Safety measure to avoid dangersSaturday, August 10, 2013
Many people assume that ultrasonic welders from Heatstaking do not come with the same safety issues that standard welders have since open flames are not used during the welding process. Instead, ultrasonic waves are used to create very fast, very small vibrations that bind materials - hard plastics are used most often - together. If you are thinking about getting one of these welders, though, you should know that they come with some of the same risks as standard welders.
For example, you could still be exposed to high levels of heat. As the materials vibrate, they create an incredible amount of heat, though there is no flame. Furthermore, high voltages are used to run the equipment, so there is the risk of being injured due to contact with an electrical charge.
On top of that, people using the welding equipment should use hearing protection. It is often assumed that hearing protection is unnecessary since the waves are out of a human being's hearing range, but the parts themselves can rattle consistently. This extended exposure to noise can have a drastic impact on your ears, so you should have ear plugs or headphones on whenever you are working.
Overall, you just need to take a few minutes to learn about all of the possible dangers and the safety measures that can be used to combat those dangers. If you use the proper equipment and use the welder in the correct fashion, you should not have anything to worry about at all.