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VW5500 Vibration Welder

Reduce your Downtime and Maintenance Cost

Patented digital frequency drive delivers more power efficiency, reliability and flexibility for unique applications. Service spares, and drive upgrades are provided directly from Dukane eliminating dependency on third party manufacturers.

Enjoy the Ergonomic Features

Large mechanical mass of the linear vibration head coupled with the solid welded tubular steel frame construction eliminate machine failure due to process vibration and provides one of the quietest machines in the industry, reducing operator fatigue. Capacitive one hand cycle start in two locations for ease of process flow in plant.

Efficient Process Control with Advanced HMI Software

Programming capabilities for multiple sensors and pneumatic valves simplifies complex tooling set up. Built in logical control eliminates the need of PLC programming expert for changing simple standard machine logic. Unlimited weld recipes available for multiple part processing.

Consistent Part Geometry with sturdy mechanical features

Heaviest-in-class, one-piece flame cut bridge stops unwanted vibration at its source. Robust frame with numerous cross members to support dovetail slide system for table. Tubular steel table with 1” (25mm) thick Blanchard ground surface provides stable platform for lower tooling. Head to table repeatability (cycle to cycle) is under 0.001mm.

VW5500 Vibration Welder
VW5500 Vibration Welder


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.

Key Features

  • Table base size 965mm wide by 455mm deep
  • Upper tool weight 15-40kg
  • Front, vertical sliding door with 660mm high x 1040mm wide opening with programmable table load height
  • Supports lower part sizes up to 950mm x 450mm
  • Two upper/lower tool vacuum generators and six tooling air valves available as options
  • Electromechanical vibration head assembly (200-240 Hz)
  • Patented Q Factor for comprehensive tool and machine diagnostics and preventive maintenance
  • 15" color touchscreen HMI with remote I/O's
  • Programmable amplitude 0.5 mm to 1.8 mm (0.020" to 0.070") p-p
  • Programming for up to 6 pneumatic valves included (valves not included) with 6 extend & 6 retract sensors
  • Programming for up to 6 part in place sensors included (sensors not included)
  • Programming for 2 vacuums (vacuum generator and valve not included)
  • Programming for tool ID included. (adapter cable not included)
  • Automatic tuning with auto ping mode with 0.01Hz resolution
  • Multilingual capabilities (English, Spanish, German, Japanese, Chinese, French, Czech)
  • One-piece flame cut bridge (heaviest in class) and structural tubular steel table (heaviest in class)
  • Hydraulic lift / clamp force maximum 20,000 N (4500 lb) 75.6 L (20 gallon) reservoir
  • Light curtain for single switch activation
  • Optical zero force for cycle start activation switches
  • Interior work light