the global market FOR ULTRASONIC WELDING EQUIPMENT AND ULTRASONIC
CLEANING SYSTEMS is expected to reach $2.3
BILLION BY THE YEAR 2020
Ultrasonic welding makes use of
piezoelectric transducers that produce ultrasonic vibrations for transfer to a
solid medium to generate heat to melt and weld thermoplastics and some light
alloy metals. In order to perform melting and welding on plastics and other
materials, the longitudinal vibrations on the end faces of a transducer must be
amplified and concentrated onto a small area. A device used for this purpose is
variously called an amplitude transformer, a sonodyne, or simply a horn.
Ultrasonic cleaning, in contrast, makes
use of ultrasonic transducers that produce ultrasonic vibrations for transfer
to a liquid medium (usually water or an organic solvent mixture) to create
cavitation or a partial vacuum. The basic principles of ultrasonic cavitation
and its application to cleaning are well known. Cavitation “bubbles” are
created in liquids in the rarefaction portion of an ultrasonic sound wave.
These “bubbles” then collapse in the following compression cycle of the sound
wave, generating minute areas of high temperature and pressure. This enhances
the cleaning process in two ways – by causing the physical displacement of
contaminants due to the force generated by the imploding cavitation bubble, and
by forcing liquid exchange across interface boundaries, which promotes
dissolution of soluble contaminants by suitable “solvents.” It is logical to
assume that the effectiveness of the cleaning process is related to the
intensity of the ultrasonic field and the resulting implosions of cavitation
The Innovative Research and Products (Irap)
report titled ‘Ultrasonic Welding and
Cleaning Equipment – Types, Applications, New Developments, Industry Structure
and Global Markets’, provides a thorough coverage of the underlying
economic issues driving the development of the ultrasonic welding equipment and
ultrasonic cleaning equipment businesses, as well as assessments of advanced
types of equipment currently being developed. The report also provides a
detailed and comprehensive multi-client study of the ultrasonic welding and
cleaning equipment markets in North America, Europe, Japan, China, Korea and
the rest of the world (ROW).
report covers three major applications of ultrasonic welding equipment,
including plastic joining of components used in automotive, medical devices,
white goods, household appliances, toys, electronic goods, telecommunication
equipment; metal joining of wire harnesses, metal conductors such as aluminum
and copper; and sealing and sewing of films and fibers.
report covers different categories of ultrasonic cleaning equipment –
healthcare; manufacturing; maintenance and reconditioning; laboratory; special
treatments; domestic and hobby uses; and targets three types of tank categories – table
top, bench top and large capacity industrial cleaners – catering to different
applications, different sizes and geometrical shapes of parts, and using
different liquid cleaning media.
to the iRAP report, the 2015 market for ultrasonic welding and cleaning
equipment reached $1,700 million, and it is expected to grow at a compound annual
growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2% from 2015 through 2020, to reach $2,305 million in
2020. Region wise, in 2015, Europe and North America lead the ultrasonic welding
and ultrasonic cleaning markets respectively.
SIZE/PERCENTAGE SHARE FOR ULTRASONIC WELDING AND ULTRASONIC CLEANING SYSTEMS,
2015 AND 2020
Welding and Ultrasonic Cleaning - Equipment and Accessories
Source: iRAP, Inc.
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