V-FSWC | VERTICAL FSW SERIES

With a commitment to precision and rigidness, Stirtec machines are designed to withstand all requirements within the serial production under the achievement of highest welding speeds. The FSW units within the V-series are conceived as 3-axis welding machines on a C-frame build design and are capable to be upgraded to additional 4th and 5th axis meeting the demands across several industries. The special developed FSW spindle system executed the welding process force controlled. Including the inline process monitoring STIRlytics®, process forces and real-life data collecting are combined into a quality report, which ensures fully traceability throughout the FSW welding process. Due the installed machine control system of Siemens, the integration is handled easily for automation.
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FSW force control system 
STIRlytics process monitoring software for data monitoring
Small machine footprint
Full protection and  
CE-conformity 

Overview of the vertical FSW series

V-FSWC550 COMPACT

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  • Application for welding: HV inverter, cooling units and heat exchanger​
  • FSW machinery for high-volume production due two separate operating machine tables
Download DatasheetV-FSWC550 COMPACT
The Stirtec V-FSWC550 Compact provides state-of the art Friction Stir Welding technology and is especially designed for industrial application with smaller dimensions on high-scale production volume. Due it’s very small footprint and space requirements, the FSW unit can be easily installed in every new or existing production line to expand the customer’s portfolio with the technical Friction Stir Welding. Throughout the machine concept of the V-FSWC550 Compact, two separate machine tables are working individually and ensure simultaneous part handling while welding. The machine is predominately used for manual production in the ramp-up phase and can be easily upgraded with automation (loading/unloading via robotics).

Machine characteristics of Stirtec V-FSWC550 Compact

  • application size up to L 400mm x W 400mm
  • use of Sinumerik One machine control system
  • STIRlytics process software for 100% traceability
  • FSW force measuring system in X-, Y- and Z-direction
  • highest repeatability and accuracy due to rigid machine frame
  • suitable for all aluminum alloys and die casting components
  • automatic/manual tool change system
  • FSW spindle for welding forces up to 15kN, torque: 5.000rpm
  • simultaneous part operation (two machine tables)
  • preparation for high TCS cleanliness requirements
  • ultra small machine footprint for installation
  • full protection and CE-conformity
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V-FSWC1060

V-FSWC1060
  • Application for welding: Battery housings, cooling units and heat exchanger​
  • FSW machinery for high-volume production with optional automatic pallet change system
Download DatasheetV-FSWC1060
The Stirtec V-FSWC1060 is seen as high-productive Friction Stir Welding center following the production of application within the automotive industry for midsize battery systems for PHEV and cooling system f.e. heat sinks. The robust and stiff machine design allows the achievement of rapid welding speeds under following the welding path with high accuracy. The machine type of V-FSWC1060 is a proven solution that synthesizes latest FSW technology with upgradable milling functionality in a single production center (Stirtec 2-in-1 concept). Optional, the system can be upgraded with an automatic pallet change system for reducing the handling times for loading and unloading to a minimum part handling manually or automatically according to our customer’s preferences. 

Machine characteristics of Stirtec V-FSWC1060

  • application size up to L 950mm x W 500mm
  • use of Sinumerik 840D sl / One machine control system
  • STIRlytics process software for 100% traceability
  • FSW force measuring system in X-, Y- and Z-direction
  • highest repeatability and accuracy due to rigid machine frame
  • suitable for all aluminum alloys and die casting components
  • automatic tool change system for 24 tool pockets
  • FSW spindle for welding forces up to 15kN, torque: 5.000rpm
  • Heidenhain absolute scales leads to direct machine feedback
  • outstanding technological and economic productivity
  • upgradable milling functionality in a single machining center
  • full protection and CE-conformity
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V-FSWC2080

V-FSWC2080
  • Application for welding: electronic motor housings and PHEV battery trays
  • FSW machinery with high-process reliability and possibility to weld in constrained areas (option for integrating additional axis)
Download DatasheetV-FSWC2080
The Stirtec V-FSWC2080 is responsible for the production of a large variety of applications within the automotive industry for the FSW welding process on EV battery trays and electric motor housings. The robust and stiff machine design allows the achievement of rapid welding speeds under following the welding path with high accuracy. The V-FSWC2080 machine type stands out as a globally solution, seamlessly integrating cutting-edge FSW technology with upgradeable milling functionality within a singular production center (Stirtec 2-in-1 concept). With the capability on integrating additional axis (4th and 5th axis), limited accessibilities for welding can be achieved. 

Machine characteristics of Stirtec V-FSWC1060

  • pplication size up to L 1900mm x W 600mm
  • use of Sinumerik 840D sl / One machine control system
  • STIRlytics process software for 100% traceability
  • FSW force measuring system in X-, Y- and Z-direction
  • highest repeatability and accuracy due to rigid machine frame
  • suitable for all aluminum alloys and die casting components
  • automatic tool change system for 24 tool pockets
  • FSW spindle for welding forces up to 40kN, torque: 5.000rpm
  • Heidenhain absolute scales leads to direct machine feedback
  • spindle headstock with thermal stabilization
  • upgradable milling functionality in a single machining center
  • full protection and CE-conformity
For more information, please get in contact

Applications for the Vertical FSW Series

E-Mobility

E-Mobility

The cooling circuits of battery trays, stator housings, and inverter housings in electric vehicles are sealed watertight using Stirtec's FSW machines. Stirtec's FSW machines are excellently suited for manufacturing battery trays due to their high welding quality. 
HV Inverter Housings
Electronic Motor Housings
EV / PHEV Battery Trays
Find out more about E-Mobility
Dominik Kaineder

FOR FSW PROTOTYPE PRODUCTION AND MACHINERY
Your contact person: Dominik Kaineder

Are you interested in determining the feasibility of a new concept using Friction Stir Welding? Or do you require assistance in choosing the most-sufficient system for serial production for your application?
Please contact us direct - we'll gladly provide guidance and support.

dominik.kaineder@stirtec.at
+43 676 30 93 922