Since 1973, Ralsonics has been supplying ultrasonic cleaning equipment of all sizes spanning 15 industries. Our equipment is known for its reliability. We fully understand the requirements and processes of our customers before specifying any equipment for use. Owing to over four decades of experience in ultrasonic cleaning, we have learned and developed best practices for cleaning components in each industry.
The medical industry is one industry where cleanliness is a necessity, not a quality improvement tool. The reliability of instruments and prosthetics used in the medical industry is human life-critical. Even traces of contamination left behind can have a huge impact on safety. Organic matter can be deposited on medical instruments by any patient or employee that touches it. Bacterial biofilms could be formed which increase infection risk. The medical industry must maintain high standards of cleaning for all instruments. Reliable and precise cleaning is necessary to protect patients from pathogenic infections.
The conventional method of cleaning is using high pressure and steam in an autoclave. However, a lot of instruments cannot be cleaned this way due to the possibility of heat damage or steam not reaching every internal surface of intricate tools. With the medical industry moving towards minimally invasive techniques of surgery, instruments are becoming more complex. Ultrasonic cleaning is ideal for the medical industry in comparison to other cleaning techniques as devices and instruments used in the human body have a requirement for removal of microscopic contamination and residual chemicals, not heavy stains. Furthermore, ultrasonic cleaning is recommended as the cleaning method of choice by the World Health Organization (WHO). Ultrasonic cleaners generate cavitation bubbles in the cleaning bath which help in removing contaminants like carbon, grease, chemical residues, bacteria and fungi with extreme precision.
Ralsonics’ ultrasonic cleaners are well known in the industry to provide ultra-fast and thorough cleaning for medical components ranging from implants to endotracheal tubes. Ralsonics has a large range of products (vacuum powered multistage all-purpose cleaners, ultrasonic cleaners), catering to every possible component that needs to be cleaned in the medical industry.
Minimize operator exposure to contaminated instruments
Multiple instruments can be cleaned simultaneously
Better cleaning performance
Easily clean hard to access blind holes and cavities
Clean intricate, delicate components
Gentle cleaning process leads to extended part life
Batch cleaning ensuring higher productivity
Repeatable and reproducible cleaning process
Reduced handling time
Reduced dependence on unskilled labor
Elimination of hand scrubbing and spraying
Cleaning assembled parts directly
Reduced usage of chemicals and expensive effluent treatment
Low maintenance equipment
Significant operational cost savings
Ultrasonic cleaning can be used for the following applications:
Here is a short list of parts that are typically cleaned using Ralsonics’ ultrasonic cleaners
Surgical Blades and Needles
Intraocular surgical instruments