August 13, 2013
Cleaning Technologies Group LLC has introduced the new CleanVeyor ultrasonic cleaning system. The parts washer, which uses a combination of spray, immersion, and ultrasonic cleaning technologies, can help users achieve Six Sigma consistency in applications requiring high-production outputs and high cleanliness levels.
Parts with complex and internal geometries that need final cleaning before assembly are ideal candidates for the process. The machine is modular so that more stages can be added as needed.
The spray wash uses a rotating brush module to remove gross levels of contamination from external part surfaces. Higher pressures can be used to remove greater amounts of debris, but "line of sight" is required for it to be fully effective.
Next, ultrasonic technology is employed in an immersion environment. The mechanical cleaning component of ultrasonics is the cavitation effect, which generates extreme local temperatures and pressures.
According to the manufacturer, the system can reduce chemical usage as much as five times.