Electronic Weld Head System Extends Force Range

Amada Miyachi America has announced an update to its Series 320 electronic weld head system that increases the maximum weld force.


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Amada Miyachi America has updated its Series 320 electronic weld head system to increase the maximum weld force to 7.0 lbs (3,175 gm) with a maximum follow up force of 7.75 lbs (3,520 gm). Now it can handle a wider range of applications requiring precise position and force control.

Series 320 meets the process demands of microelectronics manufacturing but is robust enough to endure industrial environments. The system can be configured with in-line or offset opposed electrodes to tailor the weld head for specific applications. The weld-to-displacement feature stops the weld precisely during collapse.

Also offered is an initial part detection feature that detects missing or extra parts. Displacement limits facilitate monitoring of both initial and final part thickness. The software now includes a low-force dress mode for preparation and cleaning of electrodes. This feature decreases the routine maintenance required to get precise, repeatable results.

The system is available with linear motion or two-level footswitch options. A user-friendly I/O module eases integration with a programmable logic controller (PLC). Four programmable relay outputs facilitate precise process control.

The Series 320 is ideal for safety-critical applications in the medical, aerospace, precision electronics and automotive markets. With the expanded force range, the system is a good choice for fine wire welding like squib wires as well as hearing aid components, electronic components and implantable medical devices.