Model 250

model-250

Thompson’s largest machine in the range with a maximum forging force of 300 tonnes.Suitable for friction welding large diameter API drill pipe, track rollers, high torque drive shafts, hydraulic cylinders and piston rods, and aluminium to steel anodes.The Model 250 can be supplied as a drill pipe version which is fitted with 3 forge clamps and is designed to weld API and heavy weight drill pipe from 2 3/8 to 6 5/8 ins diameter without the need for a backstop to support the long drill pipes.
Can be engineered with manual, semi-manual or automatic loading and integrated flash removal.
Optional Extras: Turning or shearing flash removal, motor driven backstop and extended tie bars, angular alignment of parts and computer interfacing for data handling.

Machine Specifications 

Technical Data

M 8

M 15

M 50/60

M 60H

M 80

M 125

M 250

Nominal forge load tonnes

8

15

50/60

60

80

125

250

Nominal forge pressure KN

80

150

500

600

800

1250

2500

Typical spindle power KW

15

18

37

45

60

112

186

Range weldable (mild steel) mm

4-25

8-36

20-70

25-75

35-90

50-125

65-150

Max tube dia (mild steel) mm

40

60

110

140

250

180

400

Max length in chuck mm

150

450

600

600

600

750

1120

Max length in clamps mm

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Max weld area (mild steel) mm2

500

1000

4000

4500

6500

12500

18000