Laser Plastic Welding
Laser plastic welding technology and solutions delivers the cleanest and most precise joints.
Laser plastic welding is a particulate-free process that creates exceptional aesthetics and enhances design freedom. It uses no friction, vibration or harsh movement, and is the ideal choice for any sized part requiring a clean, precise join, including complex 3D contours. Branson welding technology from Emerson delivers scalability and faster cycle times to improve yield rates, while our patented STTIr process provides premium solutions not available anywhere else.
Laser plastic welding is a joining solution that creates particulate-free, clean joints with strong seams. With this technology, OEMs can join a wide range of materials and protect other components of the equipment with localized heat application. Branson welding technology from Emerson can be simultaneous (utilizing multiple lasers to weld the entire joint) or quasi-simultaneous (in which a single laser interacts with mirrors to trace the weld seam at high speed).
Emerson’s laser welding employs a patented process called Simultaneous Through-Transmission Infrared® (STTIr) welding. STTIr uses fiber-optic bundles to deliver light from laser diodes to the Waveguide — a custom-tailored tool that directs the laser at a precise target line to heat and join the plastic. This enables the heating and plastification of an entire weld line at once, and provides a uniform melt down and weld collapse. STTIr is scalable from small to large parts.
Laser plastic welding is frequently chosen for applications that require particulate-free joints and fast cycle times. It is tolerant to warpage and defects and complex shapes, and parts to be laser welded can be pre-assembled. The laser plastic welding process does not involve movement or vibration during the weld cycle and can therefore be used for welding delicate internal components for medical devices, electronics, automotive assemblies and many other industries.
The GLX is Branson's premier, global laser welder offering high speed, high volume welding of medium and large parts. The GLX allows designers to incorporate barely visible, particulate -free weld lines into large designs.
Plastic & metal welding assembly solutions for today’s electric and combustion engine vehicles
Hermetic seals and process control to meet today’s stringent medical device assembly requirements
Precision welds & cleaning for sensitive circuits, embedded sensors and delicate components
Proven, Reliable, Repeatable Welding & Assembly Solutions for Electric Vehicle Manufacturing
Ultrasonics cut, seam, and bond nonwoven fabrics, enabling low-cost, high-rate automated production.
Create virtually seamless joins for practically any consumer product or packaging application.
Weld components for large and small household appliances, from washers to kitchen and bath appliances.
Learn about Branson products for plastic joining, metal welding and precision cleaning in our on-line catalog.