The HCT hydrophone with MCT-1200 Digital Pressure Meter is a trustworthy instrument to characterize and monitor the relative acoustic properties of ultrasonic cleaning systems. Its unique single point sensing design allows localized measurements to generate true 3-dimensional acoustic maps of the cleaning tank.
Some other key features include:
For many ultrasonic cleaning processes, achieving a uniform acoustic field is challenging. This is because there is a broad range of process variables that affect the acoustic field distribution including transducer-to-transducer variation, gas concentration, temperature gradients, flow rate, among others.
Ultimately, this contributes to how well particles are removed directly affecting process yield.
|Fundamental Frequency, FO (kHz)
Total Pressure, PTOT (kPa or unitless) *
* kPa units require self-calibration to absolute reference
|Touch panel display
Time averaging interval: 1-60 sec
Data logging to local memory
Self-calibration to match with reference meter
Remote access via Ethernet
Real-time data transfer for continuous monitoring
|76 mm (W) x 169 mm (H) x 30 mm (D)
|Rechargeable battery, charger (5 VDC, 3A)
The HCT-0320 Hydrophone with the MCT-1200 Digital Pressure Meter is an ideal used for routine spot checks to ensure ultrasonic cleaning tanks are optimized. With the use of a hydrophone slide assembly, the setup allows for the characterization of the three-dimensional pressure uniformity to help optimize the cleaning efficiency. Measurements are relative, which is sufficient to compare the acoustic stability over time.
The MCT-1200 includes several features including a touch panel display, data logging to internal memory, data export (ASCII) to a micro-USB thumb drive, and real-time data logging through Ethernet. Data can be rescaled through a self-calibration routine to match with a reference measurement.
For repeatable measurements, the following recommendations should be considered: