Today, the number of possible applications for ultrasonic cleaning is too long to list.
For this reason, the wording “various mechanical applications “, includes every object produced which, for whatever reason, requires a special cleaning process.

They also require ultrasonic cleaning for intrinsic reasons:

  • the form of the piece means areas can only be reached through the penetration of ultrasonic waves.
  • cleaning speed for increased production.
  • certainty and reliability of the result.

The cleaning cycle of various mechanical parts often requires multiple stages:

  • Pre-wash
  • Multiple ultrasonic cleanings
  • Rinse in running mains water
  • Rinse in demineralised water
  • Protection against oxidation
  • Drying

Therefore the use of automatic ROBOT transport systems, with ORTHAGON, STEPPER, LIFTER overhead cranes, etc. is increasingly more common.

Superiority of water-based detergents compared to organic solvents when cleaning various engineered parts

When cleaning various engineered parts, the use of a water-based detergent is much more efficient and economical, and is preferable compared to degreasing with organic solvents.
In fact, solvents dilute grease without eliminating it, and as long as the solvent is clean, the result may be acceptable. However, over time solvents become contaminated with grease and the result worsens.

To maintain an acceptable result, a solvent based system must perform a continuous closed distillation cycle which results in the significant problem of energy consumption.
But even more serious is the problem of environmental pollution.
Not to mention the disposal of spent solvents.

Moreover, at the end of washing with a solvent, the surface of the pieces show signs of the typical particulate of inorganic residues (abrasives, scraps, chips).
It is precisely because they are inorganic, they have not dissolved in the organic solvent and remain on the surface of the part, making it necessary to later remove the residue manually (polishing).

An example of the highly difficult cleaning of a precision mechanically engineered part, almost limited, treated with water-based detergents where it had always been treated previously with organic solvents: tip of a ballpoint pen with a diameter of 0.9 mm, soiled with machining oil

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