How Ultrasonic Cleaning Tanks are Used in the Manufacturing Industry

If you’ve read our blogs before, you’ll know that ultrasonic cleaning technology is incredibly impressive and can deliver an effective and thorough clean like no other. Because of its unrivalled and effective clean, ultrasonic cleaners are used in a variety of industries, including the manufacturing industry.

Initial uses of ultrasonic technologies were used to clean small metal parts for items such as jewellery. However, now ultrasonic cleaners have expanded their applications and are used in a vast majority of industries, they provide excellent cleaning to even the most intricate and difficult items.

Industrial ultrasonic cleaners can clean anything from precision instruments to aerospace components. An industrial ultrasonic cleaner provides a premium clean to even the most obscure items, removing contaminants and other dirt from all items. Industrial environments require an effective cleaning machine to remove contaminants such as machine oil, metal shavings, polishing compounds and more.

Cleaning these items by hand is less effective and would likely incur more labour costs. No traditional washing method has the same ability to clean an item like an ultrasonic cleaner can.


How do ultrasonic cleaners work?

Ultrasonic cleaners work by using high-frequency sound waves to create cavitation bubbles in the cleaning solution. These bubbles implode and release a tremendous amount of energy that agitates the surface of the object being cleaned. This process is called cavitation, and it’s what gives ultrasonic cleaners their ability to clean so effectively. Once the cavitation bubble has popped, it agitates the surface, helping to remove any dirt or other contaminants.

For intricate or obscurely shaped items, the cavitation process is the most effective way of cleaning and removing contaminants from tiny crevices and surfaces, which is why ultrasonic cleaners are invaluable to the manufacturing industry.

The ability to quickly clean items to a premium level, without the use of harsh chemicals and solvents is incredibly beneficial, reducing the margin for human error, labour costs and risk of injury.


Who would benefit from an ultrasonic cleaner?

Any business that manufactures items that need to be kept clean or require a detailed cleaning would benefit from an ultrasonic cleaner. This includes businesses that manufacture:

Ultrasonic cleaners are also used to clean a variety of other objects and materials in the manufacturing industry, including:

  • Motor parts
  • Cylinder heads
  • Diesel Injectors
  • Gears
  • Bearings
  • Pumps
  • Valves

For more information about what can be cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaner, read our blog here.


Why an ultrasonic cleaner is so effective:

Speed – An ultrasonic cleaning cycle is relatively short and lasts between 5 and 30 minutes, depending on how many items, and how big the items are being cleaned.

Various functionality – Because there are various sizes and types of ultrasonic cleaners, you can clean a huge variety of items. The manufacturing industry is not the only industry that benefits from ultrasonic cleaning technology. Other industries such as the food and beverage industry, automotive industry, healthcare, and medical industry all use ultrasonic cleaners to clean a variety of items.

Cost-effective Not only are ultrasonic cleaners fast but they’re also cost-effective. The cleaning process is gentle on items so there’s no risk of damage, and because the cycle is short you don’t have to use as much cleaning solution.

Environment and safety – Manual cleaning in industrial environments usually uses acids and solvents that can cause skin irritation or rashes. Additionally, these types of cleaning solutions will require special disposal. If these steps are not dealt with correctly it can result in lost hours, worker compensation and possibly even injury. Using an ultrasonic cleaner negates some of the issues of human error and the potential for injury, as well as limiting the number of toxins or harmful solvents handled by staff.

Increased cleanliness – Industrial ultrasonic cleaning technology has the ability to clean on a microscopic level, being able to reach into even the most intricate spaces where traditional methods would not be able to reach. This helps to keep items cleaner for longer while also offering a more comprehensive clean.

Save on cleaning costs – In general, an ultrasonic cleaner is a one-time investment and will save businesses money in the long run as there is no need to keep buying and disposing of toxic cleaning solutions.

Protection and longevity – If using the correct settings, temperatures and solutions, you can help maintain your items and ensure their longevity through proper cleaning.


If you are considering purchasing an industrial ultrasonic cleaner for your manufacturing business, there are a huge variety of benefits, but primarily, you will not receive the same cleaning through any other cleaning method.

If you would like to test out an ultrasonic cleaner before committing to purchasing, we have options to hire or rent a machine before purchasing. Once your rental period is over you will have the option to purchase the machine for your business.

Finally, if you have any questions about our machines, the benefits they provide for your manufacturing business, or simply wish to know more, please get in touch. A member of the team will be happy to chat with you.