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What is a CLING-ON? 

CLING-ONS are oil, grease, dirt, bio-debris, bacteria, etc. that can impede use, cause infection, or ruin the beauty of parts, surgical instruments, jewelry, food and beverages, and more.

Can my very old ultrasonic be repaired?
In most cases older ultrasonic cleaners can be repaired/rebuilt. Our process is to completely disassemble the ultrasonic cleaning systems and rebuild them to current product specifications and provide a one year warranty.

Are enzymatic cleaning solutions better?
The use of enzyme solutions to clean is limited to soak-rinse applications because the implosions, created at the microscopic level as a result of high frequency cavitation, denature the enzyme deeming it incapable of breaking down any substrate.

What kind of cleaning solution should I be using?
Since cavitation is doing the cleaning – the mechanical power yielded as a result of sonication within the bath by the passing sound waves creating tiny bubbles that implode with such a force that micro-jets result blasting into the objects at the microscopic level to overcome the cohesion and adhesion forces of contaminants, and destroying microorganism membranes. Soap solutions act as a surfactant speeding up the cleaning process by aiding in the removal of debris that has been removed due to cavitation. We suggest that eco-friendly solutions be used in moderation with our sonication cleaning vessels in order to insure optimum results and environmental safety. Not only will this use of eco-friendly solutions in moderation aid in becoming a greener operation, but it will also save you money. Sonix 4 Eco4 solutions are green and made with organic citrus – the citrus oils work like chemicals do in most solutions to aid in debris removal.

How long should I operate my ultrasonic cleaner?
Cleaning cycle times can vary depending upon the contaminant being removed; however, ten minutes is a good rule of thumb to use. Operating the ultrasonic cleaner for excessive periods can result in increased and unnecessary tank erosion.

What is 4i Technology?
4i Technology is a patent pending system developed by Sonix 4 that incorporates a quantitative testing process and provides a visual signal to operators that the ultrasonic unit is working at its full potential. Every ultrasonic machine is inspected with three tests before leaving the factory. The visual test, LED lights that indicates that both the power and the frequency are running at factory specifications. A sonochemical test that verifies that the cavitational energy of the unit is sufficient enough to create a chemical reaction in the solution. And, the foil test that is conducted as a standard to which the end user will continue to analyze the efficiency of the ultrasonic cleaning vessel. With 4i Technology each Sonix 4 ultrasonic cleaner is in essence equipped with a sonochemical analyst that informs users that the system is operating at full factory specifications.

What is cavitational erosion?
Cavitation describes the process of violent bubble collapse, or implosion, resulting from pressure differentials surrounding a vapor cavity in a liquid medium. The forces created at time of the bubble implosion are responsible for the cleaning action that ultrasonic cleaning is known. These forces include the water jet which can referred to as a water hammer that creates stress on stainless steel walls and radiating surface of the tank. The process of erosion as a result of cavitation has been described in a two-step process. The first step in the process is brittle fracture – once brittle fracture occurs a second and faster acting ductile fracturing process is able to take place. The fracturing processes act in unison to create erosion on the ultrasonic tank and transducer bond. When the ultrasonic machine is run with insufficient water level, harmful solutions, too heavy a load capacity, or for too long of a time, cavitation erosion is amplified and the effects of damage will be noticed in increasingly shorter amounts of time. To extend the life of the ultrasonic product it is important to consider all of the factors contributing to the powerful mechanism of cavitation and the inevitable erosion.