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Ultrasonic cleaning is a popular method in many areas. Used in jewelry, watchmaking, odontology or industry, it effectively removes dirt on small parts. Very effective, this method is also convenient and fast, but how long exactly does an ultrasonic cleaning?
Duration of ultrasound cleaning cycle
Ultrasonic cleaning is considered to be one of the most effective and fast methods for maintaining small objects and removing dirt that has accumulated. Thanks to the formation of microbubbles during the cavitation phase, greases and other elements embedded in the parts are quickly and easily removed. The duration for this type of operation depends on several factors, including the size of the object to be cleaned and its composition or that of the element that is installed if it is a jewel as well as the dirt to remove and the solution used.
In general, the smaller the object, the faster it is cleaned, provided it is not too dirty. Depending on the size of the room to be cleaned and the dirt that is embedded in it, the ultrasonic cleaning can take from 3 to 5 minutes. For large pieces or those requiring special treatment, the duration of the operation can take up to 20 minutes. Depending on the ultrasonic cleaner that you buy, you will see that it is also possible sometimes to schedule a cleaning time, very convenient because this time will be directly adapted to the object to be cleaned. In the manner of a dishwasher, it will work in cycles of X minutes to be defined from the start. And if your object is not properly cleaned you have the option to put it back in the ultrasonic box to restart a cleaning cycle to get the desired degree of cleaning.
How to do an ultrasonic cleaning
While ultrasonic cleaning is a simple and effective operation, it does require some preparation. Before depositing elements in the ultrasonic cleaner, it is important to determine the type of product to be deposited in the tank. Most often, water is sufficient for cleaning small objects. However, some objects must be treated with specific solvents. For example, they make it easier to remove certain types of dirt or grease. Once the solution to be poured into the determined ultrasonic cleaner, it goes to cleaning itself.
Ultrasonic cleaning begins when the objects are deposited directly into the ultrasound tank and into a container which will then be immersed in the tank. Once the elements to clean up, activates the electrical energy that will give the sonic waves. These cause a reaction called cavitation. Cavitation causes a phenomenon of compression and decompression that creates microbubbles. The latter captures the dirt and eliminate it by exploding during the decompression phase. Ultrasonic cleaning makes it easier to remove dirt that has accumulated in cracks or hard-to-reach recesses on smaller objects.
What is the purpose of ultrasonic cleaning?
Ultrasonic cleaning is a simple but effective method of removing dirt that has accumulated on small objects. It is used to facilitate the maintenance of various items such as jewelry, watches, electronic or surgical components and parts of armory, medals or coins. Thanks to sonic waves produced by electrical energy reaching a frequency ranging from 20 to 40 kHz, dirt encrusted in the objects are eradicated and eliminated quickly. This operation does not affect the structure of the elements deposited in the ultrasonic cleaner and does not damage them.