Myths & Facts Related to Ultrasonic Cleaning and Cleaners

The new millennium witnessed a whole new change in every aspect ranging from the modes of transportation, communication, cleaning and what not. When it comes to cleaning, several devices and processes have been developed, for both domestic as well as commercial purposes, to provide speckless and contamination free cleaning. One such process is ultrasonic cleaning. In this process, the objects are submerged in a tank full of liquid and then high-frequency sound waves are passed through the liquid. These inaudible waves produce a scouring brush impact in the fluid and clean the items inside the liquid-filled tube.

Technically speaking, the basic concept behind ultrasonic cleaner is the use of force of cavitation, which is the sudden explosion of millions of microscopic bubbles within the fluid. This kind of cleaner is used in several different areas including the cleaning of surgical and dental equipment and instruments, delicate laboratory glassware, fragile printed circuit board and many others.

Though ultrasonic cleaners are extensively used in the healthcare industry as well as several other fields, still the myths associated with them are not less. So today, we are going to debunk certain facts pertaining to ultrasonic cleaners and would have a rendezvous with the facts.

#1 Lesser the Noise, More the Efficiency

People tend to think that if the cleaner is operating on less noise, then it is working on its optimum level. But alas, this is not true at all. If the cleaner is not making any noise, it simply means that it isn’t working at all or you have landed up with a pretty weak cleaner. Last but not the least; if it isn’t making any noise, then it may be working on a too high frequency, which again is an indication of an ineffective cleaner.

#2 The cleaner has “X” cleaning power or efficiency

Many times, people come across manufacturers claiming that their ultrasonic cleaner has a countable amount of cleaning power. But there is no such technical term as cleaning power as it depends on a number of variable factors including solution, transducer and many others.

#3 Degassing has nothing to do with cleaning

Degassing can affect the cleaning up to a certain extent. When a tank of the solution is properly degassed, the quality of cleaning is far better as compared to the one that is not degassed. It takes a good cleaner approximately 10-15 min for degassing.

#4 Higher noise levels indicate good cleaning

Though the higher noise level indicates an efficient cleaner, but the kind of sound the cleaner is emitting is much more important. High pitched or erratic sounds usually signifies defective or out of the tune generators or malfunctioning in transducers.

Apart from all these, there are several other statements were made for ultrasonic cleaners. But the efficiency of Hilsonic ultrasonic cleaners lies in the appropriate cleaning solution formulation, the frequency of ultrasonic waves used, cleaning time as well as the cleaning temperature. So, get one ultrasonic cleaner that meets your requirements and check out its helpfulness.