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
CTG would like to congratulate all the employees from Ransohoff who celebrated a birthday in January and February!
In order to assure the integrity of die cast parts, it is crucial to have a reliable and effective die cast mold cleaning process in place. When it comes to die cast mold cleaning, the typical design characteristics of molding equipment present some unique application challenges. The Blackstone-NEY line of Atlantis® Ultrasonic Systems provides a dependable and highly effective means for meeting these challenges.
The complex design of die cast molds makes die cast mold cleaning difficult. Die casting molds typically have many internal channels for the releasing of gases during the molding process. The mold cleaning process must involve the proper submersion of the mold so that each of the channels fills and is sufficiently cleaned on the inside. These areas must also be properly drained before moving on to the rinse cycle and drying cycle. Failure to adequately drain the channels in the cast mold could result in dirt becoming trapped within the mold. The sheer weight and density of die casting molds also makes cleaning a challenge.
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.