If you are running an automotive business or any business, for that matter, you know very well that time is precious. If your business is in high demand and you need to perform a lot of tasks in a limited time, you need to be precise with your task allotment and you also need to be able to maximise your time and spend it wisely. But if your employees and personnel have to spend a lot of time cleaning various parts and components, this can take away their skills from other, more critical duties and responsibilities. This is where the advantages and benefits of ultrasonic cleaning come in.
Ultrasonic cleaning has actually been used in the automotive sector for over three decades, and today, more business enterprises – even small- and medium-sized automotive businesses – are seeing the advantage of ultrasonic cleaning simply because more companies are offering the service and ultrasonic cleaners are more varied in size and capacity as well. If you’re thinking of making use of ultrasonic cleaning for your automotive business but would like to learn how you can truly benefit from it, here’s what you should know.
How the process works
The ultrasonic cleaning process makes use of high-frequency sound waves, and these sound waves can produce bubbles in a soapy water bath. A process referred to as cavitation occurs once the water in the tank is boiled using a cold process. Water molecules can essentially be broken down when they are moved with high-frequency sound waves, and with ultrasonic cleaning, a transducer is used to produce vibrations up to 40,0000 times a second. The vibrating motion creates water bubbles that pass over a part’s surface, leaving behind a cavity or void. The surrounding molecules of water will then rush in so that they can fill the cavity or void, and once they reach the void’s centre, they collide with a lot of force and the shock waves produced by the collapsing bubbles result in the process called ‘cavitation’, which is strong enough to wear away even materials like metal.
The benefits to your automotive business
- With ultrasonic cleaning services, the various components and parts you have and use can be thoroughly and safely cleaned. We all know that there are many vehicles, for instance, which can have deep grooves and crevices where dirt can accumulate and gather, and too much of this dirt can damage any engine or part. But ultrasonic cleaning can clean areas that are difficult to reach, aside from cleaning an exposed surface. The process can also effectively remove not just dirt and oil but also varnish, carbon, and O-rings, among others, and any plastic or seals in the parts or components can be left in their place, which brings additional savings in labour.
- With the service, you can also benefit from the increased productivity of your workforce. Instead of having to take their time cleaning various components, they can simply work on another task which is more important. Instead of having to clean a carburettor, for example, a technician can perform another activity, which saves you time and labour costs. With ultrasonic cleaning, different parts can also be thrown into the tank, so rather than just being able to clean one carburettor at a time, more carburettors can be cleaned, which further contributes to your workers’ efficiency and productivity.