Ultrasound is used in many different technological fields. At Omegasonics, we use our ultrasound to release energy from the collapsing of millions of microscopic cavitations near dirty surfaces. The bubbles made by the cavitation collapse form tiny jets that are directed at the item being cleaned. Often, ultrasonic cleaners are mistakenly called “supersonic” cleaners or “vibrating cleaners”.
Ultrasound was first discovered in the early 1940’s by two European professors. However, it wasn’t until 1949 that ultrasound was developed into a practical technology.
Ultrasound was primarily only used for image processing, which was discovered by John Wild who is considered the father of modern ultrasound. He identified transducers that can be used to give off sound waves that reflect back and project pictures of different organs.
Ultrasound is widely used for many applications in a variety of different industries. Other uses for ultrasound are: disintegration, humidification, identification, welding, and a wide range of medical applications. No matter what field ultrasound is being used in today, it is helping companies become more eco-friendly and more efficient with time, labor, and costs.