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Medical device cleaning presents a unique set of challenges. Extremely rigorous cleaning standards are maintained for instruments used in surgery, medical and dental procedures, as well as devices used as medical implants. While these devices often have difficult to clean features like blind-holes and designed-in porosity, they also have the most stringent requirements for disinfection and sterilization.

The conventional approach to sterilization of medical devices has been the use of high-pressure steam or vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VHP). When medical devices are inadequately cleaned however, residual soil can effectively seal in contamination, actually preventing proper disinfection and sterilization. Thus, a capable and robust precision cleaning process is the pre-requisite for sterile device manufacturing.

The unique characteristics of ultrasonic cleaning make this automated cleaning method ideal for medical device cleaning. The ultrasonic cleaning process has been demonstrated to be more effective than other types of cleaning, and is also safer, more repeatable, and more efficient than manual cleaning. Ultrasonic cleaning systems easily and thoroughly remove a wide range of debris from medical devices without damaging the part substrate.

UnitechCleaning Technologies Group, LLC (CTG) is excited to announce that it has partnered with Unitech Washing Systems Limited out of the UK to distribute specialty washers to the United States for the food and beverage industry. The Unitech Washing Systems’ team has over 75 years of experience designing and manufacturing standard and custom machines and has a broad and robust product line with equipment ranging from tray, pan and utensil washers, sanitizing tunnels to bulk container washers and personal hygiene sanitization stations.

Considering the importance of cleanliness and sterilization in the world today we believe that this partnership will bring tremendous value to the US market. CTG has been building industrial parts washers for a wide variety of industries for over 100 years. Utilizing our experienced aftermarket sales and service teams, we plan to provide not only equipment installation services to our US food and beverage customers but also a variety of aftermarket parts and maintenance services.

Click the link to learn more about the Unitech washer products being offered to the US market.

When looking for an alternative to environmentally harmful parts cleaning solvents, manufacturers have turned to aqueous parts cleaning methods, including ultrasonic parts cleaning. In this post we’ll provide an overview of both aqueous parts cleaning and ultrasonic parts cleaning, and what to consider when choosing a parts cleaning method.

What is Aqueous Parts Cleaning?

Aqueous parts washers offer the cleansing power of solvent-based parts washing but uses water as its primary cleaning agent. Solvents can be used with the water in aqueous cleaning, depending on the parts cleaning requirements. These may include things such as emulsifiers, Inhibitors, anti-foaming agents, PH buffers, and more.

The determination of the most effective aqueous parts cleaning approach for a given application begins with the following questions:

  • What parts are being cleaned?
  • How detailed are the parts?
  • What materials are involved?
  • What is the production time allowance?
  • What are the customer requirements?

From there, the best equipment technology can be selected. Methods of aqueous cleaning can involve immersion or soaking, standard and high pressure spraying, or ultrasonics.

Portrait photo of new CTG Regional Sales Manager, Rich Ruff

Rich Ruff has joined Cleaning Technologies Group, LLC as a Ransohoff Regional Sales Manager, effective February 2020.

“Rich comes to us with not only the ambition and drive that our growing organization desires but also the superb customer service skills that our customers demand" – Jeff Mills, VP of Sales.

Rich is an experienced Regional Sales Manager with a technical background, along with a very successful sales record in the industrial parts cleaning industry. Mr. Ruff will focus his efforts on expanding our current industrial and geographic market presence in the Southeast for the Ransohoff product line.

Please join us in welcoming Rich to the CTG family!

The process of recovering used diesel engine components and machining them to a condition that meets or surpasses OEM quality is called diesel engine remanufacturing, or as it is commonly known in the industry, diesel reman. Diesel engine remanufacturing does not repair or rebuild parts from a point of failure but rebuilds them from the core part to include engineering updates that meet new and improved standards.

Growing Demand for Remanufactured Parts

The automotive and diesel parts remanufacturing market is expected to see steady growth to the year 2026 according to market research firm Persistence Market Research. This anticipated growth in demand is due to the increasing need for cost-competitive remanufactured diesel engines, as well as expanding automotive fleets and increasing per capita spending power. According to the study, the global auto parts remanufacturing market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7.1% during the forecast period.

Close up photo of an engine for an automible

Remanufactured diesel and automotive parts are manufactured to precision standards and tested to assure that they meet or exceed the required specifications. The entire process follows an established protocol and is fully documented.

Robosonic

Manufacturing processes have become more technologically driven as today’s systems and equipment have evolved to higher levels of sophistication. These advancements have meant less downtime and greater productivity with higher levels of precision and quality. The parts cleaning industry is keeping pace with this trend by offering cleaning equipment that provides enhanced features and sophisticated control technology.

This advancement in parts cleaning equipment can be seen in the newest generation of cleaning systems from Ransohoff and Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics divisions of Cleaning Technologies Group. CTG is a global supplier of the most innovative industrial and precision cleaning technologies available today. CTG is a leading manufacturer of aqueous based parts cleaning systems including: spray, immersion, and ultrasonics, in both standard and custom designs, as well as a complete line of recyclable aqueous chemistries and waste minimization technologies.

Ransohoff and Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics offer a wide range of technology-driven parts cleaning equipment. Examples include:

Ransohoff, a division of Cleaning Technologies Group, LLC, is proud to introduce an innovation in a spray and ultrasonic combination aqueous parts cleaning system. The new Rotosonic (Patent Pending) will clean heavily soiled parts in a single machine, rather than having to purchase a spray cabinet and an ultrasonic machine separately. This new machine gives the ultimate in flexibility, allowing utilization of a single process or both processes, depending on your needs. The machine has a compact design and eliminates the manpower needs as well as the safety risks of moving parts from washer to washer.

The new Rotosonic is the ideal parts cleaning machine for re-manufacturing of automotive, truck, aerospace parts and more. The machine has a payload of 300LBS and a load height of 39”. The ultrasonic tank offers 40KHZ frequency to help clean the hard to reach locations and blind holes. The Rotosonic has a small footprint of 55” deep x 50” wide x 86” high.

See more information on the new Rotosonic at https://www.ctgclean.com/parts-washers/rotosonic.

MD&M West logo

Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics, a world leader in providing cleaning and waste minimization technologies, will introduce a host of advanced cleaning solutions at the MD&M West 2020 in Anaheim, California February 11 - 13, 2020. Visitors to Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics (Booth #1259) will be introducing a number of new products, technologies and services.

Among the new technologies exhibited at the show will be:

Aquarius

CTG Aqaurius Enclosure

The Aquarius combines ultrasonic cleaning with rinsing, drying and other processing steps in a unitized cleaning console, which helps

Shot Week supplier showcase materials for manufacturers

Ransohoff, a recognized leader in cleaning technology, will introduce a host of advanced cleaning solutions at the Shot Show Showcase in Las Vegas, NV January 20 – 21st, 2020. Visitors to Ransohoff Booth #51814, will see the popular Drum Cleaning System with new features, along with many more cleaning solutions.

High Volume Continuous Cleaning: Cup and Cases, Primer Caps and Anvils

Utilizing both spray and immersion technology, our Ransohoff drum washers are the fast, highly effective continuous cleaning solution for cup and

We are now in the midst of this season of celebration, and all of us at CTG are taking time to reflect on this past year with gratitude and appreciation. We realize that we could not have enjoyed the successes we’ve had without our many loyal customers and business partners. This time of year seems like the ideal time to pause and express our heartfelt thanks.

Image of the Haptic Interface

A truly successful business is about so much more than the bottom line. Building trusted relationships and forging solid partnerships make all the difference. Not only do we appreciate the business our customers have given us, we truly appreciate the friendships and bonds we have developed with so many of you. There is an enormous sense of satisfaction we enjoy in knowing we are working with some of the most hard-working and respected businesses around to keep industry strong and thriving. While strengthening and growing business is important, those trusted working relationships are also very rewarding.

After a prosperous year of hard work and abundant rewards, we just want to let all of our customers and partners know how much we appreciate them. We wish all of you a joyous holiday season and look forward to continuing our relationships with you in the coming year.

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