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Publication Date: 03/1/2009
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Sonics Intros Ultrasonic HandHeld Welding System
Microprocessor-controlled ultrasonics handgun.
Newtown, CT — Sonics and Materials, Inc.'s new 20 and 40kHz handheld ultrasonic plastics welding systems can be set to weld in digital time and/or constant energy modes, as well as continuous duty mode, for maximum control and versatility. Digital time controls range from 0.1 to 9.9 seconds and digital energy controls range from 0 to 999,999 joules.

Additional microprocessor-controlled features include autotune circuitry; frequency display; digital amplitude control; ultrasonic power load meter; and upper and lower weld limit settings. Designed specifically for welding, staking, inserting and spot welding applications, these convenient and inexpensive systems are rugged and reliable yet compact and portable.

The new 20kHz 500 handheld converter is supplied with a standard 1/2-in. (12.7mm) diameter flat-faced welding tip that attaches to an integral titanium front driver. Front driver has a 1/4-28 threaded end to accept other standard or custom tips. Special carbide coated wear resistant, flat, knurled and custom faced tips, as well as a tip assortment kit, are also available.

The 40kHz 500watt handheld converter is supplied with an 8mm threaded titanium front driver for horn attachment. Horns are sold separately and are custom designed to customer requirements. An optional pistol grip is designed for more ergonomic handling whereby the operator activates ultrasonics by pulling on the trigger. Also available is a stapler attachment with a special pivoting mechanism that is suitable for sealing low production rate clamshell packages. Other optional accessories include a manual press and a plug-in foot pedal for "ultrasonics on" triggering. Other standard features include overload protection circuitry; overload reset; DB9 PLC I/O connector; backlit LCD display; and quick-disconnect RF converter cable.

Contact: Sonics and Materials, Inc., 53 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470 800-745-1105 or 203-270-4600 fax: 203-270-4610 E-mail: Web:

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