New Tucker studwelding equipment offers connectivity and energy savings

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Stanley Engineering Technologies launches a new generation of Tucker studwelding equipment.

The new hardware and software architecture enables the system to be integrated into the modern communication structures of automotive customers and provides the necessary welding processes for today's lightweight materials. At the same time operation has become easy and intuitive, according to the company.

The system is said to be prepared for future weld process requirements for new steel alloys, new sheet metal coatings, AC for aluminium and ring flange studs.

One important aspect developing the new system was to grant a much higher energy efficiency in system operation.

Another was that the application of sensor technology minimises the risk of unscheduled stoppages. And another new feature is that consumable wear is detected and notified in due time. Finally, security policies based on EC Machinery Directive (Performance Level D) have been taken into account.

A new hardware and software architecture incorporates the same microcontroller in the TE 1500 energy supply unit for SMPS (weld current) and LM (lift). The TE 1500’s new CPM board offers modern processor technology and database functions which can provide statistical analysis and parameter trend control.

The product features a monitored and event-driven feeding process, which is said to reduce sources of errors and cycle time. It also is said to have an optimised energy distribution architecture.

Also new is the TH 510 weld head, which is said to provide a considerably longer lifetime, internal strain relief at adapter plate, low-wear fixation and energy-optimised feed process with stud arrival sensor.