Spot Welding

Questions and Answers

Platen mounted (PM) holders are designed to be used with press type welder platens or they can be used as components of any specialized weld fixture. They are offered in two body sizes which match the standard T-slot spacing of standard RWMA welders.

A straight cap shank is the most common. However in some applications one cannot reach into the proper location on the part without some adaption of the cap shank. A double bend cap shank solves many of these applications.

Cap shanks are small holders that the female or male cap is attached to using a taper. This shank usually has a full size RWMA taper on its other end which is used to attach it to the holder mechanism on the machine, cylinder or servo.

In order to minimize weld cost it is often prudent to make several welds with one stroke of the machine. If time is of the essence, this can be done with a dedicated machine design. Multiple cylinders would all operate at nearly the same time. Their timing is usually spaced slightly to reduce power demand. If multiple welds are in a modest space multiple cylinders may not fit. Then specialized multi spot equalizing holders might be the solution.

Offset holders are very commonly used in industry on press welders to reach over a lip or into a box. This is where there is no vertical room for a direct acting barrel holder.

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