Madison, Indiana — April 11, 2014 — Elektron has introduced two new aluminum-capable stud welders for use in removing dents from aluminum hoods and body panels.
The MultiSpot M22 AL is designed specifically for aluminum repair and is a featured component of the Elektron MultiTool Aluminum Dent Repair Station. The MultiSpot M25 AL is a high-output stud welder that can also be used on mild steel, galvanized steel, stainless steel and brass surfaces.
Both the M22 AL and the MultiTool Aluminum Dent Repair Station are included in the Ford 2015 F-150 Collision Repair Program.
â€œIndustry buzz is focused on the Ford 2015 â€˜aluminumâ€™ F-150 that will be available later this year,â€ says Mickey Swartz, director of global product management, collision, for Elektron parent company Vehicle Service Group (VSG). â€œBut there are millions of aluminum hoods and body panels on vehicles already in use. Elektron stud welders arenâ€™t just for shops that are preparing to service the new F-150. Theyâ€™re essential equipment for anyone interested in properly repairing the vehicles their customers have now.â€
Both the M22 AL and the M25 AL use capacitor discharge technology which delivers very brief but high current density to break through surface oxidation and insulation without damaging the sheet metal below. They can weld up to 6 mm diameter aluminum or titanium stud bolts onto clean, bare, unpainted aluminum surfaces. Both welders come complete with a stud gun and two-clamp ground cables.
Elektron says its M25 AL stud welder offers several design advantages over the M22 AL and other products. Its two-capacitor design is faster, providing more consistent welds and higher energy output at lower power inputs. The M25 AL features Integrated Power Factor Correction (PFC) technology that reduces energy waste, making the product easier on the power grid and on the wallet. It can be used with aluminum, mild steel, stainless steel, brass, copper and titanium studs.
Complete specs for both products are available at chiefautomotive.com.
The M22 AL, M25 AL and MultiTool Aluminum Dent Repair Station are part of Elektronâ€™s new family of collision repair equipment designed specifically to fix aluminum vehicle components. The line also includes the MultiMig 511 and MultiMig 522 MIG/MAG inverter welders.
For more information, please visit chiefautomotive.com/dreamteam or watch the video in the player below.