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Single-Sided Spot Welders for Single-Sided Spot Welding Applications

Posted by on Nov 8, 2019 in Aerospace, Architecture, Custom, Manufacturing & Fabrication, Papermaking, Rail Car, Wire Cloth | 0 comments

Single-Sided Spot Welders for Single-Sided Spot Welding Applications

TiteSpot provides Single-Sided Spot Welders among a large family of spot welding equipment, often customized to best suit customer needs.

Resistance spot welding has many applications and many ways of being performed.

Antique Single Sided Spot Welder - photo of a blacksmith hammering hot metal together

Resistance Welding the old-fashioned way. TiteSpot offers convenient portable Single-Sided Spot Welders and custom solutions. Photo courtesy of Kevin Wood

In short, resistance spot welding occurs when an electric current is passed between two or more layers of metal, and the layers are pushed together.  This is not much different than what my great uncle Ben Ogle did in his blacksmith shop.  He heated two pieces in the forge and welded them by hammering them together.  He was very skilled at this, determining temperature by the color of the hot metal, adjusting the force of the hammer blows as the metal cooled while being worked.

You may have heard the term Squeeze Type Resistance Spot Welding (STRSW).  This is what most people think of when Spot Welding is discussed.  Two arms coming from the welding transformer pressing on pieces of sheet metal like a C-clamp that pushes the weld together as current is applied.  My favorite visualization of this is a video of an automobile production line with the robots welding car bodies together.  The great advantage to using this method is that you can create and control as much steady squeezing force as is required.  Once the system is dialed in, the need for user skill is reduced greatly.

One of the drawbacks to STRSW is when the structure of the item to be welded gains complexity. The size, weight, and cost of the welding arms grows dramatically as reach is increased.  This is where Single-Sided Spot Welders can be utilized as they can be applied in different ways.

photo of custom single-sided spot welder

Custom Single-Sided Spot Welder saves our customer thirty minutes of production time PER PRODUCT made.

There are basically two ways to use Single-Sided Spot Welders.

1.  Two welds can be applied from the same side using two guns. (See the “Spot Welding Corner” video.)

2.  One weld can be applied using a single gun and surface being welded too is grounded using the other lead.

There are an almost infinite number of ways to apply SSSW. We have created dozens of custom fixtures and welding implements for customers over the years.  If you have an application for which you think a Single-Sided Spot Welder may be utilized, please let us know.  We are always happy to discuss new applications.

Whatever your application, we welcome your inquiry.

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Welcome to our New Spot Welding Equipment Site!

Posted by on Feb 1, 2019 in Company News | 0 comments

Welcome to our new spot welding equipment website, www.TiteSpot.com!

Browse through the breadth and depth of our spot welding equipment website using our SiteMap.

Spot Welding Applications by Industry

Our focus, as always, is delivering quality products that make your job faster and easier.  That’s why you’ll see new sections on our new site, like Spot Welding Applications by Industry.  We share as much information as we can about our products solving problems, quickly and easily, in your industry.

Spot Welding Equipment Survey

We encourage you to take a few minutes to complete our spot welding equipment survey.  Please check the last box, and allow us to send you information a few times a year that pertains to spot welding applications that fit your applications in your industry.   If you wish, you can simply subscribe on the lower-right column of this page.

Spot Welding Videos

We’ve added a Video menu, and updated videos to make it easy for you to see how quickly and easily our spot welders are customized to suit your applications.

Spot Welders & Accessories Catalog

All of our spot welders and accessories are available in a downloadable PDF format, as well as shown on our web pages.

Tite-Spot is Made in America      Logo with "Made in USA" for spot welding equipment made in America

We continue to deliver high-quality spot welding tools and equipment made right here at home.  Over 95% of our parts are sourced from American manufacturers as well.  We continue to work on a sourcing goal of 100% American-made.

Tite-Spot Respects You, Your Time, and Your Privacy

We do not sell or share your information, period.  We’ll simply use it to give you updates a few times a year.

We believe that quality tools save you time and make for better results and better earnings for you.  That is what we’re all about, saving you time and making your work – and you – look good!

We encourage you to take two or three minutes to complete our spot welding equipment survey.  Please check the last box, and allow us to send you information a few times a year that pertain to your spot welding applications in your industry.   If you wish, you can simply subscribe on the lower-right column of this page.

 

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