Joining Technologies Inc., East Granby, Conn., has announced the Infinite Web 355, 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 the metal converting plants," said company president Dave Hudson.
The system offers a user friendly, streamlined design with optimal safety features. As implied by its name, the Infinite Web™ joins leading and trailing edges of metal coils in strip processing lines to create a continuous feed with no downtime associated with rethreading and realignment.
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.
The Infinite Web is designed to handle a large range of material thicknesses and widths. It uses coaxial optics to verify proper positioning and provide precise and accurate splices.