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Jason Barton
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(630) 797-4902

Transducer Designed Using FEA Reduces Energy Losses by 80%

Using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to optimize the design of their Magnum� ultrasonic transducer, Dukane has reduced conversion losses by 80% thus greatly increasing the usable power. The transducer is the heart of an ultrasonic system. It converts an electrical input signal into ultrasonic vibrations. By locating the transducer axial node at the mounting area, the power lost to the mount is greatly reduced. Then, by analyzing the dynamic stress, Dukane was able to increase the safety margin. The Magnum�has a much higher safety factor than other probes allowing it to tolerate abusive conditions for greater reliability.

The patented Crush Foil Technology reduces acoustic losses between the transducer crystals to deliver maximum power to the work load. The mounting has been redesigned to improve heat dissipation. The front slug is keyed for positive alignment, unlike competitors which use anti-rotation pins that are prone to break or fall out.

The Magnum� transducer is rated to cover the entire power range up to 3,000 Watts at 20kHz. The transducer works with all Dukane Press Systems. They will also fit earlier Dukane Press Systems. The transducers are designed, manufactured and assembled in the United States and come with a 3-year North America Warranty.

Dukane offers a full range of ultrasonic, vibration, spin and hot plate welders, thermal presses, probes, tooling and software for both OEM and the commercial plastic assembly markets. Dukane is an ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturer with 24/7 Service. For more information on Dukane's 15kHz Ultrasonic Assembly System, and their complete line of plastic assembly solutions, contact Jason Barton, National Sales and Marketing Manager. He can be reached at (630) 797-4902 or visit their web site