There are several advantages to using a higher frequency for ultrasonic welding:
- Greater precision: Higher frequencies provide greater control and precision, allowing for more accurate and consistent welding.
- Smaller heat-affected zone: Higher frequencies create a smaller heat-affected zone, which can be beneficial for welding delicate or thin materials that are sensitive to heat.
- Faster welding speeds: Higher frequencies allow for faster welding speeds, as the energy can be focused more precisely.
- Better surface finish: Higher frequencies can provide a better surface finish, as they create smaller and more uniform welds.
- Reduced energy consumption: Higher frequencies require less energy to generate the ultrasonic vibrations, which can result in lower energy consumption and operating costs.
However, it’s important to note that the choice of frequency will depend on several factors, including the thickness and type of materials being welded, the size and geometry of the parts, and the desired weld quality and strength.
As the frequency increases, vibration amplitude typically decreases.
For help selecting a frequency for your ultrasonic welding, ultrasonic, inserting, or ultrasonic staking application, please contact us. Trinetics Group provides a free application analysis for all plastic welding projects.