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Herrmann Ultrasonics Adds Two Safety Features

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Herrmann Ultrasonics, Bartlett, Illinois, has added an RFID reader and an optical sensor to ensure safety when changing welding tools within the prodcution process.

Two new features from Herrmann Ultrasonics, Bartlett, Illinois, help ensure safety when changing welding tools within the prodcution process.

First, an RFID reader has been integrated into the tooling to guarantee that the right tool is installed for the production. The ultrasonic welding system automatically associates the correct parameter setting for parts to be welded with the installed tooling. Medical device manufacturers will benefit from this new feature as it adds production security.

Adding a second level of security is the integration of an optical sensor. Before each ultrasonic welding process, it verifies that the correct part in terms of shape and color has been placed into the fixture. If the system recognizes a mismatch, it locks the process, alarms the operator or puts the system on hold.

Both features can be integrated easily into the successful HiQ series ultrasonic welding machines, the HiQ DIALOG and the HiQ VARIO without further adding external hardware or software. All elements are already available within the software solution package.

For more information, visit www.herrmannultrasonics.com.