Rapid Conductor

Servo-driven hot-plate welding

The rules of hot-plate welding have changed.

The most sophisticated hot-plate welder available. Featuring fully supported, servo-controlled platens for fast, powerful, and independent force and distance control.

Discover the hot-plate welding process

Rapid Conductor Overview

In a class of its own, the Rapid Conductor™ is the most precise hot-plate welder on the market. Three servo-driven platens are expertly programmed to provide accurate velocity, force, and displacement control.

Exceptional plastics-joining results attract customers from diverse industries around the globe. Servo-driven hot-plate welding is preferred for applications which require a robust weld, a hermetic seal, and for components with complex geometries.

Rapid Conductor Benefits

Fast

Three servo-driven platens deliver fast platen motion and minimized open times resulting in a shorter cycle time.

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Process Control

Servo-driven platens eliminate the need for hard-stops and provide ultimate force, velocity, and displacement control and feedback.

Flexible

Interchangeable tooling and heated tool storage options allow for a complete tooling changeover in minutes.

Intuitive

Intuitive operator interface and user-defined I/O make for easy configuration while unlocking the power of the Rapid Conductor.

Rapid Conductor Models

There are three different Rapid Conductor models available.

1015

  • 10 x 15″ heated platen working area
  • 2000 lbs maximum clamp force
  • 5 temperature control zones

1524

  • 15 x 24″ heated platen working area
  • 4000 lbs maximum clamp force
  • 7 temperature control zones

2040

  • 20 x 40″ heated platen working area
  • 6000 lbs maximum clamp force
  • 9 temperature control zones

Features

The impressive list of standard features include:

  • 3 servo-driven platens: upper and lower press platens and heated platen provide fast and precise force, velocity, and displacement control for consistent melt and seal profile.
  • On-board SPC data logging of previous 50 cycles provides an accurate history for monitoring quality.
  • (16) recipe storage capacity allows for efficient setup and adjustment of process parameters.
  • Automatic teach mode eliminates the guesswork of initial process setup.
  • Thermal expansion compensation technology maintains the centered position of heated tooling while allowing for thermal expansion.
  • User-defined I/O for tooling functions enables easy configuration of sensors and valves through the operator interface.
  • Safe-exit emergency stop routine prevents over-exposure of parts to the heated platen.
  • and more…

Additional Options

Available options include:

  • Stage II data collection package provides remote SPC data acquisition.
  • Calibration kit allows for recalibration of machine.
  • Quick-change tooling package enables faster and easier tool changes.
  • Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) with controlled shutdown mode (CSM) protects operators and machine in the event of power failure.
  • Cleanroom package meets requirements and specifications for machine to operate in a cleanroom.
  • High-acceleration press platens (Model 1015 only) provides improved material release from heated tooling after melt phase.
  • Barcode reading/processing capability allows for integration with manufacturing traceability systems.

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