The term Orbital-Welding is based on the Latin word ORBIS = circle. This has been adopted primarily by aerospace and used in terms of Orbit (n.) or Orbital (adj.) for the trajectory of a man-made or natural satellite or around a celestial body.
The combination Orbital and Welding specifies a process by which an arc travels circumferentially around a work piece (usually a tube or pipe).
The concept Orbital Welding is basically a loosely defined term that is usually used for processed only, where the arc is travels at least 360 degrees around the work piece without interruption.
Consequently, processes, which interrupt the full 360-weld sequence such as for better puddle control (often used for MIG/MAG welding, using the down-hand welding sequence in 2 half-circles), can not truly be called orbital welding.
Open Arc Orbital Welding HeadsOpen Arc Orbital Weldhead ORBIWELD TPForget everything you know about Open-Arc-Weld Heads!
The all new ORBIWELD TP series are completely unique in design, making it very versatile. Locating the motor inside the main housing, results in the ORBIWELD TP series being very compact in design and the revolutionary design of the drive system makes large & bulky drive mechanisms a thing of the past.
These Weld Heads are supplied with an on-board compact wire feeder located close to the welding torch which ensures a responsive wire feeding which is synchronised with the puls-ing of the welding current. This gives much better control of the weld pool than systems which have to push or pull the wire from a remote, separate wire feeder over long distances, thus not allowing responsive precise synchronisation with the cur-rent pulses. For field applications the com-pact wire feeder on the weld head is more comfortable than a separate, heavy wire feeder.
ORBIWELD TP heads are working with an open arc and an adjustable clamping system, which can easily adjusted to every tube size in the given range. Includes a built-in remote control for all necessary commands during opera-tion. The arc length is mechanically controlled and guarantees a constant gab of the electrode. The torch head is adjustable from 90 - 45.
TIG torch and power cable from the weld head are 7,5 m long and water-cooled (extensions are possible as option) All ORBIWELD TP weld heads are supplied with hardened steel clamp jaws which provide optimal clamping efficiency. Alternatively stainless steel clamp jaws can be supplied.WELDHEAD MODEL ORBIWELD TP 250
for diameter 22 - 77 mm
Optional stainless steel clamp jaws
Optional reduction of min. clamping range down to 12 mm O.D.WELDHEAD MODEL ORBIWELD TP 400
for diameter 30 - 115 mm
Optional stainless steel clamp jawsWELDHEAD MODEL ORBIWELD TP 600
for diameter 70 - 170 mm
Optional stainless steel clamp jawsWELDHEAD MODEL ORBIWELD TP 1000
for diameter 120 - 275 mm
Optional stainless steel clamp jawsCold wire feeding system
KD 3-62 for ORBIWELD TP head 400 - 1000
can be mounted directly on the weld head existing out of:
Cold wire feeding system
- feed motor
- adjustable wire guide system
- spool adapter with special 62 mm mini spool (empty)
KD 3-100 for ORBIWELD TP 600 and 1000
as above mentioned, but with spool adapter for D 100 standard spools