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.