There are three styles of standard Gatwick
friction welders. Our original, the Compact range, has been developed
from our very roots and is used extensively throughout industries in various
sizes from 5 tons maximum forge force, to 50 ton maximum forge force.
The Modular range was evolved from the Compact Range adding
special features as requested by our customers and by our research team.
This range again performs from 5 tons, but extends the range up to a maximum
100 tons forge force.
The entire series
of friction welders takes advantage of all the latest design innovations
and technology, producing machinery which gives perfect welds under close
control conditions. Gatwick friction welders are suitable for a wide range
of components. Gatwick Fusion can offer advice as to the suitability of your
application and the correct machine to use.
The Gatwick Company
is renown in this industry for manufacturing machinery that produces quality-
welded parts. This is the industry in which Gatwick was a pioneer for the
friction welding process. We have developed friction welders specifically for this
market with fully automatic features for head loading, pin and stem loading,
100% in process weld checking and on board diagnostics. Our strength is
our ability to balance the process controls to give ideal conditions to
produce perfect welding across a wide range of components. Typically a fully
automatic friciton welder can produce a welded and clipped valve of 6mm diameter
every 9 seconds.