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Case Study

Charles Butler Motor Engineers Reduce Cleaning Time by 25% With Ultrawave

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Ultrawave, manufacturer of ultrasonic cleaning equipment, has supplied a 265L ultrasonic cleaner to Charles Butler Motor Engineers.
Established in 1975, Charles Butler Motor Engineers are a family run business based in Angus, Scotland, providing a range of garage services to domestic, light commercial, marine and industrial customers.


Charles Butler Motor Engineers require a high level of cleanliness for gearbox components. Previously a non-heated ultrasonic cleaner from another manufacturer was used, which proved challenging for the complete removal of oil and metallic particles. The intricate internal parts of the gearboxes need to be cleaned of these contaminants, task ideally suited for ultrasonic cleaning technology.

The Solution

Ultrawave supplied an IND265D, an industrial grade, heated ultrasonic cleaner with a large capacity of 265 Litres for this application. The new Ultrawave cleaner incorporated heating technology which aids in the cleaning process, a feature that the company did not have access to previously.


Since using Ultrawave’s ultrasonic cleaner, Charles Butler Motor Engineers have achieved better cleaning results when processing the gearboxes. In addition, cleaning time has been reduced by 25%.

 Jeff Butler, Owner of Charles Butler Motor Engineers said “We are very impressed with the new Ultrawave ultrasonic cleaner, it is very effective and no other type of machine or cleaning process could achieve this same level of cleanliness.”
“The cleaning of gearbox parts now takes 25% less time than the previous method. We are also impressed that Ultrawave’s system is able to provide thorough cleaning of the gearboxes. Even the small intricate internal parts of the gearbox are now cleaned to a high standard.”

Find out more about Ultrawave Ultrasonic for the Automotive Servicing and Motor Racing industries here.