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CenterLine releases SoftMount Gun for projection welding



CenterLine (Windsor) Limited has launched the SoftMount Gun, designed to mechanically fine-adjust its position to a stamped hole to consistently projection weld a fastener.

It is ideal for robot applications where part dimensions, hole locations, or tooling are slightly inconsistent.

This system is available in two configurations: Standard Feed Process (SFP) for nut and stud welding applications, and Inverted Feed Process (IFP) for nut welding and special applications.

The SoftMount Gun includes a compliance feature and the entire gun design has been optimized to create stability and ease of movement.

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The compliance mount assembly is set far enough from the weld plane that it does not introduce variation to the welding process itself.

Some of the standard features include a patended LVDT for accurate detection of fastener presence, orientation and measurement of set down, and a patented quick fastener placement (QFP) unit for rapid nut feed in the IFP configuration.

The product has a C-frame mounting style to return the gun to the initial position without external force, and offers low-impact actuator choices to achieve a wide range of welding forces.