Syncropower Transducers

Since 1954, the engineers and founding companies of Electrowave Ultrasonics Corporation have developed, manufactured and used many different types of transducers, including magnetostrictive, piezoelectric, and electrostrictive. Based on extensive research and experimentation with many varieties of these different transducer types, Electrowave has found its patented Syncropower (Q-3) third generation electrostrictive transducers to be absolutely superior in all respects. Over 90% of all ultrasonics that exist in the world today utilize some type of electrostrictive transducer. Electrowave is among the few companies in the ultrasonic field that produces Its own transducer which has a reputation for the highest quality and modern design. Electrowave engineers pioneered the use of composite electrostrictive transducers known as Syncropower transducers. Syncropower transducers consist of the highest efficiency lead zirconate titanate elements, designed and produced exclusively by Electrowave. These composite ceramic transducers are unique in function and possess characteristics (d31,d33,g31,g33,k31,k33) that are singularly applicable to the propagation of high power energy. These transducers with a 98%+ efficiency in converting electrical input to mechanical output have a very low operating temperature and require no external cooling. Watt densities of over 100 W sq. in. are possible with our transducers, although cavitating-liquid ultrasonics typically range from 5 W sq. in. to 15 W sq. in. and higher for experimental applications. Frequencies are most commonly centered at 25 kHz and 40 kHz, the 40 kHz range being by far the predominant choice, although frequencies from 13 kHz to 2 MHz are readily available upon request.

Permanently attached across the stainless steel bottom and/or sides of the Electrowave tanks by means of an advanced bonding technique exclusive to Electrowave, transducers are bolted in place or permanently fixed with a thermoset ceramic composite. No epoxies, cyanoacrylates, or “glues” of any type are used in Electrowave ultrasonics. Syncropower transducers are warranted never to loosen from the tank for the life of the unit. Electrowave Syncropower transducers surpass in ruggedness and durability all transducers on the market today. They can run at temperatures exceeding 50 degrees C continuously, far above any normal power transducer, and they may be subjected to temperature variations from 0 degrees C to 100 degrees C in seconds, without harm to the transducer or bond line.