Q. We are interested in a cleaner that will perform well for mixed metal ultrasonic baths. We are cleaning titanium and cobalt chrome. What can you recommend? A. As a general rule, mixed metal baths should be avoided. When metals are far enough apart on the galvanic potential scale, batteries can form and the plating out of metal oxides can result, manifesting in dark … [Read more...] about Ultrasonic Cleaner for Mixed Metal Baths
Q: We are using Detonox detergent in our ultrasonic baths and are loving it. We use a visual inspection method (cloudiness of solution) to determine when to change the bath and are moving to conductivity and pH. It appears pH stays constant regardless of concentration? A: As a broad statement, detergent concentration does very little to affect pH due to buffers, as well as … [Read more...] about Determining When To Change Your Detonox Bath
Q: We manufacture medical devices. Can we use our Alconox or Citranox solution more than once? How do we know that we need to change the solution? How do we know our bath life? A: For the highest level of cleanliness, and to avoid cross contamination, you only use a solution once. In general, in a medical device manufacturing and cleaning operation, an ultrasonic … [Read more...] about Ultrasonic Cleaning: Detergent Bath Life
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 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?