15 Ton x 2.36" (60mm) THOMPSON FRICTION WELDING Machine Model 15
New~ 1989, perfect condition. Serial No. RW23296
Nominal forge load tonnes -15
Nominal forge pressure KN – 150
Typical spindle power KW – 18
Range weldable (mild steel) 8-36 mm
Max tube dia (mild steel) 60 mm
Max length in chuck 450 mm
Clamped length- unlimited
Max weld area (mild steel) 1000 mm2
Spindle speed 981/1989 rpm, stroke 623/ 320 mm, Encoder Heidenhein
Not more than 300 hours in operation. Since 1991- almost not in operation- the factory changed its production program.
The friction welding technology is a completely mechanical solid-phase process in which heat generated by friction is used to create high-integrity joint between similar or dissimilar metals, and even thermoplastics.
Suitable for use in automotive industry for production of engine valves, steering columns and links, drive shafts, gear clusters/levers, crank shafts, shock absorbers, cam shafts, drill bits, copper or aluminum electrical connectors, etc.