|Standard and Resonant Boosters|
The boosters are either titanium or aluminum. Titanium boosters, while costly, are more robust and stud thread holes hold up to many assembly and disassembly cycles. In continuous applications where heat dissipation is a benefit, aluminum boosters are recommended.
Boosters come in different “Gain” ratios. The mass of the booster below and above the nodal point determine the amount of gain to the amplitude from the transducer. This is the mechanical means for adjusting the stack amplitude to match the requirement to melt the particular plastic in each application. It is best to use the optimum booster size for the application. Leave the generator amplitude setting close to 100% and only make small generator amplitude adjustments when required. On most horns, the recommended max gain booster size will be stamped on the horn.