50 Ton x 4.33" (110mm) THOMPSON FRICTION WELDING Machine Model 50
NEI Thompson Ltd, England.
New~ 1989, perfect condition. Serial No. RW23297
Nominal forge load tonnes -50
Nominal forge pressure KN – 500
Typical spindle power KW – 37
Range weldable (mild steel) 20-70 mm
Max tube dia (mild steel) 110 mm
Max length in chuck 600 mm
Clamped length- unlimited
Max weld area (mild steel) 4000 mm2
Spindle speed 557/1175 rpm, Encoder Heidenhein.
Not more than 300 hours in operation. Since 1991- almost not in operation- the factory changed its production program. Under power.
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.
Model 50 of friction welding machines are multi-purpose machines widely used in the automotive industry: smaller hydraulic ram rods, axles, steering components, drill rods, turbo-charger rotors, gear clusters…