Koike Aronson Ransome, a global provider in cutting, welding, and positioning equipment, announced two new welding packages. One is designed specifically for pipe welding and the other is for submerged arc welding.
The pipe welding package is built for optimum operator usability. It incorporates the new Cricket-I welding manipulator and Koike’s standard Wel-Handy Multi Next and WU-3 weaver, which is mounted on the end of the boom.
This package is configured to use the 3-by-3-inch manual cross slide and built-in weaving functionality to automate pipe welding, increasing quality and maximizing productivity. Mounting brackets for control pendants and welding interface are included at the weld head, keeping all controls conveniently in one place.
The Wel-Handy Multi Next is also detachable and can also be used as a stand-alone portable welding machine.
“Koike Aronson Ransome welding packages are designed to increase over-all shop efficiency, saving you valuable time and money,” explained Cliff White, welding product manager at Koike. “We have both an open arc pipe welding package and a SAW package pre-configured for typical applications. Custom and project specific packages can be always be used depending on the customer’s needs.”
The SAW package for submerged arc welding includes a 6-by-6-foot Cricket-II Manipulator with powered lift and manual reach, self-standing base and mast rotation for portability. Mounted to the end of the boom is a manual 6-by-6-inch cross slide for torch adjustment. Flux hopper and mounting for positioner or turning roll controls and SAW feeder controls are all located at the end of the boom.
Additionally, a straight DC, AC/DC, and multi-process system options are available to meet your individual needs.
All Koike machines are manufactured in the U.S., allowing for accessible service, parts and support. Koike works collaboratively with their customers to find the right solution with customized machines and services. By manufacturing their machines in-house, they guarantee a strictly controlled quality assurance process, ensuring their machine are ruggedly built and reliable.