If you are currently using a manual process to do your linear welding then this article is for you. We have highlighted the benefits of upgrading to a Bancroft longitudinal seam welder and show you how it can improve your welding process. No matter what type of parts you are seam welding, automation can help you to increase your productivity while decreasing welding errors.
For many industrial applications, it is necessary to form the material into cylinders or rectangular tubes within the part production process. The edges are then welded together to form a rigid structure. Instead of holding the edges in alignment and manually tack welding, longitudinal seamers provide the aide of automation.
Automated longitudinal seam welders offer many benefits and also help to eliminate common problems such as:
- Leaks around tack weld areas
- Uniformly chilling of the joint to prevent distortion and oxidation
- Dimensional accuracy and repeatability problems
Welded linear seams are uniform across the entire length and can be done using a variety of welding methods:
- Submerged Arc
A longitudinal seam welder gives the operator repeatability with the touch of a button. Seamers increase production while providing consistent quality welds from piece to piece. These machines are cantilevered from one end to allow loading and unloading of open and closed sections directly to the mandrel arm.
Seam welders can be used for external or internal welding applications. Below is a photo example of an internal process:
There are many ways to weld a seam. Browse our website for more information and give one of our engineering experts a call. We can walk you through the options and help you decide what equipment will improve your welding process the most.