Firefly Orbital Welding

Firefly automated welding machine used with robotic wire feeder

24 April 2017

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The Firefly welding machine has been successfully used recently with Lincoln Electric’s AutoDrive™ 4R220 robotic 4-roll wire feeder incorporating a Lincoln AutoDrive™ 19 control unit.

The video footage shows a four-system setup, with all four Firefly welding machines being operated simultaneously. To get an idea of how much welding is going on, check out the rotation speed of the spool carriers! The final section of the video footage shows the finished weld result.

Welding an Internal Landing Stiffener

The workpiece is an internal landing stiffener used in the construction of offshore wind turbine jackets. The diameter of the workpiece is 4.5 meters and the weld procedure stipulates 32 passes… so there is a fair bit of welding to get through. The weld process is MCAW solid wire in the down hand (PA 1G) weld position. It took about two man hours to set up the welding and heat induction equipment for the job…the welding was completed in eight hours with all productivity and quality targets met.

Firefly is a semi-automated welding machine. The main purpose of Firefly equipment is to improve the productivity of the skilled welder. This is achieved by continually producing a consistent weld result with the latest equipment and technology. Firefly is a fully integrated digital welding system and is compatible with modern inverter systems and related equipment such as the AutoDrive™ 4R220 robotic wire feeder.

Ahead of the curve in welding technology

To help with your welding project, Firefly can be rented with, or without, an operator.

 Help is also available with weld procedures and welder qualifications.

Full installation, training and support is available.

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Firefly is available to purchase or systems can be rented with, or without, an operator. Help is also available with weld procedures and welder qualifications. Full installation, training and support is available.

If you would like to learn more about how Firefly can keep you ahead of the competition, please contact us.