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Novarc will be demonstrating its new collaborative spool welding robot at FABTECH in Chicago Sept. 13-16.

The Spool Welding Robot+Hyperfill dual torch system boosts heavy fabrication productivity to 350-500 FDI per shift by increasing weld deposition rates while maintaining weld quality.

The SWR uses a floating long reach manipulator, with a three-axis robotic arm at the end, which works with a human operator to increase their dexterity and flexibility.  It is designed specifically for pipe, small pressure vessel and other types of roll welding, and is capable of welding flanges, tees, elbows and reducers.

Novarc says that implementation of the SWR has shown a 3-5x increase in pipe welding productivity, potentially allowing the collaborative robot’s capital cost to be recovered in an average of six to 18 months.

“With Novarc’s SWR+HyperFill, pipe fabrication shops are guaranteed higher performance, by being able to increase weld deposition rates and deliver excellent weld quality; lower the cost by reducing weld and material handling costs compared to the sub-arc process; and streamline and simplify production, resulting in a higher return on investment”, says Novarc CEO Soroush Karimzadeh. 

The SWR+HyperFill uses the Lincoln STT GMAW  process on the root, and twin wire GMAW-P (HyperFill) on fill and cap passes. SWR+HyperFill utilizes Lincoln Electric’s patented twin-wire GMAW solution, HyperFill, to maximize productivity and profitability. It can be used on carbon steel pressure process pipes or vessels with 0.5–2.5” thickness and as low as 6” in diameter. The system also has the flexibility of using root to cap GMAW or seamlessly switching to FCAW or MCAW for the fill and cap passes. 

Novarc will be exhibiting at booth B23034.

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