Ultrasonic cleaning is a thorough, fast and safe way of cleaning small and difficult to clean parts, and if you’ve got a shed load of bits that need some TLC then this new ultrasonic cleaner from Laser Tools might be just the thing.
The cleaner uses high frequency sound waves to create millions of tiny bubbles in the liquid solution. These bubbles expand and collapse rapidly, the energy released creating an intense scrubbing action which is equally as effective on unseen small crevices and blind holes as on visible surfaces, for example venturi inside carburettors. The dirt is loosened and removed from any surface that the liquid touches. This action is apparently referred to as ‘acoustic cavitation’ and “occurs thousands of time per second to quickly produce clean parts”.
The ultrasonic cleaner will work with ordinary distilled water as the cleaning medium but the company recommends its own Cleaning Fluid (part number 6289), which will aid the removal of stubborn dirt or soiling and even tarnish, rust and carbon from most metals. Its 13 litre fluid tank capacity enables the cleaning of a good range of automotive parts too.
Suitable for the professional workshop, the Laser Tools Ultrasonic Cleaner isn’t cheap at £1005.84 inc VAT (£838.20 exc VAT), but if it’s what you need then why not? More details from www.lasertools.co.uk