3 Easy Steps to Improve Your Cleaning Process

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3 Easy Steps to Improve Your Cleaning Process

Things that you can do right now to make your cleaning process more effective!

If you are already using the Ultra Clean System then you already know the importance of cleaning your hydraulic lines. But did you know that you can maximize your efforts without spending a penny more? Just take a look at these three simple suggestions: Continue reading

Not Getting the Clean Results You Want?

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“How hose manufacturers could be thwarting your efforts”

A few months ago we received a complaint from a customer that the ¾” & 1” suction/return lines that they were assembling were not getting as clean as their other hoses. “We have been using your product and it usually works great!” they told us, “But these are the only sizes that don’t pass our gravimetric cleanliness tests.” After trouble shooting a little bit over the phone we then asked him if he knew where the hoses were manufactured. He named the site and we instantly realized what the issue was.

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Ultra Clean Technologies Begins Shipping Second Generation Clean Seal Systems

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Ultra Clean Technologies, the global leader in contamination control, is pleased to announce that they have begun shipping the second generation of their popular heat shrink machine: the Clean Seal System.


The Clean Seal System is the only product of its kind on the market and is designed to heat-shrink the companies’ compatible Clean Seal Capsules onto hoses, tubing, and pipes assemblies to prevent re-contamination after cleaning them with the Ultra Clean System. The product line has taken the market by storm and developed new ways for companies to promote brand awareness and product value. Never one to rest on his company’s laurels, Bruce Riley, Ultra Clean Technologies’ founder and CEO, stated, “We’re pleased to begin shipping the 2nd generation of our industry-defining Clean Seal System which will deliver more durability, design efficiency, and greater safety features to our customers.”


This new version beefs up several key components, including a thicker aluminum base-plate, to increase its durability in robust production environments by an estimated 25%, and a redesigned interior schematic to enhance the machine’s design efficiency. Maintenance access has also been made easier. But the key component of the 2nd generation machine is the ability to remotely convert any base model UC-CSS-230v-G2 into an upgraded UC-CSS-230v-G2-HG model with heat guard. This modular approach to design means that the machine can be adapted to increasing or changing demands at the end-users’ location. The upgrade can be made with ease by any owner of a base model UC-CSS-230v-G2 by simply ordering a heat guard upgrade kit from Ultra Clean Technologies.

Ultra Clean Technologies Clean Seal System Base Model Generation Two UC-CSS-230v-G2

The second generation base model Clean Seal System (UC-CSS-230v-G2) now has a modular construction and is designed for greater ease of maintenance.

Since safety concerns are a major priority at most production facilities, Ultra Clean Technologies also upgraded the design of the UC-CSS-230v-HG-G2 to make a heat guard that fully encapsulated the hot end of the machine. What’s more, the hot air exhaust pipe was made slightly longer in length to accommodate silicone ducting that can be attached by the operator in order to divert hot air out of the area of operation.

Ultra Clean Technologies Generation Two Clean Seal System with Heat Guard

The Clean Seal System with heat guard (UC-CSS-230v-G2-HG) has been redesigned to reduce operator fatigue and heat exposure.

With its superb characteristics, both Clean Seal System models are considered to be the most optimized and efficient method for sealing hydraulic lines and is expected to meet growing industry demand for a high-performance, low-hassle capping system.

How the Contamination Control Breathers Work

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The Ultra Clean Contamination Control Breathers are the perfect replacements for existing breather caps or air vents on fluid holding tanks, gearboxes, or reservoirs.

how a breather works: air intake

As this diagram (left) shows, when contaminated air enters the top of the breather, it passes through a self cleaning solid particle filter. The filter traps solid particles greater than 2 microns and keeps them from entering the breather and depositing on critical surfaces. The filtered air then passes through a bed of silica gel that adsorbs moisture in the air. During this step, up to 95% of the water vapor in the air is filtered out. Finally, the filtered air passes through an additional 2 micron filter in the bottom of the breather to ensure that no harmful particles will enter the tank or reservoir. This three-stage filtration design ensures that equipment gets clean, dry air!


The diagram on the right shows air being expelled from the reservoir through the desiccant breather. As the contaminated air travels this reverse path, expelled water vapors are adsorbed by the silica gel. how a breather works: Exhaust Air

During the exhaust air-flow process, the silica gel indicates the presence of excessive moisture inside the reservoir as the gold gel turns to a dark green from the bottom of the breather rather than from the top.

An unique feature of the Ultra Clean Contamination Control Breathers is the layer of carbon impregnated foam located on the bottom of most of our breather models. This carbon pad adsorbs small amounts of oil vapor exhaled from the tank and protects the silica gel from minor oil mist contamination.

As the exhausted air passes back through the self cleaning 2-micron filter located in the top cap of the breather, any particles that were trapped as air entered the system are no back flushed from the filter.


gold silica gel turns green when it has fully adsorbed moistureAs the color indicating silica gel adsorbs moisture it changes from gold to dark green. When the silica gel has adsorbed to full capacity (up to 40% of its original weight!), the gel will turn dark green. This color change is easily seen and serves as a visual indication that it is time to remove and replace the disposable breather.

Take a look at our Contamination Control Breathers here!

Ultra Clean Tech Upgrades Clean Seal Capsules

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What’s in a capsule? When you look at our Clean Seal Capsules, what do you see?

There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes to make a product look and feel this good. When we first introduced the Clean Seal Capsules, they were a clear capsule with our logo and a small tear-strip. It was a great first-try and our customers loved it! But they also made some excellent suggestions.

One of the most common suggestions we received was to add a color. The Clear capsules just weren’t visible enough from a distance. So we chose a nice, cerulean blue.

The second suggestion was a wider tear strip, or “pull tab.” The wider tear strip added strength and kept the tear strip in tact when pulling upward for removal.

The last improvement we made was to lengthen the slits on either side of the tear-strip so that the pull-tab would be more easily accessible to grab. Mechanics in the field that wear gloves have no difficulty in grabbing the longer tear strip for removing the Clean Seal Capsule. Continue reading