The ARC-08T has a simplified control unit for automatic tool joint hardbanding. The system automatically steps between bands with programmable a stop. It includes a complete GMAW welding package, headstock and tail stack, controls, cross slides. Induction heating option available.
The ARC-B Pipe Belt Sanding System is a programmable unit that sands oncoming pipe moved by pipe in-feed powered roller conveyor system. Over center clamp arms retain the pipe in position as it is rotated into the stationary grinder unit. An outfeed conveyor system receives pipe as it exits the sanding booth. A dust & debris collection unit captures particles from the sanding process.
The ARC-11D Drilling Machine consists of a reinforced steel base that supports a servo-driven vertical lift bed. The lift bed supports the perforated pipe as well as a servo-driven headstock with a self-centering 3-jaw lathe chuck. Headstock centerline adjustment and pipe horizontal positioning are completely programmable and are servo-controlled for accurate drill positioning. The machine bed has an integrated coolant recovery system that runs the length of the spindles. The multi-head drilling system incorporates 36 spindles attached to a reinforced backplate.
The automatic deburring machine consists of a base frame that contains reinforced steel to support a deburring of pip. The deburring tool is a 45’ pipe with a wire brush or ball hone rotated by a motor that can be rotated in both directions. The deburring tool is pushed by a travel carriage along with a 45-foot rail system into the ID of the pipe. The pipe is held by pneumatic self-centering pipe clamps that can pneumatically retract for loading/unloading purposes. A PLC is utilized for the controls of the machine.
The ARC-11I Sand Screen Inspection System ensures precision and quality through a specially designed automated inspection process. The system rotates screen pipe on a series of motor-driven pipe rollers as a TDI Line Scan Camera travels by carriage across the extent of the inspection area. Using 3 axes of motion and an intuitive operator interface, the system can move the camera closer to the screen, focus, and inspect up to 40 feet of screen pipe. The system collects, analyzes, and archives images simultaneously in one pass to maximize efficiency.
The rod base welding process utilizes a robot-controlled system with the capacity to handle 4’ to 20’ screen lengths with an OD range of 4” to 20” to weld screen to couplings by using the GMAW process. The control system has the ability to store weld schedules and real-time override capabilities. The base of the machine is a steel plate for mounting equipment. The torch is manipulated by a robot mounted to the base. A thru-hole headstock with dual auto chucking assembly for holding the screen and coupling during welding. The screen is manipulated by the rotating screen travel support assembly which moves in the horizontal and vertical axis. The screen also rotates 180 degrees to weld the other end without having to handle the screen twice. The screens are stored on the screen rack manually prior to welding. The screen rach is gravity fed and introduces one screen at a time by utilizing a singulator to the rotating screen travel support assembly.
The automatic rib wire cutting machine measures and cuts rib wires to be used for making screens. The cutting machine uses a spool table with break to allow the wire to spin-off freely. The machine Utilizes a wire pull motor to assist the wire into the rollers. An encoder wheel measures the wire while coming off of the spool. A pneumatic shear cuts the wire at the programmed length. The wires then fall into a tray for the cut wire to rest in. A small control box is used to program cutting length and quantity.
The ARC-11S CNC Sand Screen Winder is a turnkey wire wrap screen system that uses resistance welding to produce over one hundred welds per second. CNC motion control and ARC Specialties controls ensure precision with each weld, making the system well known for manufacturing some of the highest quality sand control products available on the market.
The system’s software enables operators to simply touch off on two points of the elbow’s ID to generate an automated weld path. ARC Specialties’ elbow cladding technology performs on-the-fly adjustments of the weld parameters, torch position, and torch oscillation as the cross-sectional geometry of the elbow changes throughout the course of the welding process.
- As it indexes the turntable, the robot cuts the wire in preparation for touch sensing
- Uses touch sense to find the location of the weld on the part
- The operator can safely load and unload parts while the robot welds
- After a certain amount of welds, the torch cleaning station automatically cleans the torch
- The three-step torch cleaning station reams weld spatter of the nozzle, cuts the wire to length, and applies anti-spatter inside the nozzle
- The robot can be brought down to a comfortable working height at the touch of a button to change wire or tools
- Because of the skid-mounted design, the machine can be quickly and easily installed and moved around any space as necessary
- The E-stop safety design is built-in, as well as a laser detection system that protects the operator
This robotic welding system utilizes multiple tilt and rotate positioners to produce GMAW with a KUKA robotic arm. The system provides increased productivity, portability, and improves safety with advanced sensors.