Horizontal & Vertical Cladding System

Key Plant specialise in the manufacture of Automated Tig Welding Systems for a variety of solutions including Horizontal Pipe Cladding and Vertical Valve Cladding Systems.

For the welding process, a pulse tig power source and increased weld deposition is desirable, Key Plant recommend heating the filler wire prior to its introduction into the weld pool and a separate power source offers a HOT WIRE solution as an alternative to the standard cold wire Tig.

For Horizontal Pipe Cladding, The Key Plant system includes a Hollow Bore Headstock with clamping device and Adjustable Height Support Idlers to clamp and support the pipe. Pipe lengths and diameters vary but the Key Plant system can accommodate a pipe range of 150mm upwards normally to a maximum of 600mm diameter welding internally up to 12 meters in length. A motorised tractor unit is provided to handle the welding spools with up to 4 welding wires for inconel and special metals on 2 welding heads for increased production.

The Welding equipment and accessories are all provided including welding power source and wire feed units, hot wire power source with various touch options.

For Vertical Valve Cladding option, the system incorporates a Column & Boom Manipulator with Floor Turntable with (option of a 2nd turntable or welding positioner to maximise productivity).

The manipulator is fitted with Heavy Duty Motorised Slides with 90 and 180 degree rotation options to attach the welding wire feed unit and optional CRS (Continuous Rotation System) Welding Head.

The Floor Turntable / Positioner are provided with pre-heat option and anti-backlash gearbox design.

All cladding systems are controlled by the KEY 1250 a fully integrated touch screen PC controller.

The machine functions are controlled via the PC or hand held remote pendant and can be pre-set or adjusted during the welding cycle.

The system provides display values, alarms and system parameters through the Live Welder Display and Editor Functions to automatically, clad multiple and cross bore options.