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The Vertex Basic Series thermal press is our new compact bench top system with easy to use touch screen controls!

Available in three sizes the BASIC heatstaking press system is an ideal compact bench-top press for small precision thermal or heatstaking operations. Forces range from 0-1400 lbs depending on model chosen and they are available with up to 4 integrated temperature controllers.

Available in 120v (15 or 20 amp) or 240v 50/60 Hz 20 amp.

Available in 3 model sizes: VB3, VB5, VB10.

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Heat Staking Processes:

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Standard tips available for inserts up to 3/8" or M10


Custom platens available to stake several studs/tabs simultaneously.

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Heated sharp blades with beveled edge can cut gate flush to -.010

Date Coding

Use type holders or multi-wheel numbering for permanent part I.D.


Mechanical Features:

  • Multi bolt hole circle patterns in base for mounting lower jigs/fixtures.
  • Rugged head assembly with non-rotation designs.
  • Pre-drilled and Counterbored through holes for easy upper tool mounting.
  • Velocity and Depth Control Unit (VCU) provides more precise control for head speed and final stroke distance.
  • Pre-lubricated cylinder is suitable for oil free use.
  • All presses are virtually maintenance-free as all moving parts are mounted in bushings and/or bearings.
  • Two hand anti tie down safety circuitry on ALL bench-top models
  • Dual palm start buttons with optional Opto-Touch (Zero Force)
  • Air Filter & Regulator with Tag out /Lock out.
  • Adjustable nomenclature for optimizing process including gross head height, stroke in .001” increments, pressing forces, and stroke speeds.
  • Easy change over to different tool and part heights via height adjustment crank with lock.
  • Easy upper tool mount options including optional quick change precision dovetails with standard mounting plate.
  • Optional base-mounted leveling plate for fixture squaring.
  • Optional Upgrades: Machine Stands, Film Feeders, Less Base, Remote Start Cable

Software Feature

  • Dynamics Heater Output Assignments
  • Monitor mode for Zone temperatures
  • Integrated Temperature Controls
  • Multi-Zone Auto Tuning
  • Parts counter option (resettable & locked)
  • Thermal Runaway Protection
  • Line Pressure Loss Alarm
  • Multi-Level Password Lockout
  • Real-time IO monitoring during Cycle
  • F/C Unit Selection
  • Calibration: Time, Temp, Pressure
  • Up to 4 zones & 4 Outputs
  • No Heat Mode (Air Press)



Power requirements: 120v (15 or 20amp) or 240V all models
Current draw: Application Dependent Application Dependent Application Dependent
Pneumatic requirements: Clean Dry Air @ 100 PSIG (690 kPa) Maximum Clean Dry Air @ 100 PSIG (690 kPa) Maximum Clean Dry Air @ 100 PSIG (690 kPa) Maximum
Maximum Force on part @ 100 PSIG 325 lbs (147.4kg) 510 lbs (231.3 kg) 1400 lbs (635kg)
Air Consumption in CFM at 5 CPM: .56 CFM at full stroke of 4.9” .88 CFM at full stroke of 4.9” 1.76 CFM at full stroke of 4.9”
Stroke Length 4.9” (125mm) 4.9” (125mm) 4.9” (125mm)
Head Height Clearance 0-18” (0-330mm) 0-22” (0-559mm) 0-22” (0-559mm)
Throat Depth 4” (100mm) 6” (152mm) 6” (152mm)
Weight 125 lbs (56kg) 155 lbs (70 kg) 210 lbs (95kg)
Ambient Operating Temperature 41-122 F (5-50C) 41-122 F (5-50C) 41-122 F (5-50C)
Power Factor 3.292 5.114 14.061

Electrical Load Limits: 
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*Specifications and design are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.

Sonitek's NEW Vertex BASIC Series Heatstaking Presses are cleverly designed to help you reduce the cost of both implementation and actual production in your assembly and pressing operations!

These small compact presses are ideal when precision matters for small heatstaking & sealing, forming, insertion, swaging, riveting, membrane sealing or any other task that may require the use of compact precision assembly presses for your production floor! Since 1989, Sonitek has been producing high quality innovative and technologically advanced secondary assembly systems! Sonitek is the Market Leader for precise and innovative Heat Staking and Heat Sealing Systems & Tooling.

For more information about our Heatstaking Presses and the additional Sonitek products used in plastic assembly systems and joining operations please contact us today!


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