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Sonics to Display 20 KHz Ultrasonic Welding Systems at Upcoming Battery Show in Detroit

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Sonics to Display 20 KHz Ultrasonic Welding Systems at Upcoming Battery Show in Detroit

Press release date: October 4, 2012

(Newtown, CT USA) At the upcoming Battery Show in Detroit, Sonics & Materials, Inc. will be demonstrating their innovative 20 kHz ultrasonic spot welder, as well as their operator-friendly wire splicer, showcasing the benefits of clean ultrasonic technology for battery assembly. Sonics' MW20 universal metal spot welder yields reliable, reproducible results with pneumatic actuation, patented 90o self-orienting keyed horns and tips, and a rigid I-beam cast center frame. The MW20 provides lower operating costs for applications such as welding copper and aluminum foils and terminating cables. The system is available with an array of microprocessor-controlled power supplies, offering simple remote impulse actuation through sophisticated touch screen operation, with power outputs from 1500 to 6000 Watts (depending upon model and materials). Sonics MWS20 ultrasonic wire splicing system offers automatic splice width adjustment form 0.39 to 40 mm2 and its patented self-orienting horn permits simple and precise tool change in under one minute. With its unique single piece dual nodal mount horn and booster stack, the wire splicer streamlines wire harness assembly. Additional features for both systems include digital amplitude and force control; automatic frequency tuning; multiple job storage; PLC I/O interface connection; and upper and lower weld height settings. All units include soft-start overload protection circuitry; load regulation circuitry; and amplitude and pressure ramping. Ultrasonic welding is an environmentally "green" process that uses on-demand energy and eliminates the need for additional consumables such as solder, flux or crimps. Visit Sonics at Booth #B416 for a demonstration and additional information. About Sonics Since 1969, Sonics & Materials, Inc. has been a world leader in the field of ultrasonic welding, plastics assembly and ultrasonic liquid processing. The company, which is ISO 9001 certified, designs and builds complete lines of equipment, and offers in-house application assistance, materials testing, laboratory service, global sales and distribution networks, on-site field service and the industry's most advanced ultrasonic systems. Sonics and its founder, Robert Soloff (holder of the patent for the process of ultrasonic plastics welding), were featured in an episode of the History Channel's "Modern Marvels" television show that focused on welding. Automotive, industrial, medical, research, packaging, toy, appliance, consumer and synthetic textile manufacturers around the world use Sonics' standard and customized equipment. Sonics & Materials, Inc., 53 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470, USA Phone: (203) 270-4600, Fax: (203) 270-4610, Toll Free in USA: (800) 745-1105, Email: info@sonics.com, or visit the company's website at www.sonics.com Press Contact: Carolyn Bown MarCom Manager 203-270-4600

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