April 28, 2014
Taylor-Winfield has developed the AnnWeld™ postweld induction annealing system. It is mounted inline with seam welding systems or as an additional process step for flash welding machines. According to the manufacturer, the process improves ductility in the welded joint without sacrificing weld strength, which prevents weld breaks during subsequent line processes.
The system is designed for joining and tempering AHSS grades. It includes accurate and repeatable heat cycles, precision temperature control using pyrometer feedback, automatic load tuning, and custom-manufactured coils. It is designed for customer requirements and can be used with any manufacturer’s welding machine in any process line.