Emerson (Brookfield, CT) has announced its new Branson MCX Series ultrasonic mold cleaning systems, which feature side-mounted immersible transducers and powerful immersion heaters that can provide more effective, fast and efficient cleaning than other systems on the market. Compared to manual cleaning of plastics injection molds, which may take up to three hours or more, the Branson MCX Series actually does a better job in 15 to 20 minutes, depending on mold design and level of residue, dramatically increasing productivity and avoiding potential mold damage, says the company.
The Branson cleaners are purpose-built for cleaning injection molds, which is why the side-mounted transducers represent such an important innovation compared to transducers mounted on the bottom of the tank. Since most plastic injection molds are rectangular, with a lot of the design details on the surface facing the side of the tank, side-mounted transducers result in a more intense and focused cavitation as compared to bottom-mounted transducers. Cleaning is more effective and takes less time.