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Ultrasonic Cleaning Laboratory Instruments

Already used for sample prep and other tasks, a benchtop ultrasonic cleaner is the perfect tool for cleaning a wide range of laboratory instruments made of glass, porcelain, ceramics, plastics, and metals. Ultrasonic cavitations’ advantage over manual and mechanical cleaning is that it is thorough, it accesses all surfaces of immersed instruments, [...]

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Sing “Goodbye Old Paint” with Ultrasonic Paint Stripping

Removing old paint from metal parts and fittings is greatly simplified when you use a biodegradable ultrasonic paint stripping solution in an ultrasonic cleaner. Anyone who has experience with paint removal solvents applied with a brush followed by steel wool or brush wire scrubbing is quite familiar with this unpleasant task. And the more [...]

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How to Clean Surfaces Prior to Anodizing Aluminum

Anodizing aluminum provides increased wear and corrosion resistance and can add decorative color.  Literature on the process stresses the importance of clean surfaces before aluminum anodizing takes place.  That’s because clean, residue-free surfaces are critical to achieve blemish-free coatings.  Incorporating an ultrasonic cleaner in the production line is an ideal method to remove surface contamination [...]

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How to Specify Sonic Cleaner Capacity

When you decide that an ultrasonic cleaner is the best way to remove contaminants from products you manufacture or refurbish an important part of the purchasing decision is to specify your sonic cleaner capacity. By that we mean cleaning tank dimensions and the amount of cleaning solution you need to carry out the sonic cleaning [...]

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Cleaning Fuel Injectors with Ultrasonic Energy

Fuel injectors work like miniature spray guns that spray fuel into automotive combustion chambers.  Fuel injector nozzles have extremely fine openings that over time may clog, thereby reducing engine performance and fuel economy.  While several methods for cleaning fuel injectors are on the market, some of which require complex fussing with fuel lines, an ideal [...]

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Ultrasonic Dryer Guidelines

When parts emerge from an ultrasonic cleaning cycle chances are they are warm or even hot to the touch. This may be due to cleaning specifications calling for a high cleaning temperature, or because ultrasonic cavitation heats the solution over time. Warm or hot freshly cleaned parts may flash dry. In many instances this is OK [...]

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How to Use an Ultrasonic Cleaner

As an introduction this post focuses on how to use an ultrasonic cleaner, not the actual cleaning process – itself a rather straightforward operation. Proper use of an ultrasonic cleaner, regardless of its size, protects your investment in the equipment. These tips on how to use an ultrasonic cleaner are directed primarily to our readers who [...]

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How to Restore Vintage Bathroom Accessories

The craftsmanship exemplified by vintage bathroom accessories such as soap dishes, drinking glass holders, towel bars, faucets and dispensers is admired by many aficionados of gems from the past. Homemakers, collectors and resellers seek out these items at flea markets, antique fairs, residential salvage yards and similar sources, then restore them as much as [...]

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Sonic Cleaning Tarnished Silver

Holidays traditionally call for bringing out the best when entertaining family and friends. Bringing out the best may entail the unenviable task of cleaning the tarnished family silver – especially if it has not been used for awhile. There’s a fast and safe way to remove tarnish from silver – one that can be employed [...]

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Dual-Frequency Equipment Increases Ultrasonic Cleaning Capability

Ultrasonic cleaner operating frequency in kHz determines the intensity of cavitation action in removing surface contaminants. Lower frequencies such as 25 kHz produce relatively large cavitation bubbles that implode with greater intensity than higher frequencies such as 45 kHz. That’s why low frequencies are used to remove heavy soil buildup on sturdy parts such as engine [...]

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