January 5 2015.

Ultrasonic cleaners originated in industry in the 1950’s and today are common in the bike trade for the cleaning of small parts, cables, carbs, hoses, wires and `detailed` items difficult to clean by other methods. While most hard, non-absorbent materials are suitable for ultrasonic cleaning, (such as glass, plastic, aluminium, ceramic etc) in the trade it’s usually best known for carb and fuel injector cleaning, due in part to the size limitations imposed by the most common bench top units.

Chichester-based Marlin Environmental Services is an established specialist cleaning contractor, environmental consultancy and engineering service. As part of the expansion of its maintenance and engineering services it has recently installed an industrial-sized 4,000 litre Ultrasonic Cleaning tank at its head office site in Chichester Marina on the South Coast to cater for volume cleaning requirements and larger components such as complete engines, cylinder heads, wheels, footrest assemblies, handlebars and exhausts - even complete frames and swingarms...

Marlin Ultrasonic Cleaning offers swift turnaround for items of all sizes up to 2.0m x 1.5m x 1.5m, using aqueous and solvent solution and cavitation cleaning for a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly service for all types of deep cleaning down to particle count or microscopic inspection level.

For more detailed information visit www.marlinsvs.co.uk and click on the Ultrasonic Cleaning link or call Simon Evans on 01243 513657 or email: simon.evans@marlinsvs.co.uk

How it Works

High tech ultrasonic cleaning works via sound waves introduced into a cleaning liquid by transducers mounted onto a cleaning tank. Sound travels throughout the tank creating oscillating waves of compression and expansion in the liquid. The expansion is so dramatic that molecules are ripped apart, creating microscopic cavitation bubbles, yet so small as to be invisible to the naked eye, existing for only a fraction of a second, gentler than hand scrubbing.
This combination of nanometre-level force, highly localised and split-second heat, delivers precise and effective cleaning on surfaces of all types - delving into nooks and crannies inaccessible to normal cleaning without damage or abrasion to the component. Removing rust, dirt, calcification, carbon deposits and even microscopic contamination from all surfaces - if the fluid can reach it, ultrasonic cleaning will clean it!