We build small custom hot plate welders upon request. We also are aware that our infrared technology is better suited for most hot plate applications.
Advantages of IR
The Trinetics Infrared Non-Contact Welding System is a breakthrough in welding technology. The Directed I/R system expands the capabilities of thermoplastic welding by enabling plastics manufacturers to bond very intricate components with cooler, safer and energy-efficient non-contact welds and utilizing a dual array design can join two dissimilar plastic materials with differentiating melting points can be joined.
In Directed Infrared Welding the parts being welded never come in contact with the infrared array, as they do with the hot platen in standard thermoplastic welding. This eliminates material buildup on the welding arrays, which diminishes requirements for press ventilation systems, as well as reducing joint consumption and flashing, maintenance and downtime. This technology allows the use of short heat cycle times and has many advantages over hot platen processes. This offers up to 75% savings with go green energy efficiency, a cooler work area, 15 second startup times, average of 10 second production cycle times, reduced maintenance as no material is built up on arrays, the PLC logic is operator friendly and its entry way is operator safe.
Directed Infrared Welding runs the same thermoplastic items as other plastic welding systems and can be designed as a bench or floor model, be operated manually or fully automated, integrate testing and other automated activities while providing greater design flexibility than traditional stand alone systems.