SOLDAVANZA - New rotary friction welding systems with advanced process control capabilities

Participants:

BERKOA

Programme:

CDTI (Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial)

Sectors:

Automation

Automotive sector

Components and capital goods

Renewable energy

Machine-Tool

Technologies:

Data analysis

Control and Robotics

Materials

Simulation

Friction

Target

Develop and implement new systems for advanced control of the rotary friction welding process. To achieve this, a new process control system will be developed as well as critical sub-systems capable of providing the performance characteristics demanded by highly demanding applications from the control point of view in the manufacture of components by rotary friction welding. 

Solution

Integration of a new process control system (BLSC 4.0) making use of embedded sensors, as well as new drives or subsystems enabling multi-process and multi-material manufacturing capabilities and developing a new friction welding process data analysis and evaluation system.