There are many technologies used today that can weld plastic. Choosing the right one for your application is key to quick cycle times and good part quality. Acrolab supports the Plastic Welding process with multiple products and consultation services. We work with you and your team on thermal management services and components for your plastic welding applications.
We can make your project as turnkey as you want it to be, and choose one or all of the below to suit your needs;
Thermal calculations are completed to calculate the exact wattage requirements each material will require to melt. It is important to include your cycle time in this calculation to ensure your thermal recovery times is enough to recover the wattage necessary for the next cycle.
In some cases, the weld temperature for plastic welding is very high. There are a number of technologies that are utilized for this style of plastic welding. One of these such technologies is hot plate welding. The key element about high-temperature hot plate welding is the choice of an electric heater (if you, in fact, do use electric heaters). If you are using cartridge heaters in an application where temperatures are above 500F, it is recommended to use, what is called, a split cartridge heater.