Coffee pads, drinks cartons, water bottles – in the packaging industry, plastics and composites have to be welded quickly, safely, and reproducibly. These are precisely the fortes of ultrasonic welding. Branson Ultrasonics has integrated a series of functions that improve process stability and weld quality into its new F models of DCX power supply that offer even flexibility to potential applications. Equipped with a PROFIBUS or Ethernet/IP interface, the new DCX-F power supplies can communicate with PLC systems in real time. Especially in complex automation systems, requirement for monitoring functions, parameter changes, and documentation can be coordinated from a central point.