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Quickclamp Weld Heads - Orbital Welding Equipment / Automated Welding Equipment Quickclamp Models 432 & 433

Quickclamp Side View

Quickclamp mounted on pipe


The Quickclamp Weld Heads are "full function" with the capability of reproducing all the precise motions of a skilled manual GTAW welder.  Both models are specifically designed for multipass pipe welding applications.  The Weld Heads consistently produce welds meeting the most stringent code quality standards.  The Weld Head is simply slipped over the pipe and clamped with a toggle lever.  The continuously adjustable clamp eliminates the need to interchange components when changing pipe sizes.  Theses Weld Heads improve productivity by increasing duty cycle, reducing repair rates and producing welds of consistent quality.

Used with all Pipemaster Power Source Models, these weld heads improve productivity by increasing duty cycle, reducing repair rates and producing welds of consistent quality.


The weld head is mounted on the pipe by means of an adjustable toggle clamp.  The V-block is quickly adjusted to a new pipe size using an engraved scale.  The wide V-block self centers and ensures that the head is squarely mounted relative to the joint.  Both Models use a chain drive system with electronic servo speed regulation.  The weld head mounts entirely on one side of the joint, allowing use for pipe-to-fitting welds.



The compact Head-mounted wire feeder is electronically controlled for accurate and repeatable filler wire delivery.  Both Heads mount standard 0.9 kg (2 lbs.) spools.  Multiple adjustments allow precise positioning of filler wire entry into the weld puddle.



The width and speed of the torch oscillation stroke are independently programmed.  Torch "Dwell" is independently adjustable at both oscillation stroke end points.  A "Cross Seam Adjustment" steering control on the remote Pendant allows the welder to track the torch for manual adjustments near the arc.  Pulsed current is automatically synchronized with torch oscillation when both functions are operated simultaneously.



The Arc Gap Control electronically maintains a desired arc length as the torch rotates around the pipe.  The entire actuator can be pivoted to allow socket welding, while maintaining the arc length correction motion along the tungsten electrode axis.



The Heads Drive Systems incorporates heat-tolerant components allowing use on CRMo and other alloys requiring preheat.

Process: GTAW, TIG
Weld Head Type: Open arc.  Torch rotates around pipe.  Weld Head body remains stationary.
Pipe Size Range:

Model 432: 25.4mm - 88.9mm (1.0" - 3.5") OD

Model 433: 60.3mm - 168.3mm (2.375" - 6.625") OD

Functions: Torch rotation, Filler wire feed, Electronic torch oscillation, Electronic arc gap (AVC) control  
  • Multipass welding of tubes & pipes in all gravity positions
  • Uses economical standard 1 kg (2 lb.) wire spools
  • Full function capability: torch rotation, filler wire feed, electronic arc gap control (AVC), electronic oscillation
  • Model 432 welds pipe 25mm - 89mm (1" - 3.5")
  • Model 433 welds pipe 60mm - 168mm (2.375" - 6.625")
  • Push button clutch for rapid cable unwind
  • Heat tolerant steel bearings and chain drive
  • Socket Welding Kit and Tilt AVC for angled torch applications


  • Fossil power plant construction / maintenance

  • Steam generation equipment fabrication

  • Nuclear power plant construction / maintenance

  • Shipyard construction

  • Chemical / Petrochemical facility construction and maintenance

  • Gas transmission pipelines

  • Process piping

  • Fabrication shops


Model 432 - 2.5cm (1") - 8.9cm (3.5") OD

Model 433 - 6.0cm (2.375") - 16.8cm (6.625") OD 

Filler Wire Module
Wire Size 0.8mm, 0.9mm, 1.0mm (.030", 0.35", 0.40")
Max. Speed Capability 356cm/min (140ipm)
Spool Size

1kg (2lbs) Standard

Oscillation Module
Max. Oscillation Stroke Amplitude 1.6mm (0.0625")
Max. Oscillation Speed 152cm (60") per minute
Oscillation Dwell 0 - 1 second
Cross Seam Adjustment ±6.4mm (0.25")
Arc Gap Control Module

1.3cm (0.5")

Torch Propulsion Module

Max. Rotation Speed

Model 432 - 0.1 - 1.8 rpm

Model 433 - 0.05 - 0.9 rpm

Water-Cooled Torch
Amperage Capability 200A continuous
Torch Adjustment Capability
Torch Lead/Lag Adjustment

±15 degrees (manual)

Torch Tilt Adjustment ±10 degrees (manual)
Head Weight & Dimensions

Model 432 - 5.9 kg (13.0 lbs.)

Model 433 - 8.1 kg (17.8 lbs.)

Axial Clearance  
    Torch C/L to Rear Extremity

Model 432 - 15.8cm (6.24")

Model 433 - 15.8cm (6.24")

    Torch C/L to Front Extremity

Model 432 - 1cm (0.41")

Model 433 - 1cm (0.41")


Model 432 - 24.1cm (9.50")

Model 433 - 32.1cm (12.63")

Radial Clearance

Model 432 - [24.1cm (9.50") - Pipe OD] / 2 = Radial Clearance

Model 433 - [32.1cm (12.63") - Pipe OD] / 2 = Radial Clearance

Use With All Pipemaster Models

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