The Dos and Don’ts: How to get the best out of your ultrasonic cleaner.

Ultrasonic cleaners are devices that are used to clean materials using ultrasonic waves and ultrasonic cleaning solutions. The machine offers rapid and complete removal of dirt, germs, and other contaminants. Ultrasonic cleaners are usually available in different sizes. Some are bigger in size, while others are portable ones. Each of these variants is meant for a different cleaning purpose. In recent years, this method of cleaning has become popular due to its various advantages.

Even though most ultrasonic cleaning machines may look like simple machines, they are more complex than you think. When it comes to getting them optimized for their best performance and running them for years, there are a number of things that you should and shouldn’t be doing. Some of these things can be regarding the personal safety of the people working with or around ultrasonic cleaning tools while others are about to ensure the best performance of the cleaning unit and maintaining them for a longer run.

The Dos

  • Heavier soil and other particles can fall down and settle at the bottom of the tank. These particles may not always get removed through the filtering system. In order to remove these, it is best to drain and clean out the tank occasionally.
  • Make sure that the unit is unplugged before draining it. Leaving the heating element charged can overheat the system and make it fail. Draining the tank can also lead to some splashing and with the electricity plugged in, it can make it dangerous for those who are using the equipment and others around them.
  • Ultrasonic cleaners will remove everything on the materials that are immersed for cleaning. Most of these contaminants clog with the detergent and get removed out through the filtering system. Changing the filters regularly makes the filtering system perform well and helps the unit do its job better and fast.
  • If the material contains heavy and greasy contaminants, it is better to spray and wipe them with some solution before placing them in the ultrasonic cleaner. This will loosen the contaminants a little and allows the cleaning process to be more effective.

The Don’ts

  • Ultrasonic cleaners are complex machines and it is best that you never do your own repairs on them. The machine runs on a high voltage and messing with components like the electronic controls, transformer, or transducers can damage the cleaner or hurt the people operating it.
  • Never fill the ultrasonic cleaners with alcohol, gasoline, or any other flammable liquids. It can easily vaporize and instantly cause the machine to explode or catch fire. It will damage your property and hurt others around you.
  • Avoid putting chlorine bleach into the ultrasonic cleaning solution. It can upset the cavitation activity.
  • Do not ever put any parts of your body into an active ultrasonic cleaner. Since the cleaning unit works on high voltage, you can get a severe electric shock. The solvent used can be harmful to users. The operational temperature of the ultrasonic cleaner can reach up to 160 degrees Fahrenheit, and cause burns on your body.