Ultrasonic cleaning and the automotive industry

The most efficient system for cleaning in the automotive industry is ultrasonic cleaning. Ultrasonic cleaning systems can thoroughly clean car parts, such as bearings, crank shafts, pistons and the air conditioning system.

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There is such a variety in the market of large ultrasonic cleaner that it can be hard to know which one is the right one for your business. We’re here to give you a quick guide on how to pick the correct machine for you.

How many parts?

The first thing to do is to work out how many parts will need to be cleaned on an hourly and daily basis. Distinguish the common types of materials you will be working with, as well as the shapes of parts and the level of cleaning that will be needed on a regular basis.

This will let you know how small or how big a cleaner tank you will need to invest in, as it is better to keep within a budget set for setting up this machinery.

What are the stages of ultrasonic cleaning and how does it work?

A large ultrasonic cleaner uses high frequency and high intensity sound waves to bubble in a liquid to remove dirt from surfaces submerged in liquid. The ultrasonic cleaning process is carried out in three stages: washing, rinsing, and drying.

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While washing, ultrasonic waves work to clean parts. In the rinsing stage, the ultrasonic waves helps the water to remove any residue left behind. Finally, hot air is used to remove all moisture left behind.

What’s the best technique to clean automotive parts?

Start by placing the automotive parts in the tank used for ultrasonic cleaning. Small parts should be fully submerged in the cleaning liquid, while big parts can be attached to lifts to make their movement into the tank easier to facilitate.

It is vital to ensure that the automotive parts have no trapped air within them. Trapped air pockets prevents cleaning solutions from properly doing their job. Once you’ve placed the parts in the tank, turn it around a few times to release any trapped air bubbles.

It’s also important to put a divider in place between small automotive parts to prevent them moving and damaging each other during the rinsing and drying stages.

With this guide in mind, you should be prepared to start the ultrasonic cleaning process.