Reviving Non-Ferrous Metals: An Effective Solution
Non-ferrous metals, such as copper, aluminium, and brass, are widely used in various industries for their desirable properties, such as low weight, higher conductivity, non-magnetic properties, or resistance to corrosion. However, over time, these components may become dull, oxidised, or collect dirt and oils, leading to reduced efficiency and performance. Instead of replacing these expensive components, Kemet International offers a solution using ultrasonic cleaning with specially formulated chemicals to bring them back to excellent condition ready for use.
Ultrasonic cleaning is a process that uses high-frequency sound waves to create cavitation bubbles in a liquid solution, which in turn, dislodges and removes contaminants from the surface of the components being cleaned. This method is particularly effective for non-ferrous metals, which can be more delicate and prone to damage if subjected to harsher cleaning methods.
Kemet International offers a comprehensive range of aqueous-based cleaning solutions, which are specially formulated to be safe and effective for non-ferrous metals. These cleaning solutions can be tailored to the specific needs of each application, ensuring that the process is both cost-effective and produces excellent repeatable results.
To accommodate larger non-ferrous cleaning applications, Kemet International also offers the Corus range of Ultrasonic cleaning systems. These systems have been carefully designed to accommodate the most common component sizes for each unit class based on Euro pallet standards. With Genius generator technology, the optimum cleaning conditions are maintained regardless of contamination level, or amount of parts being cleaned in a single batch. This ensures that the cleaning process is consistent and efficient, regardless of the size of the job.
The modular design of the Corus range of Ultrasonic cleaning systems enables modules to be placed next to each other to form a washing line containing washing and rinsing stations. The systems can be further complemented with storage tanks, filtration, ergo stations for drying and inspection, and chain hoists for lifting. This flexibility allows for customisation of the cleaning process to meet the specific needs of each application, ensuring that the components are cleaned thoroughly and efficiently.
In addition to stand-alone ultrasonic cleaning machines, Kemet International also offers bespoke, multi-tank cleaning systems, complemented by a range of more than three hundred aqueous cleaning fluids. This ensures that there is a solution available for every non-ferrous metal cleaning application, no matter how complex or challenging.
Kemet International has carried out various trials across a wide range of different industries, putting non-ferrous components back into production. These trials have demonstrated the effectiveness of ultrasonic cleaning with specially formulated chemicals, and the flexibility and customisation options available with the Corus range of Ultrasonic cleaning systems. With these solutions, companies can extend the lifespan of their non-ferrous metal components, reducing the need for costly replacements and ensuring that their equipment operates at peak performance.