When it comes to industrial parts cleaning, there are many options available to the consumer, from the type of cleaning unit used to whether to use solvents or detergents to break down stubborn grime on objects to be cleaned. Whether to choose solvents or detergents in cleaning is a vital choice that touches on everything from overall effectiveness to environmental impact and workplace safety. [Read more…]
Cleaning industrial parts
Two common industrial cleaning type machines: ultrasonic and agitation washers. In one sense, ultrasonic cleaning is agitation cleaning, just at a microscopic scale. Both kinds of cleaning have their benefits and uses and are used for precision and industrial parts cleaning across industries. [Read more…]
So, what is a surfactant?
Surfactants are substances that when added to a liquid, reduce its surface tension. Detergents are one type of surfactant, and when they are added to water, they increase its spreading and wetting properties. Basically, surfactants make water “wetter,” making it better able to penetrate and lift away grime and dirt from surfaces. Detergents contain a surfactant, or mixture of surfactants, which lowers the surface tension of a liquid when the detergent is dissolved within it. [Read more…]
Finding the right detergent is vital to your industrial or precision cleaning operation. The right ultrasonic cleaning detergents should clean dirt and grime adequately without damaging the object being cleaned.
Why Use Ultrasonic Cleaning Detergents?
Chemically speaking, a detergent is a surfactant, a chemical compound that lowers the surface tension of a liquid when dissolved within it. This decreases the hold that grime and dirt have on objects, as well as increasing the power of ultrasonic waves. Surfactants also make ultrasonic cavitation more effective, increasing ultrasonic cleaning power even more. [Read more…]
Ultrasonic cleaning provides a more efficient, cost-saving and thorough way of cleaning industrial and precision parts of all types of objects. It’s done through the use of ultrasonic cleaning units, which generally consist of a few basic parts: a tank, a generator, and transducers, plus other components that make the whole thing run smoothly. [Read more…]