Machine builder's ultrasonic modules let users integrate ultrasonic welders into automated and custom equipment. Available in 20- and 35-kHz sizes, these modules provide flexibility for automation projects using ultrasonic bonding or cutting. The modules integrate into special-purpose machinery, and feature rigid construction to permit high-pressure welding without deflection. Each unit is equipped with a crossed-roller slide and adjustable flow controls for travel speed.
Sonobond Ultrasonics, 887 S. Matlack St., West Chester, PA 19382; FAX (610) 692-0674.
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