Ultrasonic cleaners come in a range of sizes, from portable cleaners to large industrial single tank cleaners. They can remove the most stubborn dirt with ease without damaging the goods you want to clean.
Whichever kind of ultrasonic device you have, it’s important you know how to configure and use your device properly. This post will guide you through the things not to do when using ultrasonic cleaning solutions. Let’s delve in.
Do Not Use Corrosive or Highly Acidic Cleaning Solutions
Corrosive or caustic agents can wear out the walls of a tank. The wearing away causes punctures in the tank that can damage the electronic components. Examples of corrosive or caustic agents include rottenstone, whiting, pumice, and volcanic ash.
You can also protect your ultrasonic equipment by following these simple steps:
- Use a properly sized tub and space out the plastic tub and the stainless steel tank.
- Add water to the tank, ensure that the tub is touching the water when placed in the ultrasonic tank, and run the ultrasonic tank for 5-10 minutes. Never switch on the power when the tank is dry.
- Place a cover on the tub and switch on the ultrasonic cleaner. Leave the ultrasonic cleaner on for 5-10minutes.
- Place the objects to be washed at the base of the tub and lower them gently into the solution. Set the heat and time regulators as appropriate.
- After washing, remove the various parts and clean them appropriately.
- Dispose of used cleaning agent in compliance with domestic legislation.
Keep Cleaning Agents At the Approved Level
The level of the cleaning agent, plates, and trays must always match the indicator within the tank. The wrong level of ultrasonic cleaning solution in the tank will affect the device.
Ultrasound cleaners are adjusted to function at best when the tank is ¾ filled. Do not overfill the tank. Water and electricity have never been buddies.
Don’t Place the Items On the Base Of the Tank
You should never place objects to be cleaned at the bottom of the tank. The transformers which turn electrical power into ultrahigh frequency sound are connected to the base of the tank.
When items are placed at the base of the device, they can damage the transformers and curtails the effects of cavitation. Metallic objects can damage the tank. Use trays, baskets, or hanging systems to support the components you want to clean.
Turn Off the Power When Not In Use
Switch off the device when not in use. Do not play with the device controls or the transformers. Call an expert if the machine needs to be repaired.
Never place body parts into the ultrasonic cleaner while it is in use. The solution in the tank is an irritant. In some extreme cases, you could get a burn. Use gloves and goggles when the machine is operating.
Replace Filters Regularly
An ultrasonic cleaner will remove all the residues on the surface of objects. Check the filtration system regularly. Make sure everything is thoroughly cleaned. Cleaning your ultrasonic cleaning tanks prevents residues from collecting.
There’s no hard-and-fast rule regarding how often you should change your filters. It depends largely on the type of ultrasonic cleaner you are using, the kind of objects you clean, and how often you use the machine. Refer to your ultrasonic cleaner’s manual for information on how often to change the filters.