Branson Ultrasonics Corp. (Booth W3763) is introducing the GVX series of vibration welders and an addition to its 2000X series of ultrasonic assembly systems.
At NPE 2015, Branson is giving demonstrations on more than 20 equipment stations and offers complimentary half-hour onsite feasibility sessions on application challenges and future project needs. Branson will provide a printed feasibility report to participants after NPE.
Branson aims to provide a process-neutral approach in discussing plastic assembly solutions, said Jeff Frantz, director of North America business development.
Among new products, the GVX-3H model vibration welder is the first in a new Branson series for advanced plastics and industrial assembly applications demanding precision, consistency and speed.
GVX series vibration welders use industrial PC-controlled servo drives, have upgraded control with closed-loop feedback and offer reduced cycle times. Branson developed a user-friendly human machine interface using multiple-user personas, an improved sequence editor, intuitive navigation and enhanced screen display.
John Paul Kurpiewski, director of global product management for Branson's non-ultrasonics business, said the vibration welders are available with Branson's infrared pre-heating feature for applications requiring clean welds virtually free of particulates, angel hair or other visible contaminants.
The 2000Xc, a product line addition, can lock in the ultrasonic welding process with fully electronic welder setting, four levels of hierarchical password protection and Ethernet connectivity access via web services. Benefits include electronic records management and part traceability to meet the compliance and security needs in the medical, automotive, business and consumer electronics markets.
A user can adapt the 2000Xc to automation systems or operate it as a complete stand-alone system in an assembly cell.
The 2000Xc can weld by time, energy, peak power, ground detect, collapse or absolute and is electronically programmable for weld pressure, hold pressure, down speed and rapid traverse.
The absence of operator-accessible controls assures that validated processes remain unchanged.
In addition to GVX welders and 2000X systems, Branson shows its other laser, infrared, vibration, hot plate and spin welders and thermal processing systems.
Founded in 1946, Branson of Danbury, Conn., employs more than 1,800, manufactures plastics joining, ultrasonic metal joining and precision processing equipment and, with its global presence, offers local engineering assistance, parts and preventive maintenance, training and full support services.
Branson is a brand in the industrial automation segment of St. Louis-based Emerson Electric Co. and, at NPE, displays under the theme “Branson Makes It Possible.”