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Plastic Injection Mold Cleaning: Ultrasonic Technology Offers a Better Solution

Plastic Injection Mold Cleaning

A thorough plastic injection mold maintenance program is critical to the success of any injection molding operation. A plastic injection mold must be on a consistent schedule of planned downtime for maintenance, including inspection and repair to prevent problems with equipment and product quality. Plastic injection mold cleaning is an important part of that maintenance process.

When it comes to cleaning plastic injection molds, the ultrasonic cleaning method offers significant advantages over hand cleaning. The manual cleaning of injection molds can require scrubbing and other abrasive actions, which can be damaging to the mold surfaces. Ultrasonic cleaning offers a superior alternative by cleaning through cavitation. Cavitation refers to the rapid formation and collapse of millions of extremely small bubbles, which are produced in a water bath using ultrasonic waves and a biodegradable cleaner. The bubbles effectively “scrub” all of the surfaces of the mold including any grooves, channels and crevices. The ultrasonic process has a demonstrated record of effectiveness in removing contaminants and residues, releasing burnt resins, and venting outgas without compromising the surface of the mold.

CTG Technologies is your source for ultrasonic cleaning solutions from Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics, the leading provider of industrial and precision ultrasonic cleaning equipment. We design and manufacture efficient and environmentally sound solutions for challenging parts cleaning applications. Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics has answered the need for more rigorous and effective cleaning solutions developed to meet exceedingly high standards and expectations.

CTG Technologies is proud to offer the Atlantis® Series of ultrasonic cleaning systems. The Atlantis is especially well suited for large plastic injection mold cleaning applications with tank capacities starting at 200 gallons. These ultrasonic cleaners feature stainless steel immersion heaters and ultrasonic immersible elements, with a variety of options available to meet your plastic injection mold cleaning needs. Atlantis ultrasonic cleaning tanks can also be incorporated into a complete cleaning system with automatic material handling and are available with any combination of washing, rinsing, and drying stages.

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