In the modern world, many industries need to make their technology safer, faster and easier to use for both their workers and the general public. Ultrasonic solutions have been implemented in a wide variety of industries in order to make machinery both more reliable and convenient.
What Is Ultrasonic Technology?
Ultrasonic sounds, or ultrasounds, are bare-audible or inaudible sounds. Ultrasonic technology uses these sounds to transmit data from one point to another, sometimes across great distances. The soundwaves are encoded with data, transmitted, received by a microphone and decoded locally. This technology allows data to be transmitted and received quickly and can be applied to a variety of different industries.
Ultrasonic knives are used in food processing to guarantee precise, clean cutting without affecting the consistency of the product. Examples of foods that can be cut with an ultrasonic knife include:
All of these are soft, malleable products that normal knives can stick to and misshape. using an ultrasonic blade allows you to cut the food without changing its shape or composition.
Ultrasonic waves have also been used in food processing. When transmitted by air, sound waves can help with drying, decontaminating and defoaming food.
The use of ultrasounds in medicine goes beyond examining fetuses while in utero. Similar image-creating technology can be used to examine patients for tumors and other abnormalities.
High-frequency sounds made using ultrasonic boosters can help in neurosurgery. Focused ultrasounds can be used to treat Essential Tremor, a disease that causes excessive trembling in the hands. Highly focused ultrasounds can destroy the brain tissue causing the disease without causing damage to the other tissues. This focused and non-damaging method can also be applied to many other brain injury treatments and surgeries to reduce risk and improve outcomes.
Ultrasonic technology has been used for decades to improve the customer shopping experience. Improved ultrasonic technology allows stores to offer a wider variety of payment methods, like Apple, Google or Walmart Pay, by using different tonal frequencies. Improving the ultrasonic tech being used lets stores check customers out faster, improving the overall customer experience.
Ultrasonic technology can be applied to many industries, even ones that most people would not associate with ultrasonics. This versatility stems from the simple premise of transmitting data with sound waves and finding new ways to apply this concept. Understanding how this technology impacts the world around us helps us understand how these industries operate.