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Weld Shaving Explained

PushCorp weld shaving technology is the most efficient way possible to completely remove welds in a single pass. These heavy-duty cutting tools are able to remove typical steel welds up to 3 inches in width quickly and efficently at rates up to 3 inch3/minute. Aluminum and other non-ferrous welds can be removed three times faster than that!

Weld shavers work by having a motor driven machine tool slot cutter mounted between two stand-off guide wheels. The weld shaver mounts directly to one of our force compliant tools. The compliant tool pushes the weld shaver against the part surface with a controlled amount of force so that the guide wheels straddle the weld. The guide wheels can be manually or remotely adjusted to set the cutter height to machine the weld away — above, below or flush to the parent material surface.

Robotic Weld Shavers

The SWS100-3.7 and SWS100-7.2 robotic weld shavers attached directly to our compliant end-of-arm tools. The robot moves the weld shaver along the weld bead with the guide wheels staddling weld while the compliant tool maintains a controlled force against the part surface to maintain contact. The robot's programmability and large work envelope allow both straight and curved welds to be reliably removed on flat and contoured parts.

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SWS100-3.7 With Remote Adjust

Track Weld Shavers

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SWS100-3.7 With Remote Adjust

Originally developed for the shipbuilding industry, the PushCorp Track Weld Shaving system is a non-robotic system designed to remove long, linear welds quickly and easily. This system incorporates a SWS100-3.7 or SWS100-7.2 attached to a servo-driven carriage.

The carriage has built-in compliance and moves along the weld at a controlled speed on patent pending, high-capacity, sectioned track. This track is magnetically attached to the steel surface and is specially designed to handle the weight and cutting reaction forces in any orientation — even upside down! It manages all this yet still remains flexible enough to conform to contoured surfaces with bend radii as little as 4 feet.

All this, combined together with an intuitive control console, allows this technogy to remove hundreds of feet of weld cost-effectively and with little chance of worker injury.

Weld Shavers


SWS100-3.7

  • Max Surface Feet Per Minute: 3000 SFM
  • Power: 4.8 Hp [3.61 kW]
  • Compliant Force: Adjustable, Max 100 lbs [222N]
  • Torque: 10.4 lb-ft [14.1 N⋅m]
  • Cut Width: 20, 39, 59 mm
Applications
Linear of curved weld removal, flat or contoured parts, aluminum and other non-ferrous metals

SWS100-3.7


SWS100-7.2

  • Max Surface Feet Per Minute: 3900 SFM
  • Power: 8.4 Hp [6.24 kW]
  • Compliant Force: Adjustable, Max 100 lbs [222N]
  • Torque: 18.1 lb-ft [24.5 N⋅m]
  • Cut Width: 20, 39, 59 mm
Applications
Linear of curved weld removal, flat or contoured parts, mild and hardened steel

SWS100-7.2


Track Shaver

  • Max Surface Feet Per Minute: 3000 SFM
  • Power: 4.8 Hp [3.61 kW]
  • Compliant Force: Adjustable, Max 100 lbs [222N]
  • Torque: 10.4 lb-ft [14.1 N⋅m]
  • Cut Width: 20, 39, 59 mm
Applications
Linear of curved weld removal, flat or contoured parts, mild and hardened steel

SWS100-7.2