Insights from Dukane

Mar 16, 2010

What Happened to Your Ultrasonic Weld Quality?

Miranda Marcus

The most important factor in troubleshooting problems in ultrasonic welding is understanding the fundamentals of the process. With this basic knowledge, most problems can be easily diagnosed and resolved. Even so, sometimes your time-tested weld recipe may suddenly fail for no discernible reason. Perhaps your ultrasonic welder has been running the same application for months,… Continue Reading What Happened to Your Ultrasonic Weld Quality?

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Mar 11, 2010

How does your Ultrasonic Probe/Stack work?

Ultrasonic Probe Plastic welding is the most common application of ultrasonic assembly. To perform ultrasonic plastic welding, a vibrating tip is brought into contact with one of the work pieces as shown in Figure 1–1. Pressure is applied and ultrasonic energy travels through the material, increasing the kinetic energy (or heat) at the contact point… Continue Reading How does your Ultrasonic Probe/Stack work?

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Mar 10, 2010

What are the effects of Ultrasonics on your Health?

Users of ultrasonic welders and ultrasonic cleaners inquire, from time to time about the effect of ultrasonic energy on the health of the operator. This paper is a brief summary of the nature of ultrasonics and its potential effects on health. The Nature of Ultrasonic Energy Ultrasonic energy is mechanical energy as contrasted with other… Continue Reading What are the effects of Ultrasonics on your Health?

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Jan 27, 2010

New or used equipment? Buy or lease? How do I decide?

When considering a new piece of equipment, it is not all that different from shopping for a new car. Should I buy new, or will used be okay? I don’t want to overspend, but I don’t want to get stuck with a lemon either. The answer starts with an assessment of needs. Is this the… Continue Reading New or used equipment? Buy or lease? How do I decide?

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Jan 26, 2010

Trigger by Power Feature Aids Weld Consistency

Dukane’s patented Trigger by Power option (now in the iQ Series of ultrasonic generators) can be used to produce more consistent welds by requiring a sufficient and repeatable amount of pressure/force to be applied to the part before the actual weld cycle starts. Trigger by Power is a cost effective alternative to trigger by force.… Continue Reading Trigger by Power Feature Aids Weld Consistency

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