How to Clean Powder Coating Nozzles

Use an ultrasonic cleaner to maintain powder coating nozzles.

Powder coating is recognized as an environmentally friendly way to protect parts from weathering and corrosion.  Powder coating nozzles are used to spray the coatings onto surfaces to create a hard finish that is more durable compared to using liquid paint. Regularly cleaning powder coating nozzles is an important procedure to maintain quality coatings.  A […] Read More

April 28th, 2015

Ultrasonic Cleaning Electronics with Flammable Solvents

Safe cleaning with volatile solvents requires explosion proof equipment.

Manufacturers of electronic components such as printed circuit boards and motherboards may be requested by their customers to use flammable solvents such as acetone to remove solder flux residues and other contaminants before shipment.  Ultrasonic cleaning electronics with flammable solvents is a very effective way to remove these residues.   Sonic action – the implosion of […] Read More

March 12th, 2015

Cautions on Ultrasonic Cavitation Testing

The performance of an ultrasonic cleaner relates directly to the efficiency of the cleaning process.  Over time, wear and tear will slowly degrade the performance of an ultrasonic cleaner.  This is a process that can be monitored by ultrasonic cavitation testing employing a cavitation intensity meter or, as in a related post the aluminum foil […] Read More

March 9th, 2015

Ultrasonic Cleaning with Isopropyl Alcohol

Use an explosion-proof ultrasonic cleaner when cleaning with IPA.

Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) is a low cost, polar organic solvent that dissolves a wide range of both polar and non-polar compounds.  As a result, it can be used to remove many different types of contaminants from surfaces. It evaporates quickly and is relatively non-toxic.  These are some of the characteristics that make it attractive as […] Read More

February 3rd, 2015

Safety Tips for Explosion Proof Ultrasonic Cleaners

Explosion proof ultrasonic cleaners must be used when employing volatile solvents including acetone, toluene and IPA.  Two points should always be kept in mind when using an explosion-proof ultrasonic cleaner.  First of all, in doing so you create a hazardous area, which is the environment in the vicinity of the cleaning operation.  This is covered […] Read More

December 26th, 2014