Ultrasonic Blind Cleaning Machines from Zenith
Ultrasonic Blind Cleaners have been manufactured by Zenith since 1976, longer
than any competitive seller of this equipment. Using 32 years of
experience manufacturing these systems, along with extensive experience
manufacturing all types of ultrasonic cleaners, Zenith has developed a blind
cleaning system which cannot be compared to any existing ultrasonic venetian
Blind cleaning system.
Zenith Manufacturing offers 2 different styles of
machines to choose from; the BASIC, and the COMET, our flagship equipment
design. The difference between these 2 systems relate to the speed in
which the system can clean, rinse, and dry blinds, and how easily the blinds can
All Zenith blind cleaning systems include 2 stainless steel processing tanks;
a heated cleaning tank, and a rinsing tank. Blinds to be cleaned are first
lowered into the ultrasonic cleaning tank, where high-intensity
ultrasonic transducers will remove contaminants from every part of the blind,
including the head rail, and bottom rails which support the blind.
After completion of the rinsing cycle, the blind is allowed to drain for a
few seconds, and is then moved to the Rinsing Tank, where tap water is used to
rinse off detergent residues from the blinds. Detergents remaining behind
will leave residues on the blinds after drying, especially dark-colored blinds.
After the blinds are fully rinsed, they must be dried prior to re-hanging.
While the COMET includes a drying system, the BASIC requires that a drying
method be added to the system as optional equipment, or blinds can be hung on
Blind Drying Racks which are available from Zenith, or racks can be manufactured
by the customer using readily-available components.
Differences between the COMET and the BASIC
The BASIC blind cleaning system is similar in design to most competitive
ultrasonic blind cleaning machines you will find. The system includes
40kHz ultrasonic system which requires that blinds be
opened during the cleaning process. Rinsing is accomplished by dunking the bliind in a bath of water which is treated with a rinse additive to promote fast
drying. Blinds must then be dried by hanging on racks and toweling dry,
drying with a hot-air gun, or other method. The BASIC is perfect for those
customers who are adding a blind cleaning service to an existing business.
The COMET, our flagship ultrasonic blind cleaning system, includes features
and capabilities which are designed to increase the speed and convenience of
blind cleaning. For example, this system has the
ability to clean, rinse, and dry blinds, ready to re-hang immediately, in under
3-4 minutes, with the blind in a CLOSED position. The benefits of this
technology are numerous. Firstly, blinds are normally transported to the
ultrasonic cleaning system in a closed-position, with the cord wrapped around
the end of the blind. In the COMET, the cleaning, rinsing, and drying of
the blinds is performed with blinds in a closed position. Blinds can be
taken from the transportation container, immediately clean, rinsed, and dried,
and returned to the window 5 minutes thereafter. No system anywhere can
equal the speed of the COMET system.
The COMET includes our patented
CROSSFIRE Multiple Frequency Ultrasonic
System, which includes transducers and generators of both 40kHz and 80kHz.
This allows the system to clean between blind slats which are on top of
one-another, and in holes the size of a human hair. This system is also
less damaging, and produces an evenly-distributed, gentle cleaning action
everywhere in the tank. The photograph at the right tells it all, which
depicts the ultrasonic cleaning action in a COMET blind cleaning system.
This cleaning action is not found on any blind cleaning system, anywhere, except
for the COMET. Additional information on CROSSFIRE can be found under the
"Technical Info" drop down list under
The COMET rinsing tank allows for 2 different methods of rinsing, depending
upon the availability of a garden hose and water supply. If water supply
is available, the included Spray Rinsing System can be used to rinse the blinds
using only fresh water. This method eliminates the need to change rinsing
fluids often, as when using the Submersion Rinse Method, which is also possible
on the COMET. Although submersion rinses are effective for up to 20 blinds
or so, the rinse water becomes contaminated with soap from the cleaning tank,
which leaves spots on the blinds after drying, especially those that are dark in
color. By using a fresh water supply, there is never a need to drain and
re-fill the rinsing tank.
The COMET also includes a Drying System which utilizes the same spray gun as
is used for rinsing. A small valve is repositioned on the handle of the
gun, and the gun now becomes a compressed air drying system, that can remove
over 90% of the water from the blind in under 1 minute, with the blind in a
We cannot overemphasize the importance of the ability to clean blinds in a
closed position. Imagine receiving a contract for 600 blinds to be cleaned
on-site. These blinds happen to be older, 2" school-type blinds, the ones
that weigh over 10 pounds each. Now imagine removing the blind from the
window, closing it, transporting it to the machine, opening it again (a very
difficult task for 1 person) cleaning it, rinsing it, drying it, then RE-CLOSING
it, bringing it to the window, and finally opening it once again. And,
keep in mind that without the COMET drying system, blinds will require 15-30
minutes of drying, which will require hanging racks to be brought on site.
With the COMET, blinds are closed, transported to the machine, cleaned
rinsed, and dried in a closed position, and immediately brought back to the
window to be re-hung.
Also, we forgot to mention that the COMET has removable immersibles to allow
the ultrasonic components to be positioned in a rectangular tank. This
permits cleaning of items which will not fit conveniently in the blind cleaning
tank, and is designed to allow the machine to be used for Fire Restoration, a
profitable sideline business.
Both blind cleaning system designs include training at the Zenith facility in
Norwood New Jersey, 10 miles north of NYC. Continuous telephone support is
also included free-of-charge during normal working hours. Marketing
assistance and guidelines are also included.
Both the COMET and the BASIC are manufactured of 304 stainless steel for
superior corrosion resistance. Zenith is also the OEM manufacturer of the
machinery. We do not buy and re-sell, we actually build the machine and
the ultrasonic system. This allows for less costly initial system and
spare parts prices, and faster service.
If you are interested in obtaining additional information on the COMET and
BASIC ultrasonic blind cleaning systems, contact us directly for immediate
assistance and answers to all of your questions.
To access our web site dedicated to ultrasonic blind cleaning, press
For additional information,
85 Oak St.
Norwood, NJ 07648-0412