Consider the incredible speeds, temperatures, and pressures that aerospace industry parts routinely endure. Even the best engineered parts must be kept scrupulously clean when in operation. Even the slightest error could cost precious lives and millions of dollars in damage. Traditionally, aerospace parts, whether they were from jet airplanes or rockets, have been precision cleaned in specialized cleaning facilities offsite, creating additional exorbitant overhead costs in labor, time and money.
When restoring a classic car, you cannot just run down to the auto parts store to pick up a new part. Getting a classic car to run means working with what you have on hand.
Bringing a classic car back to life usually involves getting the engine up and running first. Typically, these engines have seen many hours and have lots of grease, dirt and grime that can cause them not to function properly, if at all. That is why using an ultrasonic cleaner is a great way to get these parts as close to new as you can. [Read more…]
Most of the Omegasonics ultrasonic power supplies have recently achieved a very important milestone! They have been granted their CSA certifications. Why is this a big deal, and what does it mean to you, the consumer? Let’s take a look!
What are Certification Marks?
Odds are you have seen them on the backs of some, if not most, of the products you have bought. They are typically found around the same placard that has the serial number and other product identification. Some of the marks you may have seen are UL, FCC or CE, as well as the CSA mark. All of these marks mean that the product has been tested by one (or more) of these labs and passed a certain level of standards. These standards ensure that the product that the customer is buying adheres to a certain level of quality and safety.
What Is CSA Certification?
The CSA, or Canadian Standards Association, as a group tests a wide variety of products. These include electrical, gas, plumbing and mechanical products. That isn’t an exclusive list, but it covers the basics.
When a product is certified, it means that it has been tested by the organization and meets a specific set of requirements for that standard. These standards ensure that the product that the consumer is buying has increased assurance of quality and safety.
Certification means that Omegasonics products can bear the CSA stamp of approval, a mark that is found on a wide variety of products to ensure their quality.
Along with the CSA mark comes a C stamp and a US stamp. This means that Omegasonics ultrasonic generators pass both the Canadian requirements as well as the United States requirements.
According to OSHA, the US agency that oversees health and safety, a CSA-US stamp is the equivalent to a UL marking as well due to the CSA’s familiarity with the US safety code.
The UL mark is put on by Underwriters Laboratories, a US agency responsible for testing device safety. Devices that earn the UL mark meet the safety standards put forth by UL. A complete list of what that entails can be found on the UL site here.
What Does It Mean?
The bottom line to the certification is that you can trust that Omegasonics products are of the highest quality and safety standards.
While our customers have known this for a long time, the certification puts a stamp (pun intended) on what they and we have been saying for a long time. Omegasonics ultrasonic cleaners are the best on the market, and you can trust them to get the job done safely and efficiently.
Come See what Omegasonics CSA label Products Fit Your Business
Are you interested in speeding up the time it takes to get things clean in your business? Then why not see what Omegasonics has to offer. Click here to see our complete catalog, and contact us about setting up the perfect ultrasonic cleaning system for you.
by Frank Pedeflous
Ultrasonic cleaners are being used in a wide variety of industries. One you may find surprising is that they are being used more and more in the medical implant industry. Industry sites are even publishing articles on how to use them for cleaning reusable orthopedic instruments. That is because an ultrasonic cleaner can handle the challenge of cleaning medical implants to the high standards that are needed to keep patients safe and healthy.
One reason that ultrasonic cleaners are so effective for medical implants is that they can clean complex shapes very well. To clean using an ultrasonic machine, you submerge the implant into a bath of cleaner. This means that there is no surface on the implant that is left untouched.
The cavitation action that the ultrasonic cleaner provides can get to even the smallest of places simply by the nature of the solution cleaning medium and the cleaner. This is very important with medical implants. Even the slightest bit of contamination can carry complications on to a patient.
Intense Cleaning Action for Delicate Instruments
Medical implants are very precisely made. This is because of the nature their use. The human body can adapt to a lot of things, but certain materials must be used in order to avoid rejection and further complications. This means using a combination of structurally sound materials in conjunction with delicate ones in order to appease the body’s needs.
When cleaning these implants before use, a balance must be struck. The implant must be cleaned and all debris removed. Too harsh of a cleaning process could leave the implant damaged and defective. Ultrasonic cleaners are great at handling this balance.
A dip into an ultrasonic bath will ensure that any potential contamination is cleaned off without ever having a cleaning action harsh enough to damage the part. Cavitation cleaning can get tough jobs done without harming the product being cleaned.
Rinsing after Cleaning
Once the cleaning is done, a thorough rinse is also a must. Cleaning chemicals needed to remove any contamination would wreak havoc on a patient’s body. This means that a dip in a deionized water bath to get all of the detergents off is vital.
As with the cleaning process, an ultrasonic cleaner is the best way to ensure that the surface of an implant is rinsed properly after being cleaned. The rinse will reach all of the same places that the cleaning did and will ensure that no detergents are left behind. The finished product is a clean, disinfected and uncontaminated part ready to be used to improve the quality of life for a patient.
If you are still using outdated methods of cleaning your medical implants, why not take a look at what Omegasonics has to offer you? Our wide selection of ultrasonic cleaners and cleaning solutions will ensure that all of your medical devices are up to the standards that are needed to ensure a long and healthy patient life!
by Frank Pedeflous
While your dental office might have ultrasonic cleaning devices for your patients, have you thought about using one to clean your instruments? Ultrasonic cleaners offer many advantages over standard cleaning methods for dental tools. Here are some of the advantages that you could benefit from by investing in an ultrasonic cleaner from Omegasonics for your dental practice.
How Ultrasonic Dental Cleaners Work
How much of your or your assistant’s time is taken up by scrubbing your dental instruments after being used? What if there were a way to place them into a machine and walk away so you can take care of more patients? This is exactly what an ultrasonic cleaner lets you do.
Ultrasonic cleaners work by using cavitation to do the cleaning. Cavitation is the creation of microscopic bubbles in a solution by the conversion of electrical frequency to sound waves. These invisible bubbles work to break down dirt and debris at the molecular level and pull it away from your dental instruments, leaving them clean and ready to use.
Hard to Reach Places
Dental instruments are small devices. Cleaning them thoroughly can be challenging by the simple fact that there are many places that are difficult to reach with cotton swabs or brushes. Since an ultrasonic cleaner uses microscopic cavitation to do the cleaning, it can get to those hard to reach areas.
Your instruments are submerged into a solution. That solution can make its way into corners, hard to reach spots and even into small openings. Cavitation works anywhere there is contact between the instrument and the solution. This means cleaning occurs all over the instrument as long as it is completely submerged in the cleaning solution.
Cleaning solutions for ultrasonic cleaners can be any kind of liquid that you want. Many applications use distilled water as a cleaning solution.
Specific cleaners exist for applications in cleaning equipment that are exposed to blood and saliva. These enzymatic cleaners come in the form of a presoak that will bind to and loosen up blood, tissue and saliva, making them soluble in water. This is done by the enzymes in the cleaner. As such, when the instruments are placed into the ultrasonic cleaner after an enzymatic presoak, they are cleaned and the organic material will be pulled away from the surface of the instrument and dissolved into the cleaning solution. Cleaning instruments this way eliminates the need for harsh detergents that, in some cases, are not as effective in cleaning as an ultrasonic cleaner paired with an enzymatic presoak.
Changing out Your Solutions
Of course, with use, solutions like this are going to degrade over time. Typically you will need to refresh your cleaning solutions daily, but that can increase depending on how many clients come through your practice in a day.
If you are interested in seeing what Omegasonics has to offer in the way of ultrasonic cleaners that might be right for your practice, visit us here or give us a call! We’d be happy to help pick the perfect cleaner for you.