Vertical Servo Hot Plate Welder

The VS-1445 is a vertical heat platen orientation, servo-electric motion controlled hot plate welding system capable of unparalleled control and ultra-precise welding of parts up to 14" x 45" (356mm x 1143mm) or multiple smaller parts. Customized variants of this model are available.

The vertical servo system's twin motion (left and right) tool mounting jaws allow independent control of collapse/absolute distance, time, force & speed on each part half, both when against heat platen in melt phase and against each other in weld phase. Typical hard-stops found in use on most systems are eliminated.
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 initiates cycle activation switch.
  3. Safety door closes.
  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 opens.
  13. Operator unloads welded part(s).