April 12, 2011
Arndt Enterprise has introduced the Sentry Torch Guard automatic welding nozzle cleaning system for robotic GMAW cells. The system removes built-up weld spatter and sprays a mist of antispatter fluid directly into the gas shield nozzle, providing protection for the nozzle, gas diffuser, and contact tip of the welding torch.
The system can be used with all brands of robots and robotic GMAW guns and is compatible with all nozzle and contact tip combinations, the company reports. The compact system features adjustable nozzle clamping to fit all nozzle diameters; an air preparation system including air filter, air regulator, and motor lubricator; twin-blade reamer; large antispatter reservoir; and spatter debris catch pan. A floor-mounting stand and a wire-cutting system are available.
According to the manufacturer, all cleaning phases are completed in less than five seconds.