Financed by European Regional Development Fund

Innovation Voucher, 2 980,00 EUR
The aim of the project is to protect research and development based intellectual property and to register the industrial design patent.

Degritter record cleaning machine

Automatic record
cleaner

Keeping your records clean has never been easier

Record cleaning machine that washes & dries

Degritter washes your records in an ultrasonic cleaning basin and even dries them afterwards. Your records will be spotless and ready for listening.

NEWS

15.04.2018
Launch date for Degritter's IndieGoGo campaign has been set... More
11.04.2018
Check out the detailed overview of Degritter's filtering mechanism... More
07.03.2018
To improve Degritter even more we opened a beta 2.0 testing round. We have also new team member ... More
31.12.2017
We are shipping out the beta machines... More
Degritter record cleaning machine

Specifications

General

Dimensions

37 × 28 × 21 cm
14.6 × 11 × 8.3 in

Operating Temperature

5° – 30° C
40° – 86° F

Weight

9 kg
20 lbs

Power Requirements

120V / 240 V
340 W

Noise Levels

< 60 dB

Degritter record cleaning machine

Cleaning

Ultrasonic Frequency

120 kHz

Washing Programs

Quick - 1 min 30 s
Medium - 3 min
Heavy - 5 min
Dry Only - N/A

Drying Time

1 - 5 min

Water Tank

Removable
1.2 L
0.3 gal

Cleaning Medium

Purified water
(distilled, deionised or demineralised)

Degritter record cleaning machine

Ultrasonic Cleaning

The core of Degritter is the 120kHz ultrasonic cleaning system. It has been carefully designed in house to make sure that records are cleaned thoroughly and without any damage to the surface of the record.

Ultrasonic cleaning works by creating a large number of microscopical bubbles in the cleaning bath, a phenomena called cavitation. The bubbles are a vacuum created by high frequency pressure waves moving through the water. Every ultrasonic cycle bubbles are formed and collapsed, releasing energy as heat and minuscule strong water jets. These effects combined thoroughly clean all surfaces down to a microscopic level.

A 120kHz frequency provides finer and more evenly distributed cleaning action than lower frequency systems. In fact, this technology at even higher frequencies is used to clean parts in the semiconductor industry, where surfaces need to be pure on a molecular level.

Degritter uses a custom ultrasonic bath with a custom 340W ultrasonic amplifier that has been designed specifically for cleaning vinyl records. The cleaning bath has four ultrasonic transducers (emitters), two on both sides covering the whole record. Degritter also comes with Frequency Sweep feature, which provides better cavitation energy and power distribution. Degritter is the only cleaning solution on the market working at 120kHz and having the Frequency Sweep feature.

Filter

Active filtering solution

Degritter record cleaning machines come with an active filtering solution. Active means that it removes small particles and dirt from the water during the ultrasonic cleaning process. Dirt washed off the record is filtered out of the ultrasonic cleaning bath and it won’t end up back on the record.

Features of the filtering system:

  • Easy maintenance
  • Gets rid of both surface dirt and dissolved dirt
  • A fine mesh filter
Degritter record cleaning machine

Principle and Maintenance

The active filtering solution works by circulating water through the filter and then back into the bath while your record is being cleaned. Water is pulled into the filter from the top of the tank in order to remove all floating dust and particles. Heavy particles that settle at the bottom will be pumped out to the external water tank, which has a dedicated sediment section.

The filter is easily accessible from the side of the machine. It is made up of a cylindrical steel mesh which contains a replaceable open cell foam filter. The outer part of the filter is washable, which makes for easy maintenance and upkeep.

Degritter record cleaning machine

Before & After

Degritter's cleaning effect has been thoroughly researched under digital and an electron microscope. We are confident in its quality, but have a look at the comparisons below to see for yourself.

Before

The before images are of a brand new record that has been exposed to nicotine smoke, covered with fine grain graphite dust, and soaked in beer. Because of electrical conductivity the graphite particles are more clearly visible while beer is not that noticeable. In reality, of course, dried beer creates a sticky film on the surface that keeps all the dust firmly in place.

After

The after images are of the same record once it has been through a 5-minute cleaning cycle with Degritter. No detergents or solutions were used, just pure distilled water at room temperature. It is evident that already one cleaning cycle has effectively cleaned the vinyl, leaving only a few specs of dust. Running the program twice would have left the record absolutely pristine.

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8th of May
Degritter available on
IndieGoGo

with early bird prices starting from 1800€
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Timeline

2017 September
2017 December
  • • shipping of beta testing products
2018
May
  • • Degritter available for wider audience

Contact us

Degritter OÜ
Narva mnt 9, Tartu
Estonia, 51009
Tel: +372 55 640 683