SINGLE OPERATOR SPOT WELDING LARGE SHEET METAL ASSEMBLIES
Here at Wilson Gilkes, we understand that our customers want more than just high quality products – they want fast turnaround! Delivering outstanding products in a short lead time is a high priority for us.
On cost and on time is key. Quality spot welding helps make this happen!
Spot welding is when two pieces of metal together are placed together, an electrode is put on either side, and a high current is passed through those electrodes to make a fusion point which bonds the two metal surfaces together.
At the Wilson & Gilkes manufacturing facility, we use a table spot welder. This is an extremely versatile method of spot welding where a 5mm-thick solid copper plate forms a ‘tabletop’ on which the product is placed. Copper is used because of its high level of conductivity. The other conductor is a movable arm which can be easily manoeuvred into tight spaces and corners.
The biggest advantage of the table spot welder is it allows spot welding of very large items such as cabinets, racking and shelves. Table spot welding saves our operators from manhandling bulky items – the copper tabletop acts as a work bench whilst welding. This process requires far less man-hours than traditional welding and is very effective in high volume production applications.