Vertical Air/Pneumatic Hot Plate Welder

The VA-1015 is a vertical heat platen orientation, pneumatic motion controlled hot plate welding system capable of welding parts up to 10 x 15 (254mm x 381mm) or multiple smaller parts. Customized variants of this model are available.
When compared to horizontal platen systems, vertical systems typically: Allow faster tooling changeovers. Allow easier and more positive operator loading and unloading of the tooling. Ensure more precise part half alignment during welding (less scrap) as no special part-part alignment features must be designed into the parts themselves (required for accurate machine pick-up of one part half on horizontal systems).
  1. Operator loads part halves into holding fixtures.
  2. Operator closes safety door.
  3. Safety door locks.
  4. Part halves are automatically held with vacuum or mechanical grippers.
  5. Heat platen advances between part halves.
  6. Holding fixtures apply part halves to heat platen.
  7. Holding fixtures retract from heat platen.
  8. Heat platen retracts.
  9. Holding fixtures apply part halves together, welding parts together.
  10. One holding fixture releases its clamping mechanism.
  11. Holding fixtures retract, retaining welded part(s) in one fixture.
  12. Safety door unlocks.
  13. Operator opens safety door.
  14. Operator unloads welded part(s).