Dukane’s compact size machine packs all the features included in large vibration welders into a smaller footprint when factory floor space is tight and the upper part size is 760 mm x 450 mm or less. Like all Dukane vibration welders, the VW5500 features a fully welded rectangular steel tubing frame and lift table. The vibration bridge is flame cut from a slab of 170mm thick steel, then precision machined to within 0.1mm. High strength spring steel springs support the cast stainless steel lamination carriers. These carriers are investment cast for increased fatigue life. A compact, fully contained hydraulic power unit provides up to 20KN of table clamp force, capable of flattening warped parts prior to welding. The rigid part support table is supported by eight linear ball bearing packs on four independently adjusted, ground steel guide rails. This bearing/alignment design maintains precise motion throughout the entire 500mm table travel. The compact 2100 mm wide by 1200 mm deep overall machine footprint fits into tight spaces. All Dukane 5000 series welders incorporate a 380mm diagonal, color touchscreen for easy viewing. Tooling Inputs/Outputs are assignable and can be enabled at multi-set points in the welding process. Dukane’s patented Digital Frequency Drive closes the loop on vibration frequency, table position and welding amplitude. The welding process is dynamically programmable and controlled at up to 5 set points during the weld. All Dukane 5000 series welders include our unique “Q-Factor” tooling quality balance measurement. Using this diagnostic tool helps pinpoint potential unbalance issues with tooling or machine components.