In the fast-paced world of ceramics manufacturing, precision and efficiency are paramount. Mis-prints and defects are costly, in terms of time, resources and lost profit. Alphasonics UCS, a leader in advanced ultrasonic cleaning systems, has been at the forefront of innovation, providing cutting-edge solutions to industries worldwide for over 30 years. In this blog post, we delve into the benefits of using advanced ultrasonics within the ceramics industry, particularly in the complete recovery of mis-printed tableware.
Ceramics manufacturers face the constant challenge of minimising defects and ensuring the highest quality of their products. Mis-printed or flawed tableware can lead to significant losses in production, costing both time and money, in addition to an environmental impact.
The Solution: Advanced Ultrasonic Cleaning
Enter advanced ultrasonic cleaning systems – a game-changer for the ceramics sector. Alphasonics UCS has harnessed the power of advanced ultrasonic technology to provide a revolutionary solution for the complete recovery of mis-printed tableware.
- Precision Cleaning:
Ultrasonic cleaning systems utilise high-frequency sound waves to create microscopic bubbles in a cleaning solution. As these bubbles implode, they generate shock waves that effectively remove contaminants, including ink and other residues, from the surface of earthenware and stoneware. This process ensures a level of precision cleaning, leaving tableware spotless and ready for reprocessing.
- Gentle on Fragile Surfaces:
One of the significant advantages of advanced ultrasonics is its gentle yet thorough approach. The technology is non-abrasive, making it ideal for delicate surfaces, such as un-fired tableware. Advanced Ultrasonic Cleaning is gentle enough to protect the integrity of the ‘ware while effectively removing misprinted ink, deep into the structure of the ‘ware.
- Environmentally Friendly:
Alphasonics is committed to sustainability and our system for this application aligns perfectly with our philosophy and eco-friendly practices. One of the features of this technology is an on-board flocculation system that enables the recovery of 99% of the contaminated wash water and 70% of the cleaning chemistry
- Increased Profitability.
We’ve been advised that every piece of mis-printed ‘ware costs around £5 (€7or $7) to replace and that these items are either thrown into landfill or simply given away to other manufacturers (tile manufacturers for example). It is also a fact that these practices have been in operation for many, many years.
We now have the ability to greatly reduce these costly practices and recover the vast majority of misprinted items that severely dampen manufacturers profitability.
This technology ticks so many boxes. It’s environmentally friendly, it increases profitability and sustainability and in doing so will deliver a quick return on investment.