Many industries are turning to ultrasonic welding for their manufacturing and packaging needs. However, this equipment can be expensive. This is because many intricate parts are needed, such as converters, generators, horns, and boosters. Fortunately, there are options when it comes to buying the necessary parts. Each one comes with unique benefits. Here are four different ways to purchase this equipment and the benefits of each option.
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1. Buy New Equipment
One way to get your ultrasonic converters is to buy them new. Obviously, this is the most expensive option. The major benefit is that you can be sure you are getting exactly what you need if you need unique parts. You also get the newest improvements to ultrasonic equipment when your equipment has been manufactured recently.
2. Buy Rebuilt Equipment
Your converter consists of a canister and the internal components. Over time, internal parts may break or stop working as well on some pieces. When this happens, some people will trade in their old converters for new ones. Most ultrasonic welding companies will rebuild these old parts by putting brand new parts into an old canister. The major benefit of buying rebuilt parts is that you are essentially getting a brand new piece of equipment at a cheaper price. The only drawback is that your canister may not look brand new.
3. Buy Pre-Owned Equipment
Some people no longer need their equipment and sell it directly to others or to a parts company. Unfortunately, you often don’t know what you are going to get with these until they arrive. The good thing is that this will likely be your cheapest option. Plus, some items may still be under warranty.
4. Buy Scrapped Equipment and Rebuild It
One way to go is to buy broken equipment and have it rebuilt. For instance, you can buy a converter that doesn’t work anymore and have the internal parts replaced. You will get the old canister back, but the parts inside will be brand new. A reputable supplier may also be able to test other equipment you come across and see what can be fixed. When you get your equipment back from being serviced, it will be like you have brand new equipment for a reasonable fee.
If you are just getting into the ultrasonic welding business, finding the equipment that is right for you can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are many options from buying all new equipment, to finding junk parts and having them rebuilt.