Q. 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. A. This type of rinsing process is very much one of our recommended rinse processes. In the … [Read more...] about Reducing Foam in Ultrasonic Cleaning
Q. 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 … [Read more...] about Brix vs. Conductivity: Measuring Ultrasonic Bath Concentration
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 um??) 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 filtering would likely be of limited assistance. If you are … [Read more...] about Filtering Detergent in Industrial Ultrasonic Cleaning System
Q. What is the acceptable pH range of Liquinox for effective cleaning in an ultrasonic bath? Our solution hovers around 7 and I am concerned that’s not effective. Also, does the temperature of the ultrasonic cleaning solution affect the detergent pH? A. A typical reading for Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent at usage dilution is ~pH 8.5. A pH 7 reading on … [Read more...] about Ideal pH Range for Industrial Ultrasonic Cleaning with Liquinox
Q: We are looking to replace our detergent for cutting oil removal and possibly move away from using an ultrasonic bath. Can you help? A: We would recommend Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner for removal of cutting oil from stainless parts. It is a very strong emulsifier of oily and organic residue. Start with a 1% solution (10 g/L or 1.25 oz/gal). A higher … [Read more...] about Eliminating Need for Ultrasonic Bath?