Club-Clean use ultrasonics to clean golf clubs. Unlike most other ultrasonic machines you may see available, our systems are manufactured for us in the UK and are designed specifically to do the job at hand. As well as cleaning golf clubs efficiently, safely and effectively, the equipment is also designed for mobile use.
So how do ultrasonics work and why is it so effective? What is Ultrasonic Cleaning?
Ultrasonics, or sound waves through water, create a process termed “Cavitation”. This is the rapid formation and implosion of millions of tiny bubbles (or cavities) in a liquid. Cavitation is produced by the alternating high and low pressure waves generated by high frequency (ultrasonic) sound. During the low pressure phase, these bubbles grow from microscopic size until, during the high pressure phase where they are compressed and implode.
Our systems produce 60,000 waves of sound every second. Because of the inherently small size of the bubble/implosion and the relatively large energy, ultrasonic cleaning has the ability to reach into small crevices and remove entrapped soils very effectively. So basically it’s not just about cleaning the mud off from that last duff shot, it gives your clubs a deep clean, so you can use the technology of the club as designed.
Ultrasound is used widely throughout industry for removing problem contamination from all kinds of hard surfaces. Its unique properties can be harnessed to clean items of all shapes, sizes and technical complexity, penetrating holes and cavities that are impossible to reach using ordinary cleaning methods.
There are many considerations important to ultrasonic cleaning and optimising these variables will produce the best cleaning. The most important decisions to be made are choosing the proper cleaning solution, cleaning at the right temperature for the correct amount of time, and choosing the right size and type of ultrasonic cleaner.
Our Club-Clean systems are set for optimum cleaning of golf clubs, not jewellery, engine parts or hospital beds! The temperature is pre-set in the system so as not to overheat the non metallic components of the golf club. The volume of the tanks are specifically calculated to maximise the effectiveness of the 12 transducers (that produce sound waves) so that we clean the clubs in the time scale we advertise.
Our franchisees are trained to use the right amount of cleaning solutions, specific to the water composition (soft/hard) of their individual areas. The water is also degassed (so that excess air is driven from the liquid) 24 hours before use, again to maximise the performance.
So, the next time you are sitting on your doorstep on a Saturday morning for an hour cleaning your own clubs with a sponge and bucket, think about the effectiveness of ultrasonics and the behind the scenes preparation that has gone in to deliver a Club-Clean clean. We may not be able to do any thing about your swing (see your local PGA pro) but at least we can get your equipment ready to play.