Navarre, Ohio-based vinyl welding equipment manufacturer Miller Weldmaster announces a new partnership with Poland-based Zemat Technology Group, the largest European manufacturer of radio frequency machines in the western hemisphere. Under the agreement, Miller Weldmaster will begin offering radio frequency welding solutions to its customers.
Radio frequency welding is a plastic welding process that utilizes high-frequency electric fields to induce heating and melting of thermoplastic base materials. The electric field is applied by a pair of electrodes after the parts being joined are clamped together. The clamping force is maintained until the joint solidifies.
Zemat has sold more than 6,500 of the machines in more than 75 countries. Through the partnership, the two companies will co-develop and offer stationary, traveling and customer radio frequency welders to Miller Weldmaster’s North American customers.
“For over 45 years we have manufactured hot air, hot wedge and impulse welding,” says Brent Nussbaum, Miller Weldmaster’s president. “In working towards our goal of being the first choice for ALL welding technologies, including RF welding, this is the logical next step. To satisfy our customers’ needs, it is paramount that we develop technology by partnering with world leaders in our industry to present to the North American market.”
Adds Jeff Sponseller, vice president of marketing and sales for Miller Weldmaster:
“We are thrilled to be offering the world’s most versatile radio frequency machines. We recognize the majority of our customers use multiple technologies and we want to be their first choice. We are now offering a combination of European technology and American service and support.”