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1. (WO2001034338) MULTI WIDTH PANEL FABRICATING MACHINE

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/034338    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2000/004337
Publication Date: Fri May 18 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Tue Nov 14 00:59:59 CET 2000
IPC: B23K 11/00
B23K 37/04
E04C 2/04
Applicants: STRUCTHERM LTD.
GOULD, Tom
DICKINSON, Michael
Inventors: GOULD, Tom
DICKINSON, Michael
Title: MULTI WIDTH PANEL FABRICATING MACHINE
Abstract:
An apparatus for manufacturing a building panel, which panel comprises a plurality of truss elements (1), the apparatus comprising an alignment mechanism adapted to align the truss elements with respect to one another, an indexing mechanism for moving the truss elements through the apparatus, a welding station adapted to weld the truss elements to one another to form a panel and a cutter for removing excess wire from the panel. The alignment mechanism comprises a plurality of rollers (10, 12) arranged in two groups, the position of a first group of rollers (10) comprising two groups of spatially separated rollers, the position of which is adjustable in the horizontal plane and the position of a second group (12) being adjustable in the vertical plane.