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Visit Us at FABTECH in Atlanta

Visit Alconox, Inc. at FABTECH 2018, November 6-8, in Atlanta at the Georgia World Conference Center. Stop by booth #B4916 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications and detergent samples.

Our critical cleaning detergents remove an array of soils while leaving no interfering residues in applications for precision manufacturing, medical device manufacturing, electronics manufacturing, photovoltaic manufacturing and more.

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Reducing Foam in Ultrasonic Cleaning

How do we go about reducing foam suds in our 1% Liquinox ultrasonic bath? We have 3 ultrasonic tanks in our series process. Bath 1 has the 1% solution. Bath 2 and 3 are a rinsing cascade system with RO water only. The foam is building up in tank 1 and then transfers to tank 2.

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Alconox, Inc. at IMTS 2018

Visit Alconox, Inc. at IMTS, at McCormick Place in Chicago, September 10-15, 2018.  Stop by East Building, Level 2, Booth #121340 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples.

Our critical cleaning detergents are excellent in meeting the varying needs of the precision machining industry.  Whether it’s ultrasonic cleaning of parts and tools, stainless steel passivation, aerospace manufacturing, or unclogging abrasive media in grinding or waterjet machining, we’ve got you covered. 

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Brix vs. Conductivity: Measuring Ultrasonic Bath Concentration

Several years ago, our plant was directed to use the Refractive Index as a method of letting us monitor bath concentration during ultrasonic cleaning with your Liquinox detergent. More recently, our factory in Asia switched to Liquinox and were directed to use a conductivity measurement to monitor concentration. I decided to measure our cleaning bath using both methods and found a discrepancy — the brix (Refractive Index) reading was slightly above 1% concentration, but the Conductivity reading was nearly 2% concentration.

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Ultrasonic Cleaner for Parts and Towels

I’m looking for a cleaning solution to use in our industrial ultrasonic cleaner that is similar to the old style competitor detergent. We use it occasionally for general cleaning, removal of machining oils, cleaning for high vacuum use, and to lightly etch the oxides off of copper. 

If we did a pre-mix and let it sit until use, how long would the formulations last before degrading?

Could we also use this mix for washing microfiber towels and foam sponges that have various waxes, polymer sealants and oils on them?

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Cleaning Glass Castings: Alconox or Detonox?

Q. Q. We are having an issue plating aluminum on glass castings. It appears there is mold release left on the glass after the casting. The glass manufacturer recommended Alconox detergent. Is that what you would your recommend for cleaning the glass? Whatever we use, it probably needs to be a soak at a high temperature (>170°)? Is this procedure good or should we use an ultrasonic at the higher temperature?

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Ultrasonic Cleaning of Glass Molds (Detergents vs. Alkali)

Q. We have heard that Alconox is recommended for glass mold cleaning. Other than release agent, can the product also remove oxidation from the mold surface? And finally, why is the concentration on the Alconox detergent only 1-3% when we typically use concentrations of 20-30% when cleaning molds with sodium or potassium hydroxide based chemicals?

A. Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner is what we tradtionally recommend for mold release cleaning applications, but many also find Detonox® Ultimate Precision Cleaner to be particularly effective.

When it comes to removing oxidation…

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Disposal of Alconox, Inc. Detergents

What is the proper way to dispose of your detergents? Detergent disposal in a proper manner is an integral part of a robust cleaning program regardless of scale or industry. Alconox, Inc. detergents are biodegradable….

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Visit Us at ADM Expo 2018 in Cleveland

See Alconox, Inc. at ADM Expo, Cleveland, OH, March 7-8, 2018. Stop by booth #216 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples.

Our critical cleaning detergents remove an array of soils while leaving no interfering residues in applications for precision manufacturing, medical device manufacturing, electronics manufacturing and more.

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Filtering Detergent in Industrial Ultrasonic Cleaning System

Q: Is there a benefit to filtering the rinse water or the detergent solution in an ultrasonic system? Is it even advisable? If so, can you recommend a filter size (10 micron) when using Alconox detergent? This is for a new bath setup in a new piece of equipment. 

A: My short answer would be, it cannot hurt but would likely be of limited assistance.

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