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The mechanism of ultrasonic cleaning is "cavitation" - which is a by-product of transmitting high frequency sound waves into a liquid medium. Alternating phases of rarefaction and compression during sound wave transmission into a liquid produce and collapse millions of microscopic vacuum cavities each second. The collapse or implosion of these cavities cause high powered microjets of liquid to be propelled throughout the bath removing even the most tenacious particles upon impact.

The rate at which these cavities form and implode, as well as the intensity of the implosions are proportional to the frequency that is being transmitted. During the rarefaction or minimal pressure phase of sound wave transmission the liquid is stretched beyond its tensile strength whereby millions of microscopic vacuum cavities form. These cavities grow and build to tremendous temperatures and pressures - then upon the compression phase of the sound transmission the cavities are compressed beyond their elastic threshold until they collapse or implode. The implosions radiate shock waves that drive the liquid violently creating microjets of effluent to blast throughout the bath.

Not only does ultrasonic cleaning provide a mechanism to blast away the most tenacious soils even when hidden in the smallest crevices, but it also improves the chemical efficiency of cleaning solutions. The most obvious enhancement of chemical efficiency that acoustic cavitation provides is by violently propelling the solution to all surfaces of a part causing soils to dislodge upon impact. Acoustic cavitation also accelerates the rate at which soils dissolve by intimately mixing the cleaning solution with the contaminants and attacking the molecular cement by which soils attach themselves to a parts surface. The microjet effect from acoustic cavitation prevents the formation of a neutral film on parts which is common with other types of cleaning processes, and impedes cleaning results. Acoustic cavitation also raises the temperature of the liquid which increases the rate of chemical activity of the cleaning solution.

The key factor in cleaning effectiveness of an ultrasonic system is cavitation. The greater the cavitation intensity of the liquid - the better the cleaning results will be. We invite you to compare the cavitation intensity of our ultrasonic cleaners with the competitions, and you'll see why we say our systems produce "hypercavitation."