Safely and Effectively Clean Intricate and Delicate Parts
Ultrasonic cleaning uses cavitation bubbles induced by high frequency sound waves to agitate a cleaning solution. The agitation produces high forces on contaminants adhering to materials such as metals, plastics, glass, rubber, and ceramics. The cleaning action penetrates blind holes, cracks, and fine passageways. Ultrasonic cleaning can thoroughly remove all traces of contamination, even if it is tightly adhered to surfaces.
Ultrasonic cleaning can be used for a wide range of workpiece shapes, sizes and materials, and (unlike vapor honing) generally does not require extensive disassembly prior to cleaning. Therefore, it's a good choice for cleaning motorcycle and small engine carburetors. It's especially good for multiple carb assemblies such as those found on four and six-cylinder models, because the carbs don't have to be separated from each other.
What Can Be Cleaned Ultrasonically?
Ultrasonic cleaners are used to clean many different types of objects, including carburetors, pocket knives, lenses and other optical parts, watch and clock movements, tools, coins, fountain pens, fishing reels, firearm components, fuel injectors, musical instruments, industrial parts and some electrical and electronic equipment.
If you're wondering whether your item is a good candidate for this method, contact us to discuss!
What Cleaning Solution Do You Use?
At Jim's Workshop we generally use a water-based cleaning solution that is safe to the touch and won't harm hard, non-absorbent materials. It removes all traces of oils and other contaminants and won't corrode the underlying metal. We treat ferrous parts with a rust inhibitor after rinsing the cleaning solution from the part to prevent flash rusting.
Although the water-based solution works for most items, If your parts are small, we can use other solvents as appropriate. Contact us for specific details.
What Are Your Size Limitations?
We can handle any part that fits (or can be disassembled into components which fit) in our cleaner. Our cleaning basket is 17"L x 9"W x 5"D. Parts which exceed 5"D will stick out of the cleaning solution, but may still be cleaned using multiple steps (i.e. turning the part over to reach the portion sticking above the solution in the first pass).