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Ultrasonic Cleaning – The Layman’s Explanation

Posted by Chris Sperry on
August 23, 2016

Ultrasonic Cleaning has been used in a wide range of applications in both science and industry over the last thirty years. In cases where extreme cleanliness is required, ultrasonics have proven to be more effective than mechanical or chemical means. Cleaning with ultrasonics has the distinct advantage of penetrating complex geometries and removing tightly bonded contaminants from a wide variety of surfaces.

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The Importance of a Warranty for Capital Equipment Purchases

Posted by Chris Sperry on
August 15, 2016

I think we can all agree that an expressed, written warranty is a very valuable component to a capital equipment purchase. We need to know that our funds are being well spent and the equipment we are purchasing will be covered for a period of time to be free of defects in workmanship. A warranty is like health insurance, we hope we never need it but when we do we are glad we have it.

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Clean Manufacturing: Three Stories on Greener Solutions in Manufacturing Facilities

Posted by admin on
August 4, 2016

A common concern for many manufacturing plants now is the sort of waste they leave behind. With new laws and regulations, it is important that companies find new and inventive ways to limit the energy and resources they put out, which ultimately turn to waste. While the call for change is slow for many manufacturers, there are certain companies out there that are making great strides in the way their plants operate in order to reduce their wastefulness. There are now many companies that are going “green,” but here are a few examples of the biggest ones that are attempting to make the biggest difference in the way their manufacturing plants function.

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Brass Instruments and the Bacteria That Love Them

Posted by Lisa Serafini on
July 28, 2016

Imagine you are a brass instrument player in a band. You play your instrument to practice at home, in rehearsals, and for concert events. Whether you are a novice player or on a professional level, you play your instrument frequently and you’re putting your mouth on your instrument day after day. You want it to be clean right?

Now imagine that several other people have been using this same instrument before you. Previous players may have tried to clean it themselves, but how clean is it really when you can’t get into bends, nooks, and crannies and really scrub out the instrument? Your instrument is accumulating biological waste over time, not only from you but other people. It’s a gross thought in itself, but potentially harmful to your health as well.

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Benefits of a Clean Manufacturing Plant

Posted by admin on
July 27, 2016

Worried about the efficiency of your manufacturing plant? Maybe there is just some sort of quota you need to meet to make sure every department of your facility is running at its maximum potential. Well, in many ways, the key to an efficient facility is a clean facility. How is that, you ask? Well allow me to explain the simple logic behind cleanliness equaling an upscale in productivity.

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Make Sure to do These Things When Giving Your Firearm an Ultrasonic Cleaning

Posted by Chris Sperry on
July 20, 2016

Of course, using an ultrasonic cleaner is the easiest way to make sure your firearm gets the best cleaning it has ever had, but you want to be careful as well. Following the guidelines below, you will want use your ultrasonic cleaner in the correct manner, otherwise you risk damaging the cleaner or the firearm you are trying to clean. With over 40 years of  knowledge and experience in the industrial ultrasonic cleaning industry at Ultrasonic Power Corporation, the following are highly recommended..

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8 Steps for Using Ultrasonics to Clean Brass Instruments

Posted by Lisa Serafini on
July 18, 2016

Musical instrument repair shops, manufacturers, as well as marching bands at universities and high schools struggle to keep their large numbers of brass instruments clean. Ultrasonic technology has proven to be a great time and money saver for anyone with a large number of instruments to clean. Whether you are the band director at a school distric or a shop owner with a large rental fleet ultrasonics can save you time and money.

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The Illinois Gun Regulations You Should Know and What to Expect

Posted by Chris Sperry on
July 13, 2016

Gun ownership is a huge responsibility for those interested in selling, maintaining, or collecting firearms. Whether you’re a gun enthusiast, a gunsmith, salesman, or an agent of the law, you need to be aware of the rules and regulations set aside by our government, and most importantly your local state government. Without speaking to the specific rules of each individual state or referring to the official documentation of the federal firearm regulations, here are some of the general laws you may see:

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Why Ultrasonics is a Perfect Solution for Cleaning Brass Instruments

Posted by Lisa Serafini on
July 11, 2016

At first glance ultrasonic instrument cleaners look like very simple soak tanks but these stainless steel work horses are a band room’s best friend. Ultrasonics provide a safe and efficient way of cleaning, for you and your instrument.

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Video of Trumpets being Cleaned by Ultrasonic Power

Posted by Lisa Serafini on
July 8, 2016

At first glance ultrasonic instrument cleaners look like very simple soak tanks but these stainless steel work horses are a band room’s best friend.

It takes only 2 to 4 minutes to clean most brass instruments, and ultrasonics can thoroughly clean the nooks and crannies of instruments that manual cleaning can miss. This results in a better and faster cleaning process with purer sound result from the instrument and improved cleanliness.

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