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International Pipeline Conference & Expo

23 September, 16 8:35 am · Leave A Comment · Geoff Campbell
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International

Red-D-Arc will be attending the International Pipeline Conference & Expo in Calgary – September 27-29, 2016. If you’re planning on attending, drop by booth #2101 and talk to our equipment specialists to learn more about how we support pipeline operations around the globe.

Red-D-Arc carries a wide range of equipment for the pipeline industry including induction heating equipment, pipe end prep, multi-process pipe welders, orbital welders and generators.

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Map:  Hyatt Regency & Telus Convention Centre

Customer Project: Tesla Gigafactory

01 September, 16 11:17 am · Leave A Comment · Geoff Campbell
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Nevada – The Tesla Gigafactory, which produces lithium-ion batteries for Tesla Motors, will be the second-largest facility (by usable space) in the world, once all construction phases are completed. Staff from our Branch in Sacramento have been on site since ground was first broken in 2014. Red-D-Arc has been working closely with contractors on the project, providing a fleet of welders and generators, expert advice, and ensuring equipment performance and availability.

Our experts regularly consult on large scale construction projects and help solve the challenges around equipment procurement and maintenance faced by engineering project managers. Contact an expert for insights and advice on your next construction project.

Steel Fabrication Company Lowers Costs, Increases Productivity

18 August, 16 2:45 pm · Leave A Comment · Geoff Campbell
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A Red-D-Arc customer in Atlanta wanted to increase their capabilities in cutting and fabrication of lighter gauge mild steel (up to 2″ thick) using plasma. With the help of the Red-D-Arc Weld Automation – Cutting Services group they decided to expand their existing cutting rail system and added a brand new Koike MasterGraph Extreme Cutting Machine with Hypertherm’s HPR400xd High Definition Plasma power supply. This dramatically increased their cutting capacity and quality, lowering their overall cost of production for cutting mild steel.

The Red-D-Arc Cutting Services team supplied a complete install including operator training. The local Airgas team supplied and installed all of the regulators and gases for the new plasma cutting system. Airgas will also be supplying the consumables for the plasma cutter. Our cutting table service experts can help you select the right equipment to lowers costs and increase productivity. contact one of our experts to learn more.

Orbital Welding in Opelika: Demo of Orbitalum’s powerful pipe welder

12 August, 16 9:16 am · Leave A Comment · Geoff Campbell
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“We were grateful to be able to see a product demonstration for the Red-D-Arc (Orbitalum) system. The machine lived up to its expectations and the technical team was invaluable”

—Rob B. (customer)

One of our clients, a machine shop based out of Opelika Alabama, needed a solution for welding stainless steel tubes and elbow sections efficiently that would be able to withstand hydrostatic testing of up to 300psi. After taking the time learn about their requirements, specialists from the Red-D-Arc branch in Austell Georgia, worked alongside experts from Airgas to demonstrate how the Orbitalum enclosed orbital welding system would help solve their challenges.

Red-D-Arc welding specialist Gregory Bellamy showed how the extremely narrow design of the Orbiweld 76S enclosed weld head was ideally suited for working in situations where space is limited. The Orbimat 76s was fitted with clamping shells (which are available for all dimensions of pipe) to ensure an exact match and strong hold. The pipe on this application was stainless steel tubing 1.500″ with a .035″ wall, diameter tubing (straight tube) and stainless steel elbow 180 degree 1.500″dia. with a .049″ wall. When the welds were complete, the welded pipes passed the hydrostatic testing at upwards of 300psi.

Thanks to Gregory Bellamy and Rob Storch from Red-D-Arc as well as Wayne Blamire and Bill Hatter from Airgas for their support on another successful orbital pipe welding customer demo.

Apex 2100 Orbital TIG Welding System Demonstration

28 July, 16 10:46 am · Leave A Comment · Geoff Campbell
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Companies involved in the pipe welding industry are always looking for new ways to increase productivity and win more contracts. At Red-D-Arc, our goal is to provide the best possible solutions to address their needs. Staff at our Red-D-Arc Las Vegas branch recently did a demonstration of the Apex 2100 Orbital TIG Welding System. The demonstration was performed on a 6.5 inch piece of carbon steel pipe. The Apex 2100 captures data about the weld in real time and allows the user to monitor, adjust and control the welding parameters throughout the process. A compact, lightweight pendant allows for convenient one handed operation and the simple interface is intuitive and easy for operators to learn. The system is also easy to service and maintain, allowing for maximum up time and onsite maintenance.

Our experts can provide a demonstration of this and many other types of weld automation equipment. Contact us today about the advantages that orbital welding and other welding automation systems can bring to your business.

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