Automated Ultrasonic Cutters are brilliantly effective machines for cutting and edge-sealing synthetic fabric.
Offering production speeds 3-4 times better than conventional ultrasonic cutters, Aeronaut Ultra cutters can carry both ultrasonic and crush cutting tools giving users the full choice of cutting and sealing technologies to get the best results on any fabric.
Because more than one pattern can be nested and cut on a vacuum table bed without moving the fabric, not only is production speed increased, but fabric waste and mistakes are reduced by a huge amount.
Aeronaut's Ultra machines feature bayonet mount quick-change tooling which means that even on the entry-level Elektron B1 Ultra, you can swap from ultrasonic to crush cutting in a matter of seconds.
Tool pressures are computer controlled and set by the fabric template in software so the right pressure is automatically used for every job. This results in the best product quality but it also means that tool life is optimised so that operating costs can be lower than with conventional machines.
Aeronaut manufactures ultrasonic cutting systems to suit all needs and budgets from the single steered tool Elektron B1 Ultra to the two tool Elektron B2 Ultra.
The advantages are clear:
- Productivity increases of better than three times.
- Improved product quality.
- Reduced mistakes.
- Reduced operator stress during busy periods.
- Reduced waste fabric.
Why settle for anything less than an Aeronaut Ultra cutter!
Aeronaut Ultrasonic Cutters are mechanically very similar to standard Aeronaut cutters… only the cutting tools, table construction and table top are special. Because of this, it is possible to have a multi-purpose machine with two separate zones… a plastic table top for conventional blade cutting and a steel table top for ultra and crush cutting.
It's also possible to fit the Elektron B2 Ultra a creasing tool for marking folds, or with different shaped ultrasonic tools in each holder, so different weights of fabric and be cut and sealed with software driven automatic tool selection.
Ultrasonic cutting is common in the manufacture of window furnishings, window shades or blinds where a turned-over hem is not acceptable and a clean, fray-free edge is required. In many cases, this edge finish can be achieved using a rotary blade cutter but on many synthetic fabrics where edge sealing is required, ultrasonic cutting can be the best choice.
Typical Aeronaut Ultra Cutters are 3.2 to 3.5 metres wide and between 6 and 10 metres in length but machines can be tailored to suit most fabric widths and job requirements.
Ultrasonic cutting works like this: High frequency sound energy is generated inside the cutting tool and focussed at the cutting tip. The tip rapidly vibrates or oscillates. This generates a lot of heat in most synthetic materials and melts the fibres which are parted by the tip of the tool.
It's also possible that with some non-synthetic material, that the ultrasonic action may saw through or fatigue fibres which cannot actually be melted. This explains why some materials like Kevlar and carboard can be cut with ultrasonics even though they don't actually melt.
Aeronaut pioneered flat-bed ultrasonic cutters and is the market leading manufacturer. Aeronaut Ultra machines are in use in many parts of the world cutting materials as various as window furnishings, screen fabrics and speciality tyre materials.