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Auto bore welding versus hand welding

CLIMAX automated bore welding machines provide the operator with a new degree of welding performance and precision. These systems dramatically decrease weld times and produce precise, uniform and high-quality welds, making them far superior to hand-welding techniques.
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Line boring the lock pin bosses on a bucketrepair using a BORTECH BW3000 Auto BoreWelder.

These BORTECH automated welding systems are designed to attach to several CLIMAX boring machine mounting fixtures, allowing a single setup for both welding and machining operations. These automated welders offer high-quality, affordable welding performance for bore, flange and valve repair. Many of their benefits are listed below.

Improved safety and productivity

* Remote pendant controls minimize the welder’s exposure to harmful fumes, heat and flash.
* Eliminates tedious, repetitive motions that lead to welder fatigue and injury.
* Welds in areas that are difficult or impossible to reach.
* The welder is free to work on other jobs while automated welding is taking place, significantly improving productivity.
* Welds in bores that are too small to weld by hand and too large to weld with good consistency in a timely manner.
* Cuts job times in half by welding one set of bores while you’re machining the other.

Versatile, efficient, repeatable

* Welds in the horizontal or vertical axis more consistently than hand welding.
* Operates at a lower voltage with no starts and stops, maintaining a very consistent arc length.
* Arc time increases 100 percent versus hand-welding methods.
* Uses far fewer consumables versus hand welding.
* Smooth, consistent welds reduce machining time by up to 50 percent, which also reduces wear and tear on your tooling, boring equipment and consumables.
* Automatic out-of-round correction capability (pie mode and carriage return) means there’s no pre-boring needed to manually fill a void or to oversize the bore to make it round.
* Interfaces with CLIMAX BB3000, BB4500 and BB5000 boring machines (one setup operation).

BORTECH automated welding systems provide you with higher-quality welds, as well as substantial time and cost savings over hand-welding methods. These auto bore welders are available for sale or rent. We also offer customized training at our site or yours.

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