Laser Welding Solutions
One head, many capabilities
Looking to reduce vehicle weight, improve bodywork rigidity or optimize the passive safety of vehicles? – laser welding provides the solution. We at thyssenkrupp Automotive Body Solutions build compact and flexible bodywork laser welding systems. We are going one step further with the development of the laser clamping head – it welds aluminum as well as zinc-plated and ultra high strength bodywork sheet metal, thus extending the application range of the procedure.
Our laser clamping heads are synonymous with a broad diversity of applications and a high degree of flexibility. The LSK05 is the proven head with different design variants for every application, such as variant pressing on one side for hard-to-reach areas or the variant with scan module for special material pairings. The LSK06 is certified with laser class 1 and can be used in a system without a protective cabin. In addition, it is equipped with the new Clean Welding Tool and thus ensures a low-spatter process.
The laser grip head allows for the joining of low flange widths, irrespective of radii and 3D contouring. The modular design and special guiding of the laser beam make it possible that the parts to be joined can be clamped and welded at the same time. It also adapts itself to a broad diversity of joint geometries, seam shapes and special function groups. This reduces the fixture overhead considerably.
The integrated gas venting solution guarantees high quality welding joints for zinc-plated sheet metal. Welding speeds of up to 12 m/min can be achieved depending on beam source and material.