In addition to ultrasonic cleaning and jet washing capabilities, Sonic Solutions now also offers vapour blasting.
What is vapour blasting?
Vapour, or wet blasting is defined as “the use of high pressure compressed air mixed with an abrasive media within a water solution to achieve a high-quality finish on a number of different surfaces.”
The addition of water gives vapour blasting a much more consistent finish over dry blasting. It does so because the abrasive material is buffered by the water, also creating a smoother finish. This is especially important when the surface being vapour blasted is highly sensitive, such as engine cylinders or polished parts.
How it works
Compressed air, water and abrasive media mix are forced down a dual hose system and then mixed in a chamber before being ejected from a small nozzle opening in the gun. This fine but powerful mist applies the force required to clean the surface it comes into contact with. Users can easily manipulate the item and the gun together inside a closed unit with glove inserts which makes the whole process very efficient and very clean.
The media is filtered out when it gets too fine so that the finish remains consistent throughout. A recycling water system keeps the good media and water going around the unit until the user determines it needs changing, making it very environmentally friendly.
A number of factors can be altered within the vapour blasting machine to achieve the desired cleaning result. Factors such as the media composition and size, water and air pressure, the mix ratio of water to media, media filtration, proximity and angle of the hose to the item, all influence the final outcome of the cleaning process.
At Sonic Solutions we have cleaned a wide variety of parts using vapour blasting and together with ultrasonic cleaning we can achieve the perfect finish customers are hoping for. Vapour blasting provides a shiny and smooth finish that ultrasonics can struggle to achieve.
However the two disadvantages of vapour blasting are that it cannot clean inaccessible internal areas and it leaves a residue of the abrasive material on the item. Ultrasonic cleaning following the vapour blasting provides the perfect companion; cleaning those inaccessible internal areas, and removing residual media left after the vapour blast process.
Because of the clear advantages of vapour blasting in certain situations Sonic Solutions recently acquired a Vapormatt Panther. This offers us a fantastic opportunity to vapour blast almost anything a client asks, so long as it fits inside the blasting cabinet (approx 1 metre cubed). This can then be followed by an ultrasonic clean to remove residual media and clean all inaccessible and internal surfaces. This is offered as an auxiliary cleaning process to existing customers at the moment but as of January 2020 we are operating a full vapour blasting service.
Andrew briefly explains how your Free Trial works
Book Your FREE Trial Clean...
- Enter some basic details about your part.
- We’ll get in touch to arrange pick-up & delivery.
- You get cleaned part(s) sent back to you.
- That’s it!
What’s the catch?
In short, there isn’t one. You’re not obligated to do anything with us after your free trial clean. The truth is that we do pick up some great customers by offering select businesses a trial clean, but only when it’s a great fit and makes sense for all involved. Outsourced industrial parts cleaning isn’t for everyone and if it doesn’t make clear business sense for you to use us, we don’t expect you to. Simply put, we’re passionate about what we do and know that not everyone is aware of how effective, affordable and stress-free our service is which is why we offer this free trial from time to time to spread awareness.
Annual Savings of at least £75,328
“All in all a massive win for us, reducing costs and increasing revenue simultaneously in a very competitive market.”
Simon - Engineering Support Manager
Berry BPI Group
How we saved Simon £75,328 - Simon’s calculations were based on the following;
- An average 13 filters a month were cleaned in 2019. Erema laser discs in Simon’s case, but this process also applies to Ettlinger, MAS or other hot melt filters.
- Our multi-stage cleaning process means that each filter now lasts at least twice as long as they would’ve done otherwise
- Any hot melt filter costs well in excess of £1,000
- Total cost of cleaning, carriage, packing etc.. costs in the region of £100 per filter.
Simon’s conservative calculation of an annual saving of £75,328 was based purely on replacement costs. He also benefited from higher throughput, longer runtime and less downtime.
We often work with
Plastics Recycling & Processing
Oil & Gas
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What Our Customers Say About us
We approached Sonic Solutions after our parts manufacturers let us down and wasted precious time by supplying oily parts. Not only were they friendly, helpful and happy to rush our parts through - the quality was unbelievable! They arrived back at our factory just in time to not hold up production and we couldn't recommend them highly enough.
Our company AssetCool found the entire team at Sonic Solutions to be responsive and incredibly supportive of a new project. Their technical knowledge is superb, and they delivered exactly what they promised. We're very happy to recommend them to anyone with ultrasonic cleaning needs, and look forward to working with them again in the future.
I reached out with a problem to various companies prior to talking with Sonic Solutions, most were unhelpful. These guys insisted on the first trial being for free! The job was excellent and the turn around time very impressive. We are now setting up a monthly cleaning regime with them. A joy to deal with.
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Hi. I’m Andy, owner of Sonic Solutions for 14 years. Our aim is simple, to get your dirty parts clean, as efficiently and effectively as possible, so you can get on with your business.
We provide a cleaning service, cleaning chemicals, and ultrasonic cleaning equipment, so whether you want to do the job in-house or just let someone else sort it out we can help.
So if you require any cleaning of your equipment to help maintain your parts, increase production and reduce money loss, why not get in touch with our friendly and professional team.
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