Specifying Explosion Proof Ultrasonic Cleaners

Surgical implants are cleaned with volatile solvents.

Volatile solvents are often called for when sonic cleaning parts and components that must be residue free after the cleaning process.  Examples include printed circuit boards, surgical implants, inkjet print heads and powder coating nozzles.  Solvents used in these applications include IPA, acetone, toluene and certain ethers.  When using such solvents on a regular basis […] Read More



June 9th, 2016

Removing 2-Part Polyurethane from Paint Guns and Pressure Regulators

A plastic spray painting operation at Blue Ridge Industries

An explosion-proof ultrasonic cleaner speeds removing hardened 2-part polyurethane from spray paint guns and pressure regulators used by Blue Ridge Industries’ plastic painting services.  According to BRI’s Steve Sierra, the automated paint line provides a high throughput but the paint can be very hard to remove from small holes in paint guns and pressure regulator […] Read More



November 20th, 2015

Safe Cleaning with Flammable Solvents

Cleaning with flammable solvents creates a hazardous area

Flammable solvents are often preferred for specific cleaning tasks, examples being cleaning newly manufactured surgical implants, medical and surgical instruments, printed circuit boards, inkjet cartridges and similar tasks where the absence of cleaning residues provides distinct advantages.  Popular solvents include acetone, IPA, MEK and toluene, all of which have the distinct disadvantage of being highly […] Read More



October 30th, 2015

Using MEK Solvent to Clean Inkjet Print Head Parts

MEK Label

Volatile solvents such as MEK (methyl ethyl ketone) are often preferred to clean precision and intricate parts in an ultrasonic cleaner because solvents provide efficient cleaning and evaporate quickly leaving virtually no residues. An example is removing dry ink residues and contaminants from inkjet print head parts and nozzles in the coding and labeling division […] Read More



July 1st, 2015

Cleaning Small X-ray Tube Components

An Electrowave Explosion-Proof Ultrasonic Cleaner

Cleanliness is absolutely critical when assembling x-ray tube components.  Stainless steel and Kovar™, the latter an iron-nickel-cobalt alloy with a coefficient of thermal expansion similar to that of borosilicate glass, are widely used in the manufacture of x-ray tubes.  Kovar, in this case, is bonded to glass parts in the tube and is joined by […] Read More



June 16th, 2015