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Vertical Cladding System (VCS)

Vertical TIG Pipe Cladding Machine (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
  • Processes: Pulsed TIG, Hot-wire TIG

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


Pulsed TIG

Hot-wire TIG

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.

Options, Accessories and Related Equipment

Related Equipment
Horizontal TIG Pipe Cladding Machine
Compact TIG Pipe Cladding Machine

Vertical Cladding System (VCS)

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