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The Red-D-Arc line of weld automation equipment is available for sale, lease and rent as well as turnkey weld automation packages. Red-D-Arc’s team of engineers works alongside customers to find a solution for their unique challenges.

Refurbished 30 Tonne Welding Positioner

27 February, 19 4:35 pm · Leave a comment · reddarc
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We are currently offering this 30T welding positioner for sale.  Contact your nearest Red-D-Arc Branch for details

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Special Offer: Used Welding Rotators

12 February, 19 4:22 pm · Leave a comment · reddarc
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used welding rotator set 500 Tonnes

We are currently offering 2 sets of completely refurbished welding rotators (500 Tonne).

  • Carrying Capacity 500T
  • 2 Complete Systems Available
  • Delivery Time 10/12 Weeks
  • 3 Month Warranty Included

500T-SET-GA-Refurbished-Welding-Rotator-Set-2.pdf

Pricing:

£ 51,350.00
€ 58,750.00
$ 65,750.00

Contact your local Red-D-Arc branch for more information.

Naval Defense Contractor Builds Smarter with Leasing

18 July, 18 2:14 pm · Leave a comment · Geoff Campbell
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A Red-D-Arc customer recently won a large naval defense contract that would require a substantial amount of hard automation equipment. This shipbuilding company was able to leverage Red-D-Arc’s Welderlogistics Lease program to acquire new weld automation equipment for the duration of the defense contract. With the help of over 200 pieces of leased equipment now in their fleet, this customer has grown their business considerably, and without the need for large capital expenditure.

Leasing equipment has many advantages for organizations that want to expand their business by bidding on large contracts, without the risk of tying up capital in depreciating equipment.  All leased equipment comes with a full factory warranty for the duration of the contract and will be repaired or replaced without charge in the event of breakdown.

Contact us today to learn more about growing your welding fleet through our leasing program.
We carry a range of welding positioners, column and boom sets, rotators and other weld-automation equipment.


Tube Düsseldorf Tradeshow 2018

23 March, 18 2:56 pm · Leave a comment · reddarc
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Red-D-Arc will be exhibiting at Tube Düsseldorf trade show in April. Be sure to drop by booth 6F23 in Hall 6 to view our latest pipe welding and cutting equipment.

Tube Dusseldorf Tradeshow Announcement

Red-D-Arc offers a comprehensive selection of pipe welding equipment for rent.

Used Growing Line Systems

08 January, 18 2:45 pm · Leave a comment · reddarc
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Romar-Growing-LineWe currently have 3 Romar Growing Lines available at our main branch in the UK. (St. Helens).  Growing lines are a great asset for the production of large diameter work pieces and are typically used for the manufacture of wind towers. Contact our UK Branch to learn more.

Welding Equipment Assists With Offshore Wind Farm Projects

17 November, 17 8:26 pm · Leave a comment · Taylor Stewart
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A Red-D-Arc customer based out of the UK was awarded three large offshore wind farm projects …all commencing simultaneously. This manufacturer was comfortable taking on so many large scale, specialized projects because they have a reliable, knowledgeable, tier 1 supplier capable of meeting all of their welding and weld automation equipment needs! Red-D-Arc was able to quickly accommodate all of the welding equipment requirements for the project, providing more than 150 welders and a variety of weld automation equipment. The equipment consisted of multi-operator welding paks, diesel welders, advanced power sources, wire feeders, submerged arc welding packages, and rotators.

Two Red-D-Arc technicians were assigned to the facility to install, service and maintain the equipment to minimize downtime. The facility allocated a permanent workshop and storage container for back-up equipment which could be used to quickly replace any equipment as necessary. With Red-D-Arc’s support, the customer was able to work on all three projects simultaneously and avoid lost time due to equipment breakdowns.

Tank Manufacturing Made Easy with Weld Automation Equipment

07 November, 17 3:49 pm · Leave a comment · Taylor Stewart
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An oilfield equipment and vessel manufacturer in the United Arab Emirates approached Red-D-Arc for assistance with a large project. It was awarded to them at the last minute and was not their primary area of expertise. The requirement was to manufacture 25 large tanks with a timeframe of only one year. Each of the tanks was to be 5 meters in diameter by 25 meters long, manufactured using 16 millimeter thick material at a weight of approximately 45 tonnes.

The experienced Red-D-Arc Weld Automation team was able to immediately address all of the customer’s challenges. While other suppliers where insistent that the customer purchase the equipment, Red-D-Arc determined that long term rental would be their best option. This would avoid the time consuming process of acquiring CAPEX approval to purchase such a large amount of equipment and would further increase the profitability of the project. The manufacturer also had questions on how to avoid ovality and transverse movement of the sub-assemblies. Red-D-Arc experts were on-hand to provide the right advice and the right equipment to address these challenges.

The rental equipment included:
• 6x 10 tonne rotator sets
• 10x 60 tonne drive rolls
• 47x 30 tonne and 60 tonne idler rolls
• 7x submerged arc packages with LT7 tractors and D600 power sources
Red-D-Arc worked very closely with the company to ensure their success, providing comprehensive training and on-site assistance. After the successful completion of this project the company has become recognized in their market and are receiving new orders from similar customers in the industry. Furthermore, they anticipate being awarded “phase 2” of this project which is scheduled to begin in 2018.

Submerged Arc Systems Increase Productivity by 250%

28 October, 17 6:13 pm · Leave a comment · Taylor Stewart
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A metal fabrication company located in Charlotte, North Carolina received an order for 300 small I.D. vessels for titanium molds. At the time they were using FCAW and back gouging the inside and outside of the vessels to achieve 100% penetration. On average they were producing 2 vessels per hour with 2 welders.
They reached out to Red-D-Arc to find a faster and more efficient way to produce these vessels. After discussions with Red-D-Arc the fabricator decided to purchase a bespoke submerged arc system.The custom designed system came complete with a small I.D. sub arc welding head mounted on a 9’x9′ column and boom, flux recovery system, NA5R automatic wire feeder, DC600 multi-process welder and 5 ton rotators. The system also included a laser and camera for precise control and monitoring of the submerged arc welding process.
The submerged arc system increased productivity by 250%. They were able to produce 5 cans per hour with half the labor cost. The safety of the work place was also significantly increased for a number of reasons:
• Back gouging was eliminated which in turn reduced the risk of fire
• Rotators replaced manual rotation of the vessels on tables
• Welders no longer had to weld inside the confined space of the vessels
The customer and the Red-D-Arc team were beyond pleased with the results. The customer plans to purchase two more of these systems for future projects.
Submerged arc welding can increase the efficiency and quality of many industrial welding projects regardless of the size or complexity. Red-D-Arc has all the equipment, expertise and experience to provide you with a submerged arc system to fit your needs – available for sale, lease and rent.

Red-D-Arc Turnkey Packages Support the World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

23 October, 17 5:42 pm · Leave a comment · Taylor Stewart
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Red-D-Arc recently supplied a variety of equipment to a UAE based company that is fabricating pile piping and jackets for the largest offshore wind farm project in the world. The company had to meet a strict time line of only 6 months, and would require a massive amount of welding and weld automation equipment immediately. Through consultation with Red-D-Arc, the customer determined that renting the majority of the equipment would be the most economical option. Red-D-Arc was able to fulfil the customers equipment needs immediately thanks to our vast and diverse fleet of equipment.

This massive order involved equipment and support from Red-D-Arc North America, Red-D-Arc UK and Red-D-Arc Middle East. The order consisted of a variety of welding and weld automation equipment including:
• 23 column and booms with single and tandem submerged arc welders
• 20 submerged arc tractors
• 200 rotators
• 167 jack-up rotators
• 400 CC/CV inverter welders
• 200 FCAW wirefeeders
• 10 Induction Heating Systems

By renting the majority of the equipment the fabrication company avoided the need to invest heavily in specialized equipment and ensured they would meet their deadline. Red-D-Arc works with customers to address their unique challenges and develops specialized solutions. Learn more about customized turnkey packages here.

Schweissen & Schneiden Tradeshow – September 25-29, 2017 – Düsseldorf, Germany

22 August, 17 5:44 pm · Leave a comment · Geoff Campbell
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Schweissen-Schneiden-Tradeshow-Weld-Automation-DisplayRed-D-Arc will be exhibiting at the Schweissen & Schneiden International Trade Fair in Dusseldorf Germany, one of the world’s premiere tradeshows in the joining, cutting and surfacing sectors.  Featuring innovative companies from around the globe, this is one of the premier events in the world for welding technologies.  We will be presenting some of our latest advances in weld automation equipment including our new 1200 Ton Rotator.  We’ll also be presenting some of our multi-operator welder paks and other new rental equipment offerings.

Be sure to drop by booth D04 in Hall 10 to view our latest welding and welding automation equipment.
Hope to see you in Düsseldorf.

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