Joining Technologies Inc., East Granby, Conn., has released the Infinite Web® 355 all-in-one coil joiner – a laser cutting and welding system for splicing iron and nickel-based strip alloys. The all-in-one design incorporates laser welding and cutting with a single head.
"It’s a quantum leap from the splicing equipment currently seen in metal converting plants," said company president Dave Hudson. "The system offers a user friendly, streamlined design with optimal safety features. The Infinite Web automatically prepares the coil ends and delivers the finest weld possible each and every time the Start button is touched, all in less than 3 minutes."
The Infinite Web dramatically increases throughput. With the ability to service multiple converting lines, the Infinite Web 355 is a mobile, standalone system requiring only one electrical input and minimal operator involvement. The industrial PC-based control system features a touch screen interface, canned programs for selected alloys and proprietary self-diagnostics to ensure optimal uptime.
Designed by welders to handle material thicknesses from 0.002-inch to 0.050-inch, the Infinite Web uses coaxial optics to verify proper positioning and provide precise and accurate splices. Both cutting and welding operations are automatic and non-contact.
“The Infinite Web is poised to change the metal converting industry forever,” said Hudson. “Why pay for skilled welders to spend their time preparing, fixturing, welding, annealing and planishing the weld joint when Infinite Web can do it for you?”