Ultrasonic Cleaning FAQs

How do Ultrasonic cleaners work?

Ultrasonic Cleaning is the use of sound waves through water to create microscopic implosions, removing contamination from surfaces. The imploding bubbles act like microscopic scrubbing brushes throughout the cleaning tank and remove dirt from all over the item. Watch our useful video here: www ultrawave.co uk/videos

How do I choose the best Ultrasonic cleaner for me?

To choose the most appropriate unit for you, you’ll need to consider the size of the parts you want to clean, the functionality of the machine, and whether there are any regulations on cleaning processes that affect you. The size of the parts will give you a starting point, so be sure to measure the biggest item you’d like to clean. Once you know this, you can decide if there are any specifics such as heat levels, cycle tracking, or a re-circulation system. We would recommend speaking to one of our experts to help you decide, but we do provide information on all of our product specifications online and to our trusted distributors

Will ultrasonic cleaning cause damage?

Ultrasonic cleaning is used in numerous industries to clean a wide range of components. Although the cleaning process is powerful, the ultrasonic cavitation occurs on a microscopic scale. If you have any doubts about using ultrasonic cleaning on your items, speak to one of our experts. To avoid damage, it is important to choose the correct cleaning solution

How do I choose a cleaning fluid for an Ultrasonic Cleaner?

Firstly, always check that the fluid is designed to be used in an ultrasonic cleaner. Solutions with low flash points (flammable) should never be used. Some fluids can also be corrosive on some materials, particularly soft metals. We offer a range of detergents and disinfectants suitable for ultrasonic cleaning. Read our guide here: www.ultrawave.co.uk/blog/which-detergent-should-i¬use

How can I clean small parts in an Ultrasonic Cleaner?

We do offer different basket options which cater to a range of object sizes. However, if the objects you wish to clean are too small for the basket, you can place them in a glass beaker filled with cleaning solution. The glass does not interfere with the ultrasonic cavitation process. Note: Do not place the beaker directly on the bottom of the tank.

Can I clean heavy items in an Ultrasonic Cleaner?

Yes. You just need to be sure that the items are not placed directly on the bottom of the tank as this will interfere with the transducers and affect the ultrasonic process. You will need to suspend the item or place it in a basket.

Will I get the same results every time?

One of the benefits of using an ultrasonic cleaner is that the results are easily repeated. Once you are happy with your unit settings, you can run the same cycle with ease. Our units are designed to last, meaning you can rely on superior results time and time again.