Steps to check if your ultrasonic cleaner is working or not?

Steps to check if your ultrasonic cleaner is working or not?

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The fundamentals of how an ultrasonic cleaning system operates are quite straightforward. One of the most effective and environmentally responsible ways to get great cleaning results for a variety of materials is ultrasonic cleaning. But, if ultrasonic cleaners are not properly maintained, they may malfunction or fail.

This article will explain:
  1. Ways to test your ultrasonic cleaner
  2. Recognizing warning signals
  3. Preventive methods that could help an ultrasonic cleaner

Ways to test your Ultrasonic Cleaner:
  1. The Foil Test
    1. Fill the tank with water
    2. Wrap the foil testing frame with aluminum foil and stretch it ( thickness can range from 10 µm to 25 µm ). The frame may extend outside the tank, depending on the size of the tank. It is necessary to wrap foil around the frame's submerged area.
    3. Place or secure the foil-wrapped frame at an angle across the center of the oscillating tank with the ultrasound off.
    4. Turn on the ultrasound and sonicate the foil for at least a minute to form visible holes uniformly across the foil. The sonication period may last up to 3 minutes when using relatively strong foils.
    5. Turn off the ultrasound, remove the foil, and allow it to air dry.
    6. Store foil with the ultrasonic bath's test date and serial number.
    7. To get rid of any stray foil fragments, the oscillating tank has to be completely cleaned off after the test.
  2. Cavitation Meter
    1. Using a cavitation meter is the easiest option. The efficiency of the sound waves inside your cleaner is measured using this portable equipment.
  3. Pencil Test
    1. Take a frosted glass and mark a symbol on it with the help of a pencil, place it in your cleaner, and start the machine.
    2. After minutes of observing if the mark disappears, the machine works just fine.

Watch out for these signals:
Every machine before its failure shows indications. It’s smart to detect and solve them at early stages rather than delaying them. Mentioned below are common warning signals
  1. Decrease in cleaning efficiency
  2. Heating challenges
  3. Malfunction of the transducer system
  4. Increased use of chemicals
  5. Faulty drainage
  6. Decrease of ultrasonic power
  7. Leakage

Preventive methods that could help an ultrasonic cleaner
  1. Following the given manual and instructions while using an Ultrasonic Cleaner.
  2. Strong acids should not be used in ultrasonic tanks because they may cause the welds to corrode and fail irreparably due to hydrogenation embitterment.
  3. Maintaining your machine after every wash is crucial.
  4. Servicing your machine at regular intervals.

Have regular maintenance performed on your machine to look for signs of wear and tear. Routine maintenance will help identify when parts need to be replaced and, ideally, a breakdown will be avoided. With over 49 years of experience in manufacturing Ultrasonic Cleaners, Ralsonics is a brand that you can trust! One of the first manufacturers in India to provide Annual Maintenance Contract ( AMC ). To learn how we can help you, Contact Us today!
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