Basic Do’s and Don'ts and general safety advice with our Ultrasonic CleanersFebruary 2009
The following is a list of various Do's and Don't when using our ultrasonic cleaning baths. This list is NOT exhaustive.
- DO use the correct fluid for your application
- DO NOT use water alone in the tank when operating the unit as a wetting agent is required for correct transference of ultrasonic energy
- DO NOT operate the unit without fluid in the tank filled to the correct level.
- DO keep the tank free from large amounts of sediment.
- DO NOT drop the unit or experience it to shock or impact.
- DO NOT immerse the unit in water or any other liquid.
- DO NOT use acid, bleach or any corrosive substance in the stainless steel tank, as they may attack the metal.
- DO NOT use any highly flammable substances in the tank
- DO NOT place your hands in the fluid while the unit is operating
- When using any cleaning fluid please read the directions before use. COSHH data sheets are available for all Walker Electronics Limited fluids here
- DO NOT pour very hot or boiling water into the tank as this could cause damage to the transducer
- DO keep the lid on during use and at all other times when feasible. This will prevent splashes and reduce evaporation of the fluid
- DO NOT drop any item into the tank as this may cause damage to the transducer. Always place the item/s gently into the tank and use the basket whenever possible
- DO disconnect the mains supply when the unit is left unattended
- DO disconnect the mains plug or isolate the supply before: Emptying fluid from the tank, filling the tank with fluid, moving the unit or removing the base screws (NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS ARE CONTAINED IN THE UNIT.)
- DO keep the front panel dry. NEVER allow fluid to run down the unit case or around the cable inlet area
- DO NOT operate any switches when your hands are wet
- DO use the correct accessories with the unit
- DO NOT use any glass or other containers in place of the recognised beaker. The unit should be operated in an environment as follows: Temperature: 5°C to 40°C – Humidity: 10% to 80% (Non-condensing)
- After long periods of operation the top of the tank and fluid may get warm. This is quite normal.
- No maintenance is required. To clean the case and tank wipe with a lightly oiled cloth
- DO NOT move the unit whilst in use or connected to the mains supply in order to avoid spillage or overflow
- In the event of failure/emergency, disconnect the mains supply by removing the plug from the mains socket
- It is advised that during operation the minimum distance between any person and the equipment is not less than 1 metre
- DO NOT Flash test this equipment
- Refer to HTM 0105 for details of how to test your ultrasonic bath.
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