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Firearms Owners, Ranges: Ultrasonic Parts Washers Save Time and Money

Whether it’s gun shops that sell and service firearms, firearms manufacturers of all sizes or individual owners who lovingly clean their prized guns, one thing is certain: Clean parts are absolutely essential. From pistol frames and rifle barrels to trigger assemblies, slides, upper and lower receivers, brass parts and more, clean gun parts help ensure reliable operation and longevity.

Traditionally, the task of keeping firearms components and parts clean meant hand washing—a dirty, difficult and time-consuming prospect. That has applied on all levels—whether you’re at home cleaning your gun barrel and gun assemblies, keeping brass shells clean during and after reloading, keeping barrels and parts clean in a gun store or maintaining cleanliness for gun products and manufacturing assemblies in a large-scale operation.

Thankfully, there is a better way to keep guns, gun parts and gun manufacturing equipment precision clean—ultrasonic cleaning for guns and firearms.

What Is Ultrasonic Cleaning?

A basic ultrasonic cleaner is a cleaning device that uses ultrasound (usually from 20-400 KHZ) and an appropriate cleaning solution to clean items. The ultrasound can be used with just water, but use of an ultrasonic soap appropriate for the item to be cleaned and the soiling enhances the effect. Cleaning normally lasts between three and six minutes.

Ultrasonic cleaners can be used for a wide variety of applications, including plastic parts, bearings, bolts, rubber parts, internal parts, plastic injection molds, transmission parts and final cleaning of all engine parts prior to assembly.

Ultrasonic cleaning can clean contaminants that include dust, dirt, oil, pigments, rust, grease, algae, fungus, bacteria, lime scale, polishing compounds, flux agents, fingerprints, soot wax and mold release agents and biological soil.

How Ultrasonic Cleaning Works

Within an ultrasonic cleaning tank, ultrasonic cleaning uses cavitation bubbles induced by high-frequency pressure (sound) waves to agitate a liquid. The agitation produces high forces on contaminants adhering to substrates like metals, plastics, glass, rubber and ceramics. This action also penetrates blind holes, cracks and recesses. The intention is to thoroughly remove all traces of contamination tightly adhering or embedded onto solid surfaces. Water or solvents can be used, depending on the type of contamination and the part.

The versatility of ultrasonic cleaning machines makes them an ideal choice for guns, gun parts and assemblies and gun-related manufacturing parts and assemblies.

Why Ultrasonic Cleaning For Guns and Firearms Over Hand Washing?

When it comes to hand washing, the name says it all—and the costs are substantial on several fronts:

  • Hand washing is labor-intensive; it physically taxes gun owners, gun store owners and employees and manufacturing employees who are charged with manually cleaning parts.
  • It is time-intensive; it takes time that could be spent on numerous other activities.
  • It is expensive; equipment costs may be minimal, but labor costs associated with manual cleaning add up quickly.
  • It’s not a consistent solution; some parts may end up very clean, while other parts may be extremely dirty, and hand washing alone simply isn’t enough to adequately clean them.

Ultrasonic Parts Cleaners for Guns, Gun Shops and Gun Manufacturers from UltraSonic LLC

Ultrasonic cleaning machines from UltraSonic LLC are robust and dependable machines that clean guns/firearms and firearms parts at a fraction of the time and cost of hand washing. Additionally, our ultrasonic cleaning machines clean brass shells much faster and more efficiently during and after reloading—and they make the brass look significantly better as well. Our specially formulated Ultrasonic Ultra 3 firearms/gun cleaner solution also helps ensure thorough cleaning every time.

Whether you prefer digital and manual tabletop ultrasonic cleaning machines for smaller gun parts and firearms like pistols, or mobile ultrasonic machines and lift table ultrasonic machines for rifle barrels, firearms production parts and large-scale cleaning, gun barrel and gun parts cleaning machines from UltraSonic LLC will save you time and money, deliver significant ROI and help ensure efficient and profitable operations for years to come.

Check out our options and machine specs below:

Tabletop Machines:

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Mobile Machines:

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Lift Table Machines:

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Recommended Ultrasonic Cleaning Solutions for Guns, Firearms Equipment and Parts:

* Note: Copper and brass additive can be pre-mixed by UltraSonic LLC upon request.

Contact UltraSonic LLC

If you have questions about gun equipment cleaning methods or guns/firearms parts cleaners – or if you would like information about ultrasonic cleaning for guns and gun shop applications and UltraSonic LLC gun cleaning machines – fill out this contact form and an UltraSonic LLC representative will be in touch shortly to discuss your requirement.