What is an ultrasonic cleaner?

What is an ultrasonic cleaner?

Ultrasonic cleaners use ultrasonic (the same wave that produces ultrasound images) frequencies and cleaning solvents to clean dental and laboratory equipment, jewelry and industrial products. In the 1950s the first professional ultrasonic cleaners was introduced to the market. Two decades later, commercial ultrasonic cleaners were used in the home.


The LifeBasis Ultrasonic Cleaner utilizes the high frequency of ultrasound to create movement in liquids that removes contaminants from the surface of the device.


The ultrasonic cleaner uses cavitation to clean the surface of the object by bubbles generated by the sound waves in the tank. The foam acts as a sponge that wipes dirt, blood and other contaminants on these items for subsequent disinfection.


Choose the correct cleaning solvent

The cleaning solvents used in ultrasonic cleaners can be as simple as water or as complex as chemicals depending on the application. These cleaners remove various contaminants, including oils, bacteria, fingerprints, molds, blood and soil, and are used in many industries. They are the most commonly used by dentists to prepare their dental instruments prior to sterilization.

When choosing the right cleaning solvent, you need to consider cleaning items and metal washers in the ultrasonic washer to keep the instrument in place.

Disinfectants should not be used on your ultrasonic cleaner because these machines are not sanitized or disinfected, so disinfectants may be too harsh. The pH and acidity of the solution require replenishment of the instrument to avoid discoloration or mineral deposits. Many dental offices use neutral and alkaline solutions because they do not damage the machine or the equipment it contains.

In recent years, ultrasonic cleaning fluid used in the enzyme and anti-rust agent increased. These enzyme cleaners break down bio-organic materials that would otherwise be difficult to remove.


Care about your ultrasonic cleaner

When they become turbid and full of particles, be sure to remove the ultrasonic cleaning fluid. Be sure to remove and replace these solutions with gloves to avoid contamination and skin irritation.

Use detergents like Comet to periodically clean the tank, but do not use line cleaners or cleaning pads that leave scratches in the stainless steel. These scratches can hinder bacteria and other harmful substances in the machine, thereby reducing the machine's cleaning ability.

Ultrasonic cleaners are environmentally friendly for many applications, time and energy efficient and flexible. LifeBasis has many different types of ultrasonic cleaners and accessories from the manufacturers of ultrasonic cleaners

Contact us today for more information on our ultrasonic cleaners or to order!

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