Patent Number: 8,878,100

Title: Method and apparatus for welding metal panels having flanges

Abstract: Methods are provided for joining two panels by welding together a seam formed at a flange of each panel using a welding tractor adapted to travel along the seam to be welded. A welding tractor adapted for use in the methods is also provided, as is a welded panel product fabricated using the methods provided.

Inventors: Martin; Larry D. (Sandusky, OH), Lone; Brian E. (Norwalk, OH), Gast; James P. (Vickery, OH)

Assignee: John Bean Technologies Corporation

International Classification: B23K 11/00 (20060101); B21C 27/00 (20060101); B21D 39/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00