Ultrasonic cutting operates by moving a
knife blade up and down in a sawing action, twenty thousand times a
second. The distance moved is very small but the oscillations are so
fast that nothing can move with the blade or stick to it. The end
result is an increase in cutting speed over conventional blade cutting.
The process is clean, does not create debris, dust or fumes.
The source of the blade's
ultrasonic energy begins with a 20 KHz electrical energy being produced
by a solid-state power supply. This high frequency electrical energy is
supplied to a converter that transforms it to mechanical motion at
ultrasonic frequencies. The mechanical motion is then transmitted
through an amplitude modifying booster to the horn. The horn (which is
an acoustic tool) transfers this vibratory energy directly to the
mounted blade for use as a cutting tool.
Z Axis Mounted Ultrasonic