Europe’s largest high frequency welding machine showcased at MEDICA 2023

4 November 2023

Speed Plastics, a specialist in high frequency welding, will be at MEDICA 2023 to showcase the range of engineering and OEM services they offer healthcare companies, including their recent investment in Europe’s largest high frequency welding machine.

Over the last year the engineering company has invested nearly £1m in state-of-the-art machinery, including a bespoke 100 kilowatt Zemat Mega Welding Machine created especially Speed Plastics.

The one-of-a-kind system has a double workstation shuttle welder made for special projects where high frequency welding and sealing applications require precision, a large flat surface for product positioning and complex shape welds.

High Frequency, or Radio Frequency welding, is the process of fusing materials together by applying radio frequency energy to the joined area. Using this method can result in a welding as strong as the original materials.

With the company’s state-of-the art welding equipment and in-house expertise, Speed Plastics manufacture a number of products for the medical and pharmaceutical industry. These include pressure ulcer mattresses, respirator hoods and isolators, suits and sleeves.

As well as manufacturing their own range of pioneering products, Speed Plastics also offer customers bespoke engineering solutions. They can provide a complete design and development service from concept idea through to the finished commercial product.

The company is experienced in a wide range of manufacturing techniques. including ultrasonic welding, CNC machine cutting, tool making, sewing, silk-screen printers and a roller press to deliver a wide range of services to their customers. Their broad expertise delivers flexibility and responsiveness to customers’ needs, ensuring lead times are short and products are made to the highest quality.

Operations Director, Jane Collyer, said: “We have made huge investments over the last year to stay at the forefront of technology and are delighted to house Europe’s largest high frequency welding machine.

“We believe anyone can make a product, but what sets us aside from our competitors is that we truly understand our customers’ needs. Within the healthcare arena, many of our pioneering products have made a significant contribution to the quality of life for patients. We are very excited to be back at MEDICA to showcase our services and speak to existing and potential customers.”

MEDICA 2023 is taking place from 13 – 16 November 2023 in Messe Düsseldorf, Germany, and throughout the show, Speed Plastics will be located in the UK Pavilion, Hall 16 stand H15 – 4.

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