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Aqueous Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems

Crest combines world-class equipment manufacturing with eco-friendly, non-caustic, and often reusable cleaning solutions.

Crest Ultrasonics aqueous ultrasonic cleaning systems use high-frequency sound waves created by immersible transducers or push-pull transducers to agitate water-based bio-friendly detergents within a tank.

This agitation creates micro-bubbles that implode at high force and high heat, removing grease, dirt, paint, coatings, powder residues, and other contaminants from manufactured parts, both on production lines and in the field. While water-based, this cleaning method allows the effective clean-up of highly complex part geometries – reaching holes, blind corners, cracks, and recesses – without harming the part surface.

While incredibly powerful, this process (called “cavitation”) is gentle to the submerged parts, with the liquid environment quickly cooling the generated heat.

Manufacturers and businesses often prefer to use aqueous ultrasonic cleaning systems because they are more environmentally friendly and employee-safe when compared with solvents. Comparisons continue with aqueous baths being less regulated, more affordable, and easier to recycle or dispose of properly.

Our ultrasonic cleaning systems are far more effective than hand-washing, soaking, or spraying, allowing for combined parts cleaning for even greater efficiency. Combined with Chem-Crest® detergents, virtually any industrial cleaning operation can save considerable time and money.

Aqueous ultrasonic cleaning requires more than just water

Although aqueous cleaning uses water as its primary liquid, you will need to support it with cleaners such as surfactants, detergents, emulsifiers, inhibitors, antifoaming agents, defluxers, or PH buffers.

To remove surface contaminants such as scale, rust, and metal oxides, you will want to add acidic compounds to the water. You will need an alkaline solution to remove salts, oxides, soils, metal shavings, and grease.

You can always consult with our Chem-Crest® chemical engineers to determine which aqueous cleaning combination is best for you. For general guidance, see our ultrasonic cleaning applications used for various industries.

Please take a look at our current line of aqueous ultrasonic cleaning systems below.

Also see our line of accessories, including the Rigibot Automation System, Rotumbler Rotating Basket, and Closed Loop Water System.

Ultrasonic Digital Sink (UDS)

A convenient modular design includes both wash and rinse, providing easy multi-tank precision process cleaning in a workhorse two-stage unit. Additional UDS units can be added to meet the new process requirements.

Digital Modular Series (DMS)

For higher throughput and larger components that can’t be handled manually. Standard plug-and-play options include filtration, frequencies, automatic fill/drain, conductivity, and much more. Our DMS system is expandable, versatile, and modular.

Optimum Console

With a compact, space-saving design and rugged, stainless steel tubular frame, it offers the convenience of an all-in-one, wash-rinse-dry design with a single-point facility connection for easy installation. Standard, automated, and custom.

Optimum Console Junior

Used for manually operated processes, this four-station ultrasonic cleaning system (wash/rinse/rinse/dry) cleans a wide variety of metal, plastic, and glass components, as well as composites.

Vacuum Dryer

Crest Ultrasonics vacuum drying systems are a proven effective method for drying parts that trap water because of complex geometries or absorb water onto the surface. This system is typically used in an in-line, batch configuration.

Industrial Tanks & Generators

Our tanks offer the ideal ultrasonic bath environment for precision cleaning, with plug-and-play transducerized applications. Our industrial-strength generators (sold separately) provide all the power you will need.

All-purpose Parts Cleaner

Engineered with high-intensity ultrasonic power that goes beyond industry standards, our parts washers’ pull-through bag filtration and specially designed pump recirculation eliminate the loss of ultrasonic activity and cavitation while processing.

Powersonic Benchtops

Cleans like no other benchtop ultrasonic cleaner with ceramically enhanced transducers and overlapping ultrasonic waves. You can order your preferred Powersonic tank size, voltage, and accessories online right now!

Ultrasonic Gun Cleaning Equipment

Quickly clean and lubricate field stripped firearms, restoring the parts to factory new cleanliness with a 90% reduction in hand labor. TrueSweep power for faster cleaning times. Uses a safe, less aggressive non-hazardous cleaning solution.

SCBA Mask Cleaning Equipment

The ultrasonic driver heads mounted at both ends of the resonator rod induce longitudinal pulses in the resonator at the attachment points. Even with increasing resonator lengths, the longitudinal pulses guarantee a homogenous sonic field.

Immersible Transducers

Constructed of cavitation resistant, bright annealed 316L stainless steel with robotically welded seams to ensure a long life. Design these units into your new ultrasonic systems or retrofit them into existing systems.

Push-Pull Piezo Transducers

The ultrasonic driver heads mounted at both ends of the resonator rod induce longitudinal pulses in the resonator at the attachment points. Even with increasing resonator lengths, the longitudinal pulses guarantee a homogenous sonic field.

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