Soutube can weld mentioned tubes in a quasi-continuous process. It can also produce tubes of different wall thickness as Tailored Tubular Blanks or Tailored Rolled Tubes (TTB or TRT). Tubes produced on the Soutube are mainly security related applications in the vehicle and require an extremely stable and reliable laser welding process.
The technology offers perfect tubes for the hydro forming process and for light weight applications in general in the automotive field for body-in-white or suspensions. The Soutube is used in the automotive and vehicle manufacturing. In combination with a press it can produce far more than one million tubes per year. The built-in Souvis 5000 seam tracking and quality inspection system guarantees a stable process for highest demands.
If required the system can weld with Soutec’s unique filler wire system Soufil. In the process the filling volume is controlled via wire speed.