What is Ultrasonic Cleaning?
Ultrasonic cleaning utilises high-frequency sound waves to create mechanical agitation within the cleaning medium to produce a versatile, high-performance cleaning process effective on a wide range of contaminants and substrates.
Ultrasonic waves are mechanical pressure waves generated when high frequency, high voltage, current is applied to ultrasonic transducers. Ultrasonic waves interact with the irradiated liquid to create tiny bubbles of vapour, which grow to a maximum size (related to the frequency of ultrasonics used) and then implode, releasing energy. The energy released from an implosion close to the surface of the component fragments or disintegrates the contaminant and the generated pressure wave carries the fragments away from the surface.
The energy released by the implosions can penetrate deep into crevices, blind holes and other, generally inaccessible areas to produce a consistent, uniform cleaning effect on even the most complex components.