Branson introduces low-power welder
Branson Ultrasonics Corp. of Danbury, Conn., said its 2000LP family of low-power ultrasonic welders requires power of 500 watts or less.
The power source for the 2000LP connects directly to Branson's new 2000 series of hand-held welders. Applications range from spot welding or heat staking intricate parts that have hard-to-reach joint areas.
The 2000LP has digital readout and easy-to-use digital process controls, including parameter entry, amplitude control and display of operations.
Tel. (203) 796-0400, e-mail [email protected]
Film index covers flaws of weld seals
Dukane Corp. said its film index system eliminates ultrasonic welding problems where the ultrasonic horn does not fit perfectly with parts, leading to the part's surface being marred.
Dukane's solution places a thin plastic film between the horn and the part. The film compensates for imperfections between the horn and the part and absorbs the energy. The film is automatically advanced after each cycle.
Dukane, of St. Charles, Ill., said the film index system can be added to any Dukane press. It handles film up to 10 inches wide.
Tel. (630) 797-4900, fax (630) 797-4949, e-mail [email protected]
Software connects sales, manufacturing
PlastiSoft Corp., which makes enterprise reporting systems for flexible packaging, is working with software supplier FrontRange Solutions Inc.
FrontRange's Goldmine contact relationship management software will be integrated with PlastiSoft's Tori-Flex flexible-packing software. Toronto-based PlastiSoft said the technology will be the first complete link between a firm's sales and manufacturing departments aimed at flexible packaging. Quotes, sales totals, manufacturing data and other information will be regularly updated and available to sales representatives in-house and on the road.
Tel. (905) 760-0100, e-mail [email protected]
SAS gripper profile handles heavy parts
SAS Automation Ltd., which makes end-of-arm tooling in Xenia, Ohio, said its new JX robotic gripper platform is made for heavy and bulky parts.
The frame platform is similar in size to SAS' current J profile, but was designed to accept the standard channel nuts used on the X profile platform. Also, two sides have thicker material in the walls for direct mounting of pneumatic fittings for flexibility in routing the pneumatics and the hoses to end grippers or vacuum cups.
The JX profile also allows for better interchangeability with existing SAS gripper components.
Tel. (937) 372-5255, fax (937) 372-5555.