The Branson GMX-HP ultrasonic metal welder offers greater power and downforce, which is essential for larger welds required for electric vehicles, batteries and energy storage systems.

Weld power is furnished by a high-capacity 8-kilowatt, 20-kilohertz power supply. Welding power is transmitted through a direct-press actuator, equipped with dual linear bearing guides, precision distance sensors and a dynamic pressure trigger that deliver greater part-holding downforce with the high stability needed for repeatable weld quality.

These characteristics enable the machine to weld the larger-diameter conductors, terminations and bus bars used in EVs. The welder is also able to bond the thicker stacks of anode and cathode films used in high power-density batteries or energy storage systems.

The welder has a modular design, which accommodates base mounting, rear-gantry or top-gantry mountings to simplify configuration, installation and operation of multi-machine automated welding systems. A quick-release modular actuator enables rapid, but precise, change-outs of horns or entire stacks to meet varied production requirements.

Programmable digital controls can manage the welding process in multiple modes: time, energy, peak power and distance. These modes provide the precision required to maintain tight process control despite variations in surface quality or cleanliness of the parts. Production and quality assurance managers can track weld output, quality and yields.