Amerimold 2016 – June 15-16

 

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Blue Wave Ultrasonics will be exhibiting at Amerimold 2016, along with ToolingDocs and the rest of their Tech Partners as part of the Mold Maintenance Highway.  Visit us at Booth 717 to discuss how a Blue Wave Ultrasonic Mold Cleaning System can save your Toolroom thousands of hours in labor dollars while providing cleaner tooling that leads to improved molding efficiency!

NPE Show In Orlando, Florida March 23 – 27, 2015

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We are setting up shop at one of the biggest plastics trade shows in the world!

NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase brings together all sectors of the supply chain to include end markets and brand owners.  Featuring industry-focused education, showcasing equipment and material suppliers, emerging technologies, and running equipment for every phase of plastics processing.  INCLUDING mold maintenance from yours truly.

If you have plans to attend, please stop by our booth.  We’d love to talk about our advantages and give you a demonstration.

Our booth is S20086 in the South Hall.  See you there!

 

Another Massive Tank

Large-ultrasonic-tank-7Blue Wave Large-ultrasonic-tank-6recently completed Large-ultrasonic-tank-5another huge tank that we think is pretty newsworthy. We know the last blog was also about a big tank, but this one made those tanks look small and we thought we’d show it off.  We’d like to point out that we are constantly building tanks of all shapes and sizes that are normally much smaller, but when a job of this magnitude came though the shop, everybody took notice.

“We basically had to plan the entire workflow around the tanks completed size. Maneuvering it from our welders to the electronics assembly to the testing area and eventually on the loading dock took some precision,” said Robert Schwan, Operations Manager at Blue Wave.

This tank was custom built for a client who required a method to thoroughly clean large heat exchangers.  The tank is just over 25 feet long, 5 feet wide and stands close to 6 feet tall.  It holds approximately 3030 gallons of cleaning that is heated by a custom designed method that incorporates the client’s gas burner system.  It has a 560-gallon overflow chamber for displaced detergent, a sparge pump and sparge filtration system.  It also pumps 100 gallons per minute through a whole tank filtration system to maximize the tanks cleaning ability, cycle after cycle.

“It is cool to see a tank like that power up for the first time,” explained Sales Engineer Kalvin Frank. “There is over 448 magnetostrictive transducers silver brazed to the side walls providing the ultrasonic punch.  That’s a lot of power.”  Take a look at this video of the tank turning on.

We said this in the last blog but it is worth repeating:
The important thing to remember is that these kinds of systems are what separates Blue Wave from our competition. Anyone using piezoelectric transducer type systems would design this tank to be outfitted with drop-in, immersible transducer units which would not only be cumbersome and add cost, they simply wouldn’t last as long as the robust, magnetostrictive transducer systems Blue Wave has perfected.

“Our customers who do their homework and have experience with us, know the difference.” explains sales engineer Kalvin Frank.

A Big Job with Big Ultrasonic Tanks.

Large-ultrasonic-tank4Blue Wave makes the biggest and longest lasting industrial ultrasonic tanks in the world, but every once in awhile, we take on some big projects that are worth mentioning.

This year one of our customers in the plastic thermoforming business challenged us with creating four identical systems for four different plants. Each system needed to completely clean their large plastic molds. Blue Wave’s solution was a custom cleaning system featuring an ultrasonic tank and a rinse tank holding 450 gallons each and measuring 65″ x 57″ x 28″ apiece. The ultrasonic tank featured filtration, heat and 10,000 watts of ultrasonic power to operate.

Large-ultrasonic-tank“We’ve built plenty of tanks bigger than these, but the neat thing about this job was building four identical ultrasonic tanks and 4 rinse tanks in a row. It was like we were building Corvettes on the assembly line.” said Jeff Hancock, VP of Sales and Marketing. “The baskets that will be used to drop the molds in each tank are robust enough to hold 1,500 pounds,” he added.

The important thing to remember is that these kinds of systems are what separates Blue Wave from our competition. Anyone using piezoelectric transducer type systems would design this tank to be outfitted with drop-in, immersible transducer units which would not only be cumbersome and add cost, they simply wouldn’t last as long as the robust, magnetostrictive transducer systems Blue Wave has perfected.

“Our customers who do their homework and have experience with us, know the difference.” explains sales engineer Kalvin Frank. “These four systems will run 24/7 for decades.”