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

03 December, 14 2:42 pm · Leave a comment · Colin Brown
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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

22 October, 14 9:39 am · Leave a comment · Colin Brown
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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

20 October, 14 5:01 pm · Leave a comment · Colin Brown
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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

11 September, 14 9:27 am · Leave a comment · Colin Brown
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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

02 May, 14 9:40 am · Leave a comment · Colin Brown
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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.

Red-D-Arc Germany Branch

10 April, 14 8:49 am · Leave a comment · Colin Brown
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Red-D-Arc is pleased to announce the opening of its first rental center in Germany, located at Asbeckstraβe 19, 45883 Gelsenkirchen. The full service location offers a complete line of rental welders, welding-related specialty products, welding positioners, manipulators, turning rolls, and other weld automation products. In addition to offering Red-D-Arc’s standard line of weld automation products which are available for sale and lease, Red-D-Arc’s associates can provide full-service design and fabrication of turn-key weld automation packages that can be tailored to specific customer needs. “Our new location in Gelsenkirchen will enable us to provide our growing German customer base — including Germany’s thriving metal fabrication and manufacturing markets — with enhanced service and product offerings,” said Mitch Imielinski, President of Red-D-Arc Welderentals. The new facility expands Red-D-Arc’s international presence to nine total countries, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, and the United Arab Emirates.
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Red-D-Arc UK Supplies QA Weldtech UK with a Fully-Automated Welding System for the cladding of 6.5 meter pipe, with inconnel 625.

28 February, 14 2:50 pm · Leave a comment · Colin Brown
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Red-D-Arc UK was recently awarded the contract to supply a fully-automated welding system to QA Weldetch, a UK company which is a large subcontractor to companies involved in the manufacture of subsea components, these companies being FMC, Cooper Cameron’s, GE, Aker etc.. This system was designed to clad pipe up to a maximum length of 6.5 meters and to a minimum diameter of 125mm.

Red-D-Arc UK was invited into the customer’s facility to measure the facility so that the customer could clad the maximum length of pipe that their facility would physically allow. Our engineers visited the site then provided the customer with the GA, showing what RDA’s design and solution was for them. The system consists of Key Plant – RDA fully automated control system, 7 ton hollow bore head stock, 2 sets of floating pipe supports (to compensate for any bend in the pipe), Fronius welding power sources and Fronius hot wire power sources.

If you require any further information on this system or a vertical hot wire cladding system please contact Ross McCrorie at ross.mccrorie@airgas.com

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Red-D-Arc UK Supplies the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) with a Fully-Automated Welding System

28 February, 14 2:42 pm · Leave a comment · Colin Brown
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Red-D-Arc UK was recently awarded the contract to supply a fully-automated welding system to the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC), a UK-government funded organization sponsored by several global companies including Rolls-Royce (the lead industrial partner), Areva, Westinghouse, Sheffield Forgemasters and Tata Steel.

The UK government’s Low Carbon Industrial Strategy, initiated in July, 2009, was a commitment to “establish a Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre that combines the knowledge, practices and expertise of manufacturing companies with the capability of universities.” Following bids from some of the UK’s leading universities to develop the centre, it was announced in December, 2009 that the NAMRC would be managed by the University of Sheffield and The University of Manchester in conjunction with the industrial partners.

NAMRC took possession of its facility in the Advanced Manufacturing Park in October 2011, with an official launch in May 2012. The refurbished Manufacturing Technology Research Laboratory in Manchester also opened in October 2011.

Red-D-Arc supplied and installed a sophisticated, fully-automated system (pictured above) consisting of a 4m x 4m column and boom, a 15-ton positioner complete with slip-rings for heating, a Miller tandem sub-arc head, and a Miller strip-cladding head capable of welding a 90mm strip. All this equipment is controlled and programmed through a touch-screen PLC control system that Red-D-Arc supplied. All the equipment (except for the Miller welding equipment ) was manufactured by Key Plant, our new partner for PMT/Weld Automation products and services. The successful fulfillment of this order puts Red-D-Arc in a strong position to offer additional weld-automation equipment packages to other companies who will be investing in the UK nuclear-build programme. If you would like further information about this project, please contact Ross McCrorie at ross.mccrorie@airgas.com

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SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN 2013 Trade Show

28 February, 14 2:41 pm · Leave a comment · Colin Brown
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Red-D-Arc will be showcasing the “Red-D-Arc Weld Automation” line of weld-positioning equipment products at SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN in Essen, Germany September 16th-21st – Hall 6, Booth A112. Often referred to as the “Olympics” of welding technology, SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN is the world’s largest welding and cutting exhibition. The trade show will offer a comprehensive showcase of the global market for joining, cutting and surfacing as well as the latest technology in the industry. Red-D-Arc will be demonstrating welding positioners, manipulators and turning rolls along with several other weld automation products including a hot wire cladding system, anti-drift system, growing line and telescopic column & boom. Red-D-Arc welding positioners, manipulators, turning rolls and other weld automation products are available for sale, lease and rent through Red-D-Arc’s global distribution network. All of our standard weld automation products are manufactured in the UK and come with UL/CSA and CE certification for electrical controls and operational capacities. We design and build turnkey weld automation packages for your complete project requirements. Our team of engineers can provide you with weld process recommendations as well as set up all of your equipment for optimized reliability, functionality and productivity.

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Red-D-Arc Acquires PlasmaCraft

28 February, 14 2:40 pm · Leave a comment · Colin Brown
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Red-D-Arc is pleased to announce that effective September 23, 2013, PlasmaCraft, Inc. of Muscle Shoals, Alabama has been acquired by Red-D-Arc Welderentals. PlasmaCraft has been a leading service provider in the automated plasma-oxyfuel cutting industry for over 20 years – specializing in the sales, service, repair and integration of CNC plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment, as well as the service and repair of plasma cutting equipment and CNC software controllers – and they are factory-authorized repair facilities for Koike Aronson, Hypertherm plasma and automation controls, ITT-CMC Burny Controls, ITT-Kaliburn plasmas, Thermal Dynamics plasmas, C&G Systems cutting machines, ProMotion Controls, MTC Software, SigmaNest Software and Retro Systems. For more information about their product and service offering please visit www.plasmacraft.com
Interested in trying out plasma cutting for yourself?  Visit our plasma cutter rentals page.

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Red-D-Arc Salt Lake City Branch

28 February, 14 2:22 pm · Leave a comment · Colin Brown
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Red-D-Arc is pleased to announce the opening of its newest rental branch near Salt Lake City, Utah. The full service facility is located at 2781 West 2100 South West Valley City, UT and offers rental, lease and service of Red-D-Arc welding and weld automation equipment, generators, welding related specialty equipment, induction heating systems and blast cleaning equipment. Chris Johnston – V.P. Western Region comments “After a 3 year “On-Hold” pattern we are very pleased to get this operation underway. We have always felt that Salt Lake City would be a strong growth area for us with our close relationship with Airgas Intermountain. Salt Lake City has a very diverse economy with Mining and Refining leading the way. Many thanks go to Jeff Moore (NW DSM) and Steve Werry (NW DOM) for their persistence to make this happen.” A 2013 report by the US Chamber of Commerce named Utah a “Boom State” and it is recognized as having one of the fastest growing economies in the United States. Red-D-Arc’s Salt Lake City location further develops the company’s reach in the critical Northwestern United States region.

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Red-D-Arc Acquires D&D Power

28 February, 14 2:18 pm · Leave a comment · Colin Brown
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Red-D-Arc is pleased to announce that on December 21st , 2012 D&D Power, LLC, a Texas-based equipment rental and services business, was acquired by Red-D-Arc Welderentals. D&D Power sells and rents electric power generators and light towers to companies engaged in the oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) industries in Texas and New Mexico via their facilities in Decatur, La Vernia, and Big Lake, Texas; as well as a facility in Jal, New Mexico. In addition, D&D has earned a strong reputation as a premier provider of repair and maintenance services to generator fleet operators in these states on a 24/7/365 basis. This acquisition, when combined with Red-D-Arc’s welder rental equipment business and Airgas On-Site Safety Services, and complemented by the full breadth of Airgas’ gases and hardgoods products, services, and expertise, will significantly enhance Airgas’ value proposition to customers in the oilfield services, construction, and other energy-related markets.

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Red-D-Arc Acquires AC HI-TECH

28 February, 14 1:50 pm · Leave a comment · reddarc
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Red-D-Arc is pleased to announce that on September 5th, 2012 AC Hi-Tech, Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio was acquired by Red-D-Arc Welderentals, a global leader in the rental, sale and lease of welding equipment, weld automation equipment and other welding-related products and services. AC Hi-Tech’s team of dedicated personnel has become part of the Red-D-Arc team, continuing to work out of their existing Perkins Avenue facility in Cleveland. They will continue to provide the same level of cutting machine equipment expertise and service that you have come to appreciate and respect. In addition to offering cutting machine sales, lease and rental services, the former AC Hi-Tech facility will also inventory Red-D-Arc’s proprietary line of rental welding equipment to better serve both new and existing customers in the Cleveland and surrounding areas. In addition to other weld-automation product offerings, the Cleveland facility will continue to offer cutting machine remanufacturing services, CNC controls, custom-built drive, motors and gear boxes, high-quality cutting and plasma machines and accessories as well as other state-of-the-art equipment to help make your company more productive.
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Red-D-Arc Acquires A&N Group

01 January, 14 4:20 pm · Leave a comment · Colin Brown
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In order to better serve our clients who conduct business outside of North America we have recently expanded the range of our global service offering with the acquisition of A&N Plant in the United Kingdom and A&N Europe in the Netherlands. These companies are currently engaged in equipment manufacturing as well as sales and rental services of welding-equipment products on a worldwide basis – through both company-owned depots and an extensive dealer network. In conjunction with this acquisition we are pleased to announce the appointment of Andre Frenette to the position as vice president of European Operations for Red-D-Arc. A&N principals will continue to function in their present management capacities within the new structure. In the UK click on www.anplant.com and in the Netherlands click on www.aneurope.nl to learn more about A&N’s global product and service offerings.

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