Published: Monday, 14 January 2013
Written by Super User
Our first weld manipulator boom worked so well for us we decided to add a second.
We have acquired an additional Pandjiris Manipulator to assist in the manufacturing of tanks, pressure vessels and ductwork. This is the second manipulator we have added in the past 9 months.
This time we have decided to go bigger. The manipulator’s basic size of 14′ x 14′ is mounted on a bolt-down base and has an 1′ nominal arc height along with a 14′ horizontal boom stroke at a variable speed of 3″ to 116″ per minute. This is electronically controlled with dynamic braking beginning 19-1/4″ from the centerline of the column and 360 degree manual column rotation. The standard electricals are 230/460 volts, 3 phase, 60 cycle with 115 control and is wired to conform to National Electrical Code Standards.
The manipulator boom is complemented by a Lincoln NA-5 Sub Arc welder and Air Powered Flux Recovery System to deposit more weld metal at fast travel speeds. This welder easily adapts to a wide range of wire feed speeds and sizes.
“With the number of ASME tanks and vessels we have going through our shop, an additional manipulator was the logical choice for us”, says Dave Kriner, Goodhart Sons, Inc.’s Quality Assurance manager.
Kriner also sees an advantage of having this manipulator when it comes to large diameter ductwork. “We have some ductwork that will be coming through our fabrication shop real soon and my hope is to put both of these manipulator booms to work on that”.
We are a fully equipped steel fabricator and installer located in Lancaster, PA. with over 175,000 square feet of production space. We are ASME Section VIII, Division I board certified and in possession of our R, S and U stamps as well as being an AISC Member. We are up to the challenge of completing your project with the highest level of quality, on time, and within budget.
We also employs millwrights, riggers, welders, pipefitters, electricians and insulators that travel the country and abroad to install the projects that we fabricate as well as many types of OEM equipment and production lines. We have the experience, knowledge and resources to plan and execute complicated shut-downs.