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Switching Sequencer comes in 4 or 8 channel platform.

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Press Release Summary:

May 4, 2010 - Designed for streamlined RF signal switching of up to 8 ultrasonic converter stacks, multi-channel high voltage ultrasonic sequencer suits multiple ultrasonic welding, staking or inserting points on single application. Pre-programming of timing for channel switching eliminates need for additional sequence programming. Manual override function allows user to isolate and test any converter at any time.

Sonics & Materials, Inc.

53 Church Hill Rd., Newtown, CT, 06470, USA

Original Press Release

Sonics® Announces New Multi-Converter Switching Sequencer for Ultrasonic Plastics Welding

Press release date: April 6, 2010

Sequentially Fires up to 8 Ultrasonic Converters

Newtown, CT - Sonics & Materials®, Inc. is pleased to announce production launch of its new multi-channel high voltage ultrasonic sequencer, designed for streamlined RF signal switching of up to 8 ultrasonic converter stacks. Typical applications include multiple ultrasonic welding, staking or inserting points on a single application, and the circuit board platform sequencer is designed for internal NEMA enclosure mounting.

The sequencer works with Sonics' power supplies in a variety of frequencies, and allows OEM integrators to easily control multiple stack ultrasonic on/off sequences from a single source ultrasonic power supply or generator kit.

Timing for channel switching is pre-programmed which eliminates the need for additional sequence programming. All that is needed is for the OEM design engineer to program ultrasonics on and off time. Available in a 4 or 8 channel platform, the use of the sequencer completes the sequential firing of multiple converters stacks.

A manual override function is included so that a particular converter can be isolated and tested at any time. Optional NEMA enclosure mounting plate is also available.

About Sonics
Since 1969, Sonics & Materials, Inc. has been a world leader in the field of 40-, 20- and 15 kHz ultrasonic welding technology, large-part linear vibration welding systems, spin welding machines, and other plastics and metal joining methods. The company, which is ISO 9001 certified, designs and builds a complete line of hand-held, bench-top and semi-automated plastics assembly and metal welding systems. Sonics offers in-house application assistance, materials testing laboratory service, global sales and distribution network, on-site field service and the industry's most advanced welding systems. Automotive, industrial, medical, packaging, toy, appliance, consumer and synthetic textile manufacturers around the world use Sonics' standard or customized equipment to weld a full spectrum of commodity/engineering polymers and metals.

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