In many shops, the submerged arc welding application involves restricted space or confined parameters that make equipment flexibility a necessity. With built-in fork pockets and caster wheels, the SubArc Portable Welding System can move the entire system to the workpiece. Easy positioning of the weld head to the point of the weld on the workpiece is possible through use of an integrated motorized column, manual telescoping boom, cross slides and 360 deg column rotation that contributes to the system’s ability to reach where the weld is needed.
The self-contained SubArc Portable Welding System from Miller Electric is a ready-to-weld system that contains the power source, column and boom on a mobile platform.
Roughing operation with titanium: without Safe-Lock, the tool pulled out of the standard shrink fit chuck and broke at ap = 2xD. With Power or Heavy Duty Chucks and Safe-Lock from Haimer, it was possible to reliably mill full slots at ap =
2xD. (Photo courtesy Heller / Haimer)
The importance of the tool holder is still understated in roughing and heavy duty machining, where metal removal rates are absolutely crucial for productivity. But now, using special shrink fit chucks with drive pins and spiral grooves in the tool shank, it is possible to perform high-feed full slotting up to 2xD (50 mm) or more in difficult to machine materials.
Pipe welding in Ohio with an SAE-300 MP Engine Drive Welder. The engine-driven SAE-300 MP Pure DC Generator Welder from Lincoln Electric responds to the rough conditions in pipeline construction, delivering consistent power and maximum control no matter how hot or cold, how long the pipeline or how tough the job.
The engine-driven SAE-300 MP Pure DC Generator Welder from Lincoln Electric stands up to rough conditions on the job site and delivers consistent power and maximum control, no matter how hot or cold, how long the pipeline or how tough the job.
Ideal for larger and heavier wall pipes, the WI-3000 Weld Inspection System for Large Pipes from Xiris is able to detect critical defects that are difficult to find using other forms of testing equipment, such as fit-up (mismatch), raised/ sunken welds, deflection and freeze line defects.
The Tube and Pipe Weld Monitoring System from Xiris Automation remotely monitors live TIG, plasma or laser welding processes by simultaneously seeing all features of the torch tip and/or weld arc, its surrounding environment and its position relative to the tube/pipe weld seam.
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