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Sonics to Show New Line of More Powerful, User-Friendly Ultrasonic Power Supplies for Plastics Welding

03/02/2006

Smart-Logic Navigation, Convenient Frequency Display, and Digital Amplitude Control highlight new GX-series

(March 2, 2006 - Newtown, CT USA) At NPE, Sonics & Materials, Inc. will be presenting its powerful new GX-series microprocessor-controlled ultrasonic power supplies, featuring state-of-the-art technological advances in control, power and ease-of-use.  Designed for Sonics’ 40, 20 and 15 kHz welding frequencies, these ultrasonic generators are available in 2200, 1700, 1200 and 700 watts for Sonics’ ultrasonic welding presses and actuators (both new and existing models). All GX units have automatic frequency tuning (matching the generator to the “stack” frequency) and come with Sonics’ latest pioneering innovation – a convenient horn frequency display.

System keypad navigation has been completely overhauled and re-designed from previous lines to feature simple, easy-to-understand language displays and intuitive, logical command flow. The GX-series line offers maximum versatility with a range of models offering options to weld by Digital Time, Energy, and/or Distance modes. New digital amplitude control is also included on all models and amplitude setting is automatically saved in job memory.

The user-friendly GX-series presents a winning combination of more power in a smaller package.  In fact, all GX units are over 30% smaller than previous E & F models – a significant footprint reduction. To make future enhancements and upgrades in the field quicker than ever, all units are configured to accept easy-to-load flash-ROM program updates.

Additional features include multiple job storage; calibration pulse prior to every weld cycle; ultrasonics on load scale; digital force triggering; PLC I/O ports for external job sequencing requirements; upper and lower weld limit settings; back-lit LCD display; and RS232 serial port printer output.  All units include soft-start overload protection circuitry; load regulation circuitry; line voltage regulation circuitry; and good part / bad part output signaling.

About Sonics

Since 1969, Sonics & Materials, Inc. has been a world leader in the field of 40-, 20- and 15 kHz ultrasonic welding technology, large-part linear vibration welding systems, spin welding machines, and other plastics joining methods. The company, which is ISO 9001 certified, designs and builds a complete line of hand-held, bench-top and semi-automated plastics assembly systems, and offers in-house application assistance, materials testing laboratory service, global sales and distribution network, on-site field service and the industry’s most advanced welding systems. Automotive, industrial, medical, packaging, toy, appliance, consumer and synthetic textile manufacturers around the world use Sonics’ standard or customized equipment to weld the full spectrum of commodity and engineering polymers.

 

Sonics & Materials, Inc., 53 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT  06470, USA

Phone: (203) 270-4600, Fax: (203) 270-4610, Toll Free in USA: (800) 745-1105

Email: info@sonics.com, or visit the company’s website at www.sonics.com

Sonics and Sonics & Materials are registered in U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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