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The IR-80/50 Si is a compact welding machine especially designed for infrared welding of medium-sized plastic parts. It enables production of neat and clean joints with low-viscous polymers, which are difficult to obtain by means of conventional hot-plate welding due to adhesion of molten material to the heated element. This is why the IR-80/50 Si is especially suitable for applications made of high temperature-resistant plastic in the automotive, medical and electrical industries. In contrast, the IR-170/80 S is dedicated to welding larger components, as for example dashboards, and realizing the required joint strengths, cycle times and high optical demands for the plastic grades used (e.g. PP-LGF, PC/ABS or SMA).

IR-80/50 Si and IR-170/80 S – compact welding equipment with built-in accuracy

The IR-80/50 Si is a compact welding machine especially designed for infrared welding of medium-sized plastic parts. It enables production of neat and clean joints with low-viscous polymers, which are difficult to obtain by means of conventional hot-plate welding due to adhesion of molten material to the heated element.

This is why the IR-80/50 Si is especially suitable for applications made of high temperature-resistant plastic in the automotive, medical and electrical industries. In contrast, the IR-170/80 S is dedicated to welding larger components, as for example dashboards, and realizing the required joint strengths, cycle times and high optical demands for the plastic grades used (e.g. PP-LGF, PC/ABS or SMA).

In comparison to existing drive technology, the servo drive of the infrared emitter and lower / upper tooling axes enables fast, highly precise and flexible kinematics. This results in short tool changing time periods and significantly improves consistency and reproducible results.

The main benefits are: 

  • Multi-axial servo drives for precise axe movements
  • Wideband metal-foil emitter for contact-free and constant material heating
  • Innovative IPC-based control method for multi-functional options
  • Touchscreen display for user friendly operation

 

IPC-based control method – state-of-the-art and communicative technology

The innovative control method based on an industrial PC (IPC) with real-time software PLC and intuitive user interface (HMI) offers multi-functionality options for machine control, parameter input and data acquisition. Process and machine data can be evaluated and controlled in real time.

Servo drives are configured in a user-friendly way via the touch screen monitor and the PC-control. This ensures fast access to important set values, as for example speed, position of the axes and welding parameters. Required adjustments can be carried out quickly and efficiently.

Built-in network and tele-service capability enable the infrared welding machine to be in communication with every production process.

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