Cleaning Ceramic Tiles & Stone Tiles - Case Study

Customers Criteria: To remove concrete from tile so it can be reused.
Component: Floor tiles
Material: Stone, Ceramic
Contamination prior to cleaning: Concrete
Total number off: 1
Number off per run: 1

Ultrasonic Cleaner Cleaning Agent Temperature(s) Concentration
Kemet 12 Ultrasonic Cleaner Optical 30 65°C 40%
Kemet 12 Ultrasonic Cleaner Tap water 65°C 100%

Process for cleaning stone & ceramic floor tiles:

Each tile was processed individually for test purposes. The tile was placed in the ultrasonic wash tank for a cycle time of 10- 40 minutes depending on contamination. After, the tiles are placed in the rinse tank. This tank contains only tap water and will neutralise any of the cleaning agent (OPTICAL 30) and leftover debris on the tile. To speed up the process a sonic jet tank would be highly recommended. This tank option is lined with powerful jets that will significantly reduce cleaning time.

% Satisfactorily Cleaned: 100%.
Etched effect: None

Before cleaning floor tiles

Before cleaning ceramic tile

Before cleaning stone tile

After cleaning floor tiles

After cleaning ceramic tile

After cleaning stone tile

Customers Criteria: To remove lapping residue
Material: Silver coated ceramic
Contamination prior to cleaning: Lapping residue, silicon carbide
Total number off: 1
Number off per run: 1

Machine(s) used Cleaning Agent Temperature(s) Concentration
Kemet 12 Ultrasonic Cleaner Rodaclean Supra 70°C 8%
Kemet 12 Ultrasonic Cleaner De-ionised water 30°C 100%
Versa 120 dryer   65°C 5 minutes

Process for cleaning ceramic:

The first stage of the cleaning process is the ultrasonic wash tank using Rodaclean Supra for a cycle time of 4 minutes. Secondly is the rinse, the part is removed from the wash tank and placed into the rinse tank to ensure a thorough clean.

% Satisfactorily Cleaned: 100%.
Etched effect: None

Before cleaning ceramic

Before cleaning ceramic

After cleaning ceramic

After cleaning ceramic