Volume XII, Issue 6 - June 2015

Fire on water

In This Issue


“Ultrasonics – Be a Little like Ferris Bueller”

Knowledge is Power - Use it

Barbara Kanegsberg gave me the best solution I’ve seen for anyone in my industry. She didn’t always tell me what I wanted to hear; but she did tell me what I needed to hear.
Pat Maluso, Plant Manager
Western Hydrostatics, Inc

Feature Article

Ultrasonics – Be a little like Ferris Bueller

Adapted and updated from: Steve Norris, Barbara Kanegsberg, and Ed Kanegsberg, “Ferris and Ultrasonics,” SPRAYTIME Magazine, 2014
Remember the classic ‘80’s movie, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”? Ferris challenged authority. If you want to clean a complicated part or component, you can’t just toss it in the ultrasonic tank using the default settings an authority set up for you and told you to never, never change. Challenge authority! Change the settings, under controlled non-production conditions. Default settings are a starting point, not an eternal truth of the universe. Ferris made mistakes, so rather than destroy his friend’s dad’s mid-life crisis car, rather than ruin actual product, use scrap or coupons. If possible, run tests before specifying new equipment. Your potential rewards include a more effective process, higher quality product, and more customers.

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Pharmaceutical Opportunities at the Interface

Barbara Kanegsberg and Ed Kanegsberg discuss how well-established standards and best practices in pharmaceutical manufacturing provide both barriers and opportunities for innovation in cleaning processes. The article is in the April issue of Controlled Environments Magazine


In the current issue of Controlled Environments Magazine, Stephen Lyon, Barbara Kanegsberg, and Ed Kanegsberg explain how biofilms impact cleaning and contamination control in cleanrooms and throughout manufacturing operations.

Picturing Fixturing

“Picturing Fixturing in Parts Cleaning,” is available in the June issue of Product Finishing Magazine.  Barbara and Ed Kanegsberg explain how to get the cleaning process and the fixture to collaborate, not fight each other.

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