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New Welder Technology: ArcReach Technology

18 July, 19 9:36 am · Leave a comment · reddarc
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ex360 fieldpro rental welder with arc reach

EX360 FieldPro Multi-process Welder

ArcReach® technology is an investment that results in a lot of time saved during welding operations.  With most welding equipment the operator needs to walk back and forth to adjust output voltage – sometimes over hundreds of feet – multiple times during a job. This results in hundreds of wasted hours and thousands of lost dollars over the course of a large project.

ArcReach technology enables welders to adjust the voltage settings right at the point of welding

ArcReach technology enables welders to adjust the voltage settings right at the point of welding instead of walking all the way to the power source and back.  Even worse, if the voltage settings are “just good enough”, the operator might not bother making the trip, resulting in lower quality welds.

How Does Arc Reach Work?

With ArcReach®, the digital signal carries voltage information via the weld cables. The connection happens automatically.   The ArcReach software in the power source receives the signals it receives from the remote accessory or wire feeder and adjusts the output as indicated by the operator.

New Red-D-Arc Welders With ArcReach®

Red-D-Arc is pleased to announce the launch of our own line of equipment enabled with ArcReach®technology.  The EX360 Fieldpro is an excellent machine for welding pipe in the field, working in shipyards or working across large distances and heights in the construction industry. Our D624K HO Diesel Engine Welder features infinite arc control which enables welding arc characteristics to be adapted for specific welding applications using stick welding, MIG and flux-cored welding techniques.

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The Red-D-Arc D624K HO Portable Diesel Engine Welder

ArcReach Welding Accessories

We also carry the arc reach components needed to complete your ArcReach® enabled welding set up. The ArcReach® Suitcase 12 Wire Feeder is compatible with all ArcReach® enabled products and enables all the welding adjustments to be made at the point of welding.  The portable ArcReach® Stick-TIG Remote automatically changes to Stick mode if electrode positive polarity is detected or TIG mode when if electrode negative polarity is detected eliminating the need to walk back to the power supply.

Welders will benefit with more arc-on time and improved weld quality. Not only that, there won’t be extra control cables cluttering up the worksite, creating a trip hazard.  Faster, better, safer welding. ArcReach® technology is an investment you can’t afford to pass up.


Arc Reach Enabled Welding Equipment

EX360 FieldPro ArcReach Multiprocess Welder
D624K HO Diesel Welder with ArcReach
D325K 3+12 Diesel Engine Welder
Miller XMT 350 FieldPro Multiprocess
ArcReach Suitcase 12 Wirefeeder

Construction Firm Beats Competition With Fast Induction Heating

31 May, 19 5:22 am · Leave a comment · Colin Brown
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19 Hours Faster Than the Competition

One of our customers was trying to heat 42” diameter pipe using pear burners so that welders could weld out the joints. Our team saw an opportunity to create a solution that would help our customer get the job done much more quickly. To make this in-the-field heating job go faster, we put together a package including a Miller ProHeat 35 induction heating system, a 60kVA generator and a DP25 power distribution panel.

With this setup we were able to get the pipe up to 250 degrees in about 5 minutes. Our customer was able to beat the competition’s target time by over 19 hours and has been asked to quote on other pipeline work for their client. Needless to say they were pleased with the solution and the opportunity for extra work it created.

This portable induction turnkey package is a great way to heat pipes in remote locations. There is less risk to the welders from the hot pipe and the process is much, much faster.

“We were able to get the pipe up to 250 degrees in about 5 minutes”

Custom turnkey packages like the one described here are Red-D-Arc’s specialty. Our team of experts has created turnkey solutions to solve challenges in diverse industries including, mining, oilfield, offshore, nuclear and manufacturing. We enjoy helping our clients find new ways to grow their businesses, by combining the latest technology, depth of experience and flexible leasing options that fit their needs.

Working Remotely

Remote worksites pose no obstacle. We’ll bring portable generators with enough power for your portable welders, induction heaters, lighting and anything else that needs power.

 

Stud Welders

27 February, 19 4:43 am · Leave a comment · reddarc
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Some of the most difficult welds to make are those that require the welding of a small diameter to a plate. Gas tungsten arc welding or gas metal arc welding joints such as these require a high degree of operator skill, take a great deal of time, and can be a quality nightmare.  These factors become even more troublesome when the material with the small radius being welded is in the vertical or overhead position. Fortunately, Red-D-Arc provides stud welding equipment that increases productivity, decreases the required operator skill immensely relative to other welding processes, and allows for consistent, repeatable weld quality on materials with small radii.

What is Stud Welding?

Stud welding is a fusion welding process that is commonly used for the joining of small round stock to plate.  The process requires a power source, a stud welding gun, a ground clamp, and the materials that are to be welded.  To carry out the stud welding process, a solid, round piece of metal, also known as a stud, is placed into the stud welding gun.
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Complications with Burning Biodiesel in Modern Diesel Engines

24 October, 18 9:37 am · Leave a comment · reddarc
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To begin, let’s establish what exactly we’re talking about when we say “biodiesel.” ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) has published a standard, D6751-07b, that defines what biodiesel is. We’re not talking about used cooking grease, or even commercially produced biodiesel, if it doesn’t meet this standard.

Also, the word “biodiesel” is often used to describe what is actually a blend of biodiesel and diesel fuel. (The diesel fuel sold for on-road use in the U.S. is Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel fuel, or ULSD.) The term “BX” designates the blend ratio, where “X” stands for the percentage of biodiesel in the blend. So B100 means 100%, or pure, biodiesel, while B20 means 20% biodiesel mixed with 80% ULSD.

Additionally, this article doesn’t address OEM recommendations or warranty limitations. We’re simply looking at the question from a mechanical standpoint.

So now, with all that out of the way, what’s the bottom line?
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Red-D-Arc Feature in Tank Storage Magazine

30 January, 18 4:49 pm · Leave a comment · Colin Brown
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AGW Automatic Girth Welder 3 Oclock Welder - Tank Storage Mag
Red-D-Arc was featured in the December/January issue of Tank Storage Magazine in an editorial titled “Rental welding equipment for storage tank fabricators”. Tank Storage Magazine is an industry leading publication, reporting exclusively on the bulk liquid tank storage and terminal sector.

The storage tank construction industry is highly competitive and fabricators gain a significant advantage by leveraging Red-D-Arc’s rental fleet of automatic tank welding equipment. Red-D-Arc supplies specialized automatic storage tank welding equipment to companies in the tank fabrication industry for projects all over the world.

Along with our specialized tank welding equipment comes a highly knowledgeable and experienced team of Red-D-Arc technicians. Sayer Hendricks – storage tank welding equipment specialist at Red-D-Arc is quoted in the article: “A fabrication company without prior knowledge of the equipment, is able to rent a turn-key tank welding automation system and increase their welding productivity by 40-50%. With on-site training, service and support, our customers are up and running quickly and making 100% x-ray quality welds without fail”

The full article is available here: Rental welding equipment for storage tank fabricators

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