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  • ANDRITZ GROUP
  • METALS products
  • Welding
  • Laser welding systems for flat and round applications
  • Soulas laser welding system for linear seams

Soulas

The laser welding system for linear weld seams (tailored blanks)

The Soulas system is referred to as the work horse in the tailored blank fabrication industry.

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Feeding and positioning system

Soulas machines produce more than 100 million tailored blanks annually for the global automobile industry.

With the aid of our patented edge preparation system Souka, possible gaps of >0.3 mm between the metal sheets are closed to zero gap. There is no need for expensive precision cutting lines, and maintenance intervals for cutting tools can be extended.

The integrated, continuous measurement edge tracking and quality control system ensures a stable process, meeting the highest quality requirements. This specially developed measuring system is an essential part of the core competence of Soutec.

Changes between products are made within a few minutes, thus the system is suitable for even the smallest production lots. The technologically advanced welding process of the system provides highest availability and best welding quality after starting up a new product.

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Souka gap closing process

Technical data

ParameterValue
Seam lengthmax. 3,700 mm
Blank widthmin. 200
Blank thicknessmax. 3.0 mm
Blanks per cyclemax. 8
Seams per cyclemax. 8
Laser sourcefiber laser, disk laser, or diode laser

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