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New pipe flange welding system for automated production lines

New pipe flange welding system for automated production lines

Fully automatic handling and welding processes for the efficient production of pipes with push-on flanges

The new generation of pipe flange welding systems – designed for nominal widths of 2 to 14” and lengths of 800 to 6,000 mm – offer plenty potential for rationalization. They have been conceived for fully automatic component infeed, welding and outfeed of pipes with push-on flanges.

Pipes are fed to the system from a pipe store. Robots then place the flanges in the right position in the clamping devices. The components are welded with 4 torches simultaneously. Up to 10 welding positions are pre-selectable. Internal scanning systems ensure that the torches are correctly positioned in relation to the component.

Welded pipe joints are fed out of the system by a discharge unit. This means that this MÜLLER OPLADEN solution is ideal for use on pipe production lines.

The welding proper of internal and external seams is performed by non-robot-controlled welding heads specially developed and built by MÜLLER OPLADEN. With these heads developed in-house, the system achieves much higher productivity when welding a variety of nominal widths than robotic welding stations, as set-up time is much shorter.