Pentapod multifunctional system

Pentapod multifunctional system for joining and hybrid technologies

Completely 3D capable parallel kinematics for friction stir welding and milling of large parts
© Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

Completely 3D capable parallel kinematics for friction stir welding and milling of large parts

Pentapod parallel kinematic machine tool for 3D friction stir welding and milling
© Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

Pentapod parallel kinematic machine tool for 3D friction stir welding and milling

Setup of the parallel kinematic machine for friction stir welding (FSW)
© Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

Setup of the parallel kinematic machine for friction stir welding (FSW)

Manufacturer

  • Metrom Mechatronic Machines GmbH

Technical data

7 axes portal machine:

  • 5 moving axes for 3D motion of main spindle, additional linear movement to extend the workspace
  • round table to process from all directions
  • standard CNC control
  • integrated control system for friction stir welding, possible control algorithms:
  • force control
  • momentum control
  • position control
  • max. rotational speed of main spindle: 17,000 rpm
  • dimensions (L x W x H): 7.2 x 3.7 x 5.3 m

Workspace

  • x-axis 2 m
  • y-axis: 6.5 m
  • z-axis: 1.5 m
  • feed rate: 20 m / min
  • max. tilt of main spindle: -100°
  • b-axis: rotational axis ∅ 2 m

Applications

  • friction stir welding up to 12 kN
  • milling
  • laser beam welding
  • deep rolling