|The Pipeliner II is the first practical alternative to manual welding of larger diameter and heavy wall pipes. It produces the same weld quality as mechanized GTAW process pipe welders, but at 5 to 15 times the deposition rate. Ideal for orbital pipeline welding using GMAW / FCAW processes.
Used with the MPS4000 Power Source, the Pipeliner Weld Heads produce welds with robotic consistency and precision that meet all code acceptance standards.
The Pipeliner is equally suitable for Fab Shop or Site Use, and has a proven history of dependability and productivity even in the harshest environments.
The MPS4000 digital power source stores factory-developed programs for many combinations of alloy, electrode diameter, and shielding gas, thus eliminating the need for complex programming. Synergic control of wire speed and power output allows the welder to simply change wire speed - the power supply automatically changes output characteristics to maintain a stable process.
The Pipeliner system provides machine control of the welding process, yet is simple to operate. The solution to the ever-declining number of skilled welders is to provide tools to increase each welder's productivity. The Pipeliner brings the repetitive precision and high duty cycle of mechanized welding to your application.
HIGH DEPOSITION RATE WITHOUT SACRIFICING QUALITY
The Pipeliner II System is capable of producing high-quality welds in all gravity positions - meeting ASME IX and API 1104 code requirements. Deposition rates of 3.6 kg (8 lbs.) per hour are easily achieved welding uphill with flux core wire. The system can also be used with solid wires. Trials by the EPRI RRAC (The Electric Power Research Institute) validated Pipeliner weld quality and led to their recommendation of the Pipeliner System for use on critical high pressure CrMo pipe work in both nuclear and fossil power plants.
COST-SAVING REPLACEMENT FOR MANUAL WELDING
The Pipeliner II provides substantial productivity improvement over manual stick or semi-automatic GMAW. (At least six times more productive than stick / SMAW welding).
POWER BOOST - A FURTHER ADVANCE IN PUDDLE CONTROL
The Power Boost* function increases the arc energy at the side walls of the weld joint, further enhancing positive side wall fusion. The Power Boost operating mode synchronizes two levels of wire speed with Torch oscillation motion. Wire speed (power) is momentarily increased during the "Dwell" period for improved side wall fusion, and immediately reduced as the Torch crosses the seam to control the size of the weld puddle.
(*Wire Feed on Head & "Push-Pull" models only)
WELD HEAD MODEL 609
The Model 609 can be used on both pipe as well as with Flx-Track™. Flx-Track™ allows circumferential butt and fillet welding on ID or OD curved work pieces as well as straight seams on flat and curved surfaces. A switch-actuated pneumatic option allows rapid mounting.
WIRE FEED OPTIONS
The Model 609 is available with two basic configurations:
"Push-Pull" - Uses conventional push wire feeder with Head-mounted pull feeder. Uses standard 15 kg (25 lbs) spool size. Push feeder mounts above power source. Extension cables between power source and push wire feeder. Torch cable length 8m (25ft). Suitable for fab shop/site use.
Wire Feeder on Head - Uses special four-roll drive feeder (Head-mounted). Uses standard 5 kg (10 lbs) spool (Head-mounted). Extension cables between power source and weld head. Suitable for fab shop/site use