Hot Plate Welding
Classic method with a bright future
During hot plate welding, the joining surfaces of the molded components are heated through contact or radiation and then joined under pressure.
In real-world applications, contact hot plate welding technology is used most frequently. This method involves a multi-stage process, because heating and joining of the molded parts occur at different times.
After the joined parts are fixed in a bracket, they are moved against an electric heater. The welding process, which is subdivided into 3 phases- heating, positioning, and joining- begins with contact between the joining surfaces and the heating element.
A quick look at the benefits:
- Long-proven in the market and in many applications
- Simple system technology
- High value serial machines and tools
- Multi-cavity molds possible
- Tool changing systems
- Balance of article tolerances possible through the matching process