In a plunge weld mode, a standard cutting die is mounted on the new cutting module from Herrmann Ultrasonics. This cutting die can have a length of up to 250 mm or a two-dimensional shape contained within an approximately 75 mm x 250 mm area. If a seal pattern is required in addition to the cutting, a fixed anvil can also be mounted in conjunction with the cutting module. The cutting module is a new standard component that can be retrofitted to most cut and seal applications. Immediate results can be realized as the cutting module is easy to set up and only requires a supply of compressed air.