Joining Technologies, Inc., an innovator in industrial laser applications, announces new features and functionality to its innovative Infinite Web all-in-one coil joiner, a non-contact splicing process that incorporates laser cutting and welding with a single head.
The new features enable the splicing of titanium coils, as well as splicing on a 15 degree bias as an alternative to forming perpendicular joints. The bias increases the splice's effective strength by increasing material at the weld joint, which further enhances the life cycle of downstream equipment by staging the arrival of the welds.
The Infinite Web dramatically increases throughput, with some customers reporting a greater than 33 percent increase in plant-wide productivity resulting from improved efficiency and capabilities. With the ability to service multiple converting lines, the Infinite Web is a truly mobile, stand-alone system requiring only an electrical input and minimal operator involvement. The industrial PC-based control system features a touch screen interface, predefined programs for selected alloys, and proprietary self-diagnostics to ensure optimal uptime.
Designed by welders to handle material thicknesses from 0.002-inch to 0.040-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.
"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."