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New Product Offering: Adjustable Pipe Stands

26 September, 18 4:16 pm · Leave A Comment · reddarc
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pipe stands for welding pipe

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new product in our weld automation category.  Red-D-Arc now offers adjustable pipe stands with a carrying capacity of up to 4 tons, in both low and high profile versions. Combined with our turning rolls and positioners, these stands offer an effective solution for supporting pipes during the welding process for both manual and automated applications.

“Pipe stands with a carrying capacity up to 4 tons… low and high profile versions available.”

Our pipe stands feature polyurethane rollers and have been fully UL and CE tested.  All of Red-D-Arc’s weld automation equipment has had its weight capacity UL verified to ensure safety and quality. This is a first in the weld automation industry.

Available Models:
2 Ton Adjustable Height Pipe Stands
4 Ton Adjustable Height Pipe Rollers

What Do American Welding Society Wire Filler Metal Designations Mean?

07 September, 18 2:58 pm · Leave A Comment · reddarc
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Selecting Welding Wire

coil of welding wire
When selecting a wire electrode for welding, one will most likely run into an American Welding Society (AWS) filler metal classification. A purchaser who isn’t familiar with the AWS classification system might select the wrong type of wire. If the purchaser is only familiar with gas metal arc welding (GMAW) wire and is attempting to purchase self-shielded flux-cored wire (FCAW-S), confusion may arise about the differences between the two classifications. This too could result in selecting the wrong wire electrode. To help prevent this from happening, we’ve created this welding wire reference guide to remind welders exactly what the different AWS classifications designations mean. We’ve included references for solid wire electrodes, metal-cored wire electrodes, gas-shielded flux-cored electrodes, and self-shielded flux-cored electrodes.

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92% Improvement – Turning Problems into Possibilities with a Custom Welding Package

31 August, 18 11:30 am · Leave A Comment · reddarc
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Induction Heating with Submerged Arc Welding

When one of our customers was tasked with an electrical motor shaft rebuild that required them to weld new fins onto a 7” diameter shaft, they called on Red-D-Arc’s team of experts for assistance. The job required the shaft to be preheated to a temperature of 400°F and welded using a submerged-arc process (SAW). Using the Miller Proheat 35 and Lincoln’s LT7 sub arc package, a job that was originally bid at 40 hours took just 3 hours to complete.

This innovative solution saved our customer a substantial amount of time and money.  Our customer was able to keep a project —which would normally be outsourced— in house.  As an added benefit, they now have a new service they can promote to their customers.

“ A job that was originally bid at 40 hours
   took just 3 hours to complete ”

Why outsource when you can get the job done internally?
Consult one of our experts before starting your next project to see how you can build your business.
Red-D-Arc’s welding experts enjoy helping customers find better ways of getting the job done.

Emergency Generators Provide Power for Oregon Firefighters

20 July, 18 11:16 am · Leave A Comment · Geoff Campbell
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Firefighting teams are stretched thin across multiple sites and are fighting fires around the clock

Oregon: Lightning strikes have started wildfires in multiple locations from Crater Lake to the Siskiyou Mountains. Governor Kate Brown has declared a statewide wildfire emergency. Fortunately, none of the fires have yet blown up into large scale thousand acre burns, but with temperatures expected to remain in the high 90s for the next week, the fires may grow and there are number of areas with evacuation warnings pending.

Our team in Oregon responded to a call for emergency power by quickly delivering a number of 150kVA generators to the fire camps. These machines are helping power lighting and the cooking facilities that serve the firefighters. The firefighting teams are stretched thin across multiple sites and are fighting fires around the clock. With high temperatures, low humidity and wind expected to continue through the week, it’s difficult to estimate how long they might be fighting these blazes. Red-D-Arc is proud to do our part in supporting these hard working men and women in their valiant efforts to control the fires.

Map Showing Locations of Oregon Wildfires

Naval Defense Contractor Builds Smarter with Leasing

16 July, 18 10:17 am · Leave A Comment · Geoff Campbell
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US navy ship

A Red-D-Arc customer recently won a large naval defense contract that would require a substantial amount of hard automation equipment. This shipbuilding company was able to leverage Red-D-Arc’s Welderlogistics Lease program to acquire new weld automation equipment for the duration of the defense contract. With the help of over 200 pieces of leased equipment now in their fleet, this customer has grown their business considerably, and without the need for large capital expenditure.

Leasing equipment has many advantages for organizations that want to expand their business by bidding on large contracts, without the risk of tying up capital in depreciating equipment.  All leased equipment comes with a full factory warranty for the duration of the contract and will be repaired or replaced without charge in the event of breakdown.
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