Welding and Laser

Resistance welding

Resistance welding involves placing two metal pieces together under an electrode, applying pressure and allowing current to flow. Due to resistance, the components are heated almost to melting point, the current is stopped and pressure applied, forging the materials together to form a weld.

Baylis has 15 projection / spot welders which can ‘fuse two materials together’ or apply different types of weld nuts, weld bolts etc.

The range of welders include:

  • British Federal 25 KVA projection / spot welders,
  • British Federal 150 KVA projection / spot welders.

All are fitted with WeldServ monitoring devices to continually measure current, voltage, resistance thus ensuring a ‘quality weld each and every time’. Most of the welders are fitted with Dengensha ‘automatic nut feeding devices’ ensuing optimum productivity levels.

Typically Baylis applies over 5 million weld nuts from M4 up to M10 per annum and therefore tight controls are an essential part of the process.

MIG / TIG welding

The process known as MIG (metal inert gas) welding is a semi-automatic or automatic arc welding process in which a continuous and consumable wire electrode and a shielding gas are fed through a welding gun.

Baylis have invested in an ABB Robotic MIG welder and more recently a Fanuc Robot welder to ensure process consistency.

Recent investments also include gas tungsten arc welding also known as tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding, which is an arc welding process that uses a non-consumable tungsten electrode to produce the weld.

MIG or TIG welded products can also be leak tested on our state of the art plc controlled ‘Fishers leak test system’.

Laser Cutting

Recent investments include a 2-axis Amada 1.5 kW Alpha II Laser cutting machine capable of cutting speeds up to 0 - 20m/min and with positional repeatability of +/- 0.005mm.

The laser is capable of cutting up to 9mm gauge mild steel plate providing a clean ‘non-contact scratch free process’.

The process is also capable of cutting stainless steel up to 6mm gauge and up to 3mm gauge on Aluminium plate.

The laser comes with direct CAD links so that programs can be downloaded straight to the machine.

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