01 October 2011
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High purity welding system cuts costs

A new welding system from Arc Machines has been designed for high purity applications in the manufacture of aerospace systems, biopharmaceutical equipment, semiconductor production, food and dairy cooling distribution systems.

Equipped with a 150 amp power supply, the unit weighs just 23Kg and offers a patented S3 weld schedule and offers substantial operational cost savings because it can be used with a wide range of AMI weld heads and those of competing suppliers.

The Exel EPS1500's features are the culmination of two years development work and include intuitive 12in software driven touch screen, which uses just three dashboard screens to control and monitor the entire weld process. Fully microprocessor controlled, weld parameters are set by the power supply which records the weld schedule for each size and wall thickness of tube or pipe in the unit's memory. These can easily be recalled and modified for different materials with any subsequent changes logged by the system.

Experienced welders can start programming the unit and setting up multi-level, multi-pass, stepped S3 programmes after only a few minutes training. Less experienced welders can also be trained in a fraction of the time needed to learn comparable systems, significantly reducing the time required for training welding operatives.

Arc Machines UK's general sales manager, Sean Blandford, commented: "The new EPS1500 is the most competitively priced lightweight power source and weld heads on the market. Designed to address a common problem faced by our customers in the orbital welding industry in securing skilled labour, [it] directly addresses this problem through its ease of use."

Paul Gay


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