Do the Type of Material and Shape of an Ultrasonic Tank Have Any Significance in Ultrasonic Cleaning?
In choosing an ultrasonic cleaner, it is important to check the tank’s shape and the material it is made of. These two factors have an effect on the quality of cleaning that will be achieved.
Between the two factors, material is more important. The material of the tank affects how much ultrasonic energy passes through the tank and reaches the ultrasonic solution. When a large amount of ultrasonic energy is acting on the solution, the cleaning becomes more effective. Softer materials such as plastics do not allow a large amount of ultrasonic energy to pass through them. Most of the ultrasonic energy is absorbed by the material. To counteract the effect of soft materials, it is a must to increase ultrasonic power.
As for the tank’s shape, it affects the amount of reflected ultrasonic power. The ideal situation in ultrasonic cleaning is having as little amount of reflection as possible.