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For More Information Contact:
Jason Barton
National Sales & Marketing Manager
(630) 797-4902

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