Taylor-Winfield Technologies (TWT) is proud to announce the successful installation and commissioning of their “MEGALAP” Narrow Lap Seam Welder. The modern “O” frame PrepLap design welder is installed into one of the largest continuous galvanizing lines in North America. This Heavy Duty PrepLap Narrow Lap Seam Welder has been designed to weld the widest range of grades and gauges for galvanized strip processing than ever before. The first of its kind, the welder replaced a 56 year old Taylor-Winfield Vertical Narrow Lap Seam Welder for one of the world’s largest steel producers located in the American Midwest. Even though the original machine was fully operational, it struggled to meet the customer’s gauge, grade and weld overthickness requirements of today’s materials.
The new Heavy Duty PrepLap, commonly referred to as the “MEGALAP” by its designers and the end-user, is capable of joining material from .010” (.25mm) - .250” (6.35mm) with a near “0” joint over thickness. Included in the design is TWT’s pre and post weld induction heat treatment system to help expand the grade and gauge range of materials capable of being joined by the welder. The robust “floating” O-Frame and other modern machine design attributes enables the welder to push well beyond the limits of a traditional narrow lap seam welder and successfully join emerging AHSS steel grades in the industry. With over a century of experience in seam welding and induction heating technologies, the birth this impressive heavy-gauge strip welder with its seemingly infinite capabilities to manage the welding process creates dependable weld results customers have grown to expect from TWT.
Taylor-Winfield’s legacy dates to 1882. As a material joining solution provider, Taylor-Winfield prides itself on bringing custom, common-sense solutions to customer needs to help them succeed in their markets. For more information contact Bob Kornack, Product Manager or Matt Keller, Product Specialist at 800.523.4899 or 330.259.8512, Fax: 330.259.8538 or e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.