The increased productivity comes from either an increase in the maximum achievable travel speed or by increasing the single-pass weld
thickness which reduces the total number of passes required to complete a pipeline girth weld.
In this approach the evaluation of single-pass welds
and gas metal arc welding (GMAW) is proposed.
Fast follow-High arc speed, in small and single-pass welds
The Milatrac seam-finding and tracking software enables the robot to make precise, single-pass welds
at high speeds.
There is no need for multiple passes; single-pass welds
to 12" depths have been produced at rates of over 5 ipm.