How does an ultrasonic cleaner work?

May 2, 2020 3:05 pm


Using sonic sound waves to clean something? It certainly sounds like something out of a science fiction movie but it does, in fact, have a basis in history. It was first developed in the 1950’s as a new way of cleaning a surface. Cheaper ones were soon available by the early nineteen seventies. What has been discovered is that they make an excellent way of cleaning smaller intricate items.

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A Large Ultrasonic Cleaner can be utilised to clean a variety of things. It works by a process of cavitation. This is where bubbles are formed and they agitate a liquid on the surface of what you want to be cleaned. Because the bubbles are so small they can really work themself into cracks and areas that are impossible to reach. No surface is completely smooth, even if it feels that it is. There are minute fissures and holes that can be cleaned out better via ultrasonic  than any other way.

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What can you use it for specifically Golf clubs are a good example, they have thin lines in the face of the club that have a build up of grime over time. This degrades the power of the club as it slips slightly. When the thin lines are clean to connect to the ball and more length are achieved.