Model 43 Narrow Groove Pipe Weld Head

The Model 43 is an inside diameter welding head for ID cladding or welding of pipe joints and other applications. It is a rugged, field-proven weld head and has been used extensively in nuclear repair and nuclear component assembly plants as well as fossil power generation, chemical, and vessel manufacturing.

Features

  • Rugged, reliable ID weld head with 300 A GTAW torch
  • Range from 6.750” ID to 24” ID (171 mm - 610 mm) with direct-view color TV cameras
  • Pneumatically operated cylinders that center and position the weld head
  • Extremely fast mount/dismount times
  • Automatic arc voltage control
  • Synchronized torch oscillation and pulsed wire feed
  • Remote-control torch tilt +/- 15 degrees (cross-seam)
  • Built-in wire feeder and wire spool holder

Compatible with the AMI Model 415 and Model 501 Hot Wire Power Supplies.

  • Arc Voltage Control
  • Oscillation
  • Travel Speed
  • Water Cooling
  • Wire Feed
  • Wire Manipulator

Quick Specs

ID Range6.75" - 24.0"
(171 mm - 610 mm)
AVC Stroke1.75" (44 mm) or 3.00" (76 mm)
Torch Oscillation1.00" (25 mm) max.
1.5" (38 mm) optional
Wire Feed Speed1.0 - 200 IPM
(25 - 5000 mm/min.)
Travel Speed0.005 - 0.5 RPM
Tungsten Size3/32" or 1/8"
(2.4 mm or 3.2 mm)
Filler Wire0.030" or 0.035"
(0.8 mm or 0.9 mm Ø)
Wire Spool2 lbs. or 4" standard spool
(1 kg or 100 mm Ø spool)
Torch Cross-Seam Steering Range2.00" (50 mm) or 3.00" (76 mm) optional
TorchWater-cooled, 250 A, 100% Duty Cycle
Remote Torch Tilt+/- 15°
Weight36 lbs. (less cables) including remote vision system
(16 kg)