Friction welding machines of Thompson set standards in terms of precision, dynamics, process control, and productivity.
Users of Thompson machines benefit from repeatability, traceability, accuracy, and flexibility
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KUKA offers a range of compact and modular Thompson friction welding machines with forge capacities up to 400 t for the flexible implementation of friction welding processes of a wide range of material combinations and components.
As a customer-focused brand, Thompson offers machines to friction weld even the most difficult components and material combinations. Special designs and sizes, such as double-spindle or vertical orientation machines are available on request.
Thompson friction welding machines can be configured as single or double ended designs and, feature both ID and OD in-cycle flash or upset removal systems, quick-change tooling, measurement and marking systems and, the intuitive Thompson dedicated welder control software.