Q. 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. Would you recommend Alconox or Liquinox detergent? How long would a pre-mix of the … [Read more...] about Ultrasonic Cleaner for Parts and Towels
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. Can we use high-foaming detergents in an automated cleaning line? A. Yes, but using a high-foam detergent requires a rinse chamber that allows foam to rinse off and drain easily and completely. If the automated line uses initial spray rinsing right after the wash tank, then drag out of wash solution on the parts can result in foam forming during rinsing. Depending on the … [Read more...] about Using High Foam Detergent in an Automated Ultrasonic Cleaning Line
Q. How to determine appropriate cleaning time to clean parts with ultrasonic cleaner? A. Observations and cleaning trials are the best way to determine appropriate cleaning time. Every individual application will have nuanced challenges and specifics, including variability in equipment and residue amounts. Having said that, we are happy to share our experience. Many … [Read more...] about How Long for Residue Free Ultrasonic Cleaning?