20″ x 45″ hot plate welder, vertical motion of lower platen, horizontal hot plate, Allen Bradley SLC5/04 PLC, Panelview 1000e interface, very clean, new 2002
Hot plate welders join halves of thermoplastic parts by holding them against a thermally heated platen to melt the joining surfaces. The heated platen is quickly removed and the parts driven together, allowing them to re-solidify under pressure. Hot plate welded parts are hermetically sealed and have high weld strength. Parts can be large and complex, such as batteries or fluid reservoirs.