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Light Weight Automatic Girth Welder (AGW-LW)

Top Features

  • 40% Lighter than the Standard AGW-I
  • Cuts Storage Tank Welding Time Up to 40%
  • Operator Controlled Speeds From 4 to 105 IPM
  • Weld Tanks from 12' Diameters and Up

Koike Aronson / Ransome’s AGW-LW Light Weight Automatic Girth Welder is an automatic system that speeds up construction of thin walled field-erected storage tanks. It straddles the shell plates riding on adjustable flanged wheels at operator controlled speeds of 4 to 105 IPM (.10-2.67 M/min).

Product Details


  • Weighs less than 1,000 lbs. (450 Kg) w/o canvas
  • Adjustable tubular frame for plates 6ft to 10ft tall (1.8m-3.05m)
  • Min. 12ft (5.6m) to an Unlimited tank diameter range
  • Travel speeds 4-105 ipm (.10 - 2.67 m/min)
  • Speed, direction and rapid travel select controls (Master side)
  • Average welding speed is approximately 30 ipm (.762 m/min) with a deposition rate of 11# per hour (per side)

Additional Features

The AGW-LW can handle plates as thin as 3/16 inches and tank diameters down to 12’. Equipped with welding head, controls, flux support belts and recovery unit for 3 o’clock welding. Standard controls and welding head, straightener and 50 lbs. (22.7 Kg) wire reel included. The adjustable submerged arc flux belt mechanism ensures retention of the flux at the joint, and efficient recycling of flux.

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