Gridweld Welding Systems has developed a new automatic pipeline welding crawler.
Gridweld Welding Systems has developed a new automatic pipeline welding crawler. This advanced unit uses online configurable DC motors from maxon motors DCX family.
Over the past decade, continual increase in energy demand coupled with strong development in the production of unconventionals and LNG (liquefied natural gas) has set solid grounds for growth in the onshore pipeline sector. Gridweld uses the latest technology to design and manufacture orbital welding systems. This specialised technique is used for joining pipes or tubes where the arc is rotated 360°. The West Midlands based company personnel have been involved in many pipe welding operations around the world. Since its development the welding bug Scorpion, has been used on projects within the UK, Ireland and Australia.
Mike Penny, Technical Director at Gridweld says ‚ We chose to work with maxon motor because of the high level of support and expertise available and the short delivery times available for the DCX.‘ Ian Bell, senior sales engineer from maxon motor said ‚The new DCX range has increased deliverable torque without increasing size or weight, both important deciding factors for Scorpion’s customers‘.