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Vertical Cladding System (VCS)

Vertical Pipe Cladding System (VCS)

Top Features

  • Complete Turnkey System
  • System Controller with Touch-Screen Control
  • 500 or 700 amp Pulsed-TIG Power Source
  • 150 amp Hotwire TIG Power Source
  • 15 Ton Capacity Floor-Mounted Turntable
  • 10 x 13 Manipulator

Red-D-Arc offers fully automated TIG cladding welding systems for vertical valve-cladding applications. Complete turnkey packages include a wire-feed unit as well as a standard touch-programmable, cold-wire pulsed-TIG welding power source with an optional hot-wire system available for applications where higher deposition rates are required.

Product Details


Model: RDA VCS 700
Weld Process:Hotwire TIG (HW-GTAW)
Manipulator:RDA HD VCS 10x13 with heavy-duty motorized cross-slides
Turntable:6 foot diameter table, 15 ton capacity with slip ring
Standard Power Source:Miller Maxstar 700 with Coolmate 3.5 cooler, Maxstar 200 DX
Optional Power Source:Other power sources are available
Maximum Height Bore Depth:Up to 78.7 in (2000 mm) depending on torch type and vertical slides used
Minimum Weldable Bore:1.77 in (45 mm) diameter
Water Cooled TIG Torch:Various fixed and adjustable-angle torch heads available
Welding Speed: 7.87 in/min to 17.7 in/min (20 to 45 cm/min)
Air Pressure: Requires 3-4 bar / 45-60 psi
Control: KEY 1250 PLC Controller
Control Functions: Controlled by 15 in TFT HMI or remote pendant
Input Power RDA VCS 700: VCS (controller, manipulator, turntable) - 380 to 480 V, 3 phase, 50/60 Hz
Input Power Miller Power Sources:Maxstar 700 and Maxstar 200DX - 380 to 480 V, 3 phase, 50/60 Hz
Input Power Miller Cooler:Coolmate 3.5 - 115 VAC 50/60 Hz (from power source)
Overall Height: 216.5 in (5500 mm)
Shipping Weight: 21,054 lb (9550 kg) complete system

Additional Features

The vertical valve-cladding system incorporates both a 10 x 13 manipulator and 15-ton floor turntable, and an optional additional turntable or welding positioner is available for increased productivity. The manipulator is fitted with heavy-duty motorized slides with 90 and 180 degree rotation capability to attach the welding-wire-feed unit and optional Continuous Rotation System (CRS) welding head. Both the manipulator and floor turntable are equipped with pre-heat option and anti-backlash gearbox design.

All cladding systems are controlled by a KEY 1250 fully-integrated touch-screen PC controller. All machine functions are controlled via the PC or hand-held remote pendant and functions can be either pre-set or adjusted during the welding cycle. The system provides display values, alarms and system parameters through the live-welder display and editor functions to automatically, clad multiple and cross bore options.

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Vertical Cladding System (VCS)

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