Weld rolls
  • METALS products
  • Welding
  • Resistance welding systems

Roll seam welding (Stitch welding)

ANDRITZ Soutec is a worldwide leader in seam welding of sequential spot welds for which the place of the spot welded electrodes is taken by the roller electrodes.

With roll seam welding, weld rolls assume the task of the electrode and the pressure tool.

A copper wire is guided between the rolls and the work piece while simultaneously providing a constant high quality weld seam. The copper wire allows for minimal wear to the weld rolls.  Welding spots are set closely by the rolls to allow for a continuous leak proof seam.  The pulse frequency of the current determines the spot weld spacing. For tack welding the spots are set further apart.

If a completely leak proof seam is required then the frequency is increased and a continuous seam is created.  Movement can take place during the welding process between the work pieces and the roll electrodes as a result from the rotating electrodes in roll seam welding.  This allows for the creation of a safe leak proof weld seam.

Deviations may occur when a work piece is moved and will not have a detrimental effect on the quality of the weld seam.  In order to keep abrasion and wear on the expensive weld rolls at a minimum to ensure a constant high quality weld seam, we exclusively use roller heads with wire intermediate electrodes in our welding applications.  

Weld rolls

Weld rolls

Our resistance welding machines:

RFAAutomated annular flange welding machine
Beer keg casing welderAutomated beer keg chasing welding machine
RQBAutomated brake shoe welder
Contour IIFuel tank welder
Inner beer keg welderAutomated inner beer keg welding machine
VSTW-R spez. (Schako)Ventilation inlet vane welder
SWA 400The stitchwelder for high production runs
SWA 500The stitchwelder for highest production runs
VSTW 1000/1270/1540The manual stitchwelder for longitudinal seams
VSTW-4KThe manual stitchwelder for linear square channels
VSTW-RThe manual stitchwelder for round pieces
VSTW-RBi-RBaThe manual stitchwelder for inside and outside pipe bends / elbows
VARBThe automatic half-shell welding machine

Find out more ...

Automation solutions for the metals industry

Find your electrical and automation solutions for all our products

read more

Service solutions for the metals industry

We support you throughout the entire plant life cycle

Read more

Download center

Brochures and further information about our processing lines, products, equipment and lifetime service.

Go to download area