Simply better welding
The new B 20K high-performance welding control system combines all process, measurement and monitoring systems into one comprehensive system. Stepless welding frequency adjustment between 1,000 and 20,000 Hz guarantees a highly dynamic and even finer control compared to low-frequency technologies for even better resistance welding results.
From micro to macro welding processes, from resistance soldering processes to heating processes such as annealing, the B 20K covers an immense range of applications. Furthermore, up to 18 servo axes for e.g. controlling contact welding equipment can also be used to integrate press applications and other options in the B 20K.
Process frequencies of up to 20,000Hz
- Compared to low process frequencies, the higher process frequencies allow for even more adjustment options to apply the energy required for the welding process metered and targeted. This leads to higher quality and an extended range of welding applications.
100% protection from power fluctuations
- The standard active power supply module offers protection from power fluctuations. The active power supply module provides a separate supply voltage for the inverter independent of the mains voltage. This means the inverter supply is independent of mains voltage drops and fluctuations and maximum process reliability is guaranteed.
Maximum process transparency
- Five standard measuring channels for logging welding process data are integrated in the B 20K. Measuring curves and measured values can be used for closed-loop control, process monitoring and diagnostic functions and provide all options required for a reliable and transparent welding process.
Quick welding profile manipulation during production
- Automatically with a stepper function that changes the welding profile after a defined number of welds. Manually with the quick online parameter adjustment feature. In both cases, there is no machine downtime and the welding parameters can be identified, adapted and optimized quickly.
Contactless heating by induction annealing
- The B 20K provides compatibility to integrate an inductor (instead of the welding transformer). With an inductor, steels and non-ferrous metals can be heated contactless.
Control of NC axes
- In addition to the process, measuring and monitoring functions, servo-controlled movements for welding applications can be easily implemented in the B 20K. Motion sequences for the welding tool are now performed independently by the welding control system and can be integrated into all existing production systems.
Variant 1: B 20K
Stand-alone with touchscreen operation and keyboard on the control cabinet.
The standard version includes 2 welding positions. Extensions with a maximum of 8 welding positions are possible with additional cabinets. This version provides compatibility with the B 1000 and B 5000 welding control systems. Input and output functions are possible without programming. The variety of applications for the stand-alone version ranges from integration in production and manufacturing systems to replacing existing B 1000 and B 5000 welding control systems.
Variant 2: B 20K-NC
Stand-alone with NC control for welding tools.
Can be integrated in an existing machine or an existing production system. In doing so, the B 20K is extended with additional axis cabinets. Application for integrating welding tasks with progressive equipment under a press. This allows for the integration of welding tool movements independent of a fixed press stroke. Faster process times, no bounce behavior of the press head, reduced electrode wear and simplified integration compared to conventional practices can be achieved.
Variant 3: B 20K-VC 1
Can be integrated in an existing machine or an existing production system. The B 20K-VC 1 combines welding control, machine and process control with all features of the B 20K and the VC 1 VariControl. Functions of both control platforms can be linked and exchanged with two-way communication as well as merged to form a single control system. All elements required for welding, production and assembly tasks are integrated to enable implementing a fully automatic production solution.
B 20K - High-performance welding control system
Otto Bihler Maschinenfabrik
Otto Bihler Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG