ULTRASONIC APPLICATIONS

Guyson manufactures Kerry ultrasonic precision cleaning and degreasing equipment for many applications.

The selection below is not exhaustive, so please contact us if you do not find your specific application on this page. Using our extensive knowledge and experience we will help you select the right equipment and process for your components, cleanliness specification and throughput requirements.

De-fluxing printed circuit boards

Ultrasonic co-solvent systems handle electronics applications such as:
· Flux removal from all types of PCBs, including through-hole and SMT assemblies and reworked boards
· Paste removal from misprinted PCBs
The co-solvent process effectively removes no-clean and lead-free solder flux residues, and eliminates white residues. If required cleaning can be carried out without ultrasonics, the cleaning action being provided by the properties and ‘rolling boil’ of the mixture.
Cleaning standards satisfy the requirements of ESA (European Space Agency), IPC (Institute for Printed Circuits), BS and MIL SPEC.

Stencil cleaning for SMT manufacturers

  SMT (Surface Mount Technology) stencils are cleaned to the highest standards by the SC1000 stencil cleaner. The system removes solder paste and adhesives, meeting the demanding cleanliness specifications of leading global PCB manufacturers and subcontractors.
  The SC1000 stencil cleaner is particularly cost effective:
  · SMT manufacturers’ reject rates are significantly reduced.
  · The SC1000 uses safe, economic, aqueous cleaning solutions.
  · Totally closed loop system means no waste effluents go to drain
  · Automatic operation allows the operator to undertake other tasks.
  · Gentle cleaning action from rotating spray jets protects stencils systems not to use ultrasonics.
from the excessive wear and damage which can result from manual cleaning, thus extending stencil life.

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The SC1000 is one of the few Kerry
systems not to use ultrasonics.
Go to Microsolve co-solvent systems

Cleaning and degreasing metal aerospace seals

  Sand, oil and grease are removed from these metal aerospace and automotive seals by a Microsolve mono-solvent system. Thorough degreasing ensures the seals will then bond effectively with rubber.
  This Microsolve system, which replaced a trich degreaser, has solvent retention features which include solvent monitoring and auto-top-up for lowest possible solvent consumption.
  OTHER APPLICATIONS for mono-solvent ultrasonic cleaning include:
  · Pneumatic and hydraulic valve and actuator components
  · Bearings
  · Gyro components (aerospace applications)
  · Optical lens components prior to vacuum coating
  · Precision medical parts

Maintenance cleaning of hydraulic generator parts

  Microsolve co-solvent systems effectively remove all traces of oil, grease and carbon from the components of hydraulic, pneumatic and power generation systems. Ultrasonic cleaning ensures thorough removal of soils even from complex shapes and blind holes, while hydrocarbon in the co-solvent mix takes up large quantities of carbon, oil and grease.
  OTHER APPLICATIONS for the co-solvent cleaning process include:
  · Removal of general manufacturing soils and polishing compounds
  · Surface preparation before plating
  · Cleaning of precision medical components and prostheses
  · Removal of Rigidax fixturing wax from turbine blades and vanes
  Solvent retention features in the Microsolve design ensure that solvent use is extremely economic and systems comply fully with all safety and environmental legislation. Microsolve systems have allowed many users to phase out or replace cleaning processes using trichloroethylene or HFCF 141b.

Cleaning metal pneumatic valve components

  Three Microclean multi-stage aqueous systems remove oil and swarf from brass, aluminium and stainless steel components for a manufacturer of pneumatic actuators who was thus able to eliminate trich from the site.
  The machines use safe, environmentally sound and economic aqueous cleaning solutions. They are fitted with Autotrans Mk4 robotic work transporters for rapid throughput and consistent, repeatable quality.
  OTHER APPLICATIONS for Microclean aqueous systems include:
  · Cleaning precision turned parts and castings
  · Cleaning medical devices and prostheses
  · Removing polishing compounds and manufacturing soils from optical devices
  · Cleaning automotive components
  · Removal of flux from printed circuit boards

Aqueous cleaning for precision optics and ophthalmics

  Multi-stage Microclean aqueous systems are configurable to suit glass and plastic cleaning applications such as:
  · Glass moulds
  · Spectacle frames (removal of polishing compounds)
  · Contact lenses prior to sterile packaging
  · Organic and mineral lenses (final clean prior to hard coating and/or AR coating)
  · Precision optics including laser gun sights and head-up displays
  Safe and environmentally sound aqueous cleaning solutions are selected to suit the requirements of the glass or plastic manufacturing process.

Cleaning computer hard disk drive components

  Microclean Supercleaners provide extremely high volume cleaning of computer HDD (Hard Disk Drive) components including base castings, top covers and others, prior to final assembly.
  Supercleaners use multi-stage aqueous washing, high purity deionised water rinsing with multi-frequency variable power ultrasonics, and hot air/vacuum drying to remove organic residues down to ppb (parts per billion) levels and particulate contamination to 0.1 microns.