Curt G. Joa, Inc., a global, custom-engineering design and machine-building company, announced the invention of a side seam bonding technology.
The new Single Anvil In-Line (SAIL) Bonder uses a patent-pending design that provides better bond strength with unique designs, reduces overall costs for maintenance and material consumption, plus allows simple adjustments for size changes. Until now, the traditional ultrasonic process was limited by the dwell time required to form bonds of sufficient quality, limiting machine speeds. JOA’s invention breaks through barriers and provides consistent quality at the highest production speeds. Furthermore, with the precision of the process, seams require less material which creates a more aesthetic product.
The unique SAIL Bonder has four key benefits for customers:
1. Better Bond Strength: optimized per material and consistent across all sizes
2. Flexible Bond Patterns: unique designs previously unavailable
3. Reduced Costs: less inventory, simplified maintenance, plus material savings from the reduced pattern width
4. Simple Adjustments: electronic size change at the push of a button