At UltraSonic LLC, people who are considering purchasing an ultrasonic cleaning machine often ask us, “What type of solvent is used with UltraSonic LLC’s ultrasonic cleaning machines?”
Our answer is, our UltraSonic LLC cleaning machines don’t use solvents—generally speaking, they don’t have to. Hot soapy water actually does clean dirt, grime and contaminants off of industrial, automotive, aerospace and medical parts, thanks to the power of cavitation, and our unique side-mounted transducer tank design.
While hot soapy water does a fine job during cleaning, our environmentally friendly cleaning solutions are particularly useful in cleaning extremely dirty parts—particularly parts with lots of grease, oils or other contaminants on them. UltraSonic LLC offers the following “clean and green” cleaning solutions for use with our ultrasonic cleaning machines:
- UltraSonic Ultra Soap Multi-Purpose Cleaner
- UltraSonic Ultra Soap Carbon Cleaner
- UltraSonic Ultra Soap Moderate-Duty Cleaner
Which cleaning solution is right for your application?
Our UltraSonic Ultra Soap Multi-Purpose Cleaner provides a combination of cleaning power and recyclability, all in a safe, environmentally friendly formulation that works great for a variety of industrial, automotive, aerospace and medical parts. It’s available in 55-gallon, 5-gallon and 2.5-gallon sizes.
Our UltraSonic Ultra 1 Heavy-Duty Cleaner provides aggressive cleaning for the heaviest soils found in a wide range of industries. It’s available in 55-gallon, 5-gallon and 2.5-gallon sizes.
Our UltraSonic Ultra 2 Soap Moderate-Duty Cleaner provides thorough cleaning for moderately heavy soils found in a wide range of industries. It’s available in 55-gallon, 5-gallon and 2.5-gallon sizes.
Why “clean and green” cleaning solution over solvents?
Industrial solvents include a variety of commonly used chemicals, such as alcohol, mineral spirits, petroleum distillates, turpentine, benzene, toluene, xylene, perchloroethylene, trichloroethylene, methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), gasoline and kerosene. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there were perhaps only a dozen or so known and commonly used solvents during the early part of the 20th century. By 1981, there were approximately 350 solvents commonly in use in the U.S.
These solvents are hazardous for people and the environment. Managing the associated risks can be expensive and time consuming for businesses—they necessitate the purchase or rental of a solvent tank; the purchase and use of safety equipment; adaptation of your facility to ensure adequate ventilation; and costs associated with proper disposal.
When you compare these costs to the lower costs of ultrasonically cleaning parts with our environmentally friendly cleaning solutions, we think you’ll agree that ultrasonic cleaning clearly stands apart.
If you have questions about industrial parts cleaning methods or industrial parts cleaners – or if you would like information about ultrasonic cleaning for industrial applications and UltraSonic LLC industrial cleaning machines – fill out this contact form, and an UltraSonic LLC representative will be in touch shortly to discuss your requirement.