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Ultrasonic Cleaning Machines for Medical Offices – Save Time and Money Over Hand Washing

Medical instruments, equipment and tools come in all shapes and sizes. Yet, one fact remains true across all medical office settings: It is absolutely crucial that patient-facing and other instruments, equipment and tools be clean and sterile before they come in contact with patients.

This is important on two fronts. When medical items are clean, they function properly and prevent contamination from germs and bacteria. Conversely, dirty, corroded and unsanitary medical items not only impact functionality and durability, they can put lives at risk too—all while costing your medical practice valuable time, effort and dollars.

At UltraSonic LLC, we interact daily with medical office personnel across the U.S., and we find that far too many medical offices still rely on dirty, time-consuming hand washing to clean medical instruments, equipment and tools.

Thankfully, more and more medical practices are embracing a time-tested and optimally effective solution—ultrasonic cleaning.

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 item.

The versatility of ultrasonic cleaning machines makes them an ideal choice for medical offices of all sizes and scopes.

Cleaning Medical Office Instruments, Equipment and Tools – Why Ultrasonic Cleaning Over Hand Washing?

When it comes to hand washing, the term is self-explanatory—and the costs are substantial on several fronts:

  • Hand washing is labor-intensive; it physically taxes medical office workers who are charged with manually cleaning instruments, equipment and tools.
  • It is time-intensive; it takes time that could be spent on other process tasks, including patient care and medical office administration.
  • It is expensive; equipment costs may be minimal, but labor costs associated with manual cleaning medical items add up quickly.
  • It’s not a consistent solution; some items may end up very clean, while others may be extremely dirty, and hand washing alone simply isn’t enough to adequately clean them.

Ultrasonic Cleaners for Medical Offices from UltraSonic LLC

Ultrasonic cleaning machines from UltraSonic LLC are robust machines that clean medical office equipment, parts and instruments at a fraction of the time and cost of hand washing. Moreover, our specially formulated RTU medical cleaning solution is pre-mixed with enzymes to ensure thorough cleaning as part of a rigorous hygienic process.

Whether you prefer the high functionality of digital control machines like our Ultra 1300 or easy-to-use manual control machines like our Ultra 1000M and Ultra1300M, tabletop cleaning machines from UltraSonic LLC will save you time and money, deliver significant ROI, help ensure functionality and durability and maintain sanitary quality levels your patients expect.

Finally, a word about sales and service. A medical ultrasonic cleaner is only as good as the sales and service capabilities of the people who stand behind it. At UltraSonic LLC, we offer highly personalized service, and we stand behind our products 100 percent. If you ever have a problem or a question, troubleshooting is a phone call away, and you’ll never have to navigate a menu of automated attendant options on the phone. If we can’t resolve a problem with a tank or a part through personalized troubleshooting, we’ll fix it or replace it with little or no disruption to your operation.

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Contact UltraSonic LLC

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