakes are never made.
These companies and others across the nation are using ultrasound because it’s faster, safer, and improves the bottom line. It has been proven that purchasing an ultrasonic cleaner can save you up to $1,000 dollars per month- paying for itself in less than a year. If you are in the market for an ultrasonic cleaning system that gets you higher paying jobs, then you have come to the right place: www.omegasonics.com.
July 3rd, 2010 by Frank Pedeflous
Today begins my official life as a blogger. Since my company makes ultrasonic cleaning systems, and I am at heart a cut-to-the chase type of person, here we go.
Our clients buy ultrasonic cleaning units because they produce cleaner parts in less time, with less labor, and without the use of solvents. This, generally, all adds up to lower costs for our clients. Regardless of the industry we are dealing with or the exact cleaning application, several if not all of these advantages pertain.
Our sales message can get somewhat redundant because in every industry, companies ranging from machine shops to disaster restoration companies to gun shops to musical instrument shops basically do the same thing. They have traditionally used a petroleum based solvent to degrease an oily, dirty part by soaking it and then scrubbing it by hand with some type of a brush. Pretty tedious and not very consistent. Imagine doing this for 8 hours a day-do you think the quality of your cleaning at 4 o’clock in the afternoon is as good as 9am when you are fresh. Hardly.
With an ultrasonic cleaning unit, the machine does the work consistently throughout the day in some type of water based cleaning soap. The labor required is basically loading a basket with the parts to be cleaned and dropping it into the tank and turning on the ultrasound. Scrubbing of parts ranges from almost nothing to not at all.
So that’s it in a nutshell. If you have a tedious parts cleaning predicament, ultrasound is very likely an answer for you.