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New HELIX weld heads offer a single system solution for welding various pipe sizes

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article image HELIX C450 and C663 weld heads

Lincoln Electric Australia announces a complete orbital TIG solution designed to weld various pipe and tube sizes.

With the new clamp-on style HELIX C450 and C663 weld heads, Lincoln Electric is bringing welding operators in refineries, power generation and pressure vessels a single system solution for welding pipes and tubes of various sizes. With these orbital TIG (gas tungsten arc welding) clamp-on weld heads, not only can operators weld large diameters with no upper limit, they can also weld smaller tubes and pipes with outside diameters ranging from 1.315 to 6.63 inches.

The new weld heads are designed for use with the company’s APEX 2100 orbital welding system, which includes all the welding components required for orbital TIG welding. Carlos Richmond, Lincoln Electric’s product manager for mechanised automation comments that with the new weld heads, the company is providing customers everything needed for superior orbital TIG welding, no matter what size pipe or tubing.

The HELIX C series orbital TIG, clamp-on weld heads are engineered to perform consistent and repeatable welds. While the HELIX C450 weld head is designed for pipes and tubes with outside diameters of 1.315 to 4.5 inches, the HELIX C663 weld head is designed for pipes and tubes of 1.9 to 6.63 inch diameter.

Rugged, compact and easy to install and position on pipes and tubes, the HELIX C series weld heads have a water-cooled motor housing and torch to ensure extended performance and greater cycle ratings in heavy-duty, high-heat applications.

The new, clamp-on heads are designed for use with the company’s new HELIX WF20S and WF20B orbital wire feeders, which use a precision wire-feed motor to ensure calibrated and consistent wire-feed speed through the length of the weld. The intuitive HELIX design allows the operator to change wire spools in under a minute, without tools.

Released in 2013, Lincoln Electric’s APEX 2100 orbital welding system is engineered for diverse applications in demanding environments and restricted spaces. Paired with the HELIX T55, HELIX C663 or HELIX C450, the APEX 2100 is ideal for nuclear energy, thermal energy, petroleum processing and aerospace applications.

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