Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics manufactures two generators for use at single frequencies of 25 kHz through 104 kHz. The Neptune®D powers both 25 kHz and 40 kHz Blackstone-NEY transducers. The sweepSONIK®3 generator powers Blackstone-NEY transducers at frequencies of 40 kHz, 72 kHz or 104 kHz. Power control is standard on both generators and allows power adjustment from 10 to 100 percent of the rated output of the generator. Both models include self-diagnostic data output and safety features.
Both the Neptune®D and the sweepSONIK®3 are built on the Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics “2K” platform and can deliver up to 2,000 watts of ultrasonic power to matching transducer configurations. The “2K” platform delivers the most compact, energy efficient and cost-effective ultrasonic performance in the industry. Both incorporate patented dualSWEEP® and upSWEEP® technology which provide several benefits:
With dualSWEEP® the ultrasonic frequency is varied at an ever-changing rate to prevent possible part damage due to resonance at either the ultrasonic frequency or the sweep frequency. The dualSWEEP® feature also helps assure cavitation uniformity by eliminating standing waves and has been demonstrated to speed recovery of active cavitation between disturbances to the ultrasonic field during the insertion and removal of parts for cleaning. Both the sweep bandwidth and the frequency are optimized for each generator/transducer combination. The rate of particle removal in critical cleaning applications is benefitted by upSWEEP® which tailors the rate of sweep in preference of moving particles to the top of the cleaning tank for removal by overflow. In larger tanks and high power applications using multiple generators, operation of the generators is synchronized to prevent the generation of “beat” frequencies which can also cause harmful part resonance.
All Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics generators are of robust designs that will provide reliable performance over a long service life.