Monthly Archives: December 2011

Ultrasonics – Transducers – Magnetostrictive Effect

At the heart of any ultrasonic transducer is a means to convert electrical energy into mechanical energy.  The use of piezoelectric materials to do this was discussed in a previous blog.  Today’s blog will describe how magnetostrictive materials can also be used … Continue reading

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Ultrasonics – Transducers – Piezoelectric Effect

Today, the vast majority of transducers used for ultrasonic cleaning applications utilize the “piezoelectric” effect to transform electrical energy to mechanical motion.  These devices are sometimes called “piezos” because they are driven by piezoelectric elements which are integral to the … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

As Christmas is only a few days away, I would like to wish you a Happy Holiday Season on behalf of the Cleaning Technologies Group.  I would also like to ask anyone who reads this to extend holiday greetings to … Continue reading

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Sound – Ultrasonics – Introduction to Transducers

I have been spending a lot of time on the blog lately talking about the effects of sound waves.  Today’s blog starts a series devoted to the way ultrasound is created and how it can be customized to provide the … Continue reading

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Ultrasonics – Effect of Frequency Removing Particles

A previous blog revealed that ultrasonic frequency has an effect on the removal of soluble contaminants.  In general, lower frequency will be more effective in the removal of soluble contaminants.  Today’s blog will discuss the effect of frequency on the removal of … Continue reading

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Ultrasonics – Effect of Frequency Removing Soluble Contaminants

Earlier blogs have explained the effect of frequency on the size of cavitation bubbles and where they are formed.  Today’s will explain the effect of bubble size and location on removing soluble contaminants. Soluble Contaminants – The removal of soluble … Continue reading

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Ultrasonics – Number and Size of Cavitation Bubbles

The size of cavitation bubbles produced in an ultrasonic cleaning bath depends primarily on the ultrasonic frequency.  The number of cavitation bubbles depends on both the ultrasonic frequency and the ultrasonic power being introduced into the cleaning tank. Frequency – … Continue reading

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Ultrasonics – Frequency – Barrier Layer

The concept of a barrier layer in ultrasonic cleaning can be a little difficult to understand – in fact, a lot of people don’t even know what “barrier layer” means.  In this blog, I’ll attempt to describe what the barrier … Continue reading

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Ultrasonic Cleaning – Removing Particles

In a previous post, Ultrasonic Cleaning – Soluble Contaminants, I discussed the effect that ultrasonic cavitation and implosion play in enhancing the removal of soluble contaminants from surfaces.  Today’s blog will introduce the effect that ultrasonic cavitation and implosion have … Continue reading

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Ultrasonic Cleaning – Soluble Contaminants

In the blog entitled Get a Move On, I briefly discussed the importance of some form of mechanical action to assist cleaning.  This is true in both the case of soluble and insoluble contaminants.  In this blog I will dig … Continue reading

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