Damage to machinery can represent a great loss for a business. Replacing machinery parts is not only costly for a company but can also lead to business downtime while a machine is not in use. Any exposure to water, smoke, or other contaminants can wreak havoc on machine parts, so you should ensure that they are quickly cleaned and decontaminated if this occurs. A professional ultrasonic cleaner service is a must if you’re looking for fast, thorough, and effective cleaning of machine parts.
What Is Ultrasonic Cleaning?
Ultrasonic parts cleaning is a process that completely removes all traces of contamination from machinery or industrial equipment. These contaminants may include dust, dirt, oil, pigments, polishing compounds, flux agents, or soot , and any other matter which is difficult to remove from equipment with regular cleaning.
Ultrasonic cleaning provides a viable alternative to total replacement of machinery or parts, ultimately saving your business time and money. BELFOR’s ultrasonic cleaning service offers a fast and extremely effective method for de-rusting and cleaning machinery parts, stock (including injection molding, tools, and gear parts), and semi-finished products.
At BELFOR, we have industrial-sized ultrasonic cleaning dip lines that can be mobilized, enabling them to be used on-site at most external industrial facilities. This means our ultrasonic parts cleaning can save you precious recovery time by allowing you to avoid having to transport machinery and parts — ultimately ensuring your usual business operations can be restored at a much faster rate.
How Does An Ultrasonic Cleaner Work?
Ultrasonic cleaning is a specific form of cleaning, ideal for removing contamination from machine parts. Regular cleaning usually only removes contaminants from the surface of a material. When it comes to intricate or delicate parts, it is difficult to completely clean and decontaminate each nook or recess, which is where ultrasonic cleaning can help. An ultrasonic cleaner can be used with just regular water for some forms of light cleaning, but at an industrial level, a specialized ultrasonic solution is often used to maximize the effect.
Ultrasonic cleaners use high-frequency sound waves to agitate fluid and generate cavitation, resulting in energetic bubble action which is able to fully penetrate blind holes, cracks, and recesses. At BELFOR, our ultrasonic cleaners are used together with a specialized ultrasonic cleaning solution. This allows us to remove all traces of contamination that may be adhered to or stuck on a solid surface, in a way that regular cleaner with regular water would not.
This cleaning method is ideal for industrial equipment, as it is extremely thorough while still being gentle, meaning it doesn’t cause any further damage to delicate components.
How We Use Ultrasonic Cleaning To Clean Contaminated Machinery
At BELFOR, our ultrasonic cleaning services are industry leading. Our professional team uses a specialized ultrasonic cleaning sequence to return your equipment to exceptional condition, saving you precious time and money in replacing machinery parts. Our ultrasonic cleaning sequence involves:
BATH 1: Pre-cleaning and Hot Degreasing
The first part of the service completely removes various forms of surface contamination using ultrasound and hot cleaning solutions.
BATH 2: Rinsing, Grease/Cleaning, Solution Removal
In step two, we rinse away any residual grease/dirt or cleaning solution from the component. The purpose is to prevent cross-contamination during subsequent baths.
BATH 3: Corrosion Removal
Step three completely removes any corrosion on machinery. This is done using ultrasound, with an ultrasonic cleaner at 130˚F and a gentle, slightly acidic complex de-ruster. This step is suitable for hardened or polished surfaces.
BATH 4: Rinsing and Acid Neutralization
Once the corrosion has been removed, this bath rinses away any residual acid and eliminated corrosion from machinery, preparing the parts for the final step.
BATH 5: Water Displacement and Preservation
Water displacement and passivating agents are added. This is to ensure that the metal surfaces of machine parts do not rust again when exposed to air, helping to preserve parts for much longer.
What Are The Advantages of BELFOR Ultrasonic Cleaning Services?
Efficient removal of contamination within cavities
Cleaning agents developed by BELFOR specifically for ultrasonic cleaning services
A high-quality service tested and proven in a wide range of applications following fire and water damage.
Ultrasonic cleaning can help your business in a variety of ways by ensuring your machinery is running at full capacity and cutting costs incurred in replacing parts. To find out how our team can help you, contact us or call our 24-hour hotline at 800-856-3333.