Car-O-Liner is proud to announce that the new CTR9 automatic spot welder has been named runner up for the design of its C-tong/telescopic support arm in the Core77 Design Awards, Commercial Equipment category. This prestigious award recognises excellence in all areas of design enterprise. Now in its eighth year, the Awards program remains dedicated to excellence and inclusivity, offering both students and professionals the opportunity to promote their best work on a global scale across 14 distinct design disciplines.
The Car-O-Liner Product Development and Engineering teams, together with Yovinn AB, worked for over a year to create a product that communicates powerfulness, flexibility, smoothness and an easy-to-work-with expression. The major ergonomic challenge was to design a well-balanced product regardless of the size of the spot welder’s different electrode yokes. Since the yoke must be changed to fit in different welding situations inside the car body, the centre of gravity of the product varies depending on size of yoke that is used. This challenge was solved by designing a shape of the body that could provide the user a range of different holding positions while welding, combined with the telescopic support arm that reduce weight and a handle with a swivel function.
According to, Car-O-Liner Product Manager Joining and Heating, Jonny Jangdin: “We listened to our customers as they explained that most welders in use today are heavy to use and that sick-leave due to work-related injuries was high among the welding technicians. Yovinn and Car-O-Liner have designed a “zero-gravity” welder that not only welds faster and with highly accurate results but also is safer and easier to use.”
Launched in 2018, the CTR9 fully automatic welder comes with a new, revolutionised light-weight transformer gun. With its 355° swivel handle and ergo-grip, it enables perfect working positions for anyone, for any job. The gun is supported by a telescopic arm in a durable and lightweight extruded aluminium that can be easily adjusted both vertically and horizontally. A compact power unit with a low centre of gravity gives mobility and stability, a 16,000-amp transformer and CANBUS communication ensure a perfect weld every time.
For more information, contact www.car-o-liner.com.au or call Car-O-Liner Australia on Tel: (02) 4271 6287.