Improved welding speed and accuracy

Siemens Automation and Drives has provided a control and drives solution to a major manufacturer to upgrade the performance of precision welding equipment. The use of Siemens Sinumerik 840D and Simodrive 611D units has improved the response time and accuracy of a process that requires the highest attainable quality in complex geometrical applications. Gatwick Fusion is a specialist supplier of welding equipment, and the company’s friction welding products are used in the automotive, medical and electronics industries. Each machine is made for a specific application and incorporates a high degree of automation and robotics in addition to the primary welding function. With the support of Underwood Electrical Distributors, a Siemens systems integrator, each machine has been fitted with a Siemens Sinumerik 840D CNC controller and Simodrive 611D/HLA drive units, with a 1PH7 spindle, and is now delivering superb axis control.

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