Ultrasonic Cleaning in Automotive Industry

Used auto engine parts are heavily contaminated with carbon deposits, oil residue, and hardened grease; they must be cleaned before they can be installed in re-built engines or used in classic or repaired cars. Traditional cleaning methods rely on soaking in chemicals or solvents, pressure washing for surface dirt, and manual scrubbing for hard-to-reach places. Ultrasonic cleaning does not require acidic chemicals and delivers consistent and effective removal of contaminants without needing manual cleaning for spots that previous cleaning steps might have missed.

Since ultrasonic systems clean safely and completely without damaging the underlying surfaces, ultrasonic cleaners can lower operating costs, provide parts that are cleaner than with traditional methods and reduce workplace accidents. When used with mild alkaline detergents and a heated cleaning solution, automotive ultrasonic cleaning systems work quickly to remove the heat-softened deposits. Ultrasonic cleaning of automotive parts is an attractive alternative to conventional cleaning methods and requires less labour for improved results.

Ultrasonic cleaners in the automotive industry use industrial strength cleaning action to:

  • Clean carbon deposits from engine parts and carburetors
  • Removes stubborn grease, oil, paint, lubricants, rust, and dirt
  • Safely clean any aluminium parts
  • Penetrate and thoroughly clean small apertures, small holes, and crevices
  • Clean sensitive parts including plastic and wiring without damage

Ultrasonic Cleaners Improves Cleaning Performance for All Kinds of Metal Parts

Automotive engine components and other metal parts present diverse degrees of difficulty when it comes to cleaning them before installation. Used parts can have surfaces caked with hard deposits while new parts can be contaminated with shop dirt or manufacturing residue. Certain parts, such as rotors or brake pads, don’t have to be completely clean but others, such as automatic transmission gears and bearings, need to be free of dirt that may cause eventual failure.

For automotive cleaning applications, Supersonics can analyse the application and can make specific recommendations based on the material, part, and nature of the contamination. We determine the best frequency and power to use and the special features that will optimise cleaning performance. Customers using Supersonics ultrasonic cleaning equipment receive the system that they need and can be sure that it will meet the cleaning requirements for their application.

Benefits of Supersonic’s Automotive Ultrasonic Cleaners

Supersonics works closely with automotive manufacturers and restoration businesses to supply ultrasonic cleaners that meet their special needs. Supersonics offers complete systems with appropriately sized tanks, heating capability, and automatic features. Supersonics can help with identifying mild solvents and detergents that clean specific contamination as well as customised systems for the customer’s automotive application.

Ultrasonic cleaning systems from Supersonics reduce cleaning times and improve installed part performance. The cleaning process itself takes less time than conventional cleaning methods and additional time is saved through the elimination of manual scrubbing and soaking. Costs are reduced substantially because labour costs are reduced and the expense of chemicals is eliminated. Parts are cleaner prior to installation, which leads to lower part failure rates. Through the elimination of chemicals, workplace safety is increased and overall operating costs are lowered. Supersonics' automotive ultrasonic cleaners can help facilities manufacture, refurbish, repair, or use engine parts to increase profitability and improve performance. Contact Supersonics for a free consultation on selecting the right ultrasonic cleaning system for your application.

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