How to Use an Ultrasonic Cleaner

Ultrasonic cleaners are used to precision clean various components across different industries, from dental and medical to automotive. They are a safer and more effective method of cleaning instruments than other harsh chemicals, as they work by transmitting high-frequency sound waves through a transducer to give components an intense clean. This means they can remove contamination and residue without causing damage to the product being cleaned.

The ultrasonic cleaners can be used within various sectors, spanning from aerospace to the medical field, so it’s important to understand how they should be used to maximise their effectiveness. Below, we have highlighted the steps to take when using the ultrasonic cleaner.

Step 1

Fill the tank

The first step is to fill the ultrasonic cleaner tank with the chosen cleaning solution and make sure that you don’t exceed the maximum liquid capacity.
Step 2

Turn on the cleaner

Next, turn on the cleaner and let it run without any of the components you want to be sterilised for 5-10 minutes, so that the solution gets mixed well.
Step 3

Put your items in the tank

Place your components into the tank and remember not to put too many items in at once. For example, too many sharp components and delicate items such as jewellery in the tank may rub and scratch each other.
Step 4

Run the device

Let the device run for as long as required, until your components are properly cleaned. This can vary from 1 minute to an hour.
Step 5

Rinse off your components

After your instruments have been cleaned, gently rinse them with water to get rid of excess detergent and dry them with a soft cloth.

How we can help

We have a range of ultrasonic cleaning machines that can be used to clean all different types of components. Our machines are extremely long lasting since they are made from fabricated 316L stainless steel.

We have various sized machines to suit your needs, from small benchtop 1.5L cleaning units to larger 200L industrial units and multi-stage cleaners. If you need a custom-built cleaner or optional extras such as filtration, oil skimmers and custom-made baskets, we can produce a custom ultrasonic cleaner to suit your needs.

Want to purchase an ultrasonic cleaning unit?

We have over 40 years’ experience, and over the years, we have built a great culture of service, teamwork and innovation. Our cleaning systems are like no other – they are environmentally friendly, efficient and very effective for cleaning a wide range of components. Our machines are safe and are a very effective alternative to using harsh chemicals which could damage your equipment.

Contact us today, so we can provide you with a life-changing machine that will make the cleaning process of your businesses’ components more efficient. Call us on 01527 831678 or send an email to