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New equipment expands capabilities

Connect, no. 137, July/August 2005, p.3

The MC2000 ultrasonic welding machine manufactured by Branson Ultrasonics
The MC2000 ultrasonic welding machine manufactured by Branson Ultrasonics

The Polymers Group at TWI has recently been donated two items of equipment to complement its extensive plastics joining facilities.

Branson Ultrasonics have loaned the latest in ultrasonic welding technology, the MC2000. With integrated PC, it allows full user control of all parameters, with data recording, graphical display and SPC analysis. Located in the Polymers laboratory at Great Abington, the equipment will be used in both R&D activities and training in the ultrasonic welding process.

Meanwhile at TWI North in Middlesbrough, a large diameter butt fusion welding machine, capable of handling pipe sizes up to 630mm has been donated by International Plastic Systems of Seaham. This will mainly be used in training and examination activities, and now allows CSWIP certification in large diameter PE pipe welding to be carried out in-house.

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