The Model 52 is intended for all-position, automated welding of pipe, plate or fittings using the Cold or Hot Wire Feed GTAW (TIG) process. It is a rugged, precision tool with minimal radial clearance for welding of all pipe sizes from 8" pipe up to an unlimited size, including flat plate.
The Model 52 is intended for field or heavy duty shop use in the nuclear, shipbuilding, chemical, petrochemical and construction industries where weld quality requirements are stringent and the use of the GTAW process is beneficial. The Model 52 is a "full function" welding head, meaning that it provides all functions necessary for true automated welding including Arc Rotation, Arc Voltage Control (AVC) for arc gap control, Wire Feed (weld filler) and Torch Oscillation (weave). The Model 52 also features range expandability of most of these functions as well as providing other standard features that are options on most other weld heads. The Model 52 weld head provides a durable, extremely versatile, heavy-duty platform for using a variety of torch options. These torch options range from a "standard" head using a single-entry torch and a single wire feeder to more complex torches for Narrow Groove Welding, Remote Welding with Vision and Hot Wire Welding. It can be ordered or retrofitted with numerous application-specific accessories customizing the head for a user’s needs.
On-board wire feed mechanics, single or dual wire feed system, up to 30 lbs. spools
Digital encoder feedback on all functions
Water-cooled main housing
Zero-backlash dual-motor gear drive for consistent travel speeds in all positions
Compatible with the AMI Model 415 Power Supply. Compatible with many AMI torch assemblies, including video-equipped torches.
Model 52 "P" Torch
The "P" torch is only one of numerous torches designed for use with AMI's Vision Systems. It incorporates direct-view optics and color video cameras to show both the leading and trailing edges of the weld puddle. These optic assemblies are combined with remote-controlled dual wire manipulators to allow welding in both directions and to remotely observe the weld puddle. AMI's arc light filtration, along with miniature video cameras allows for a very small and compact package with a minimum amount of cabling. It is recommended for any application requiring remote vision, such as high-radiation areas or where direct observation of the weld process by operators is limited. Some torches require the use of a second wire feeder on the weld head and video-related accessories.