The New Friction Welders
 

Machine Features

 

friction welding
Friction Welding Machine
 

Machine bed

Headstock, work slide and frame columns are supported on a shared, FEM-optimized machine bed. The extremely accessible working area has been generously enlarged.

Main spindle

All machines have a main spindle with multiple bearings. The precision with which parts are joined, and thus the dimensional accuracy of each manufactured workpiece, remains permanently unaffected by the high forge forces. This is helped by the high-performance bearing combination manufactured exclusively for the new generation of machines.

Slide guideway

Preloaded play-free rolling-contact bearings in the slide guideway ensure maximum stiffness and precision. They also provide significant advantages with regard to maintenance, with extremely long servicing intervals.

Floating slide

A highly sensitive device for the automatic compensation of material elasticity, particularly in the case of long components. Tolerances in the case of manual loading are also compensated automatically.

HNC hydraulic system

Computer-controlled hydraulic system for precise joining, as there is exact control of pressure and position of the drive slide at all times.

Safety

Maximum user safety is an integral part of the machine concept. For example, only certified safety windows are used.

Noise protection / Energy saving

The new machines are extremely quiet. Up to the RS 45, the hydraulic system is completely integrated into the sound-proofed housing. As standard, all machines are designed to comply with the current noise protection regulations. All electrical components of the machines have been evaluated and chosen for their energy efficiency.

Drive system

Highly dynamic drives with frequency regulation enable variable spindle speeds and prevent jerky starting. This ensures smoother operation and increases the weld quality.

Laser measurement points

Calibration markings – integrated as standard – and calibration logs ensure that every machine can be installed with the maximum precision documented at the factory. Each machine naturally comes with a quality certificate verifying this precision.

 

Special Sizes and Designs

Type of machine
Force forge
Weld cross section, mild steel, solid diam
max. (kN)
min. (mm2)
max. (mm2)
Small sized models
RS 5
50
40
410
Medium sized models
RS 12
120
100
1000
RS 30
300
175
2500
RS 45
450
400
3750
Large sized models
RS 80
800
800
6700
RS 125
1250
1500
10,500
RS 300
3000
1600
25,000
 

Friction Welding Machine RS 1000

 

Friction welding
 

Forge Force:

  • 50 - 1.000 t

Welding Ranges:

  • Titanium/Titanium: approx 9.000 qmm - approx 70.000 qmm
  • Steel/Steel: approx 5.000 qmm - approx 40.000 qmm
  • Iconel/Iconel: approx 2.800 qmm - approx 20.000 qmm

 

Options:

  • Fully automatic component measurement
  • Forge displacement control
  • NC chuck adjustment
  • Double-spindle design
 

Applications:

  • Large-sized components
  • Engines
  • Turbines
 
 
 
 
 
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