The FieldPro welding system has been designed and built to meet the specific needs and conditions of onsite pipe welding applications in the oil and gas, refinery, petrochemical, power generation, and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning industries.
Welding Industries of Australia (WIA) Equipment Product Manager John Gorey said the FieldPro takes the advanced welding arc quality and ease of use of the original workshop-based PipeWorx 400 welding system, and brings these capabilities to the field for the first time.
“Welding contractors working onsite now have the ability to take workshop-based technology into the field, resulting in reduced arc time and less weld defects,” said Mr Gorey.
The FieldPro system comes with traditional stick, metal inert gas (MIG), tungsten inert gas and flux-cored processes, and can run the advanced Regulated Metal Deposition (RMD) process and the Pro-Pulsed MIG process with the addition of the FieldPro Smart Feeder.
The use of RMD and Pro-Pulse reduces weld failures and eliminates backing gas on some stainless and chrome moly applications.
“The Smart Feeder delivers RMD and Pro-Pulse welding up to 60 m away from the power source, with the use of standard weld cables. This eliminates the hassle of managing control cables on the worksite, and welding parameters and processes can be adjusted with ease through the simplified cable management system,” said Mr Gorey.
The FieldPro remote brings advanced remote control capabilities to the welder at the joint, which eliminates travel to and from the power source.
This optimises arc time, simplifies process changeover and helps to improve overall weld quality and productivity.
Use of the FieldPro remote also results in reduced weld defects by automatically setting correct polarity for each welding process without the need to manually swap cables.
The system’s simplified cable management eliminates all of the communication cables that cause clutter and hassle on jobsites, as well as eliminating the need for costly repair or replacement of damaged control cables.
Constructed to withstand the rigours of field use, the FieldPro features a metal roll cage for the power source, impact-resistant cases for the feeders, remote and protected circuit boards, and is supported by the Miller three-year True Blue warranty.
“The FieldPro will quickly set a new standard for onsite pipe welding because of its superior arc performance, ease of use, reduced set-up time and reduced weld defect rework”, said Mr Gorey.
The FieldPro is distributed by WIA, which is a division of the global manufacturing company Illinois Tool Works.
WIA delivers a range of global welding brands to the Australian market, including WIA, Miller, Hobart and Bernard.
For more information call 1300 300 884 or visit www.welding.com.au.