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AGW-I | Automatic Girth Welder For High-Speed X-Ray Quality Horizontal Tank Welds

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The Automatic Girth Welder (AGW-I), A.K.A. the 3 O'clock Welder, is a high-speed solution that delivers x-ray quality horizontal welds up to 20 times faster than manual techniques, significantly reducing in-field welding time for storage tanks.

Operating efficiently at speeds from four to 105 inches per minute, the AGW handles plates up to 1 3/4" thick and tank diameters ranging from the largest industrial tanks to as small as 15 feet and its adjustable A-frame accommodates steel plates from six to ten feet in height.

The AGW also comes equipped with the Lincoln NA-3 solid-state control, a welding head suitable for single or twin-arc wire applications, and a submerged arc flux belt mechanism for efficient flux recycling. The AGW is available as both single-sided and dual-sided mobile welding stations, offering ease of use, safety, and operator comfort with its sturdy platform, guardrails, all-weather curtains, and convenient access ladder.

Features and Standard Equipment:

  • Remarkable Efficiency:
    • The AGW is a time-saving powerhouse, effectively welding up to 40% quicker compared to conventional methods.
  • Adjustable Frame:
    • Easily accommodates plates of between 6ft. to 10ft. tall (1.8m-3m), offering versatility for a wide range of welding projects.
  • Unlimited Tank Diameters:
    • With a base-minimum of 20 ft., the AGW handles unlimited tank diameters, ensuring flexibility in your welding applications.
  • Rapid Travel Control Options:
    • Provides precise control over rapid travel, with options for high and low settings, enabling you to maneuver with ease and precision.
  • Self-Propelled Efficiency:
    • Offers a broad, self-propelled speed range, ranging from 4 to 105 inches per minute, ensuring smooth and adaptable operation.
  • Thick Plate Handling:
    • Capable of handling plates with a thickness of up to 2 inches, the AGW is well-suited for heavy-duty welding tasks.
  • Single-Sided Operation:
    • The AGW-I offers single-sided operation.

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