Application Friction stir weld clamping and control processes
The GWT System Lifts to Trim Position and Robot Weld Tool (RWT) Trims Excess Panel while Dome is Rotated 360 Degrees. The GWT System also lifts to weld position where RWT stir welds the dome.
The GWT system requires holding Gore Panel Edges during Trimming Stir Welding Processes. Gore Slide & Gore Backing Bar Servo Controlled
Utilizes twelve S12 Servo Actuated Jacks Lifting in Absolute Follower Mode. A Rotary Table with Rack and Pinion Style Rotate LVDT V-Block utilized for Ultra Precise Positioning within Thousandths of an Inch to Engage Weld & Trim Locking Pins. The Gore Beam Clamp Utilizes 68 Servo Controlled Clamps Operating in User Customizable Torque Sequence for holding Gore Panel Edges during Trimming & Stir Welding Processes.
A process control solution that has been adapted for multiple end users providing a reliable and customizable approach.