Existing coil joining welders can be upgraded to optimize welder performance and expand the range of materials capable of being joined by an installed machine. Modernizing and upgrading an existing machine with new welding controls, machine PLC control functions and other mechanical and electrical upgrades can add years of performance to an installed machine.

  • Post weld induction annealing systems – inline or free-standing
  • Infrared weld temperature monitoring – integrated or free-standing
  • Precision strip edge detection and photo-eye weld initiation
  • Laser controlled weld wheel height adjustment
  • Conversion to new “oil bath” weld heads with quick-change weld wheel on/off feature
  • Entry and exit lower clamps with urethane liner to prevent strip slippage
  • Comprehensive Weld Seam Monitor for complete machine operation feedback including:
    • “GO” or “NO GO” weld parameter operator notification
    • Machine operation data acquisition and weld results historic archiving available
    • “Upper-level” interface available
  • Automation package for automatic adjustment of carriage speed, weld heat, weld pressure and tap switch
  • Programmable logic controller (PLC) sequence panel to replace existing relay panel including:
    • New HMI to replace existing operator interface
    • Weld parameter schedule matrix to store and recall machine welding and related operation data including coil identification data.
    • Remote I/O via profibus or Ethernet communication protocal.
    • Machine operation data acquisition and “upper-level” interface available
  • Solid state welding transformer control
  • Replace existing ignitron welding contactors with SCR contactors.
  • Power-operated welding transformer tap switch
  • Camera system for cross aligning strip ends
  • Motor drive and ball screw
  • Other items available include:
    • Weld wheel re-profiling (weld wheel dresser) system
    • Weld quality “bulge” testing system (Erichsen Ball Tester)
    • Entry and exit strip centering systems
    • Dual entry strip pre-loading system
    • Closed looped water cooled chiller for weld control and welding heads
    • Strip Notcher (3 styles available) for weld transition into process line, weld sampling and strip side trimming
  • Post weld induction annealing systems – integrated or free-standing
  • Modern PC or PLC based welding control
  • Programmable logic controller (PLC) sequence panel to replace existing relay panel including:
    • New HMI to replace existing operator interface
    • Weld parameter schedule matrix to store and recall machine welding and related operation data including coil identification data.
    • Remote I/O via profibus or Ethernet communication protocol.
    • Machine operation data acquisition and weld results historic archiving available
    • “Upper-level” interface available
  • Electronic cam conversion to proportional valve plate control
  • Single or dual solid state welding transformer control
  • Single or dual main hydraulic pumping unit
  • Oxygen depletion system
  • Motorized die height adjusting unit
  • Hydraulic die latch for quick die change
  • Manipulating centering device (entry or exit side)
  • Roller bearing type platen support
  • Platen travel indicators
  • New flash trimmer assembly
  • Exit side strip pusher mechanism
  • New operator sequence control panels
  • Power-operated tap switch
  • Other items available include:
    • Weld quality “bulge” testing system (Erichsen Ball Tester)
    • Quadruple die changing device for fast welding die change-out
    • Closed looped water cooled chiller for weld control
    • Strip Notcher (3 styles available) for weld transition into process line, weld sampling and strip side trimming

Contact Taylor-Winfield to discuss your machine upgrade needs and options available. Upgrades are available for other manufacturer’s welders.