Cleaning Car Parts Down At the Garage, Ultrasonically
Posted by at December 26th

When it comes to keeping delicate and expensive car parts clean, the top mechanics in the best garages across the country know that nothing beats ultrasonic cleaning. Because other forms of cleaning are abrasive, often damaging equipment while attempting to clean it, automotive repair businesses turn to an ultrasonic cleansing process to remove dirt, grime, grease, paint, rust, glued on gaskets and other carbon build-up from driving.

A company like Branson ultrasonic cleaning gives mechanics a brilliant way to clean lightweight, delicate or intricate car parts without damaging them or exposing them to corrosive materials that can compromise performance. Plus, since ultrasonic cleaning doesn’t give parts a chance to “nest” together (thus reducing cleaning efficiency) each and every component that is meant to be cleaned, gets cleaned. 

How Ultrasonic Cleaning Works
Ultrasonic cleaning gets the job done by producing sound waves inside the cleansing liquid on both high-pressure and low-pressure fronts. The low-pressure fronts create bubbles and the high-pressure fronts cause their collapse. This constant creation and destruction of bubbles acts in the same way a jet stream would in a pressure washer, except inside of the liquid and much, much gentler. Think of it as a bubble bath that actually cleans you with bubbles. 

And just like with sound waves traveling through the air, the ultrasonic waves used in cleaning auto parts can be further manipulated by frequency, or pitch, and amplitude, or power. By adjusting the frequency, larger and smaller bubbles can be produced. Low frequency waves are used to produce larger bubbles while high frequency waves create smaller bubbles. The two work in tandem, the larger bubbles removing larger debris and the smaller bubbles removing tiny, hard to reach debris. The result is a cleaner, now more efficient auto part. 

As for the amplitude, or power; increasing the power in a Branson ultrasonic cleansing bath will act just like any other washing unit. It will clean deeper, penetrating into smaller crevices while removing larger, stuck-on particles. The only difference is with ultrasonic cleaning, the power created will not harm the car part. 

Ultrasonic Saves Money

A significant advantage to using ultrasonic cleaning processes in the garage is that they cut down on labor intensive procedures such as cleaning a carburetor. Typically, carburetors require about 30 minutes per unit with a single mechanic having to dip the parts in caustic soda and other abrasive solvents one at a time. But with ultrasonic methods, three carburetors can be batch-cleaned in half the time and for a fraction of the cost.