Ultrasonic Technology - areas of application
Ultrasonic technology is used in many applications in laboratories, medicine, technology, science and industry. Designated as ultrasound are sound waves above the audibility limit of the human ear in a frequency range of approximately 16 kHz to 1 GHz. In the majority of cases an ultrasonic device is usually taken to mean a device with which in medicine an ultrasound examination or sonography or in industry ultrasonic testing is carried out. Ultrasonic technology is also responsible for a wide variety of tasks in the laboratory. Ultrasonic systems are universal laboratory devices that can be used for various different ultrasonic processes and laboratory applications. Laboratory ultrasonic technology is used, for example, in laboratories in the fields of biology, chemistry, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, the food industry as well as in medical technology, medical treatment and ultrasound diagnostic procedures. Our tried and tested ultrasound technology by Bandelin, Hielscher, Elma, Fritsch, Grant or Reitel includes almost all ultrasound applications in the laboratory and is mainly used for:
- Sample preparation
- Activation and acceleration of chemical reactions (sonochemistry)
The available ultrasonic technology, ultrasonic baths and ultrasonic homogenisers are used for the ultrasonic treatment of small and medium-sized laboratory samples as well as for larger volumes in the industrial sector. We will be happy to advise you in the selection of the right ultrasonic technology for use in your laboratory: +49(0)3338 - 75 10 456.
Ultrasonic Technology - functional principle
Ultrasonic technology has many functions and tasks in the laboratory. Depending on the area of application and requirement different ultrasonic systems are used. The functional principle of ultrasonic technology and Doppler sonography is based on a transducer emitting sound waves and, if required, reabsorbing the reflected waves. For this the ultrasonic device has electronic components for generating the sound, signal processing and display, i.e. an ultrasonic transducer/ultrasonic oscillator and generator which supplies the transducer(s) with high-frequency electrical energy. In general the ultrasonic laboratory devices are used for the ultrasonic treatment of samples with volumes of between 0.1 ml und 230 litres. Sonotrodes transmit the ultrasound via a surface and operate at different amplitudes and intensities. Ultrasonic cleaning devices are predominantly used for the disinfection and cleaning of difficult to access areas, surface, corners and openings, such as burettes, narrow test tubes, sieves etc. Examples are special pipette cleaners for cleaning and rinsing glass or plastic pipettes.
Ultrasonic Technology - types
Ultrasonic devices come in a variety of designs, sizes and types. The spectrum of available ultrasonic technology ranges from handy ultrasonic homogenisers and small, compact ultrasonic cleaning devices for routine laboratory tasks up to large-volume industrial ultrasonic devices for treating large sample vessels and quantities. Which ultrasonic system should be used in a laboratory essentially depends on the ultrasonic applications and filling quantities. We currently sub-divide our ultrasonic devices into two different types: ultrasonic baths and ultrasonic homogenisers.
Ultrasonic Technology - accessories
Our versatile ultrasonic devices by reputable manufacturers are characterised by their robust designs, ease of use and flexibility in being able to change or add components. Depending on the ultrasonic device type you can order various components and ultrasonic technology accessories such as various sonotrodes, glass flow cells, stands, sound protection boxes, filter inserts, adapters, adapter seals, PC interfaces and many other accessories for the ultrasound technology we offer.