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Automated lathe reduces learning curve

Adaptive spindle speed compensation.


205_mavrixwelding_PLCDualTorch2Mavrix Welding Automation Inc.’s horizontal and vertical welding lathes with PLC-based controls improve productivity of remanufacturing slab caster rolls, shell rolls, zinc pot rolls and mandrel bars.

With adaptive spindle speed compensation, operators do not need to adjust wire-feed speed or spindle speed to accommodate changes in diameter.

The multi-process horizontal lathe is capable of sub arc, open arc and gas-shielded welding processes using a single torch. An onboard second torch is ready for quick changeover for bores welding down to 4-in. in diameter.

Programs are developed by defining which axis will step or run when welding begins. It includes a 12-in. colour and easy-to-use open-naming convention for part configuration storage.

The welding lathe is preconfigured for a variety of accessories including servo oscillator, water cooler with loss of flow sensing, pressurized flux delivery and recovery and exhaust system integration. An onboard gravity flow flux hopper includes an ultra-sonic level sensor that reduces air consumption and informs operators when the system is low on flux.

Mavrix is a manufacturer of automated hard facing and metal build up systems based in New Berlin, Wis.

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