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Heerema Fabrication (HFG) increases efficiency with Red-D-Arc MIG/MAG Multi-Operator Welding Packages

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 Red-D-Arc MIG/MAG Multi-Operator Welding Packages
Earlier this year, Red-D-Arc delivered several of our MIG/MAG 4-pak and 6-pak multi-operator welding packages to Heerema Fabrication (HFG) for their yards in Zwijndrecht and Flushing, Holland. HFG manufactures complex steel structures for use in the offshore oil and gas industry.
In addition to maintaining high-quality welding standards, HFG was able to increase both worker productivity and safety by employing Red-D-Arc’s multi-operator packs for the welding processes at their fabrication yards. The packs include six welding power sources and wire feeders with gas lines to accommodate up to six individual welders – and each welder has his own 115VAC power supply as well as an airline that provides filtered breathing air to the welder’s helmet. All input power, shielding-gas and breathing-air connections are made via single connections in the pak’s enclosure in order to simplify hook up as well as enhance portability.
“With the multi-packs our operators can get set up faster and start welding immediately. The time savings and increased efficiency easily covers the cost of the packs.”
After receiving their initial order of 6-paks, HFG placed a second order for 4-paks, having recognized the benefits of the system.
Red-D-Arc 4-Pak and 6-Pak MIG/MAG Multi-Operator Welding Packages are available for rent, lease or purchase. Contact Sales to learn more.

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Visit Red-D-Arc at FABTECH – November 11-13, 2014 – Airgas Booth: C1334

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Visit Red-D-Arc at FABTECH – November 11-13, 2014 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia – Airgas Booth: C1334. FABTECH is North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event; providing a backdrop for visitors to experience live equipment demonstrations, find cost savings solutions, and network with industry peers.

We will be showcasing some of our latest Weld Automation products including the Red-D-Arc line of welding positioners, manipulators and turning rolls, automated TIG cladding systems and cutting machines. See a demonstration of the Modular Fit Up Bed for Thin Wall cans (MFUB-TW). Specially designed for the construction of various diameters of thin-wall tanks, MFUB-TW is fitted with independently-adjustable vertical-rolls to support, align and compensate for tank non-concentricity when assembling multiple thin-wall sections.

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Massive Online Auction of Used Welding Equipment

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Online Auctions
On behalf of Red-D-Arc, Maynard’s will be holding an online auction of used welding equipment on November 18, 2014. This unprecedented offering of professionally maintained late model, high-end welding equipment will include over 1,000 pieces of equipment from leading brands including Red-D-Arc, Miller, Lincoln, Hypertherm, and more.
The auction will be facilitated through the services of Maynard’s and BidSpotter.com. Maynard’s is a highly respected auctioneer specializing in the asset conversion of industrial equipment since 1902. The BidSpotter.com platform features timed online auctions with real-time updates. The timed online auction will take place without an auctioneer calling the sale. Each lot can be bid on for a defined time period. At the end of this period, the bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided that the bid exceeds the reserve price.

Click here to learn more or register for the event

Red-D-Arc Acquires Hember Limited

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Red-D-Arc is pleased to announce that we have recently expanded our presence in the United Kingdom by acquiring Hember Limited. Headquartered in Warrington, Lancashire, Hember Limited was established in 1974 as a privately-owned provider of rental welding equipment and associated welding products, and grew to five locations with more than 26 associates throughout the United Kingdom including Bridgend, Barton, West Thurrock, Warrington, and Southampton. The acquisition of Hember expands Red-D-Arc’s presence within the United Kingdom to include more than 40 associates in seven locations, all offering the company’s full line of welding positioners, manipulators, turning rolls, and other weld automation products for sale and lease, as well as a range of Red-D-Arc welding products and equipment for both long-term and short-term rentals.
Red-D-Arc Acquires Hember Limited

Stud Welding Speeds Up Welding for Walsh Construction

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Stud Welding Walsh Construction
Walsh Construction, a nation-wide contractor based out of Chicago, was encountering delays on some repair work that they were performing on bridges on the Chicago River in downtown Chicago. They had been using the stick welding process (SMAW) to weld ¾” studs onto piles which were then driven into the riverbed. A quality assurance (QA) technician requested the use of a stud welder to ensure greater placement accuracy and an increase in speed of the welding cycle.

Red-D-Arc supplied a 150 kVA generator and an ARC1850 stud welder – used to attach the studs using the stud welding process which sped up the whole process. The generator/stud-welding package was loaded onto a barge which enabled them to move from bridge to bridge, commencing with the Clark Street Bridge (shown). One of the largest and most impressive of the pony truss bascule bridges in downtown Chicago.

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