Danbury, Conn. — Emerson Automation Solutions introduced heat staking technology that it says gives manufacturers the ability to join more complex and delicate components to plastic moldings.
The technology uses pulse staking to produce high-quality joins for challenging applications in the electronics, automotive and medical device markets, according to Priyank Kishor, global product manager for Emerson's Branson brand.
"The unique heat staking process that the Branson GPX platform provides helps to meet this demand and offers manufacturers a broad range of benefits, such as superior product aesthetics and reduced energy use," Kishor said in a news release.
Called PulseStaker, the release says the technology can help manufacturers overcome challenges related to complex 3D geometries, closely aligned features and fragile or heat-sensitive components, such as soldered components or sensors, and blended, glass-reinforced, chromed and metalicized plastics.
The technology provides instantaneous heating and cooling with adjustable cycle times. Emerson says the process creates no particulates or burn marks, which enables more delicate and sensitive parts, such as those with embedded electronics for joining with high-performance finishes.
PulseStaker is suitable for all heat staking applications, including those with thermoplastic materials and metalized coated parts. A wide range of heat staking tip designs is offered to meet stake welding requirements and provide manufacturers with greater design freedom.
For more information, go to www.Emerson.com/Branson.