Ultrasonic washing machines managed to acquire a very dubious glory of “Goods from telemedisher” – few people know how they use them, and the reviews of specialists do not look too impressive. However, an overview of the best models presented in the market convincingly proves: these products are still popular and often become the only device for childish clothes or country wardrobe. Choosing a washing machine for washing ultrasound, you can not be afraid of electricity overrun, mechanical damage. Instruments can be taken with you on a business trip or rest, but before buying it is better to learn more about the features of the UZSM.
Features of the device and characteristics
Compact devices for removing contaminants in tissues are popular around the world. UZSM or ultrasonic washing machine looks little similar to the usual unit performing washers, cleaning functions. Instead of electric motor with a rotating shaft, a radiator causing fluctuations in aquatic environment is used here. The design is also quite simple. It includes:
- Uz-emitter, usually oval shape (in 1 or 2 copies);
- connecting wire;
- Power supply that is responsible for network connection.
The standard weight of the device is not more than 350 g, it works from the household network with a voltage of 220 V, consumes no more than 9 kW.
Principle of operation
Ultrasound laundry laundry machines are designed for use as a substitute for classic automatic and semi-automatic aggregates. They work in a closed space – in a pelvis or tank, higher results can be obtained in a metal container. At the heart of the use of UZSM lies the principle of cavitation, In which the formation of microscopic bubbles filled with a mixture of gas and steam occurs in the liquid. They arise naturally or under the influence of wave oscillations, affect the objects placed in this medium.
Basically, cavitation principle is used in stripping metal from rust, corrosion, other contaminants. In the case of non-metallic objects, the absence of reflective ability leads to the fact that the efficiency of the device is significantly reduced. In addition, the temperature of the medium is of great importance: Ultrasonic washing machines work better when it is indicators from +40 to +55 degrees.
In cold water, they are practically useless. When creating ideal conditions it is believed that the UZSM not only disrupt pollution, but also kill the pathogenic microflora, disinfecting underwear.
Advantages and disadvantages
As with any other option of household appliances, ultrasound washing machines have their advantages and disadvantages. Their obvious advantages include such moments.
- Compact sizes. Miniature equipment provides convenience of storage and transportation.
- Careful attitude to clothes. The equipment does not enter into mechanical contact with the linen, there is no friction.
- Removal of stains without stuffing. With certain efforts, this can be achieved even with contaminants belonging to the category complex – traces of grass, juice, wine.
- Disinfection of fabric. Actual for allergies, as well as for childbirth care.
- The possibility of processing membrane materials and thermal, which car washing is contraindicated.
- Minimizing costs when washing. You can reduce the dosage of the synthetic detergent and get a good result.
- High security. The electrical appartment is reliably insulated, with proper use you can not be afraid of the shock.
The deficiencies are also enough. For example, with such a device You can wash extremely small linen – a duvet cover or plaid to put in order will not work. Applicable minuses include the lack of the usual effect of freshness after washing. In addition, the deadlines for the service of such devices are small, after 6-12 months, they require replacement.
Among the manufacturers of popular washing machines with an ultrasonic type of elements You can select the most famous and advertised brands.
- “Retone”. Tomsk Scientific and Production Association Releases UZSM devices under the brand “Retone”. One of the first to become interested in the possibilities of ultrasound within the framework of domestic use. With the help of brand equipment, it is proposed to wash even bulk, heavy things. In addition, the brand produces a variety of medical devices for the improvement of the body.
- “Nonverton”. The company from St. Petersburg produces a device under the brand “Ultraton” – one of the most famous options for ultrasound. The scientific and production association is constantly improving its development, is included in the list of leading manufacturers of medical equipment. The company establishes democratic rates for its products, produces goods for branding by other companies.
- TECHNOLIDER LLC (Ryazan). Russian brand working in the development of ultrasound technologies. The company produces the UZSM “Pony Ladomir Acoustic”, which is distinguished by compact sizes and additionally using acoustic oscillations. Equipment destroys fungi and bacteria, provides disinfection, linen color recovery.
- OJSC “ELPA”. The company produces “Hummingbird” – ultrasonic washing machine with compact dimensions and wide care opportunities. One of the leaders of the consumer reviews.
- MAK “Dune”. The company has developed and quite successfully produces the device “Dune”. In terms of its characteristics, it differs little from other proposals on the market, uses exclusively UZ-oscillations, recommended for use when caring for products from delicate materials.
These enterprises are considered market leaders, but there are other companies that also produce ultrasound devices for household needs.
How to choose?
Choosing an ultrasound washing machine, you should not rely exclusively on loud advertising slogans or promises. Much more important will be ensured that the technique really corresponds to the parameters declared for it. Among important selection criteria, we note the following.
- Country of origin. It is better to give preference to Russian developments than their unreserved analogues from Chinese online stores. Chinese goods are too fragile.
- Number of emitters. In many modern machines of them 2, but it is rather due to the desire to enhance the power of the product when washing in large volumes of water. Carefully efficiency does not change. For washing children’s diapers and dispensers still have enough classic version with 1 piezoceramic element.
- Brand fame. Of course, it is better to acquire such a product not in the “telemogazine”, but directly from the manufacturer’s enterprise. But here there are features: Many brands that are actively investing in advertising, simply consciously overestimate prices, positioning their goods as an exclusive. It is worth remembering: the cost of the product does not exceed 10 USD.
- The presence of an additional vibroacoustic module. It provides additional advantages, makes the device work more efficient.
- Consumer reviews. This is one of the most objective sources of information when it comes to ultrasound washing machines.
- Contact Wire Length. Its maximum indicators usually do not exceed 3-5 m, which means it will have to carry out a rosette to the bathroom.
- Favorable shopping. Fully replace the automatic machine for washing; miniature helper is not capable. But as a supporting agent for lading care, she quite justifies.
Considering all these moments, you can choose the appropriate version of the ultrasonic washing machine without unnecessary trouble and costs.
Tips for use
In order for washing with the UZSM to go successfully, it stands from the very beginning to pay attention to its use. It is necessary to check the performance of the technique when the first is turned on, carefully monitor, that the direction of the wave was correct and did not waste. Optimal results when washing the technique always gives in an enameled pelvis, since the reflective properties of metals above. In plastic containers, it is better to divide underwear into smaller parties.
Preparatory stage – an important component of the successful use of ultrasound. Among important points you can allocate such.
- Careful check of all contacts and connections. They should not have damage, traces of nagar, breaks and extraneous twists.
- After finding under the influence of negative atmospheric temperatures, the device need to leave for a time at room temperature, so he warmed up to safe values. Otherwise, the risk of short circuit will be great.
- Mandatory study of the instruction. It may include important information regarding the specific model of ultrasound instruments. The difference can be even in the recommended weighing linen and water temperature.
- Sorting things in color and material. White and black things are erased by separate parties, similar to colored color can be launched together. Linters, poorly scratched things are erased separately.
- Pre-processing. Difficult contaminations in advance need to wipe the stain remover. Collars and cuffs to get over for more efficient cleaning.
The process of washing with an ultrasonic machine looks quite simple. In the prepared capacity – a pelvis with an enameled or polymer coating, the tank is poured water with a temperature of +40 degrees and above, but not boiling water. It adds detergent. It is not recommended to use powdered SMS with the prefix “Bio”, Since when processing ultrasound, they can smell the decomposing organic. Manufacturers of ultrasound washing machines and advise at all Use exclusively gel compounds that provide the waves better permeability.
Next laid underwear is laid, it is distributed evenly. The device itself is placed in the center of the tank, it must be completely covered with water, the emitter is directed upward. After that, the machine can be connected to the outlet. After 1 hour things turn over.
After exposure time, the device is de-energized, washed, underwear is recommended not to press, but immediately rinse.
Standard device operation time – from 1 to 6 hours. Thin fabric products are faster than those made of dense matter. Strong pollution is better to leave for a longer period. In water with a temperature above +40 degrees, wash is faster, But if the lingerie has other restrictions, they should stick to them.
How to check for good?
Understand that the ultrasonic washing machine really works, it is possible, by placing its emitter as close as possible to the surface of the water. In this case, it will be visible, as in the container is a clear flow with diverging circles. Besides, The device work can be explored practically, washing pair things with a typewriter and without it, and then comparing the result.
According to experts conducting research in the field of consumer use of ultrasound, it is safe to argue that As part of the washing processes, cavitation gives a very insignificant effect. It can be strengthened by replacing a plastic tank on a metal, covered underwear with a lid reflecting a Uz-wave. But the effect on the scale of washing, according to scientists, should be quite minor.
However, consumers are not so categorical. They note that This technique is quite worthy of attention and with proper handling it is quite capable of becoming an indispensable device in the house.
According to buyers, the washing principles are perfectly coping with their work at small linen and in the case of delicate materials. With a sufficiently long wash, it is possible to remove both yellow spots from deodorant, and the exhausted organic pollution – blood, sweat, traces of grass.
When processing baby clothes, ultrasonic cars are completely indispensable. They additionally disinfect the surface, ensure the removal of complex spots. Pre-laying, according to many consumers, is not at all. In addition, when soaking and processing volumetric things in a metal bath there are 1 more bonus – The surface of the enamel is also cleaned.
Netting on the work of devices usually arise from those who do not comply with the accuracy of the manufacturer’s recommendation. For example, in cold water, it will be impossible to get an impressive result, and the washing time can vary from 30 minutes to 6 hours, depending on the size of the thing. The volume of water is calculated so that the underwear can be placed freely. In addition, sometimes problems are associated exclusively with the carelessness of the user: laid by the emitter, the technique will not give any effect when washing.
Ultrasonic washing machine “Biosic” is presented in the following video.