Evflow: Making Stronger EV Connections

Evflow is an electron beam welding machine for producing electric vehicle (EV) power train components, including batteries, inverters, and motors.

Electron beam welding is an extremely consistent process, creating strong, high-quality welds.

It is significantly faster than laser welding for this application, as the beam can be deflected electromagnetically with no moving parts. This allows it to move at speeds faster than a mechanical laser mirror.

You can also change the focal point of the electron beam dynamically and rapidly using electromagnetic focusing coils. This allows the electron beam to process very wide areas without having to move the component or the weld head mechanically.

The focal depth of the electron beam is typically longer than a laser. This combined with the lack of issues with reflectivity, make electron beam welding a more reliable technology for mass production, as it has wider tolerance for part misalignment.

Furthermore, as there is no reflectivity from an electron beam on metals such as copper (unlike laser), there is a greater intensity of heat. As a result, less material is required in critical areas, such as hairpins, to absorb the heat.

As the vacuum chamber contains the welding process, there is less spatter, so the welds are extremely consistent.

The vacuum also helps reduce the porosity in the weld, creating a better electrical connection and increasing the efficiency of the electric vehicle.

Find out more about the differences between electron beam and laser welding.

Production Evflow machine.

Busbar battery welding.

Producing EV Powertrain Components

Electron beam column

 

  • High speed beam focus

 

  • Dynamic gun column stigmator system

 

  • Rapid wide range deflection

Electron beam column with rapid wide range deflection.

Typical Battery Weld Times
Time to weld one cell (4 welds) Time to manufacture one battery pack
Typical for resistance welding 4 seconds 12,000 seconds
Typical for laser welding 0.42 seconds 1,260 seconds
Demonstrated speed for electron beam 0.063 seconds 189 seconds
Anticipated development for electron beam 0.025 seconds 75 seconds

Motor stator welding.

Copper hairpin welding.

Machine Equipment, Features, and Options

Standard Equipment

  • Function generator for application of welding patterns
  • Directly heated cathode
  • Separately pumped gun column (turbo-molecular)
  • Filament alignment jig
  • High-quality HDMI camera, with adjustable cross hairs and video capability
  • Industrial PLC
  • Fully automated vacuum system
  • PC-based HMI, with recipe storage and data logging
  • eWon ethernet hub for remote diagnostics
  • Air-conditioned electrical cabinet

 

Tooling Options

  • Custom tooling
  • Indexing carousel
  • Motorised gun-slide
  • XY table

Advanced Features

  • Automatic focus and alignment
  • Automatic joint finder and imaging using back scattered electrons
  • CNC control
  • Dry vacuum pumps
  • Mylar film protector
  • Recirculating water chiller
  • Special beam functions, including beam splitting
  • High speed beam focus
  • Dynamic gun column stigmator system
  • Rapid wide range deflection
  • Reduced power input
Ebflow: Local Vacuum Electron Beam Welding System

High-productivity welding is an important factor influencing the economics of fabrication of large structures destined for use in the pressure vessel, offshore, and heavy engineering fabrication industries.

Electron beam welding is a process that offers significant benefits in terms of productivity increases, repeatability, and accuracy in the fabrication of large, heavy wall structures.

Ebflow is a local vacuum, electron beam welding system that you can readily transport and operate on-site and apply to significantly larger components than an in-chamber welder can accommodate. Therefore, Ebflow brings all the advantages of electron beam welding to steel structures of unlimited size (ferrous and non-ferrous, e.g. carbon steels, stainless steels, aluminium, titanium).

Ebflow is 20-30 times faster than conventional submerged arc welding. 200mm per minute in 150mm thick steel is achievable – allowing for the fastest thick-section rates ever.

Innovation and Design for an Effective Thick-section Welding Solution

Ebflow System Highlights
  • A local vacuum is established and maintained only where it is needed
  • You can perform post-weld inspection immediately
  • Delivers increased weld quality and reliability, with low distortion
  • Minimal weld prep/bevel required – ‘edge to edge’ fit-up
  • Contributes towards significant improvements in carbon footprint, quality, economy, and productivity
  • The sliding seals and precision handling systems enable fast set-up and pre-welding operations for a variety of workpiece dimensions
  • Welding consumables are not required (no filler wire – autogenous)
  • Welding without pre-heating is possible
How Does Ebflow Work?

A system of sliding seals and precision handling enables fast longitudinal and circumferential welds on large workpieces. A coarse vacuum is ideal for thick-section welding – achieving the fastest thick section welding rates ever.

There is no filler wire, so the weld is autogenous. As a result, it can be heat-treated, and the weld rendered metallurgically indistinguishable from the parent material.

Ebflow’s differential pumping and RF heated diode gun allow for operation in local vacuum pressure of c.1 mbar (high vacuum is 5×10-1 to 1×10-1 mbar).

There is precision handling on the head of the Ebflow system, and you can mount this flexibly, e.g. on circular tracks.

The system also has local seals around the welding head, which creates a coarse vacuum. CVE provide a box seal for the rear of the weld.

Fast longitudinal and circumferential welds are possible on large workpieces. The local vacuum nature of Ebflow is particularly suitable for large, tubular thick-section material.

For more information on how Ebflow works, download our technical brochure.

Industries and Applications

Ebflow is a versatile system with applications in a wide range of industries, from oil and gas to nuclear power generation to ship building and more.

Click through the slider to explore a summary of applications.

Oil and Gas

  • Anchor piles
  • Piles and followers
  • J-tubes and caissons
  • Riser clamps
  • Flotation tanks and buoyancy tubes
  • Module support frames including nodes, cones, braces
  • Module framing including nodes, columns, fabricated beams
  • Flare booms
  • Subsea structures such as manifold and production system support
  • Heat exchangers (directly cooling towers, indirectly shell & tube/plate)
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Nuclear

  • Pressure vessels for conventional, small modular reactor (SMR) and micro modular reactor (MMR) fabrication
  • Associated pressure retaining and structural components
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Shipbuilding

  • Modular joining
  • Hull shell
  • Decks
  • Tanks
  • Web frames
  • Bulkheads
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Civil Engineering

  • Flat plate
  • Flat plate-strip
  • Long product open sections i.e. I&H universal beams and columns
  • Structural hollow sections
  • Plate girders
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Offshore Renewable Energy

  • Monopiles
  • Jacket structures including nodes, cones, braces, legs, and conductor framing
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Pressure Vessels

  • Process vessels (columns, reactors, separators, drums, etc.)
  • Heat exchangers (direct cooling towers, indirect shell and tubes or plates)
  • Storage tanks
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Wider Applications

  • General construction
  • Earthmoving equipment
  • Engineering and machinery
  • Mining and quarrying
  • Turbine generators
  • Tunnel boring machines
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What are the Benefits of Ebflow?

Ebflow is 20-30 times faster than conventional arc welding, offering transformational gains in productivity.

It also uses less power than conventional arc welding processes, thereby lowering the carbon footprint.

Among the myriad of other benefits is the ability to perform low-heat input welds that result in reduced distortion – ensuring quality – and the option to perform NDT testing immediately after welding, fast-tracking the manufacturing process, and driving down costs. Other benefits include:

 

1. Reduced Carbon Footprint

The energy consumed in one metre of a weld is as much as 75% less using Ebflow than in standard submerged arc welding. In addition to this there is:

  • Reduced transportation and installation costs
  • No need for filler materials, chamber and associated pumping equipment
  • No pre-heating
  • No loading-unloading operations

 

2. Greater Productivity

Post weld heat treatment (PWHT) can create a weld rendered metallurgically indistinguishable from the parent material enabling welded components to be used in place of a single forging. Ebflow also contributes to other productivity gains by providing:

  • A higher speed of manufacture
  • On-site welding capability
  • No requirement for weld joint bevel
  • Flexibility to weld objects of any size
  • No pre-heating requirement
  • No loading, evacuation and unloading operations
  • Possibility to immediately inspect post-weld
  • Weld in a single-pass

 

3. Improved Economy

The energy consumed in one metre of a weld is 75% less using Ebflow than in the standard submerged arc welding (SAW) process. In addition to this, there are:

  • Lower working capital requirements
  • Lower personnel costs
  • No chamber and associated pumping equipment
  • Reduced transportation costs
  • No filler materials – lower consumable costs
  • Smaller factory footprint possible

 

4. Higher Quality

Ebflow delivers continuously repeatable and accurate high-quality welds, with localised residual stresses. The weld is rendered metallurgically indistinguishable from the parent material, whilst also having minimal distortion.

Gallery

Please take a look through the gallery below, which highlights weld cross-sections as well as images of systems installed on-site.

Single pass Ebflow weld in S355 carbon steel.

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Ebflow system with run-out platform and sample component in-situ.

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Traditional submerged arc weld (left) next to a single next to a single pass Ebflow weld (right) in 80mm thick carbon steel.

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Ebflow welding head with local vacuum.

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Full penetration single pass Ebflow welds in 80mm thick carbon steel (left), 40mm thick titanium (middle), and 75mm thick stainless steel (right).

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60mm stainless steel welded sample.

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The UK’s first micro-modular reactor (MMR) welded using an Ebflow system.

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An Ebflow system installed on-site at Cammell Laird Shipyard in Birkenhead, UK.

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Strip and Batch Electron Beam Welding Machines

Continuous strip and batch welders are suitable for large production batches and for joining two or three dissimilar metals.

A batch or continuous strip machine will allow you to weld continuous strips, rather than individual components – reducing labour and material costs.

Typical components include:

  • Metal strips
  • Sensors
  • Relays

This process is used in many industries.

Batch Model

The batch model has high-efficiency and is suitable for bi-metallic or tri-metallic welding. Find full details below or download the datasheet.

Specification
Standard Equipment
Advanced Features and Tooling Options
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Maximum number of strips weldable 3
Strip dimensions*

Length

Combined width

Thickness

250mm170mm

3mm

Cycle time/weld speed** 30 seconds + weld process time
60kV beam power

 

Standard 10kW (167mA at 60kV)

Optional 15kW (250mA at 60kV)

Gun vacuum 10-5 mbar range
Chamber vacuum 10-2 mbar range

 

*Other sizes are available on request

**Time as a guide only – faster speeds may be possible

  • Automatic filament heating
  • Beam deflection patterns and function generator
  • Directly heated cathode with high-intensity beam for low distortion
  • Ethernet hub for remote diagnostics
  • High-quality HDMI camera and vision systems
  • Industrial PLC with PC-based HMI for recipe storage and data logging
  • Interchangeable PTFE seals accommodating various strip sizes (continuous strip system)
  • Multiple vacuum chambers (continuous strip system)
  • Separately pumped gun column (a second gun and power supply used on the continuous strip system)
  • Strip alignment system to ensure parts remain in contact (continuous strip system)
  • Quick release tooling with repeatable positioning (batch system)
  • X-table for part manipulation (batch system)
  • Automatic beam alignment
  • Automatic joint finding option for up to two joints simultaneously
  • High-speed deflection coil option for split beam welding
  • Light guard protection of the loading area
  • Manually operated jig for rapid, accurate clamping of parts (batch system)
  • MES and industry 4.0 compatibility
Batch Model

Tooling

Tooling

Example Part and Weld

Continuous Strip Model

The batch model has high-efficiency and is suitable for bi-metallic or tri-metallic welding. Find full details below or download the datasheet.

Specification
Standard Equipment
Advanced Features and Tooling Options
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Maximum number of strips weldable 3
Strip dimensions*

Length

Combined width

Thickness

n/a170mm

3mm

Cycle time/weld speed** 0.3mm/s
60kV beam power Standard 15kW
Gun vacuum 10-5 mbar range
Chamber vacuum 10-2 mbar range

 

*Other sizes are available on request

**Time as a guide only – faster speeds may be possible

  • Automatic filament heating
  • Beam deflection patterns and function generator
  • Directly heated cathode with high-intensity beam for low distortion
  • Ethernet hub for remote diagnostics
  • High-quality HDMI camera and vision systems
  • Industrial PLC with PC-based HMI for recipe storage and data logging
  • Interchangeable PTFE seals accommodating various strip sizes (continuous strip system)
  • Multiple vacuum chambers (continuous strip system)
  • Separately pumped gun column (a second gun and power supply used on the continuous strip system)
  • Strip alignment system to ensure parts remain in contact (continuous strip system)
  • Quick release tooling with repeatable positioning (batch system)
  • X-table for part manipulation (batch system)
  • Automatic beam alignment
  • Automatic joint finding option for up to two joints simultaneously
  • High-speed deflection coil option for split beam welding
  • Light guard protection of the loading area
  • Manually operated jig for rapid, accurate clamping of parts (batch system)
  • MES and industry 4.0 compatibility
Continuous Strip System

Strip Alignment

HMI with cross-hairs

Weld cross-section

60kV Electron Beam Welding Machines

60kV electron beam welding machines are typically used for the manufacture of small components including:

  • Battery cans
  • Medical components
  • Aneroid capsules
  • Latches
  • Bellows
  • Relays
  • Electronic parts, including transducers

The low heat input means that sensitive internal electronics packages may be sealed in the device without harm.

Applications in the automotive industry include airbag inflators, vibration dampers, gearbox components, transmission parts, and turbocharger shaft wheel assemblies.

ECO Model

The ECO model has a modular, flexible design to enhance production capabilities. The ECO is ideal for welding small-to-medium-sized components, with a small footprint and high-efficiency. Find full details below or download the datasheet.

Specification
Standard Equipment
Advanced Features
Tooling Options
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Standard chamber sizes include*

 

 

 

300x300x300m

355x355x355mm

450x450x450mm

610x610x610mm

60kV beam power

 

Standard up to 4kW (60mA at 60kV)

Optional up to 6kW (100mA at 60kV)

Gun vacuum 10-5 mbar range
Chamber vacuum 10-4 mbar range
Chamber pump down time (to 10-4 mbar) 30-120 seconds**
Weld depth at 760mm per minute (at 4kW) Stainless steel = 15mm

 

*Other sizes are available upon request

**Dependent on pump specification, chamber size and customer requirements

  • Air-conditioned electrical cabinet
  • Beam deflection patterns
  • CCTV HDMI viewing system
  • Chamber viewing window
  • Directly heated cathode
  • eWon ethernet hub for remote diagnostics
  • External rotary manipulator
  • Filament alignment jig
  • Function generator for application of welding patterns
  • High-quality HDMI camera, with adjustable cross hairs and video capability
  • Industrial PLC
  • Manual gun-slide ±32mm
  • Mechanical and diffusion pumps for high-vacuum operation
  • PC-based HMI, with recipe storage and data logging
  • Separately pumped gun column (turbo-molecular)
  • Automatic joint finder and imaging using back scattered electrons
  • Bino optics
  • CNC control
  • Dry vacuum pumps
  • Larger, motorised gun-slides (PLC controlled)
  • Recirculating water chiller
  • Special beam functions, including beam splitting
  • Automatic focus and alignment
  • Chamber extensions
  • Custom tooling
  • Indexing carousel
  • Internal rotary manipulator and tilt
  • Tailstock
  • XY table
ECO Model

60kV Gun Column

HMI with CNC Control

Internal Carousel

Rotary Table

60kV Welds

CW Model

The CW model has a modular, flexible design to enhance production capabilities. The CW is ideal for the welding of medium-sized components and is suitable for thermally conductive materials. Find full details below or download the datasheet.

Specification
Standard Equipment
Advanced Features
Tooling Options
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Standard chamber sizes include

Other sizes are available upon request

 

 

 

 

450x450x450mm

610x610x610mm

1,000x750x800mm

1,100×1,100×1,100mm

1,400×1,000×1,250mm

2,250×1,250×1,400mm

60kV beam power Standard up to 6kW (100mA at 60kV) Optional up to 15kW (250mA at 60kV)
Gun vacuum 10-5 mbar range
Chamber vacuum 10-4 mbar range
Chamber pump down time (to 10-4 mbar) Dependent on chamber volume, pump specification and customer requirements
  • Air-conditioned electrical cabinet
  • Beam deflection patterns
  • Chamber viewing window
  • Directly heated cathode
  • eWon ethernet hub for remote diagnostics
  • Filament alignment jig
  • Function generator for application of welding patterns
  • High-quality HDMI camera, with adjustable cross hairs and video capability
  • Industrial PLC
  • Manual gun-slide ±32mm
  • Mechanical and diffusion pumps for high-vacuum operation
  • PC-based HMI, with recipe storage and data logging
  • Separately pumped gun column (turbo-molecular)
  • Automatic focus and alignment
  • Automatic joint finder and imaging using back scattered electrons
  • CNC control
  • Dry vacuum pumps
  • Internal rotary tilt carousel
  • Mylar film protector
  • Recirculating water chiller
  • Special beam functions, including beam splitting
  • Chamber extensions
  • Custom tooling
  • External rotary manipulator
  • Indexing carousel
  • Internal rotary manipulator, tilt, and Z lift
  • Motorised gun-slide
  • Motorised run-out platform
  • Tailstock
  • XY table
CW Model

Heavy-duty gun column and HDMI camera

HMI with CNC Control

Custom tooling table with z-lift

Manual scissor lift, indexing carousel, and beam probe

60kV welds

150kV Electron Beam Welding Machines

150kV electron beam welding machines are extensively used in the aero engine, aerospace, and power generating industries. Typical parts include:

  • Aerospace parts
  • High-precision aero-engine parts

 

The higher accelerating voltage allows the beam to travel a longer distance – up to 1.5m to the workpiece from the inside of the chamber. Other advantages include:

  • Capable of welding larger workpieces
  • Greater depth of penetration
  • Greater depth of focus
  • High positional accuracy of the weld is always maintained
  • Less affected by external magnetic fields
XW Model

The XW model has a modular, flexible design to enhance production capabilities. The XW is ideal for welding medium and large sized components, and is also suitable for electrically conductive materials. Find full details below or download the datasheet.

Specification
Standard Equipment
Advanced Features
Tooling Options
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Standard chamber sizes include

Other sizes are available upon request

 

 

1,400×1,000×1,250mm

2,250×1,250×1,400mm

1,800×1,800×1,800m

4,000×2,100×3,000mm

150kV beam power

 

Standard up to 6kW (40mA at 150kV)

Optional up to 15kW (100mA at 150kV) and 30kW (200mA at 150kV)

Gun vacuum 10-5 mbar range
Chamber vacuum 10-4 mbar range
Chamber pump down time (to 10-4 mbar) Dependent on chamber volume, pump specification, and customer requirements
  • Air-conditioned electrical cabinet
  • Beam deflection patterns
  • Chamber viewing window
  • Directly heated cathode
  • eWon ethernet hub for remote diagnostics
  • Filament alignment jig
  • Function generator for application of welding patterns
  • High-quality HDMI camera, with adjustable cross hairs and video capability
  • Industrial PLC
  • Mechanical and diffusion pumps for high-vacuum operation
  • PC-based HMI, with recipe storage and data logging
  • Separately pumped gun column (turbo-molecular)
  • Automatic focus and alignment
  • Automatic joint finder and imaging using back scattered electrons
  • CNC control
  • Dry vacuum pumps and cryo-coil
  • High-speed data logger
  • Horizontal gun mount
  • Motorised gun-slide
  • Motorised run-out platform
  • Mylar film protector for CCTV
  • Recirculating water chiller
  • Special beam functions, including beam splitting
  • Wire-feed
  • XY table
  • Chamber extensions
  • Custom tooling
  • Indexing carousel
  • Internal rotary manipulator, tilt, and Z lift
  • Tailstock
  • XY table
XW Model

150kV Gun Column

HMI with CNC Control

Five-axis manipulator (X, Y, R, T, Z)

CNC Controlled Wire-Feed

150kV Welds

Demonstration Video

What is Electron Beam Welding?

Electron beam welding (EBW) is a fusion welding process that uses a high energy electron beam to join metals together, with a wide range of applications in many industries.

 

How Does Electron Beam Welding Work?

An EBW machine consists of an electron gun that produces a focused beam of high-energy, high-speed electrons, with a velocity of between 0.3 and 0.7 times the speed of light. The electron gun is mounted on, or in, an evacuated chamber that contains tooling and fixtures that holds and moves the workpiece.

The beam passes through the anode and on towards the workpiece, using a focusing lens to focus the beam to achieve sufficient power density to weld the two metals.

You can read our full FAQ on how EBW works.

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Vacuum

EBW takes place in a vacuum chamber. This aids the weld quality, as it tends to pull contamination away from the weld pool. Welding in a vacuum also results in the operator not becoming exposed to the hazardous welding environment.

 

Automated Process

The process can be highly automated with the evacuation time of the chamber being just a few seconds. A typical cycle time in the automotive industry is 40 seconds per component. But time is dependent upon the length and complexity of the weld.

 

Turnkey Solution

Electron beam systems include a chamber, fully automatic vacuum system, work handling, and control system.

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Weld Characteristics

The process is extremely efficient (typically 95%), and the weld quality is exceptional, presenting the following characteristics:

  • Deep penetration
  • High depth-to-width ratio
  • Narrow fusion zone
  • Inert atmosphere vacuum
  • Near parent metal strength
  • Low distortion

 

Electron Beam Welding Animation

 

CVE’s Range of EB Welding Machines

Please find our full range of machine models below.

Machines are built to order and options include custom and precision work handling, vacuum systems tailored to specific process needs and productivity, wire-feed, automatic joint finding, backscattered electron imaging, automatic focus, alignment and stigmator adjustment, high-speed data capture, beam probes and QA reporting. At the heart of the system is CVE’s fully integrated HMI – find out more about our advanced features and options.

If you are not sure which system is right for your application, please get in touch! Our machines are built and manufactured at our Cambridge Headquarters. With 60-years of process know-how in providing turn-key solutions, we can find the right solution for your application.

CVE operates a Quality Management System that complies with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9001:2015 and all CVE welding machines are tested in accordance with BS EN ISO 14744 Parts 1-6: Acceptance Inspection of Electron Beam Welding Machines.

Turbocharger Electron Beam Welding Machines

CVE’s turbocharger models have been designed specifically for turbochargers, an automotive component that is currently fitted in millions of vehicles across the world.

Electron beam welding joins a cast Inconel wheel and a carbon steel shaft together. The electron beam is a finely focused stream of electrons, which melts the two metal surfaces together, resulting in an excellent quality of weld with the characteristics of:

  • Deep penetration
  • Narrow fusion zone (HAZ)
  • Near parent metal strength

Welding inside a vacuum environment ensures a clean and pure process.

Find out more about turbochargers.

TW Model

The TW model has a small footprint and high efficiency, and can accommodate manual or robot loading. The TW model is suitable for passenger car and commercial diesel applications. Find full details below or download the datasheet.

Specification
Standard Equipment
Advanced Features and Tooling Options
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Typical takt time* 30-35s
Dual drive tooling housing

Maximum wheel size

 

A up to 53mm

B 50-82mm

C 80-105mm

Plain tooling housing Up to 120mm

 

*Dependent on weld recipe, shaft diameter, and joint finding option

  • Automatic beam alignment and filament heating
  • Beam deflection patterns and function generator
  • Ethernet hub for remote diagnostics
  • High-quality HDMI camera and vision system
  • HMI for recipe storage and data logging
  • Industrial PLC with PC-based
  • Separately pumped gun column
  • Automatic joint finding option using back scattered electrons
  • Directly heated cathode with high-intensity beam for low distortion
  • Light guard protection of the loading area
  • MES and industry 4.0 compatibility
  • Plain tooling housing for self-aligning parts and dual drive tooling housing option for centring
  • Pneumatic tailstock
  • Quick change tooling
TW Model

Turbocharger Component

D60LN gun column with filament alignment system and turbo-molecular pump

PC-based HMI with data log to hard drive and remote diagnostics via ethernet hub

NG Model

The NG model has a small footprint and high efficiency, and can accommodate manual or robot loading. The NG model is suitable for passenger car and commercial diesel applications. Find full details below or download the datasheet.

Specification
Standard Equipment
Advanced Features and Tooling Options
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Typical takt time* 20-22s
Dual drive tooling housing

Maximum wheel size

Up to 53mm

 

Plain tooling housing Up to 65mm

 

*Dependent on weld recipe, shaft diameter, and joint finding option

  • Automatic beam alignment and filament heating
  • Beam deflection patterns and function generator
  • Ethernet hub for remote diagnostics
  • High-quality HDMI camera and vision system
  • HMI for recipe storage and data logging
  • Industrial PLC with PC-based
  • Separately pumped gun column
  • Automatic joint finding option using back scattered electrons
  • Directly heated cathode with high-intensity beam for low distortion
  • Light guard protection of the loading area
  • MES and industry 4.0 compatibility
  • Plain tooling housing for self-aligning parts and dual drive tooling housing option for centring
  • Pneumatic tailstock
  • Quick change tooling
NG Model

Shaft and Wheel

Tooling Housing

Weld Profile

SP Model

The TW model has a small footprint and high efficiency, and can accommodate manual or robot loading. The SP model is suitable for passenger car and commercial diesel applications. Find full details below or download the datasheet.

Specification
Standard Equipment
Advanced Features and Tooling Options
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Typical takt time* 15-18s
Dual drive tooling housing

Maximum wheel size

Up to 53mm

 

Plain tooling housing Up to 65mm

 

*Dependent on weld recipe, shaft diameter, and joint finding option

  • Automatic beam alignment and filament heating
  • Beam deflection patterns and function generator
  • Ethernet hub for remote diagnostics
  • High-quality HDMI camera and vision system
  • HMI for recipe storage and data logging
  • Industrial PLC with PC-based
  • Separately pumped gun column
  • Automatic joint finding option using back scattered electrons
  • Directly heated cathode with high-intensity beam for low distortion
  • Light guard protection of the loading area
  • MES and industry 4.0 compatibility
  • Plain tooling housing for self-aligning parts and dual drive tooling housing option for centring
  • Pneumatic tailstock
  • Quick change tooling
SP Model

Human Machine Interface

Tooling

Gun Column

Demonstration Video

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