The ELC series of solid-state welding machines from EMAG is capable of creating a carefully dosed amount of energy emitted by the laser beam on the welding point to minimize warping. The process is said to use less energy while improving welding speed. The work spindle uses the pick-up principle to load itself, and the workpieces are then clamped and pressed together in the joining press. The clamping technology is said to ensure accurate positioning of the components. The stationary optic ensures operating safety and optimal stability of both the machine and the welding process, the company says. Depending on the workpiece material, components can be induction-preheated prior to welding and brushed afterward in a single setup.