Designed specifically for use in the volume production of automotive battery tray floor assemblies from extruded aluminium panels, the company’s dual weld-head process is aimed directly at manufacturers of skateboard chassis structures and ensures that a tight weld-flatness tolerance is achieved during battery tray floor construction.

PTG has been a leading name in the manufacture of friction stir welding machine tools for transport applications ever since its Powerstir range was launched at EMO Hannover some 20 years ago.

More recently, however, it has used its considerable knowledge of the FSW process to assist automotive OEMs in producing lightweight, robust and aesthetic components for both battery electric vehicles (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV).

“We are delighted to have achieved this level of sales for our new dual weld-head Powerstir machines in such a short space of time and during such a challenging trading period for manufacturing industry,” comments PTG sales director, Mark Curran.

“Clearly, the benefits of the PTG Powerstir dual weld-head process have made us a major contender among organisations that are looking to invest in advanced FSW technologies for the manufacture of electric vehicles.”