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Let's Compare Ultrasonic Cleaning to Other Cleaning Methods

And See Why Crest Ultrasonics Should Be Your Ultrasonic Cleaning Equipment Manufacturer

When it comes to cleaning parts surfaces, manufacturers and consumers have many options. Let’s take a look at the most common options, and compare them with ultrasonic cleaning:

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Air blow-off — Uses high pressure air outtake to push away particles

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Vacuuming — Uses high pressure air intake to pull in particles

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Non-sonic Immersion — Uses air injection, submerged jets, agitation, or undulation to remove/dissolve contaminants from/on surfaces

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Spraying — Uses kinetic energy of propelled liquid droplets to remove particles

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Brushing/Wiping — Uses mechanical action to remove various particles

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CO2 "Snow Cleaning" — Uses controlled expansion of liquid or gaseous carbon dioxide

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Ultrasonic Cleaning — Uses transducers immersed in various solvents to create imploding bubbles that lift surface contaminants

Higher cleanliness levels are in higher demand today

Rapid advancements in various current technologies and a constant drive to miniaturize components have created a need for higher cleanliness levels.

Contamination in the level of monolayers can drastically alter surface properties such as wettability, adhesion, optical or electrical characteristics. Particles in the range of few microns down to submicron levels, trace contaminants such as nonvolatile residues (NVR) in the range of micrograms/cm2 and pictogram/cm2, ionics in the same range or traces of corrosion have become part of the daily concerns of the manufacturing engineers in major industries such as semiconductors, automotive, disk drive, optics, ophthalmic, glass, medical, aerospace, pharmaceuticals and tool coatings, among others.

The specifications on trace contaminants and particle sizes are being tightened periodically to reflect the new technology trends. Every industry has its own set of cleanliness specifications and the focus differs. For example, while NVR has not been an automotive industry issue until now, it has been crucial for the semiconductor and the disk drive industries for years. Trace contaminants are not acceptable in the carbide, optics and ophthalmic industries, as they may cause adhesion failures in a multi-coating process that follows cleaning.

For obvious reasons, absolutely clean surfaces are an extremely critical requirement in cleaning medical devices. Concern about particles has become a common denominator among all industries.

It's no wonder that more industries are demanding Crest Ultrasonics precision cleaning equipment and solutions

Crest Ultrasonics is a leading provider of precision cleaning equipment. We partner with companies around the world to develop innovative cleaning systems, products, and solutions.

Our advanced ultrasonic cleaning equipment is known for its quality, long-lasting performance, and precision cleaning results. Industry leaders depend upon our aqueous and solvent systems for their cleaning applications — including medical, automotive, aerospace, electronics, optical, cosmetics, and many more.

You can also depend upon our technologies and wet-process expertise to solve your light or heavy-duty cleaning demands. Our sales, service, and engineering teams can support your planning, design, testing, startup, and on-going requirements for virtually any cleaning need.

We are committed to providing you with the best-in-class products, service, and precision cleaning solutions — any customer, in any industry, anywhere in the world.