When comparing parts cleaning equipment, you will most likely be looking at a number of factors including the amount of power offered by each system. In the case of ultrasonic cleaning equipment, more power does not necessarily mean the parts cleaner will provide more for your money.
In some cases, high-powered ultrasonic cleaning systems are needed to do a particular job, but more commonly an assumption is made that more energy is better when it actually is not. In order to understand why more power in an ultrasonic parts cleaning is not always advantageous, you must consider the design, as it relates to ultrasonic transducers and cleaning.
The ultrasonic devices used in an ultrasonic parts cleaner incorporate a number of individual vibrators attached to a plate or diaphragm. A liquid media is contained on the other side of the plate. When the vibrators activate the plate, the vibration produces sound waves in that liquid media. The vibrators depend on resonance at a certain frequency to deliver the required amplitude for vibration to create the cavitation and implosion in the liquid that does the cleaning. The individual vibrators are able to convert about 40 watts of electrical energy into mechanical energy as vibration.
The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) is the premier manufacturing technology show in North America. IMTS 2018 is scheduled to take place September 10 – 15, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. IMTS 2016 set the show’s record for the highest number of exhibiting companies (2,407) and was the third largest in number of registrations (115,612) and in net square feet of exhibit space (1,370,256) at the McCormick Place complex. IMTS is held every even-numbered year in Chicago and brings together buyers and sellers from 117 countries.
As a parts cleaning solutions supplier to a wide range of manufacturing industries, CTG is excited to be participating in this year’s event. Attendees who visit the Cleaning Technologies Group in Booth #121513 will learn about our products, technologies, and services. Several new CTG advanced cleaning solutions will be introduced at the show. Among the new technologies exhibited will be:
GMC Stainless-Steel Ultrasonic Cleaning System - The Stainless-Steel GMC is an optional package to achieve chemical compatibility with aggressive caustic and acidic agents.
Rotosonic Combination 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.
Semicon West 2018 will be taking place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA, July 10-12, 2018. Semicon West is one of the leading events for the semiconductor industry. Thought leaders, businesses, and buyers who play a role in the extended electronics supply chain will come together to network and share information about new technologies and innovations. An estimated 20 to 50 thousand visitors are expected to attend this year’s event.
Whether we are running appliances, charging phones or turning on lights, accessing electricity is a convenience we take for granted. As long as our devices do what they are expected to do, we do not give electricity a second thought beyond plugging into the outlet. It is, however, important to consider what happens behind the wall in terms of electricity. There can be significant variations in the connections, which may be of considerable importance when powering equipment such as parts washers.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics Introduces the Stainless-Steel GMC Series Ultrasonic Cleaning System.
May 2018 – Jamestown, NY
Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics, a division of Cleaning Technologies Group, LLC, is proud to introduce an innovation in cellular aqueous parts cleaning, offering a Stainless-Steel GMC Ultrasonic Cleaning System. The Stainless-Steel GMC is an optional package to achieve chemical compatibility with aggressive caustic and acidic agents. The GMC series comes in two sizes the GMC1818 and the GMC 3523. The larger can accommodate parts with one dimension up to 35 inches and weighing up to 125 pounds. Both units are completely self-contained, are supported on casters and operate from commonly available power supplies making them easy to move where needed for either in-place or utility cleaning. Both systems include a pump and dual stainless cartridge filtration, a surface sparger, automated controls for heat, pump and ultrasonics, a lid and one standard basket. A drip pan (the open hinged lid in the case of the GMC 1818 or attached to the side of the tank in the case of the GMC 3523) allows draining one basket of parts while cleaning another.
June 4-6, 2018, SUR/FIN® will be taking place at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Leading surface technology companies connect, collaborate and contribute at SUR/FIN. This conference and trade show is devoted specifically to the surface technology industry. Since it is the only conference and trade show sponsored by the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF), it attracts noted business and thought leaders to a forum where relevant issues are addressed and technologies presented. This event is considered to be the primary conference for the $28 billion finishing industry.
Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics is proud to be participating in this year’s event. Attendees who visit the Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics display in Booth #460 will learn about our products, technologies, and services. Several new Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonic advanced cleaning solutions will be introduced at the show. Among the new technologies exhibited will be:
AgiSonic® Ultrasonic Parts Washer Cleaning
May 7 – 11, 2018, NPE 2018: The Plastics Show will be happening in Orlando, Florida. This show is where professionals in the plastic industry and industries related to plastics come together to establish connections, exchange ideas, and learn about the newest innovations affecting the plastics market. Over 65,000 professionals from 128 countries attend this event.
As a parts cleaning solutions supplier to the plastics industry producers, CTG is excited to be participating in this year’s event. Attendees who visit the Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics in Booth #28201 will learn about our products, technologies, and services. Several new Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonic advanced cleaning solutions will be introduced at the show. Among the new technologies exhibited will be:
AgiSonic® Ultrasonic Parts Washer Cleaning
The central element of an ultrasonic cleaning system is the ultrasonic generator, the source that provides the electrical energy to the system's ultrasonic transducers. The job of ultrasonic generator is to receive and convert energy from the power source to the proper frequency, voltage, and amperage. Electrical current from the power line is transmitted at approximately 100 to 250 volts AC and a frequency of 50 or 60 Hz. The majority of ultrasonic cleaning systems require the ultrasonic generator to supply the ultrasonic transducer at a significantly higher voltage and the specific frequency intended for the ultrasonic cleaning system's operation.
Ultrasonic generator selection should be based on the specific cleaning requirements of the application so that the best results can be achieved. In addition to needing the power and frequency to match the transducer requirements, the cleaning tank must be able to accommodate the largest part to be cleaned. Additionally, the power, frequency, and the tank size must be appropriate for the type of contaminant and the mechanical strength of the parts involved in the cleaning application.
In just a few weeks the MRO AMERICAS 2018 show will be taking place in Orlando, Florida. Scheduled for April 10 - 15, 2018, the show will feature a broad range of new products, services, and business opportunities relating to the aviation industry. MRO AMERICAS is produced by the Aviation Week Network, premier organizer of aviation and aerospace conferences, exhibitions, awards ceremonies, symposiums, and roundtables around the world. This event is billed as the largest and most essential gathering of aviation maintenance professionals. Over 850 exhibitors and more than 8,700 attendees have pre-registered to attend.
As a parts cleaning solutions supplier to the aviation and aerospace industries, CTG is excited to be participating in this year’s event. Attendees who visit the Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics in Booth #1262 will learn about our products, technologies, and services. Several new Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonic advanced cleaning solutions will be introduced at the show. Among the new technologies exhibited will be:
AgiSonic® Ultrasonic Parts Washer Cleaning