Design and fabrication of mechanized welding traction system / Muhamad Hairi Hamid

Hamid, Muhamad Hairi (2010) Design and fabrication of mechanized welding traction system / Muhamad Hairi Hamid. Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).


One of the methods to mechanize a welding production is to perform weld with the aid of a mechanized traction device. The traction device may either carry the welding torch or the workpiece and moving it at constant speed along a precise path. Some common applications are for submerged arc welding, mechanized GMAW, GTAW or FCAW. Besides welding there are many other applications of the traction device, particularly mechanized thermal cutting application and material handling of workpieces during production. The accuracy and sophistication of its control will improve the mechanization capability, thus will increase the cost of the machine. In this project, a basic traction device has been built using components that were purchased from the hardware market. The design performance is suitable for a limited range of welding speed, traveling precisely along a given track and able to carry any welding torch plus the related consumable. The travel speed can be adjusted from 50 mm/min to 1200 mm/min and carry a load of 50 kg. The system has good safety features and adaptable to withstand general abuse in a workshop environment.


Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
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Hamid, Muhamad Hairi
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Tham, Ghalib
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > Metal manufactures. Metalworking > Welding
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Programme: Bachelor Engineering (Hons) Mechanical
Keywords: Welding traction system, Welding production, Cutting application
Date: 2010
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