The Arplas system
The Arplas technology is based on the principle of applying the minimum possible energy (heat) to the parts to be joined, while still reaching a full structural weld. It uses a distinctively different set of parameters (time, force and current) than traditional techniques. The release of a short time and high current pulse creates a structural weld, while the heat affected zone is significantly reduced.
The thermally induced stress relieve, well known from traditional techniques, is almost non-existing. This results in less deformation in the parts, leading to an excellent perceived quality combined with a reduced vehicle mass and better stability of the welded parts. These characteristics enable cost saving technical applications. Compared to traditional resistance welding techniques, the welds are almost invisible.
Arplas welds are not only invisible; they also enable attractive design (such as narrow window frames)
Arplas offers a full commercial welding solution for steel and aluminum. Other (multi-) material solutions are being developed
Arplas solutions can easily be integrated in any production line and requires minimum maintenance
Low carbon footprint
Arplas technology uses minimal energy to produce a weld
Arplas equipment has been producing welds successfully in high volume automotive production since 2003