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What is Ultrasonic Cleaning? | Ultrawave

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August 17, 2020

Ultrasonic Cleaning is the use of sound waves through water to create microscopic implosions, removing contamination from surfaces, nooks and crannies. The imploding bubbles act like microscopic scrubbing brushes throughout the cleaning tank and remove dirt from all over the item, far more effectively than most other methods.

The Benefits

Within the ultrasonic cleaner, wherever the water touches, ultrasonic action is taking place. Ultrasonic cleaning submerges the items within a bath of water, allowing all areas of the item to be deep-cleaned.

Deep Clean multiple items at once.

We all know how much easier it is to use a dishwasher rather than hand wash every item of crockery and cutlery. In much the same way, multiple tools and implements can be cleaned together in an ultrasonic cleaner. Unlike the action of a dishwasher, ultrasonic baths facilitate parts with crevices, hollows and blind holes to receive the same cleaning action as easier to reach surfaces.

Confidence that every clean is effective, no matter who performs it.

Our ultrasonic baths can be programmed so that at the touch of a button, each clean is exactly the same as the last. Try as we may, it is just not possible to replicate a thorough wash by hand every time. This is even more of an issue if you are relying on different members of staff to perform the task.

Be free to clean other areas of your establishment

New regulations mean that if you have customers on-site, you will need to clean between visits. This is time consuming and could limit your profitability for the day. You don’t need to watch the ultrasonic bath do it’s job, you can leave smaller items to clean while you get on with disinfecting surfaces and other larger items, saving you time and money.

How does it work?

The technical process: Ultrasonic energy is introduced into the body of water via transducers, channelling vibrations into a tank through metal blocks. The vibration of the metal tank means the tank effectively emits ultrasonic energy into the body of water. This is the ultrasonic energy which produces the cleaning effect.

What does that mean for you?

Ultrasonic Cavitation: The cleaning effect

The imploding bubbles in the water rapidly create high temperatures and pressures in a tiny space. When the implosions come into contact with the submerged item, the cavitation bubbles act like microscopic scrubbing brushes all over the cleaning tank, removing dirt without necessarily requiring chemicals. The action is minuscule so that it provides a highly effective but gentle clean, avoiding the damage that can be caused when scrubbing items by hand.