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Need a new ultrasonic


#1

I’m looking for a new ultrasonic. One that is strong and rugged for
industrial use. I’ve been very disappointed with the ones I have
bought in the last few years. Does anyone know who makes a good one?
Margie


#2

Try one of the Elma “S” Series. 2 year warranty, Repair service in
country.

Questions?
Call Mike or Dale at 210-651-4006
Lone star technical service


#3

When I was starting out in jewelry 40 some odd years ago the "gold"
standard ultrasonic was Branson and they still make a fine quality
machine. Now there are many good brands (elma, l&r in high end) out
there and it almost comes down to you get what you pay for. The
better machines are the most expensive. Don’t buy the small home use
units, timer and heater are basics for me.


#4

Afternoon Margie, If I may suggest one of the Elma P series of
ultrasonics, they are not inexpensive but they are powerful. Elma
also has a ST line that is replacing their TI-H series. I don’t know
many details yet but it does have a 3 yr warranty on the tank. I’m
going to Germany in Oct. to get training on repairing the units. If
you want US made then L&R, Branson and Crest are also good choices.
You can check out the Elma units at

http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep827y

make sure you click the English button.

Regards,
Dale


#5

Over here at Rio Grande we have been testing the smaller 3 quart
Elma and Sharper Tek ultrasonics.

Both have been performing very well. For me, the Sharper tek 3 quart
seems to have a more complete coverage throughout the tank though
both are wellbuilt and clean better than many we have tested…

Phillip Scott G. G. GIA
Graduate Gemologist
Technical Support Specialist
Rio Grande, A Berkshire Hathaway Company
1.800.545.6566


#6

We have used Elma Sonic ultrasonics for the last 8 years. They seem
to be very rugged and clean very well. Scott


#7

I recently purchased a L&R quantrex ultrasonic. It is the second
best unit they have and for me it works great. The better unit was
more thanI needed. I purchased it from H and W Perrin in Toronto
Ontario.

Thank you and take care, Paul Le May.


#8

The main thing to know about ultrasonic cleaning is that you get what
you pay for. A good ultrasonic that will meet your ‘strong and rugged
for industrial use’ requirements is probably going to set you back
nearly or even over $1000. I’ve had good luck with L&R, my current
unit is almost ten years old (knock on wood…) and we use it hard.

Don’t underestimate the importance of using quality ultrasonic
solution. You’ll get all kinds of advice about how this or that
over-the-counter household cleaner works just as well as the $90 a
gallon stuff, but the truth is, they aren’t designed for use in an
ultrasonic and aren’t able to utilize the power a good one puts out.
A lot of times, what seems to be a poorly performing unit really is
working fine, but Mr. Clean isn’t. Don’t drop a ton of cash on a
quality ultrasonic and then go cheap-skate on the solution and then
blame the unit for poor performance or wonder why the new unit isn’t
working any better than the old one did.

I’ve worked with Dale at Lone Star before and have found him to be
very reliable, knowledgeable and trustworthy. Give him a call. He’ll
steer you right.

Dave Phelps


#9

I’m looking for a new ultrasonic. One that is strong and rugged for
industrial use. I’ve been very disappointed with the ones I have
bought in the last few years. Does anyone know who makes a good one?

Margie