Milford, Conn.-based Sonitek Corp.'s 400 series of heat-staking presses is smaller than its existing line of machines.
Sonitek President Robert Bishop said the heat-stakers have several safety features. New palm buttons help reduce operator fatigue and reduce the chances of getting carpal tunnel syndrome. An integrated two-position pneumatic slide table brings loading, unloading and part assembly away from the heated tool.
Other features include a six-zone temperature control and Thermasoft temperature control software that allows remote control of up to 480 individual temperature zones. If temperatures move outside of a preset range, alarms prevent the machine from cycling.
The 400 series also boasts a quick-change feature for the upper tooling assembly.
The machines sell in the range of $2,500-$4,800, which does not including tooling.
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