RCM Zipwelder
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The RCM Zipwelder™ is engineered to be the most technically advanced shearwelder available. This fully automatic welding machine reduces operator involvement and increases mill uptime by reducing weld failure.


The RCM Zipwelder butt welds two coil ends together by using either TIG, MIG, PLASMA, or LASER welding. The RCM Zipwelder is designed for use on either start/stop or continuous lines such as:

  • Pickling
  • Rolling Mill
  • Anneal & Pickle
  • Tube/Pipe Mill
  • Coil Prep
  • Galvanizing
  • Coil Buildup
  • Others
RCM Zipwelder

Guild’s proprietary gap control automatically positions the strip with the proper gap for welding.

RCM Zipwelder

Self-centering guide rolls ensure proper alignment of strip.

RCM Zipwelder

Remotely actuated safety pins allow personnel to lock out moving parts from outside of safety barriers.

RCM Zipwelder

Hydraulically operated shear is set at a .5 degree angle to reduce shear forces and eliminate secondary blade contact.

RCM Zipwelder

Variable speed weld carriage offers accurate torch positioning and adjustable weld speeds.

RCM Zipwelder

Multiple isolation valves allow for easy, targeted, and safe servicing of machinery.

Engineered to be the most technically advanced shearwelder available

Why Choose Guild

Since 1958, Guild International has led the industry as a world leader in designing and manufacturing coil joining and strip accumulating machinery. We continue to meet the rigorous engineering and design expectations that our clients have come to value. Guild’s equipment continues to increase productivity and yield on thousands of installations around the world on virtually all types of coil processing lines and materials.

Our team of designers and sales engineers are dedicated to providing innovative products and services that exceed our customers’ expectations to help make them more productive and profitable.

Our promise is simple: To take the time to come to know and understand our customers’ needs for coil processing and strip accumulating, and to then provide those customers the most appropriate, high quality equipment to increase their productivity and profit.

RCM Zipwelder machines are used on a wide range of weldable alloys including carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.

Depending on the process line requirement, the weld can be used as a transport weld, being removed at the exit end of the line, or it can be used for coil buildup. Butt welds created using this machine are usually as strong as the parent material.

These machines can shear and butt weld material ranging from about .45mm (0.018″) up to about 25mm(1″) thick and as wide as necessary. Recent machines have been used for strip up to 2,000mm (80″) wide. Any weldable material can be joined on these machines.

Guild International offers a complete line of coil end welders for almost any application. Our patented product line includes Zipwelders(TM), resistance welders, semi-automatic shearwelders, and strip accumulators including Supercoils®, Superloops(TM) and Continuous Coils. Guild also produces a full line of rotary and cropshears along with uncoilers, speed funnels, and flatteners. Plus, our team of engineers will help you determine your needs and ensure proper equipment design and compatibility with your existing equipment. With Guild’s coil processing machinery, you can improve your processing line’s productivity and stay competitive in today’s business world. Put Guild International to work on your strip processing needs today.