I-STIR CNC Series
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The I-STIR CNC Series comprises an arrayof reliable and cost-effective solutions for medium and thin gauge friction stir welding (FSW) applications. Leveraging precision force and motion control expertise, these systems provide unparalleled load and position control accuracy for 2-D production welding, prototyping, and research and development.I-STIR CNC Series systems combine advanced process controls and instrumentationwithaffordable, commercially available milling machine platforms available in a broad selection of standard work envelopes. The ability to integrate the advanced AdAPT™ weld head technology extends the utility of these systems across a wide span of functions, ranging from basic CNC machining tothreemodes of friction stir welding.
I-STIR BR SYSTEM:
The three-axis I-STIR BR System is optimized for FSW applications on materials up to 6.4 mm (0.250 in) thick. It features a bridge gantry configuration with a large work envelope that is well-suited for friction stir welding in a wide X, Y plane.
• Precision I-STIR controls and instrumentation
• Cost-effective, low-force 22kN (5 kip)spindle
• Reliable milling machine platform design
• Large 2.5 by 1.3 meter (100 in by 50 in) work envelope
• 18/11 kw (24/15 HP) closed loop spindle drive and motor
• 4000 RPM 90 taper Spindle
• High torque AC digital servos
I-STIR CNC VM:
The I-STIR CNC VM is a robust weld system designed for high volume manufacturing applications. The system is based on proven I-STIR technology that has been used in demanding manufacturing environments for many applications. The system has an advanced control system with accurate sensing devices to allow the manufacturing engineer to perform a thorough and systematic analysis on FSW for a wide variety of materials and shapes.
Precision I-STIR controls and instrumentation
Cost-effective, low-force 22kN (5 kip)spindle
Reliable milling machine platform design
Open 0.51 by 0.76 meter (20 in by 30 in) work envelope
18/11 kw (24/15) closed loop spindle drive and motor
4000 RPM 90 taper spindle
High torque AC digital servos
Upgradable Weld head:
I-STIR CNC Series systems feature a standard low-force (5 kip) spindle that can be easily upgraded to include the mid-range (MRH) weld head, the latest in a line of weld head technology advances. While optimized for material less than 10 mm (0.400 in) thick, the MRH leverages AdAPT™ weld head innovations such as the retractable pin tool, the self-reacting pin tool, andtheindependent forge actuator.
Advanced control software:
Intelligent control software is the key to high-performance friction stir welding. I-STIR CNC Series systems feature proven controls and instrumentation, including advanced data acquisition capabilities, tool-tip programming via standard CAM software packages, and the ability to mode switch on-the-fly between position and loadcontrol.
Unrivaled service and support:
I-STIR Technology is the FSW partner you can trust. A key component of our success is our global support organization. Regardless of your size or location, we are committed to helping you optimize the return on your I-STIR system investment through planned professional maintenance, responsive local service, expert training, and accredited calibration services. To resolve more complex engineering or process challenges, we field an experienced consulting team. Contact us today to learn more about I-STIR intelligent, cost-effective FSW solutions.
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