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Vertical Cladding System (VCS)

Top Features

  • Complete Turnkey System
  • System Controller with Touch-Screen Control
  • 500 or 700 amp Pulsed-TIG Power Source
  • 150 amp Hotwire TIG Power Source
  • 13.5 Tonne Capacity Floor-Mounted Turntable
  • 3M x 4M Column and Boom

Red-D-Arc offers fully automated TIG cladding welding systems for vertical valve-cladding applications. Complete turnkey packages include a wire-feed unit as well as a standard touch-programmable, cold-wire pulsed-TIG welding power source with an optional hot-wire system available for applications where higher deposition rates are required.

Product Details


Model: RDA VCS 700
Weld Process:Hotwire TIG (HW-GTAW)
Column and Boom:RDA HD VCS 3M x 4M with heavy-duty motorized cross-slides
Turntable:1.8M diameter table, 13.5 tonne capacity with slip ring
Standard Power Source:Miller Maxstar 700 with Coolmate 3.5 cooler, Maxstar 200 DX
Optional Power Source:Other power sources are available
Maximum Height Bore Depth:Up to 2000 mm depending on torch type and vertical slides used
Minimum Weldable Bore:45 mm diameter
Water Cooled TIG Torch:Various fixed and adjustable-angle torch heads available
Welding Speed: 20 to 45 cm/min
Air Pressure: Requires 3-4 bar / 45-60 psi
Control: KEY 1250 PLC Controller
Control Functions: Controlled by 38 cm TFT HMI or remote pendant
Input Power RDA VCS 700: VCS (controller, manipulator, turntable) - 380 to 480 V, 3 phase, 50/60 Hz
Input Power Miller Power Sources:Maxstar 700 and Maxstar 200DX - 380 to 480 V, 3 phase, 50/60 Hz
Input Power Miller Cooler:Coolmate 3.5 - 115 VAC 50/60 Hz (from power source)
Overall Height: 5500 mm
Shipping Weight: 9550 kg complete system

Additional Features

The vertical valve-cladding system incorporates both a 3M x 4M column and boom and 13.5-tonne floor turntable, and an optional additional turntable or welding positioner is available for increased productivity. The column and boom is fitted with heavy-duty motorized slides with 90 and 180 degree rotation capability to attach the welding-wire-feed unit and optional Continuous Rotation System (CRS) welding head. Both the column and boom and floor turntable are equipped with pre-heat option and anti-backlash gearbox design.

All cladding systems are controlled by a KEY 1250 fully-integrated touch-screen PC controller. All machine functions are controlled via the PC or hand-held remote pendant and functions can be either pre-set or adjusted during the welding cycle. The system provides display values, alarms and system parameters through the live-welder display and editor functions to automatically, clad multiple and cross bore options.

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