Hanson Welding Machines - Model AB-6Series 2000 - 30 TO 100 KVA

This floor-type resistance welding machine is available in ratings from 30 KVA to 200 KVA. A variety of optional features, special tooling fixtures and accessories are available to customize the basic AB-6 to meet specific application requirements.


Series 2000 Control
Microprocessor-based controller stores programmable preselected weld schedules. Schedules are programmed and recalled through a removable hand-held terminal which prevents unauthorized changes, or through an optional facemounted keyboard.

Unique approaches to voltage compensation and phase shift heat control eliminate variables that cause inconsistent welding performance. No other controller can match the degree of precision and consistency provided by the Series 2000.

Model AB 6 2DHead Assembly Designed for Durability and Consistent Performance.
Low-inertia linear cross roller slide head assembly assures continued smooth operation and repeatable performance. Rugged construction for long, trouble-free service.

Head Force System Guarantees Precision Weld Performance.
The head force system is in direct alignment with electrodes. This enables follow-up response not available in cantilevertype heads and assures precision weld performance.

Special Head Firing Switch Insures Repeatability and Reliability of Welds.
A special feature on all Hanson welders. It allows the welding control to be fired only when the predetermined force range has been reached by measuring the displacement of the head force system.

Water Cooled Transformer
All transformers have water-cooled secondaries. Stacked core,multi-tapped design, using high-grade silicone steel minimizes the possibility of saturation.

Built-In Versatility to Handle a Variety of Jobs.
Force system, stroke, electrode opening, squeeze and hold times are all fully adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of parts sizes, materials and fixturing.

Modular Construction Permits Equipment Modification in the Field.
If requirements change, a welder can be modified by changing transformer and/or force control springs and indicators.

Convenient No Heat/No Weld Switches for Safer, Easier Set-Up.
Minimizes chance of operator injury. Set-up times are reduced.


The basic versatility of the AB-6 welder and the many options and accessories available make it suitable for welding a wide range of medium to large parts. These machines are widely used in electrical/electronics, automotive, appliance, aerospace, and metal-working industries in metal-joining applications where precision is essential.


Welding Head

Air Operated. Low-Inertia linear cross roller slide head assembly.



  • Foot Switch.


  • Two hand anti-tie-down with locking key selector that enables foot switch operation.



  • Air Operated Single-Ram Head.
  • Air-Operated Dual-Ram Head.


With Built-In Force Indicators.

Three Standard Ranges Available. Specify One.

  • 0-100 lbs
  • 0-250 lbs
  • 0-500 lbs



  • RWMA #1 Taper
  • RWMA #2 Taper
  • Platen type holders


  • Special design electrode holders, custom electrodes and tooling. Consult factory for quotation.


Provides up to 6" electrode opening.



  • Control over head stroke from 0-3".


  • Head strokes up to 6" on special order. Consult factory for details.


With series-parallel and multiple-step tap switches.


Specify One

  • 30 KVA
  • 50 KVA
  • 75 KVA
  • 100 KVA
  • 125 KVA
  • 150 KVA
  • 175 KVA
  • 200 KVA


Standard Voltages Available (AC Single Phase).
Specify One.

  • 208 volts.
  • 240 volts.
  • 480 volts.

Special voltages available on request.


Standard Frequencies Available. Specify One.

  • 50 hz.
  • 60 hz.



  • Water Cooled Secondary

Welding and Soldering Controls

Series 2000 Microprocessor-based, Programmable Weld Controller:

  • Stores pre-selected weld schedules. Automatically controls Percent Heat, Squeeze Time, Weld Time, Hold Time.
  • Heat Time Range: 1/2 to 100 cycles.
  • Schedules are programmed and recalled through a hand-held programming terminal which prevents unauthorized weld schedule changes.
  • Automatic line voltage compensation every 1/2 cycle of weld, starting with first 1/2 cycle.
  • Unique phase shift control provides true under-the-curve adjustment for consistent welds.
  • Battery back-up to protect memory
  • RS232 port provides input/output interface
  • Polarity selection switch and half-cycle control.
  • Semi-automatic and automatic mode selector.
  • Heat/no heat selector switch. Used for set-up and dry cycling.
  • Back-to-back SCR firing circuits.
  • Head Firing Switch. Allows welding control to be fired only when the predetermined force range has been sensed through the displacement of the head force system.
  • Up slope-down slope option. For applications requiring gentle heatup prior to full weld energy or controlled cool down.
  • Preheat/post-heat (quench and temper) option. Selectable in straight line steps. Preheat useful for brazing flux activation; post heat as an annealing function.
  • Electronic cycle counter.


  • Weld Monitor
    Weld monitors have been available for many years. Unfortunately, most of these devices are either current, or milli-volt second monitors, neither of which satisfy the basic requirement. To properly evaluate a weld, we must establish a correlation with what is happening electronically, and the mechanical test results. To do this we must have weld monitoring instrumentation capable of providing the necessary information. To properly monitor a
    weld, the equipment must measure current and area under the curve on each half cycle in A.C. applications, and measure current and area under the curve for each weld in D.C. applications. Further, it must be capable of calculating the product of these and reporting in half cycle increments, for A.C. applications. This product is called the weld energy, which is expressed in wattseconds or joules.

    HIRTFinally, the weld monitor must be capable of accepting both upper and lower control limits with alarms to alert, or shut down the process.

    Only Hanson Welding Machines, Inc. offers such a device. The optional weld monitor is an integral part of the Series 2000 Weld Control, and measures energy in real time, unlike remote add on monitors. It is fully programmable for upper and lower process control limits. The weld monitor audits every half cycle of weld, capturing the readings for current(in amperes) and milli-volt seconds (area under the curve). The product of these is expressed
    in joules of energy for each half cycle. The weld monitor protects against process shifts caused by dirty or worn electrodes, dirty or inconsistent product, equipment malfunctions, and countless other variables. The weld monitor stores the readings in memory for downloading to SPC packages for process capability analysis, or to printers for charting and evaluation.

Other Options

  • Automatic parts eject.
  • Work lights.
  • Tooling and fixturing for your particular application are available from our engineering department.

Weight and Size

Weight: Approximately 1,200 lbs. (Varies with transformer size.)
Size: Depth 41". Width 44". Height 68".


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