Herrmann Ultrasonics has provided a new dimension of communication and ergonomics in ultrasonic welding with the introduction of the new HiQ product line.
The HiQ G2 is the first series-produced premium ultrasonic welding system to possess the flexibility of a customized machine. The minutely revamped controller software connects the operator with the machine. All machine components, connected devices, and their “behavior” are easy to access via comprehensible visualizations and can be directly experienced.
The new HiQ is the result of decades of ultrasonic know-how. A combination of functional design, innovative technology, ultrasonic tools, and an excellent controller software means repeatable and exceptional weld results.
- A functional, appealing design
- Precise electrical height adjustment
- Automatic tool clamping system (ACS)
- Modular controller platform
- Clever tool change system
How it works
A user is guided through more complex situations quickly, safely, and comprehensibly. The controller software’s modularity permits simple expansion and also adaptation to future tasks. This controller software truly brings the HiQ to the digitalized production of the future.
Herrmann designed the new controller platform in such a way that central issues for the future of the industry, such as predictive maintenance and data mining, can be easily added and taken into account.
This system is also able to select the weld program according to the tools used. The machine ensures that the stack used, the equipment, and the selected weld program are all compatible with one another. The user is informed about problems and suggested changes and can act immediately. A sophisticated, automatic tool clamping system facilitates the change (automatic clamping system/ACS).
At the work station of the future, the new HiQ generation will help the employee with their work. Indicator arrows and a display in the machine base give information about the machine status, part counter readings, and much more. The user interface of the controller software can be adapted to the various requirements of the production employees.
The incorporation of auxiliary functions, sensors, and other tools provides support to the employee during the process sequence. This prevents errors in production and gives the user a feeling of security and confidence.
The digital twin
The new generation of HiQ controller software provides an ideal visualization of all physical components of the machine and connected accessories. All process steps and their sequences are presented in detail in the software and can be seamlessly accessed – the digital twin of the HiQ.
The weld process and the complete machine cycle can be modeled in the controller platform and monitored, controlled, and optimized using the process data provided. The incorporation of additional sensors, actuators, and entire complex devices into the machine cycle is carried out via simple user interface configuration. Ushering the HiQ into the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc.