Patent Number: 8,876,983

Title: In-line cleaning method for ultrasonic welding tools

Abstract: A method for in-line cleaning of ultrasonic welding tools is described. The method includes applying cleaning solution onto a work surface of a welding tool to be cleaned using an application device. Then the method involves removing residue dissolved in the cleaning solution from the work surface using a cleaning device. Next, the work surface is neutralized and rinsed using purified water and polished with a cleaning cloth. Finally, the work surface is rinsed using cleaning alcohol and blow-dried with compressed air.

Inventors: Widhalm; Humi (Northville, MI)

Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

International Classification: B08B 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00