January 10, 2006
The Ransome vertical welding system from Koike Aronson Inc. delivers vertical up or down welding for GMAW and FCAW processes.
The adjustable frame holds plates from 6 to 10 ft. tall, in thicknesses from 3/8 to 2 in.; tank diameters are unlimited. The unit's bidirectional, controlled speed is capable of high deposition rates and X-ray-quality welds. All welding equipment, including power source and gas cylinder, attaches to the unit's column.
Weld joints can be single bevel, double bevel, or butt. A rack-and-pinion drive provides positive vertical motion. Lateral travel from joint to joint can be manual or powered.