Emerson Electric Co.'s automation brand Branson (Booth W3763) will feature the 2000Xc 40-kilohertz micro actuator as an addition to its series of ultrasonic assembly systems.
Branson, based in Danbury, Conn., is part of publicly traded St. Louis-based Emerson's automation solutions business segment.
The compact actuator can weld by time, energy, peak power, ground detect, collapse or absolute.
The 2000Xc can lock in the welding process with its electronic welder settings, password protection and ethernet connectivity access.
The actuator envelope has a 2.76-inch width and 26-inch height.
The new Branson 2000Xc micro actuator responds to customers' needs for a product that can do more in less space and has the ability for increased process control and precise weld quality, said Robert Halbert with Branson ultrasonic product management.
Emerson manufactures the Branson 2000Xc system in multiple facilities including Shanghai for the actuator and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, for the power supply. Final assembly of the actuator, power supply and testing can be done in any Branson facility including more than 29 domestic and foreign regional technology centers.
Development of the 2000Xc micro actuator began in 2016, and the Branson product line extension was introduced in the late fall of 2017. The 2000Xc power supply, introduced in March 2015, powers the micro actuator.
Prior to micro actuator launch, the manufacturer conducted internal beta testing in Shanghai, Danbury and Dietzenbach, Germany, across a range of various applications.
In addition, the Emerson team will showcase the Branson GLX laser welder platform including the GLX-2 model with a patented Simultaneous Thru-Transmission Infrared process to heat and plasticize an entire weld line simultaneously.
The GLX-2 was introduced in January, and the slightly larger GLX-3 debuted at the K 2016 show in Germany. Both models make their first Americas trade show appearances at NPE2018.
Branson is scheduling meetings with customers and interested parties during NPE2018 to discuss specific production needs.