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Cleanliness is next to Godliness

Never has this been more prevalent than today.  Everyone is cleaning their hands repeatedly per day, making sure surfaces are wiped down, etc. due to this COVID pandemic.  Just like in every day life, cleaning is also required in the industrial field.

 

Working with hard, non-absorbent materials such as metals and plastics often results in needing to get the materials cleaned.  What can contaminate these surfaces you ask?  Well, a myriad of things can cause you to require cleaning.  Contaminates can include dust, dirt, oils, rust, fungus, algae, grease, bacteria, lime scale, fingerprints, compounds, flux agents and so on. 

 

Latem offers varies cleaning methods but today we will focus on ultrasonic cleaning.

 

Ultrasonic cleaning has been around since the 1950’s and has been used industrially for decades, particularly to clean small intricate parts and to accelerate surface treatment processes. 

 

Ultrasonic cleaning is a process that uses high-frequency sound waves transmitted through liquid to scrub clean the surface of immersed parts. It can clean using just water, however, use of solvents appropriate for the object to be cleaned and the type of contamination present enhances the effect.  The high-frequency sound waves agitate the liquid solution of water or solvent, and this agitation produces high forces on contaminants adhering to substrates like metals, plastics, glass, rubber, and ceramics. This action also penetrates blind holes, cracks, and recesses. The intention is to thoroughly remove all traces of contamination tightly adhering or embedded onto solid surfaces.  Ultrasonic cleaning can be used for a wide range of workpiece shapes, sizes and materials, and may not require the part to be disassembled.

 

Industrial ultrasonic cleaners are used in the automotive, sporting, printing, marine, medical, pharmaceutical, electroplating, disk drive components, engineering and weapons industries.

 

Do you have something you need cleaned?  Give Latem an opportunity!

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