By guest blogger David H.
Some years back I was working in a shipyard in San Francisco. The yard had several small repair jobs going, plus a fairly large project building six ocean-going barges. The supervisor who was in charge of the barge-building project was looking for volunteers to operate semi-automatic wire feeders, using flux-cored wire, to weld stiffeners to the skin of the barges. I had never used a wire feeder before, so I volunteered out of curiosity.
After a very short training period, possibly all of 30 minutes but I think a bit less, I was off and running. I was impressed by the quality of the welds and the speed at which they were deposited. Without question I was outpacing anything that could be done by stick welding, and I felt it was easier to maintain a uniform weld size too. The machine itself was light enough and small enough to move without difficulty, and the spools of wire lasted long and were quick and easy to replace when the spool of welding wire was finished.
Red-D-Arc has nearly a dozen semi-automatic wire feeders available for almost any application. We also carry fully automatic wire feeders, which are faster still and appropriate in certain circumstances – like building storage tanks – especially for large-deposition welds.
Red-D-Arc is running a limited time, special offer on Quality-Checked used welding equipment. Until June 30th, a selection of pre-owned welders are available at significantly discounted prices. These welders are in “like new” condition, include a 12 month warranty and are in stock – for fast delivery. Don’t miss out! See the flyer for more details.
Single and tandem (multi-wire and multi-arc) submerged arc welding heads are available for sale, lease and rent. Tandem systems include multi-arc heads with up to 6 welding arcs and multi-wire heads capable of up to 4 wires, all of which are available to accommodate deep groove and narrow gap applications. We have extensive experience designing special purpose, custom welding heads to suit any requirement.
Red-D-Arc’s tandem welding system provides a touch screen interface for data monitoring and provides full welding control. The multi-arc central console system provides control of up to 6 weld heads and allows welding parameters to be saved and downloaded. An ergonomic hand held pendant allows the operator flexibility to observe the weld and adjust parameters “on the fly”.
The Red-D-Arc National Accounts program is designed to help large companies who are doing business across various geographical areas throughout the United States. As the largest provider of welding and welding-related rental products and services in North America, Red-D-Arc is the only company capable of meeting the rental welding equipment needs of North America’s largest companies.
Advantages of enrolling in the national accounts program include standardized pricing/price percentage discounts, Red-D-Arc’s dedicated National Accounts Specialists taking care, custody and control of customers accounts and the National Accounts hotline to manage all equipment procucrement and servicing needs.
Our rental welders, weld automation and specialty products are available through over 70 Red-D-Arc Service Centers. We can supply you with the equipment you need – where you need it when you need it.
For more information please contact Chuck McCabe at 612-475-8485.
Red-D-Arc now carries the Farrow 150 – available for sale, lease and rent. The Farrow 150 is the most advanced, versatile, and user-friendly wet abrasive blasting system on the market today.
Wet blasting substantially reduces media consumption and dust while still providing any profile and surface cleanliness required. The Farrow 150 uses 50-75% less abrasive than conventional dry blasting. Air particulates are reduced by over 90%. Less contamination results in lowering clean-up and disposal cost.
Its compact size and weight make the Farrow 150 easy to transport to and from any work site. Blast pressure can be adjusted from 30 psi to 120 psi allowing for maximum range of control. Additional features include pneumatic controls, self-venting and pressuring pot as well as a 25 gallon internal water tank. The main components are now safely protected behind a fully enclosed powder coated frame, protecting the internal surfaces from corrosion for a more reliable, cleaner blast.