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How The Automotive Industry Benefits From Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Ultrasonic cleaning systems are among the most efficient for use in the automotive industry. Typically, ultrasonic cleaning systems are used to thoroughly clean car parts like bearings, crank shafts, pistons, and parts of the car’s air conditioning system. Despite their prominence in the automotive industry, it can be difficult to select the correct ultrasonic cleaning system for your operation, especially considering that there are numerous ultrasonic cleaning system setups. If you want to ensure that you choose the correct machine, it’s essential that you consider several factors.

How to Choose the Right Ultrasonic Cleaning System Setup

First, consider how many parts you will need cleaned on an hourly and daily basis. Make note of the common types of materials that the dirty parts are made of as well as the shapes of the parts, and the level of cleaning necessary. Of course, there are various other important questions to consider as well, like the number of parts that will be cleaned at once, as well as the frequency of cleaning.

Fortunately, if there are multiple parts that need to be cleaned at once, you won’t run into any issues, as ultrasonic cleaner tanks are available in various sizes. There are tanks that can contain more than 400 L. If you are not sure of the right setup that you need, contact us right away. We will assist you to the best of our abilities.

Stages Of Ultrasonic Cleaning

Generally, the ultrasonic cleaning process is carried out through three main stages, which include washing, rinsing, and drying.

During the washing stage, ultrasonic waves and a cleaning solutions work to clean parts, with the cleaning solution reaching all parts and removing contaminants. In the rinsing stage, ultrasonic waves help the water to remove all residues left over from the cleaning stage. Obviously, the last stage is drying, when hot air is utilized to remove all moisture from the automotive parts.

At Jenfab, we regularly test our products to ensure that they meet the strictest performance standards. We test the level of cleanliness that several setups produce. We do tests like water break tests and electron emission tests. The first test is for checking the level of oil removed. The second test is for checking the total cleanliness of cleaned parts.

Best Methods For Cleaning Automotive Parts

Start by placing the automotive parts in the ultrasonic cleaning tank. Prior to placing them in the tank, it’s in your best interest to look at the shapes of the part, mostly to understand how to properly position them in the tank. Small parts should be submerged in the cleaning solution, while big parts can be attached to a lift to make them dangle into the tank. Essentially, you must ensure that the part to be cleaned can reach the cleaning solution. 

Additionally, it’s important to make sure that the part has no trapped air, as this prevents the cleaning solution from cleaning the area. If you have placed the parts in the tank without being sure that there are no air pockets, turn them around to release the trapped air. We suggest putting a divider to separate small automotive parts, as this becomes very important during the rinsing and drying stage.

Jenfab | Precision Cleaning Ultrasonic Parts Washer With Vertical Agitation

Jenfab has manufactured the Vertical Agitation Immersion Parts Washers for nearly 50 years with available options including basket rotation in each tank, submerged spray under solution and ultrasonic cleaning the vertical agitation is the most versatile aqueous parts washing machine available.These machines are used for precision cleaning screw machine parts, automotive parts washing, biomedical including orthopedic implant cleaning, fine blanking, and aerospace components. One of our most popular machines that also benefits the automotive industry, is the Lean Clean Rotary Basket System due to the availability of powerful ultrasonic cleaning action obtainable with over 95% output. Additionally, the Jenfab drying system incorporates a recirculating air system to speed drying and reduce energy consumption.

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