Ultrasonic Cleaning Titanium - Case Study
Contamination prior to cleaning: Light oils and fingerprints
|Ultrasonic Cleaner||Cleaning Agent||Temperature(s)||Concentration|
|Kemet 30 benchtop cleaner||Galvex 20.02||65°C||3%|
|2. Versa Genius+ 120 air bubble agitation Rinse tank||Tap water||20°C||100%|
|Versa Genius+ 120 hot air dryer||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Note: All stages were allowed to reach the required temperature and degas before cleaning.
Process for cleaning Titanium:
Stage 1- Galvex 20.02 : The tank was filled with tap water and then diluted with a 3% concentration of Galvex 20.02 cleaning detergent. The tank was allowed to degas and reach the required temperature before cleaning. GALVEX 20.02 is a lightly alkaline liquid, used for the removal of polishing compounds in ultrasonic or soaking processes. It is compatible with all metals except carbides and contains no harmful components. One part was cleaned in the Galvex 20.02 for a 5-minute cycle, followed by a 2-minute tap water.
Stage 2 – Tap water rinse: Next, the part was rinsed in tap water for 2 minutes to remove all detergent residue. The auto-purge feature was used during the cycle, this floods the tank with fresh tap water and any residue carried over and maintains high water quality. Air bubble agitation was used; this is a controllable jacuzzi effect, rinsing from the base of the tank, this ensures optimal rinsing and residue removal.
Stage 3 – Dry : Lastly, the part was dried at 70°C for 10 minutes in a Versa genius+ hot air dryer. The rest of the parts were cleaned in one batch following the above process.