Lorch introduces new Roundseam Topslide for automation


lorchLorch is increasing automation portfolio with the new Roundseam Topslide. Lorch has introduced a new technological highlight which will become the new gem in their range of Lorch Automation Solutions (LAS) and for which mass production will start in 2016: a recently developed welding machine for longitudinal and round seams on pipes and containers which is also capable of spiral welding.

In the same way as the new welding tractors, which are also part of Lorch’s automation selection, the brand new Roundseam Topslider churns out weld seams at rapid speeds and with utmost precision, cutting welding time in half while maintaining consistent weld seam quality of the highest order. What is more, the easy-to-grasp menu structure including clear-text display guarantee quick and easy operation, while the design of the machine makes it possible for the operator to switch between round, longitudinal and spiral welding in a few easy steps. These attributes make the Topslider the ideal welding solution both for containers, machine parts, axles, rollers, and heat exchangers and for pipe-flange connections. Utilising the power of automation, the Topslider also offers tremendous speed and efficiency advantages for the manufacturing process when compared to conventional manual solutions.

This machine for longitudinal and round weld seams is also the solution of choice when it comes to complex welding tasks: The machine allows the welder to weld workpieces with a diameter of up to 1,500 millimetres without a problem thanks to its wide range of rotational speeds. Thanks to a moveable, pneumatic tailstock with Synchro feed, the machine also makes it a breeze to weld components ranging in length up to 6,500 millimetres with superior reliability and reproducibility. Other key advantages of the machine are its sturdy steel frame which allows for the precise positioning of torch and tailstock and a slew of software options that offer the user a wide range of possible applications.  The optional double torch positioning feature also allows for TIG root welding and MIG/MAG capping layer welding in a single operation.