Fronius has focused on overlay welding with its second generation of the Compact Cladding Cell.
The system enables the surfacing of a wide range of bore geometries (cylindrical, conical, multi-diameter, etc.) from a bore diameter of 25 millimeters.
It handles components with a diameter of up to one meter and a maximum weight of 2,500 kilograms, while the maximum part height of 1.4 meters can be increased to 1.9 meters.
The possible applications are diverse: riser pipes and valves for underwater components in the oil and gas industry (ie: blow-out preventer stacks), pump parts, rollers, casting molds, and other highly stressed parts.
The Compact Cladding Cell enclosure measures about 10 square metres and all components are pre-installed so it can quickly be put into operation. The entire system uses a single power supply, which makes installation much easier.
Customers can choose between the TIG hot wire and the SpeedClad Twin process. SpeedClad Twin is based on the TIG hot wire process, but with two tungsten electrodes and two wires, increasing welding speeds by up to 300 per cent compared to Fronius’conventional TIG hot wire process.
The wirefeeder with double wire option and 4-roller drive operates synchronously and delivers absolute reliability, using both the Fronius TransTig 5000 and TransTig 2200 power sources – the latter being responsible for preheating the welding wire. The two devices are required in a twin setup for the SpeedClad Twin process.