Multiple Value-Added Quick Change Welding Equipment

With the Tec-Option robotic Quick Change Welding Equipment system, you can choose from multiple value-added processes and combine them into one Flexible Tool Module. Examples include MIG welding and fastener welding; spot welding and staking; hole piercing and sealant application; and bushing insertion and part marking: with our interchangeable resistance welding tooling systems and beyond, the combinations are endless.

 

FLEX_IconMultiple Value-added options available:

  • One, two, three or four welding transformers can be ordered initially; transformers may be added later as well. This allows you to order the machine for today’s needs and adapt to future needs.
  • Can be ordered for either AC or DC welding.
  • Multiple axes available using pneumatic or highly accurate servo drives to move weld guns or the part: whatever provides the most efficient solution for you is what we will deliver.
  • Auto-unload systems to chutes or conveyor. Load times can be buried with two stations next to each other. This is a practical way to maximize your labor dollar.
  • Rotary Dial is available to facilitate load/unload while making parts. This offers a cycle time advantage while still operating within the compact footprint of the tool module.

 

Tec-Option Modular Welding Equipment

At Tec-Option, we often think that we offer a service rather than a product, since our flexible value added process systems supply our customers with modular, interchangeable, efficient solutions. In addition to our innovative, modular Tec-Option system, we also offer robotic and automated systems, and versatile solutions for welding.

  • Tec-Option Systems
  • Nut & Stud Welding
  • Spot Welding
  • Hot Up-Set Welding
  • Robotic Systems
  • Engineering Support

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Designed to do it all, the Tec-Option machine has all our design features incorporated into one versatile, flexible system.

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fastener welding

Nut & Stud Welding

Tec-Option’s systems provides a versatile fastener welding solution for nuts and studs at affordable prices. Not only will you enjoy a faster return on investment as compared with a single point fastener welder, but you will also amortize your investment over multiple projects.

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spot welding

Spot Welding

Tec-Option’s systems provides a modular spot welding system that is the perfect solution for your nut, stud and spot welding needs. The advantages include flexible quick-change tooling, multiple spot welding and combination fastener/spot welding, all in a compact footprint.

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hot upset welding

Hot Up-Set Welding

Heat it up and expect it to stay in place… guaranteed! This process takes the place of spin riveting and is proven to hold. Count on Tec-Option to make this process efficient – With NO ADDITIONAL labor costs.

Hot Up-Set Welding

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MIG welding

Robotic Systems

Tec-Option’s systems provides a flexible solution for robotic welding and assembly automation needs. Its advantages include quick-change tooling, robot part handling and transfer, robot resistance welding, and MIG welding. Our interchangeable spot welding machines are ideal for more complex welding applications.

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Tec-Option offers a variety of engineering and support services on all our products, whether you chose us to provide equipment for automated resistance welding, a flexible MIG welding machine, or a flexible assembly system.

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Case Study | 3 Process Parts in One Flexible Module

TOWER108CROPPEDThis particular solution allowed the customer to spot weld two parts together, pierce a hole, then weld a fastener over the hole in one tool module. All this was completed in three cycles and would yield a finished part every cycle during production. The operator loaded a fresh set of parts in the first station (left), where they were spot welded together. After the cycle was completed, the welded part was moved into the second station (center), and the first station was loaded again. The second station pierced a hole in the part, readying it for the next process. After the cycle was completed, the third station (right) was loaded with the pierced part, the second station was loaded from the first, and new parts were loaded into the first station. The third station would auto-feed a fastener and weld it over the pierced hole, then unload the part onto a conveyor. For every cycle, each station would apply its process to the part, completing one part per cycle. Not only did this reduce WIP and part handling, but the cycle was completed in less than 7 seconds and with a higher level of quality control than if performed in separate machines by separate processes. Automatic part tracking would enable/disable the appropriate stations for lead-in or run-out, reducing operator intervention.

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Since 2001, Honda of America Mfg., Inc. has consistently encouraged their suppliers to review the Tec-Option modular assembly system as a possible source of manufacturing equipment. While Honda has no direct control over who their suppliers choose, getting a recommendation shows that Honda sees the value of the flexible, modular system that Tec-Option provides.
Encouraged to Review by Honda of America Mfg., Inc.- CEO
Best Quality Machine we have In-House.
Tier 1 Automotive Supplier, MI- Welding Engineer
Congratulations to Tec-Option! This is the first machine we've ever purchased that was delivered on time.
Honda Supplier, OH- Continuous Improvement Manager
. . . excellent support and knowledge of the machine and functions. Tec-Option has built a benchmark for all future expansion of our welding department. . . look forward to the continued business and support of Tec-Option in the near future.
Tier 2 Automotive Supplier, MI- Welding Engineer
. . . love the execution of the machine. Modularity and quick-change features are great.
Tier 1 Automotive Supplier, NA- Senior VP/Advanced Technology
Thanks for the timelines. I've been very pleased with these updates throughout the project.
Exhaust Manufacturer, NA & MX- Project Engineer
. . . firmly believe my boss can see the advantages of Tec-Option's equipment and how we would benefit from both a production and throughput standpoint.
Tier 1 Automotive Supplier, MI- Welding Engineer
Changeovers are very easy to do and only require a few minutes.
Tier 1 Frame Supplier, KY- Production Supervisor