FAQs TRZ® - Frequently asked questions related to TRZ® Analyzer

We welcome our customers' questions and are always happy to answer them. After-sales support is one of our main strengths. Below, find the most frequently asked questions related to TRZ® Analyzer grouped by topic. If you do not find what you are looking for, feel free to contact us with further questions.

This section aims to assist our customers and users of power ultrasonics in general, both in the industrial and medical fields. However, the information and values presented are for reference only, use at your own discretion and risk.

Frequently asked questions related to TRZ Analyzer.
1) What are the Fa, Za, Fr, Zr and Fc parameters for?
2) Why do some ultrasonic equipment operate at resonance and others at antiresonance frequency?
3) Why Za and Zr values sometimes turn red in TRZ® Software? What do the green and red colors mean? What influences Zr and Za?
4) How to adjust Zr when it is too high? Is Zr affected by the measurement procedure?
5) What is the mechanical quality factor Qm and what is it for?
6) What are the maximum values for Zr and minimum for Qm?
7) How to know the criteria to be used for testing ultrasonic parts?
8) How general are the TRZ® Software judgement criteria?
9) How to interpret the piezoceramics test result for the detection of internal cracks?
10) Are there tips about horn and booster dimension changes for frequency tuning?
11) “Annoyingly high sound” and low performance in horns: what is the solution?
12) Ultrasonic horn with frequency decreasing until it stops working, what is the solution?
13) What kind of steel is the best for ultrasonic horns?
14) Does heat treatment change the frequency of steel horns?
15) How to design ultrasonic horns / sonotrodes?
16) How to arrange frequency and probe / sonotrode length?
17) How to measure ultrasonic welders’ amplitude of vibration?
18) Can a large horn have two operating frequencies?
19) Is it possible to verify the frequency of multi-wavelength surgical probes and blades?
20) How to test and adjust a booster nodal line?
21) Is it possible to test a sonotrode alone, without a converter?
22) What is the correct frequency for each element of the acoustic stack?
23) Is the right frequency enough for a good acoustic stack?
24) How to measure the temperature of horns and ultrasonic parts?
25) What types of transducers are measurable by TRZ® Analyzer?
26) Why does the frequency of newly assembled converters change over time?
27) Can I measure the capacitance and insulation of converters with TRZ® Analyzer?
28) How to stack piezoelectric ceramics for converters assembly?
29) Should I use epoxy or thread lock on converter bolt?
30) What is the white material of the piezoceramics surfaces made of?
31) Is there a practical guide for ultrasonic transducers design?
32) Do spikes between Fr and Fa indicate a cracked piezoceramic?
33) Why mechanical quality factor Qm, Zr and Za values vary with the measurement resolution?
34) Why does the mechanical quality factor Qm vary among good and identical sonotrodes?
35) Why do we observe differences between TRZ® Analyzer and SonicSniffer frequency readings?
36) How does the TRZ® Analyzer and PiezoClamping® after sales technical support work?
37) What is the difference between TRZ® Analyzer and an impedance analyzer?
38) What to buy first: TRZ® Analyzer or PiezoClamping®?
39) Is there a TRZ® Analyzer with high output power available?
40) Does TRZ® Analyzer come with the TRZ® Software?
41) Is it possible to measure phase with TRZ® Analyzer?
42) How to evaluate test results of ultrasonic welding horns?
43) What does the term “time stamp” listed in the TRZ® Software results worksheet mean?
44) Is it possible to test piezoceramics for Qm using TRZ® Analyzer and PiezoHolder?
45) What is the BVD equivalent circuit purpose?
46) Is it possible to identify a cracked converter with the TRZ® Analyzer?
47) Besides TRZ® Analyzer and SonicSniffer®, what tools are needed for preventive maintenance of ultrasonic welding machines?
48) Is it possible to get good results for defective acoustic stacks?