Chime Band Welders

Wright-K provides chime band welders for barrels and drums that are fabricated from fiber materials.

Our Chime Band welders utilize our proprietary and patented weld heads that ensure long lasting and reliable welds.

We have many of these machines decades old, still in use today.  All of our machines are supported for both Replacement Parts and Operation

These welders are typically manually operated, and lap seam weld the bands into rings.

Various strip shapes and material types can be welded, such as:

    • Mild Steel
    • Electro-Galvanized Steel
    • Hot-Dipped Galvanized Steel
    • Stainless Steel

Capacity includes:

    • Up to 4 inches in width
    • From 14 inches to up to 23 inches in diameter
    • Thickness from .019 to .038 in Stainless
    • .050 in Mild Steel

Production rates range from 900 to 1100 chime bands per hour depending on the operator.

This chime band welder is typically hand operated, but can easily but automated for faster production rates.

The operator will load the band into the welder and once all of the part detectors are satisfied, the operator can then press the foot pedal to initiate the weld

Barrel, Drum Welders

Newcor designs and build a variety of barrel welders and drum welders for seam welding of various materials including:

  • Cold Rolled Steel
  • Hot Rolled Steel
  • Zinc Coated Steel
  • Pre-painted Steel

Two Roll forming methods can be used:

  1. Skew Roll used for a wide range of product diameters with no tooling change or setup between different diameters
  2. Hourglass Roll used for production of single diameters with minimum setup for higher production rates

Capacity includes materials:

13-23 inches in diameter

12-43 inches long.

0.020-0.078 inches thick

Production rates range from 400 to 900 drums per hour.

Weld joint quality- planishing to 110% of parent material thickness.