In our previous post, we examined how the Sonic Touch® II control system for ultrasonic cleaners not only works with tablets, smartphones and facility networks through Virtual Network Computing (VNC), but provides better data. Having broader and more complete data sets can make your cleaning more effective, make maintenance easier and help protect your investment.
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In business, there's simply no substitute for accurate information, and there's no doubt the mobile and digital revolution is changing the way teams work and interact with customers and suppliers. It’s also changing options in industrial cleaning, making ultrasonic cleaners more effective and easier to use with controls that work with mobile technologies to provide information and receive instructions.
This is our third post in a series on exactly what you can clean with ultrasonic cleaners. In the first, we looked at why ultrasonic cleaning covers so many possible items and contaminants, while in the second, we took a look at an example list of items and elaborated on some of the applications for industrial environments.
In our previous blog we covered why so many things can be cleaned with ultrasonic cleaning. You learned there are only two “eligibility requirements” for items to be cleaned. First, they must be able to handle immersion, because the cavitation that powers ultrasonic cleaning can only take place in a liquid environment. Second, the item must be able to be dried easily. You also learned that, in general, as long as a contaminant can be removed from the surface it's on, it can be removed with an ultrasonic cleaner. This covers everything from common dirt to engine sludge, soot and cutting oils.
If you're considering using ultrasonic cleaning to make your facility more efficient, you need to know if this technology can even do the job you have in mind. So you may be asking, what can an ultrasonic cleaner clean?
All good things must end, and no matter how good your ultrasonic cleaner is, you'll eventually have to replace it. The good news? If you're careful about your choices, you can end up with a unit that's a vast improvement. Here are four things to look for when you're choosing a replacement ultrasonic cleaner:
There's no doubt ultrasonic cleaning is simple, versatile and effective. No other method can deliver the same spotless cleaning in the same short timeframe while offering an equal level of safety for your parts and employees. But even though you're dealing with a simple process, an adjustment in the frequency your ultrasonic cleaner operates at can make a noticeable difference in performance.
Despite the title of this post, we won't pretend choosing to adopt ultrasonic cleaning technology is a quick, easy decision, nor is it always easy to choose what company to purchase your cleaners from. Even the best systems may be less effective in some applications than others.
We don't have to tell you that more than ever before, the products we use — from sneakers to jumbo jets — are manufactured outside the United States, or assembled here from foreign parts. You may even assemble off-shored parts in your facility, or you might be reading this article on a phone built in China or South Korea. Does it really matter whether your ultrasonic cleaner is made in the USA?
Without doubt, reliability is the one feature you need to have on every piece of equipment in your facility. If your line is shut down and you're paying through the nose for repairs, it doesn't matter if your your new piece of equipment is the greatest invention ever. And nothing tells you a product is dependable and well-made like a strong warranty.