Taylor-Winfield Technologies Inc.’s (Youngstown, OH) compact linear friction welders range in size from 10 tons to 150 tons depending on the force needed. One part is held stationary and the other oscillates at a high frequency to create friction. When enough friction is generated, it produces enough heat to bring the material to a plasticized state where the parts are forged together. When the oscillation stops, the parts cool to form a solid-state bond and the flash is removed. This process produces a weld that’s typically stronger than the parent material.
Providing 30 tons of force in a footprint of less than 60 square feet, this welder uses digital controls and an advanced electro-mechanical system to create precisely controlled sinusoidal oscillation. The machine controls the acceleration and deacceleration to minimize vibration and stress. It also features an easy-to-use touchscreen PLC for setting up weld recipes, process monitoring and data acquisition. The result is a machine that provides precise control and creates the best possible bond between two parts.
AIDA-America’s 300-Ton Servo Press Increases Productivity at Graham Stamping
AIDA-America Corp. (Dayton, OH) provided Graham Stamping Co. (Hermitage, PA) with a 300-ton unitized frame servo press, the DSF-N2-3000 press.
Beckwood Delivers Hydraulic and Servo-Electric Presses to Supplier of Solid-State Batteries
Beckwood Press Co. (St. Louis, MO) has delivered a 500-ton, 4-post hydraulic press and a 50-ton servo-electric press to a U.S. manufacturer of solid-state batteries.
ATI Industrial Automation Acquired by Novanta
As of August 31, ATI Industrial Automation (Apex, NC) was officially purchased by Novanta Inc. (Bedford, MA). Novanta provides laser systems, vision systems, and motion-control components to manufacturers of medical equipment and advanced industrial equipment.