Dukane Corporation is also proud to contribute its own share to fill the skill gap by providing upcoming talents with resources that can enhance their education and research activities related to plastic technology. Recently, Dukane’s Intelligent Assembly Solutions division facilitated the donation of iQ Series Pneumatic Ultrasonic Welding Press System to the Department of Technology’s Engineering Technology plastics laboratory at Illinois State University (ISU). This device is an Ultrasonic Press System from Dukane’s iQ Series. Features of this equipment as 100% digitally controlled generator, ultra-rigid press, coupled with the iQ Explorer user-interface provides superior accuracy and ease of use. The generators have new multi-core processor technology that allows them to operate at a processing rate of .5 milliseconds. iQ Explorer’s intuitive touch-screen graphical menu structure incorporates a one-page setup screen that makes welder operation easy to learn and program. Ethernet Connectivity and multiple USB ports are all options for weld and graph data storage. Over 25 programmable upper and lower process limits along with reference, weld graph logic are available for weld diagnostics and process consistency. Future Engineers and researchers at ISU will have this unique opportunity to interact and learn from this technically advanced equipment. Dukane and ISU are hoping to strengthen their relationship further through the development of student and faculty research projects.
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