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National Sales & Marketing Manager
New Ultrasonic Multi-Point Control "MPC" Module
Dukane has a patent* for their new
Multi-point control module. The MPC unit is designed for ultrasonic
assembly systems where one power supply is sequenced to several
ultrasonic probes or converters. Some of the patented features
include; Fully protected from improper programming and power line
irregularities, binary coded selection inputs prevents simultaneous
selection of 2 probes. Logic interlocks prevent selection changes
when ultrasound is on, ring-down monitor allows relay switching only
when voltage is off, fault monitor detects a shorted relay coil
driver and halts operation, hold-up time of internal supplies -
designed to ride-out any line problem. The benefit to the users is
elimination of equipment failures due to improper machine
programming. Dukane's Multi-point control coupled with a Dukane
DPC II plus or iQ series power supply offers
independent control and process monitoring of weld time, weld
energy, and amplitude. This allows for suspect or bad part alarms
independent for each weld point. Typical automated machines using
Dukane's MPC can have an illuminated part map that would immediately
indicate to the operator potential weld defects. No other system
offers this level of control.
The MPC is available as an integrated controller inside DPC series power supplies or as a stand-alone control module that can be mounted in a through panel configuration as pictured here. The MPC has the ability to sequence up to 16 probes or converters and can be purchased from 2 to 16 points. Color-coded status LED's provide real-time operational status which aids field troubleshooting. The MPC module can be used with all frequency and power levels of ultrasonic systems. The stand-alone modules could be used with all series of Dukane power supplies equipped with an optional MPC interface board.
Note: MPC systems can only be ordered with Dukane DPC II or iQ Series power supplies.
Dukane offers a full range of ultrasonic, vibration, spin and hot plate welders, thermal presses, probes, tooling and software for both OEM and the commercial plastic assembly markets. Dukane is an ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturer with 24/7 Service. For more information on Dukane's 15kHz Ultrasonic Assembly System, and their complete line of plastic assembly solutions, contact Jason Barton, National Sales and Marketing Manager. He can be reached at (630) 797-4902 or visit their web site www.dukane.com/us.