1998-09-29

Resistance Seam Welding Process Improvement Utilizing a Low Inertia Force System 982394

Reduced inertia mash-seam welding was conceived and designed to minimize mass in the welding system design. This was intended to increase weld wheel reaction time for maximum weld follow-up capabilities to increase industry accepted conventional weld speeds that currently range from 7.6 to 17.8 centimeters per second. The application of this concept increases speed at the weld joint and decreases the necessary weld pressure (force). Thinner materials, and materials with difficult joining properties, can be welded more feasibly with a consistent high quality.

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