Friday, March 30, 2012

Dukane at NPE 2012 in Orlando, FL

By Mike Johnston, VP Sales & Marketing, Dukane Corporation

NPE 2012 is next week. This will be the first year that NPE will be held in Orlando Florida. The show claims there will be 55,000 attendees which is up by 10% over 2009. They have posted that there are 1,826 exhibitors. The number of foreign registrants this year is 26% compared to 16% in 2009. They attribute this to a greater number of visitors from Latin America. Stating that the number of running machines has drastically increased, they are basing this on the tonnage of the equipment being brought compared to in 2009. In fact Dukane is bringing 19,146 lbs of equipment!

We are very excited this year, being at a new venue and the fact that we did not attend in 2009. I am confident customers will be interested in seeing what’s new with Dukane. Our booth is 30’ x 50’.

NPE 2012 Booth Concept

Our focus will be on our Ultrasonic Servo welders with Patented Melt-Match® Technology. We will be promoting our Servo Challenge which states “We are so confident in the repeatability & accuracy of our Patented iQ Servo Technology that if we are unable to produce a more consistent weld result vs. your current pneumatic welder...we will give you a pneumatic welder for FREE” We will have a large banner in the booth with a QR code that will direct customers to our website to sign up.  We are displaying the whole iQ Servo product family 15, 20, 30, and 40khz. The 40kHz is the A4 version which is mounted on a SRT50 rotary index.
All of the Servo welders have the new color front panel and will be networked with the iQ Explore II software, which will be projected on a 8’ x10’ screen up above the booth. Actually we will have two screens, the second of which will loop our Servo promo movie.
On the vibration welder front we are taking two machines. Our new 5700 LPT machine with its new user interface. The second machine is a frame completely built without the enclosure which will give customers a clear view of the robust quality. We believe this will attract a lot of interest.
Dukane will be the first to launch an Ultrasonic Welding Guide for the iPhone and Android users. Customers will be able to download this application for free to their phones while visiting our booth. The application has Material Compatibility, Amplitude Guide, Booster Gain Calculator and Initial Machine Settings.
In addition we will have an interactive display of the iQLinQ; running EtherNet/IP and Profibus, 20, 30, 40 kHz Hand probes showing patented Trigger by Power, and our new iQ LE Pneumatic press system.
This should be a fantastic show for Dukane!