Friction welding machines
The unique friction welding machines of the RS02 series are professional tools for the maintenance operator and also the fastest and most reliable way of welding belt profiles. Constantly good quality connections are produced in a few seconds with repeatable accuracy due to fixed welding parameters.
Welding clamping jaws tuned to the respective profile ensure reliable clamping and perfect alignment of the profile.
Thanks to its handy type of construction, the friction welding machine can even be used in narrow space conditions for comfortable welding. The recently developed battery version is now available to ensure unlimited freedom of motion.
Which profiles can be welded?
The RS02 friction welding machine can be used for butt welding of
PU round belts with/without reinforcement from 6 to 20 mm and PU
V-belts with/without reinforcement from 6 x 4 mm to 22 x 14 mm.
Still many other geometrical shapes and special profiles can be joined by means of special clamping jaws using this welding technology.
How does friction welding work?
Basically this welding technology uses the reciprocal coefficients of friction of the profile materials and thus effect fusion of the material in the joint under pressure and in executing a rotational movement. It is up to the user to decide when the process can be terminated when a welding bead has been produced all over the joint.
What has to be observed to produce a proper weld?
Clamping jaws tuned to the respective geometry are required for reliable clamping of the profiles during this procedure.
Flat and angularly cut belt ends are an important prerequisite for this welding procedure to create optimum welding conditions and produce friction over the entire joint surface. For belt profiles with reinforcement it is required before welding, as usual, to drill out the reinforcement at the joint surfaces by some millimetres to prevent the reinforcement from crossing in the joint and consequently deterioration of the welded connection.
An exception is the patented weldable glass fibre reinforcement of
BEHAbelt where this working step is unnecessary.