US 11,654,517 B2
Fastener welding apparatus
Seth Reenders, Grand Haven, MI (US); Heath Lynnes, Muskegon, MI (US); and Robb Ripley, Holland, MI (US)
Assigned to JR Automation Technologies, LLC, Holland, MI (US)
Filed by JR Automation Technologies, LLC, Holland, MI (US)
Filed on Sep. 11, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/567,617.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/729,744, filed on Sep. 11, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2020/0230751 A1, Jul. 23, 2020
Int. Cl. B23K 37/02 (2006.01); B23K 11/00 (2006.01); B23K 11/30 (2006.01); B23K 11/36 (2006.01)
CPC B23K 37/0211 (2013.01) [B23K 11/002 (2013.01); B23K 11/30 (2013.01); B23K 11/36 (2013.01); B23K 37/0241 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A fastener welding apparatus comprising:
a frame assembly;
a welding assembly having a welder frame and a welding electrode assembly coupled to the welder frame;
a coupling assembly having a suspension frame, a frame axle and a welding axle, the frame axle is fixedly engaged to the frame assembly and the welding axle is fixedly engaged to the welding assembly, with the suspension frame pivotably coupled to each of the frame axle and the welding axle; and
a locating assembly structurally configured to selectively allow the suspension frame to pivot relative to the frame axle and the welding axle.