An ultrasonic punching and weld-sealing machine has been designed to save medical device manufacturers material and steps in the production of plastic components with integrated filter membranes. Supplied as a manual workstation or integrated into an automation line, the HiQ MPW modular system can punch and weld at the same time. In a single step, the unit transports the membrane by conveyor, punches the membrane contour, and welds the membrane onto the part in a weld cycle time of less than 2 seconds. Downstream optical quality control is not needed because the system has its own vacuum monitor to check whether the membrane is correctly punched and positioned. The machine control features gentle conveyor transport with a splice check to minimize other sources of error and thus production downtime.