How and with which solutions

On the market an extensive range of stud welding equipment for process automation is available, from manual equipment with hand-held automatic welding guns to comprehensive, customized CNC or robot stud welding systems integrated into fully automatic production lines, table 3.

In the basic version, these systems consist of a welding gun or welding head, where the studs are inserted or fed manually. The component or workpiece is fed manually.

In the expansion stage, the studs are fed automatically, e.g. via feed units (VBZ). So up to 20 studs/min can be welded. The positioning of several studs on the sheet metal or component can, for example, be carried out using templates.

CNC automatic systems, where the component or the workpieces are only inserted and removed after the welding process, are the highest expansion stage. Up to 30 studs/min can easily be welded with such systems. Automatic systems can also be integrated into production lines, designed as customer-specific shuttle table systems or designed as modular robot systems.


Programming and control

The programming and control of the required sequences is carried out either via a PLC (programmable logic controller) or a PC control. An appropriate graphical user interface can visualize the control and welding sequence and enables the welding operator / weld setter to process his sequences effectively and comfortably.

In this contest, however, it would go too far to describe all technical possibilities in detail.