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Red-D-Arc UK Supplies QA Weldtech UK with a Fully-Automated Welding System for the cladding of 6.5 meter pipe, with inconnel 625.

28 February, 14 2:50 pm · Leave a comment · Colin Brown
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Red-D-Arc UK was recently awarded the contract to supply a fully-automated welding system to QA Weldetch, a UK company which is a large subcontractor to companies involved in the manufacture of subsea components, these companies being FMC, Cooper Cameron’s, GE, Aker etc.. This system was designed to clad pipe up to a maximum length of 6.5 meters and to a minimum diameter of 125mm.

Red-D-Arc UK was invited into the customer’s facility to measure the facility so that the customer could clad the maximum length of pipe that their facility would physically allow. Our engineers visited the site then provided the customer with the GA, showing what RDA’s design and solution was for them. The system consists of Key Plant – RDA fully automated control system, 7 ton hollow bore head stock, 2 sets of floating pipe supports (to compensate for any bend in the pipe), Fronius welding power sources and Fronius hot wire power sources.

If you require any further information on this system or a vertical hot wire cladding system please contact Ross McCrorie at ross.mccrorie@airgas.com

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Red-D-Arc UK Supplies the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) with a Fully-Automated Welding System

28 February, 14 2:42 pm · Leave a comment · Colin Brown
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Red-D-Arc UK was recently awarded the contract to supply a fully-automated welding system to the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC), a UK-government funded organization sponsored by several global companies including Rolls-Royce (the lead industrial partner), Areva, Westinghouse, Sheffield Forgemasters and Tata Steel.

The UK government’s Low Carbon Industrial Strategy, initiated in July, 2009, was a commitment to “establish a Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre that combines the knowledge, practices and expertise of manufacturing companies with the capability of universities.” Following bids from some of the UK’s leading universities to develop the centre, it was announced in December, 2009 that the NAMRC would be managed by the University of Sheffield and The University of Manchester in conjunction with the industrial partners.

NAMRC took possession of its facility in the Advanced Manufacturing Park in October 2011, with an official launch in May 2012. The refurbished Manufacturing Technology Research Laboratory in Manchester also opened in October 2011.

Red-D-Arc supplied and installed a sophisticated, fully-automated system (pictured above) consisting of a 4m x 4m column and boom, a 15-ton positioner complete with slip-rings for heating, a Miller tandem sub-arc head, and a Miller strip-cladding head capable of welding a 90mm strip. All this equipment is controlled and programmed through a touch-screen PLC control system that Red-D-Arc supplied. All the equipment (except for the Miller welding equipment ) was manufactured by Key Plant, our new partner for PMT/Weld Automation products and services. The successful fulfillment of this order puts Red-D-Arc in a strong position to offer additional weld-automation equipment packages to other companies who will be investing in the UK nuclear-build programme. If you would like further information about this project, please contact Ross McCrorie at ross.mccrorie@airgas.com

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SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN 2013 Trade Show

28 February, 14 2:41 pm · Leave a comment · Colin Brown
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Red-D-Arc will be showcasing the “Red-D-Arc Weld Automation” line of weld-positioning equipment products at SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN in Essen, Germany September 16th-21st – Hall 6, Booth A112. Often referred to as the “Olympics” of welding technology, SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN is the world’s largest welding and cutting exhibition. The trade show will offer a comprehensive showcase of the global market for joining, cutting and surfacing as well as the latest technology in the industry. Red-D-Arc will be demonstrating welding positioners, manipulators and turning rolls along with several other weld automation products including a hot wire cladding system, anti-drift system, growing line and telescopic column & boom. Red-D-Arc welding positioners, manipulators, turning rolls and other weld automation products are available for sale, lease and rent through Red-D-Arc’s global distribution network. All of our standard weld automation products are manufactured in the UK and come with UL/CSA and CE certification for electrical controls and operational capacities. We design and build turnkey weld automation packages for your complete project requirements. Our team of engineers can provide you with weld process recommendations as well as set up all of your equipment for optimized reliability, functionality and productivity.

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Red-D-Arc Acquires PlasmaCraft

28 February, 14 2:40 pm · Leave a comment · Colin Brown
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Red-D-Arc is pleased to announce that effective September 23, 2013, PlasmaCraft, Inc. of Muscle Shoals, Alabama has been acquired by Red-D-Arc Welderentals. PlasmaCraft has been a leading service provider in the automated plasma-oxyfuel cutting industry for over 20 years – specializing in the sales, service, repair and integration of CNC plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment, as well as the service and repair of plasma cutting equipment and CNC software controllers – and they are factory-authorized repair facilities for Koike Aronson, Hypertherm plasma and automation controls, ITT-CMC Burny Controls, ITT-Kaliburn plasmas, Thermal Dynamics plasmas, C&G Systems cutting machines, ProMotion Controls, MTC Software, SigmaNest Software and Retro Systems. For more information about their product and service offering please visit www.plasmacraft.com

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Red-D-Arc Salt Lake City Branch

28 February, 14 2:22 pm · Leave a comment · Colin Brown
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Red-D-Arc is pleased to announce the opening of its newest rental branch near Salt Lake City, Utah. The full service facility is located at 2781 West 2100 South West Valley City, UT and offers rental, lease and service of Red-D-Arc welding and weld automation equipment, generators, welding related specialty equipment, induction heating systems and blast cleaning equipment. Chris Johnston – V.P. Western Region comments “After a 3 year “On-Hold” pattern we are very pleased to get this operation underway. We have always felt that Salt Lake City would be a strong growth area for us with our close relationship with Airgas Intermountain and AOSS. Salt Lake City has a very diverse economy with Mining and Refining leading the way. Many thanks go to Jeff Moore (NW DSM) and Steve Werry (NW DOM) for their persistence to make this happen.” A 2013 report by the US Chamber of Commerce named Utah a “Boom State” and it is recognized as having one of the fastest growing economies in the United States. Red-D-Arc’s Salt Lake City location further develops the company’s reach in the critical Northwestern United States region.

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