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Electrical Upsetting Machines

Electrical Upsetting Machines
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Gatwick® Technologies Ltd has been manufacturing Electrical Upsetting machinery for over 30 years. The roots of our equipment are established in the manufacture of engine valves for the motor industry.


FPE and Gatwick Fusions range of Electrical Upsetting Machines are ideal for the following industries:



  • AUTOMOTIVE

  • CUTTING TOOLS

  • AEROSPACE

  • ELECTRICAL

  • OIL AND ROCK EXPLORATION

  • INDUSTRIAL

  • WHITE GOODS


The Gatwick standard range of Upsetters (EUM) is a range of equipment that caters for bar sizes from 6mm diameter to in excess of 170mm diameter (API 5D Drill Pipe). In addition to our standard range we also produce custom designed machines to cater for our customer's specific requirements. Our standard range consists of:

EUM32(32KVA) Video / Datasheet
EUM64(64KVA)
EUM125(125KVA)
EUM200(200KVA)
EUM250(250KVA)
EUM500(500KVA)
EUM750(750KVA) Datasheet Available
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  • Software
  • Applications
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EUM32 SPECIFICATION 
STANDARD TRANSFORMER:32kVA
MAXIMUM UPSETTING FORCE:4,000Kg (Hydraulic control)
CAPACITY:75mm Top Anvil Retraction Stroke
250mm Gathering Stroke
MAXIMUM LENGTH OF INPUT BAR
WITH BACKSTOP:
500mm
OPTION - SPECIAL FORGE CLAMPMax length of input bar unlimited
(special forge clamp)
UPSETTING CYCLE (Standard)1.) Initial heating
2.) Gathering and main shaping
3.) Neck heating (Advanced shape).
(Note: this stage can be switched off if required)
UPSETTING CYCLE (Options)4.) Closed die upsetting to shape
PRODUCT RANGEEngine Valves from diameter 5mm to 14mm steel.

EUM200 SPECIFICATION 
STANDARD TRANSFORMER:200kVA
MAXIMUM UPSETTING FORCE:250 KN (Hydraulic control)
UPSET CYLINDER STROKE:
600mm
BAR CLAMPING LENGTH:2000mm
OPTION - SPECIAL FORGE CLAMPMax length of input bar unlimited
(special forge clamp)
UPSETTING CYCLE (Standard)1.) Initial heating
2.) Gathering and main shaping
3.) Neck heating (Advanced shape).
(Note: this stage can be switched
  off if required)
UPSETTING CYCLE (Options)4.) Closed die upsetting to shape
PRODUCT RANGEBar up to 60mm diameter.

EUM750 SPECIFICATION 
PIPE SIZE:2 3/8" - 6 5/8" Outer Diameter
POWER:750 kVA
CAPACITY:75mm Top Anvil Retraction Stroke
250mm Gathering Stroke
MAXIMUM LENGTH OF INPUT BAR
WITH BACKSTOP:
500mm
OPTION - SPECIAL FORGE CLAMPMax length of input bar unlimited
(special forge clamp)
UPSETTING CYCLE (Standard)1.) Initial heating
2.) Gathering and main shaping
3.) Neck heating (Advanced shape).
(Note: this stage can be switched
  off if required)
UPSETTING CYCLE (Options)4.) Closed die upsetting to shape
PRODUCT RANGEEngine Valves from diameter 5mm to 14mm steel.

GS Control Software

The Siemens controller used is PLC type S7-200 series with MP277 8” touch screen.

Hydraulic upsetting rams are servo controlled via the S7.

The use of a unique hydraulic module allows the main force axis to be controlled in the same manner and thus making the finite control of all weld parameter achievable to incredibly high repeatable levels.

The use of this control technology gives advantages in the fine setting of parameters and limits with the added bonus that operator use is easy via special front end menus and password protection of the process

Software

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS:

Engine Valves


engine valves upset

Drill pipe

drill pipe upset

A high current is passed into one portion of the material to be upset. Electrical resistance causes the component to heat up. Once this portion of the material reaches plastic state, cold material is pushed into the hot area via hydraulic force.

During open electrical upsetting, the bar material is positioned between the upsetting cylinder and the anvil plate or die. Two-part clamping jaws close around the bar and electrical current flows between the clamping jaws and anvil plate, heating the exposed portion of the component. The hydraulic cylinder exerts a controlled force on the cold end of the bar producing a shaped head. The material is upset to the required shape via the application of heat, pressure, flow and linear travel. In open upsetting techniques the component is then passed to a form tool (press) in the red hot state to finish. Closed techniques produce a finished component direct from the upsetting machine.

The upsetting axis is usually vertical and the stroke is hydraulically powered. The machines incorporate many features that ensure optimum cycle time, excellent repeatability, quick set-up and reliable operation for all types and sizes of valves.

electrical upsetting

Gatwick® Technologies’ range of Electrical Upsetting Machines are suitable for the following industries:

  • AEROSPACE
  • AUTOMOTIVE
  • CUTTING TOOLS
  • ELECTRICAL
  • INDUSTRIAL
  • OIL AND ROCK EXPLORATION
  • WHITE GOODS