PDS Series - Friction Stir Welding Research System

I-STIR Process Development System (PDS) is one of several leading-edge friction stir welding (FSW) systems that provides advanced capability and versatility. In addition, it explores a wide range of FSW technology applications and facilitates the transition of FSW from the laboratory to your production floor.

Product/System Uses

The PDS system is suitable for any market to perform basic research, prototyping, or short production runs. The flexible I-STIR PDS is a fully instrumented friction stir welding research system capable of preforming load-controlled welds along three independent axes—X, Z and Pin.

Capacity Limit

The I-STIR PDS system performs reliable welds with double curvature to join materials in a range of 0.5mm and up to 30mm thick. It can also join materials with varying thickness and eliminates the keyhole. 

System Features:

  • Precise position and load control
  • Patented AdAPT (Adjustable-Adaptable Pin Tool) technology
  • Up to 5 degrees-of-freedom-field-upgradeable
  • High torque option
  • State of the art control technology
  • Intuitive user interface
  • CAM compatibility
  • Remote pendant
  • Controls, software and weld head compatibility with all I-STIR equipment

Contact PaR Systems for Sales or Support

Since 1961, PaR Systems has led the robotics and automation industry with state of the art, first of their kind solutions. Today, we continue to build on our tradition and look forward to solving your unique challenges. We're available seven days a week, every day of the year. Please contact us to discuss your project. 

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