Koike Aronson Ransome, a global provider of cutting, welding, and positioning equipment, has released their latest portable welding carriage: the Wel-Handy Multi Next for semi-automated welding.
This machine features an advanced multi-function drive system that allows operators to perform various weld types with one machine. The Wel-Handy Multi Next delivers unrivaled traction control with a 120-FT-LB pull force magnet, ensuring precise and consistent results for vertical and horizontal welding.
This welding carriage is constructed with a single-piece aluminum die-cast body that’s protected by aluminum and stainless-steel heat shields to resist slag penetration. The new multi-function controller lets operators perform straight line, stitch, and weave type welds with the same carriage. Switching from continuous welding to stitch welding is as simple as a turn-of-the-function dial.
“When you are in the market for a portable welding machine, you need a durable piece of equipment that improves shop efficiency and productivity,” said Ben Cramer, PGA product ,anager. “That’s why ease of operation was our most influencing factor in the design of the Wel-Handy Multi Next. This machine is versatile and can perform various welding processes quickly, but it’s easy enough to use so that operators of all skill levels can achieve consistent high-quality results.”
The Wel-Handy Multi Next as designed by Koike’s certified in-house welders to accomplish several different processes while being easy to operate and set up. With no guide rails required, this machine drives into the fillet plate, placing consistent pressure into the root for accurate welds. The compact weave system is bolted directly to the machine with no additional cabling required.
Other features of the Wel-Handy Multi Next include multi-position guide rollers, a built-in welder interface, enhanced limit switch features, an encoder driver motor and control, and multiple torch mounting configurations.