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Published by: The Robot Report, September 2021

Novarc Technologies will unveil its Spool Welding Robot+HyperFill solution at FABTECH, which runs September 13-16 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The SWR+HyperFill is a dual torch system designed to increase heavy fabrication productivity by increasing weld deposition rates. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based company claims it can increase productivity by 350-500 factored diameter inches (FDI).

Novarc launched a welding cobot at FabTech in 2017. The SWR uses a floating long reach manipulator, with a three-axis robotic arm at the end, which works with a human operator to increase their dexterity and flexibility. It is designed specifically for pipe, small pressure vessel and other types of roll welding, and is capable of welding flanges, tees, elbows and reducers.

The SWR+HyperFill uses the Lincoln STT GMAW process on the root, and twin wire GMAW-P (HyperFill) on fill and cap passes. SWR+HyperFill uses Lincoln Electric’s patented twin-wire GMAW solution, HyperFill. It can be used on carbon steel pressure process pipes or vessels with 0.5” – 2.5” thickness and as low as 6” in diameter. The system also has the flexibility of using root to cap GMAW or switch to FCAW or MCAW for the fill and cap passes. Read More…