Commercial and military aviation, as well as the escalating commercial-space industry, have extremely tight tolerances for parts cleaning in their manufacturing and maintenance processes. The recently launched washers from Omegasonics provide microscopic level cleaning in the most difficult to reach places. The method is particularly effective at penetrating blind holes, small spaces and recesses.
In the past, tubes were cleaned manually. Power brushing took time and also was costly and less effective at reaching small cavities. With great improved efficiency, Omegasonics’s ultrasonic cleaners are becoming the preferred choice in the aviation industry as it reduces the hand labour required to make a tuber ready for shipment.
The units are easy to setup and use, requiring little or no training. User just needs to put tubes in the cleaning unit and adjust the settings, and walk away. According to Bud Greener, manufacturing engineer at Eaton Aerospace, the ultrasonic cleaning eliminates 5 to 10 minutes of hand labour per tube. Multiplied by the facility’s output, this turns into a conservative 20 hours of saved labour per week.
Bud Greener, stated: “Omegasonics wasn’t the cheapest or the most expensive. They had an excellent product for the money and a commitment to customer service. Omegasonics is very easy to work with, even from 2,000 miles away. The retrofit and all other support needs have been handled in a very responsive manner. Omegasonics’ dependability and service are part of our operational success.”
All products of Omegasonics are manufactured in the USA. The firm has supplied ultrasonic cleaners to a wide variety of well-known manufacturing companies such as Lockheed Martyn, Porsche and Tesla.