Advanced Submerged Arc Systems from Lincoln Electric Now Offered with Outdoor Rating and Enhanced Features
Lincoln Electric, Automation Division Posted 09/08/2009
- Severe-duty rating for extreme conditions
- New stainless steel casing on power source for rugged environments
- Multiple machine configurations with easy set-up
Cleveland – Lincoln Electric offers the new Power Wave® AC/DC 1000® SD and MAXsa™ drives and controllers – a total update on Lincoln’s advanced Power Wave submerged arc welding system solutions. These new equipment components are ideal for rugged work environments and applications, including bridge decking, pressure vessels, panel lines and seamers. Using the MAXsa™ 19 controller and MAXsa 29 feed head, the system is readily adapted for pipe mill integrator solutions or submerged arc robotic welding.
Power and Control
With a full 380-575 VAC, 50/60Hz input voltage capability, the Power Wave AC/DC 1000 SD can be connected anywhere in the world. The machine’s output is rated at 1000 amps at 100% duty cycle. Each welding arc may be driven by a single machine or by a number of machines connected in parallel for additional amperage capacity.
The digital inverter-based power source features Lincoln Electric’s software-driven Waveform Control Technology®, resulting in unprecedented control of DC positive, DC negative, balanced AC and variable AC submerged arc processes without cumbersome mechanical cable swapping. Subtle waveform changes can be made for precise control of the submerged arc deposition rate and penetration. Welding operations are optimized through increased travel speeds, greater deposition, consistently higher quality welds and improved efficiencies in a single- or multi-arc environment. As advances are made, upgraded software can be downloaded at no additional cost at www.powerwavesoftware.com.
The new Power Wave machine features new iARC™ digital controls, delivering processing speeds up to 90 times faster than the previous generation. The result is faster arc response and greater arc stability.
The Power Wave AC/DC 1000 SD, now housed in a protective, stainless steel case, is IP23-rated for severe-duty outdoor use and storage.
The machine’s high efficiency and three-phase operation help to reduce electric power consumption. The unit’s 95% power factor correction allows users to consider connecting more machines on the same plant infrastructure for reduced installation and operating costs compared to traditional submerged arc solutions.
New System Components
The Power Wave AC/DC 1000 SD is intended for use with the new Cruiser™ and MAXsa controllers and feeders. The Cruiser™ is a mechanized travel carriage with a control interface that can cut hours from decking weld production time compared to manual or semiautomatic welding. MAXsa controllers and feeders are intended for beam-mounted hard automation, third-party integrator solutions or robotic submerged arc welding.
Digital Communication, Enhanced Analysis
The system uses Lincoln Electric’s ArcLink® digital communications protocol to communicate between components for hard automation and robotic applications. It is also compatible with DeviceNet® for additional plant motion control. As a result, MAXsa controllers can be easily integrated in simple or complex welding and fixturing systems. These communication features reduce downtime and simplify hardware configuration.
Using embedded Ethernet communication capability, the system can also deliver remote weld process monitoring that allows welding operational efficiency analysis. Using Lincoln Electric’s Production Monitoring™ 2 web-based software, managers can track equipment usage; gather and store data by weld, station, shift or date; configure welding process limits; and generate email alerts. The system also features Lincoln’s True Energy™ capability, which provides customers with an easy and accurate method for measuring and displaying energy for critical heat input calculations.
To request a copy of Lincoln’s Power Wave AC/DC 1000 SD/MAXsa™ submerged arc system product literature, call (888) 355-3213 or visit www.lincolnelectric.com to obtain Bulletin E9.181.
The Lincoln Electric Company, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, fume extraction equipment and plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment. The company holds a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market.
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