Process and control today | Emerson envisions the future of automated plastic assembly with connected, integration-ready welding solutions at K 2022 Düsseldorf, Hall 11 Stand F55


Emerson will showcase automated solutions for plastics assembly, showcasing Branson™ welding equipment and expertise, at K 2022, the international plastics trade show taking place October 19-26 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

These machines, and the advanced automation systems they enable, enable manufacturers to assemble difficult materials and complex shapes in sizes ranging from very small to large. Industry 4.0/IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) capabilities allow users to collect and analyze data that helps improve plant performance and ensure accuracy, consistency, quality and reliability. weld aesthetics.

Product Highlights:

Product Innovation: Branson™ GLX-1 Laser Welder
First introduced at K 2022, the new Branson™ GLX-1 laser welder is an efficient, highly automated, connected system that maximizes efficiency and optimizes equipment efficiency. It meets the demand for welding units capable of joining small, complex and often delicate plastic components with cycle times, weld strength and aesthetics superior to those possible with most other welding methods. welding. The new GLX-1 laser welder has a small footprint, integrating seamlessly into automated assembly systems. It is Industry 4.0/IIoT compatible and provides actionable operational data via USB and OPC-UA interfaces. The welder is available with one to three laser banks, each with a maximum power of 125W. Closed loop controlled pneumatic actuation provides 400N, 600N or 1800N of clamping force over maximum stroke lengths of 75mm in the smaller unit and 152mm in the two larger models. The 12-inch touchscreen human-machine interface (HMI) is mounted on a pivoting overhead arm for easy viewing at convenient angles.

Branson™ GSX-E1

Branson™ GL-300 Laser Welder
The Branson™ GL-300 Laser Welding Platform can be quickly and cost-effectively adapted to changing production requirements. This highly flexible, near-simultaneous plastic joining solution has been designed to provide efficient, high-quality welds in a wide range of applications, while economical, easy-to-change tooling allows for faster setup and adjustment for the job. evolution of product specifications. Manufacturing capabilities are further enhanced by a range of unique features including high quality digitizing system, easy to use HMI, large welding area (300mm x 300mm), multiple welding modes, welding size variable point as low as 0.5mm and a laser power source height.

Branson™ GL-300

Branson™ GSX-E1 Ultrasonic Welding Platform
The Elite Precision+ version of the Branson™ GSX-E1 Ultrasonic Welder is an advanced and intuitive flexible assembly solution. It uses Emerson’s patent pending “Dynamic Mode” to overcome the limitations of single parameter weld mode controls typically found on conventional ultrasonic welders. Ideal for workpieces that might have been difficult to handle in the past, Dynamic Mode harnesses the welder’s advanced electromechanical actuation system and optimizes the welding process with state-of-the-art computing power and algorithms. Controls automatically monitor, recalculate, and adjust multiple welding parameters in real time (e.g. force, weld energy, speed, distance) to achieve optimum user-specified results (e.g. depth /insertion position and constant pulling force). Branson GSX welders help manufacturers bring new products to market quickly, while maintaining high quality levels and delivering a rapid return on investment.

Branson™ GSX-E1

Branson™ GPX PulseStaking Series
The unique thermal staking process provided by the Branson™ GPX Series offers manufacturers a wide range of benefits, including superior product aesthetics and reduced energy consumption. The GPX series, which includes three full-size models and one small, handheld unit, offers manufacturers greater design freedom by allowing the assembly of more complex, delicate, and plastic mold-sensitive components. A unique instantaneous heating and cooling process suits increasingly demanding applications. These include parts made of dissimilar materials with complex 3D geometries, tightly aligned features, and fragile or heat-sensitive components, such as welded components or sensors; and parts that use a greater number of mixed, glass-reinforced, chrome-plated and metallic plastics. The advantages offered by PulseStaking apply particularly to medical devices, automotive interiors/exteriors, electronics and PC boards, as well as a wide range of other types of applications.

Branson™ GPX

Branson™ Ultrasonic Welding Power Supplies
Branson™ DCX Series Ultrasonic Welding Power Supplies from Emerson deliver industry-leading performance while providing diagnostic, data collection and communication capabilities for packaging automation. Features include closed-loop amplitude control, programmable start times, and multiple weld modes that have process limits, to optimize sealing results. Communication options include both Fieldbus and Ethernet/IP. DCX models are adaptable to operate multiple welders in a single network that communicates with a PLC to enable real-time weld quality monitoring, weld data collection, and distributed weld quality control. Units are available in 20kHz, 30kHz and 40kHz with power options up to 4000W. The DCX Series offers space-saving designs with form factors – horizontal, vertical with side mounting, rack mounting and backplane mounting – to simplify the layout and installation of complex industrial automation systems.

Branson™ DCX

Branson™ GMX-20DP Ultrasonic Metal Welder
The Branson™ GMX-20DP Ultrasonic Metal Welder – a 2021 IDEA! Award winner – joins thin and brittle non-ferrous foils and films (approximately 5-10 μm) in assemblies over 100 layers using higher tracking force and lower welding energy (welding amplitude ). Its unique “direct press” actuator provides direct vertical downforce on parts (unlike typical cantilever-type actuators) for more consistent, yet smooth assembly of more “energetic” multi-layer battery structures, while Virtually eliminating film/foil tearing and cracking that compromises battery assembly quality. Thus, the Branson GMX-20DP welder directly enables the development of lighter, more “energy dense” battery cells and packs capable of delivering more watt-hours of energy per unit battery weight.

Branson™ GMX-20DP

Branson™ GMX-20MA Ultrasonic Metal Spot Welder
The Branson™ GMX-20MA Ultrasonic Metal Spot Welder is an advanced spot welder that bonds non-ferrous metals including bus bars, sheets, switches and wire terminations in automotive electrical systems, electric vehicles, batteries and batteries, energy storage systems energy and related applications. It is built around an all-new rigid pneumatic actuator mechanism featuring two linear bearings for smoother vertical motion and maximum long-term repeatability in tooling alignment. Once contact between the tool and the workpiece is established, the actuator down pressure is tightly regulated by a digital load cell when the spot weld is complete. Programmable controls allow operators to manage the welding process in several versatile modes, ensuring the extra precision required to maintain tight control of the welding process despite occasional variations in part surface quality or cleanliness.

Branson™ GMX-20MA

For more information, visit Emerson in Hall 11, Stand F55, where company experts will be readily available for on-site interviews and stand visits during K 2022. Please also visit

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