Wire harness manufacturers rely on this Sonobond technology
because no other ultrasonic metal welder equals its capacity.
Even lightly tinned or oxidized wires can be accommodated.
WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania, February 17, 2011-Sonobond Ultrasonics continues to be the leader in ultrasonic welding technology for wire harness assembly.
In discussing the popularity of Sonobond equipment for such applications, the company's vice president, Melissa Alleman, said, "We have two ultrasonic wire splicers-the SpliceRite(TM) and the Dual Head SpliceRite(TM)-that are ideal for assembling the wire harnesses used in the automotive, aircraft, computer, and consumer electronics industries. Both units are fast, reliable, and environmentally-friendly. So it is not surprising that this equipment is in such high demand. Sonobond's technological leadership is especially evident in the way our Dual Head SpliceRite(TM) is able to ultrasonically weld large wire bundles with cross-sectional areas of up to 100 square millimeters. No other ultrasonic metal welder can do this in a single pulse."
The SpliceRite(TM) Series
The Sonobond SpliceRite(TM) and Dual Head SpliceRite(TM) use controlled pressure to consistently create strong solid-state metallurgical bonds. This process does not melt wires or produce arcs, sparks, of fumes. High-quality, high-strength wire connections are made without clipping, soldering, crimping, or dipping. Like all Sonobond ultrasonic metal welders, the two units have heat-treated, tool steel taper lock tips that can last for as many as 100,000 welds. These tips are designed for quick tooling changes and fail-safe placement.
Both ultrasonic wire splicers feature a microprocessor controller that is able to store and recall up to 250 weld protocols. These jobs can be locked out from operator adjustment. Welds can be controlled by height, energy, or time. The microprocessor can also interface with a computer via RS232 port.
The SpliceRite(TM) Ultrasonic Wire Splicer is available with either a 1,500- or 2,500-watt power supply. It produces 1mm² to 50mm² of final weld area, depending on the wattage. The Dual Head model comes with a 3,500-watt power supply. As the name indicates, the unit features two ultrasonic welding heads, one on either side of the welding area. This gives it the capacity to weld wire bundles with cross-sectional areas of up to 100 square millimeters. No other ultrasonic metal welder can accomplish this with a single hit. The Dual Head SpliceRite(TM) is especially suited for assembling heavy-duty cables, such as those used in cars, trucks, and industrial machinery. Both units can even accommodate lightly tinned or oxidized wires.
Advantages of Ultrasonic Welding
Wire harness assemblers, like other manufacturers, have found ultrasonic metal welding to be a fast, cost-effective, and environmentally-friendly process for creating solid-state metallurgical bonds with the lowest possible voltage drop. All Sonobond metal spot welders-including the SpliceRite(TM) and Dual Head SpliceRite(TM)-utilize the patented Wedge-Reed system. This system combines high vibratory force with low amplitude coupling. During the welding process, high frequency ultrasonic energy is directed via a welding tip to the surface between the metals that are to be bonded. The vibratory energy disperses the oxides and surface films and a true metallurgical weld is created. No waste is produced and minimal energy is consumed.
More Information Available at the WHMA Conference in March
Sonobond Ultrasonics will be exhibiting at the WHMA 2011 Annual Wire Harness Conference in San Diego, March 2-4. In referring to this event, Vice President Alleman says, "I encourage those attending the conference to visit us at Booth #2 in the San Diego Westin Hotel. We'll be happy to discuss the ways our SpliceRite(TM) or our Dual Head SpliceRite(TM) may be applicable to their company's specific situation. We will also have examples of ultrasonic welds done by these two units on hand for people to inspect.
"Of course, Sonobond recognizes that each application is unique. So we offer an Ultrasonic Welding Viability Test to give manufacturers an opportunity to determine whether our ultrasonic equipment is a match for their specific metal welding needs. There is no cost or obligation for this service. We will be very glad to arrange a Viability Test for anyone requesting it, either by visiting our booth at the WHMA conference or by contacting our office.
"Once a company makes the decision to incorporate our ultrasonic welding technology into their manufacturing line, they can count on us to work with them to make the installation process as seamless as possible. Both the SpliceRite(TM) Wire Splicer and the Dual Head SpliceRite(TM) Ultrasonic Wire Splicer-like other Sonobond units-are easy to operate and require only minimal training. This gives manufacturers yet another good reason to specify our equipment."
More Than a Half-Century of Leadership
For over 50 years, Sonobond Ultrasonics has been a worldwide leader in the development and application of ultrasonic welding and bonding technology. In 1960, the company-then known as Aeroprojects-received the first patent ever awarded for ultrasonic metal welding. Over the intervening years, Sonobond has continued to earn an outstanding reputation for its pioneering work and quality-engineered products.
Sonobond currently manufactures a complete line of ultrasonic bonding and welding equipment for companies across a wide spectrum of industries. These include leading firms in the electrical, automotive, appliance, HVAC, aerospace, filtration, medical, and apparel fields. Sonobond's technical expertise is backed by its strong commitment to providing excellent technical and administrative support before, during, and after installation.
To learn more about the SpliceRite(TM) and the Dual Head SpliceRite(TM)-or for additional information about the company's free, no-obligation Ultrasonic Welding Viability Test-visit www.SonobondUltrasonics.com or call 1-800-323-1269. Sonobond's Vice President, Melissa Alleman, can be contacted directly at MAlleman@SonobondUltrasonics.com.