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Induction Heating Speeds up Repair of the World’s Largest Rock Crusher

09 January, 17 2:47 pm · Leave a comment · Geoff Campbell
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Red-D-Arc staff at the Moncton, New Brunswick branch recently helped a customer save time and money repairing the world’s largest rock crusher through the use of induction heat. The hydraulic cylinder that operates the pressure plates used by the enormous rock crusher needed to be brought to a temperature of 500 °F and that temperature needed to be maintained for 3 full days. This was required in order to allow welders to repair the lifting tabs on the cylinder. Normally 3 workers would have used blow torches to heat the metal which would have taken 2 weeks or longer. The Red-D-Arc Induction Heating System allowed them to get the job done in less than half the time. Induction heating has many applications in construction, shipbuilding, hydro dam maintenance and bridge building. Red-D-Arc technicians are recognized in the industry for their innovative application of this technology, ready to meet any variety of customer challenges. Ask us how induction heating can save you time and money on your next 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.

Quick Response Helps Flood Recovery Efforts

05 July, 16 11:17 am · Leave a comment · Geoff Campbell
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Flooding can cause serious damage to both inventory and building facilities. A flood recovery company recently called on our Chicago branch when they needed some on-site power.  Our staff  were able to rapidly deploy several of our mobile power generators to the site and get the restoration company powered up in a timely manner.  Kudos to Dennis Downs and the staff at our Chicago branch on a job well done.

Red-D-Arc provides rental power generators, fully fueled and ready to provide you with the electrical power you need, when and where you need it.

Having a Blast in the Lions Den

29 June, 16 2:13 pm · Leave a comment · Geoff Campbell
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Staff Blast Cleaning Tautphaus Park Zoo
The staff at Tautphaus Park Zoo in Idaho Falls were looking for a solution to quickly and efficiently remove worn epoxy coatings from the inside of their large cat enclosures. The Red-D-Arc Blasterentals team supplied the zoo staff with a Farrow 150 wet abrasive blasting system which was able to safely and efficiently remove the epoxy coatings. The Farrow 150 is an environmentally friendly wet blasting solution that is 100% non-toxic, which was an important consideration for this job, benefitting both the park staff and the animals. Red-D-Arc provided onsite training services and was able to have the park staff up and running within a very short period of time. If you’re considering sandblaster rental, but need an eco-friendly, wet blasting alternative, consider the Farrow 150.

A job well done by the Red-D-Arc Blasterentals team and a special thanks to the staff at the Tautphaus Park Zoo. For more blast cleaning customer application stories follow our blast cleaning specialists on Twitter: @Blasterentals1.

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