What is TIP TIG? TIP TIG is the EVOLUTION of Traditional TIG. The Worlds First Fully Functional Semi-Automatic Manual HOTWIRE TIG Process.
TIP TIG WON AN AWARD FOR THE BEST WELD INNOVATION AT THE 2008 ESSEN WELD SHOW.
What is the TIP TIG process? The TIP TIG process is a Globally Patented dynamic TIG process. The process combines our wire feed technology which creates a vibratory effect on the wire in addition to applying a hotwire current to the filler metal prior to entering the weld puddle.
The vibratory effect is created by a linear forward/backward mechanical motion created by the custom wire feeder system
The Hotwire current is created by a secondary power source within the Tip Tig unit.
13 Conventional GTAW power supply No foot petal required Standard MIG wire 100% Argon How is the TIP TIG Process Operated
TIPTIG Hotwire 18 Water Cooled Torch Standard Length 14ft (4.25m) Duty cycle 400A/100% Part Number # 10002460 TIPTIG Hotwire 18 Water Cooled Torch 2 Button Momentary Action Up Function = Arc On / Arc Off Down Function = Wire On / Wire Off
Standard TIP TIG Package
Selecting a Power Source to use with TIP TIG The TIP TIG Process requires a conventional TIG Power Supply. TIP TIG 500DC (Recommended for TIP TIG Automation Applications) Miller Maxstar 350 and Dynasty 350 (Recommended for Manual Applications) Miller Maxstar / Dynasty 350 350 AMP TIP TIG DC 500 500 AMP
TIP TIG Portable Suitcase Feeder Package
TIP TIG AUTOMATION TIP TIG TRACTOR TIP TIG ORBITAL All of our automation systems incorporate the use of our patented wire feed technology Simple to use touch screen programmable interface Arc Voltage Control (AVC) Auto Electrode Adjustment (AEA) for setting the tungsten to work distance.
TiP TiG Automated Work Station with AVC control
TIP TIG Robotic Solutions
Total Benefit from TIP TIG? Highest deposition rates for any TIG process available on the market. No Slag, No Inter pass cleaning = increased Arc on time and weld quality Lowest possible heat input of any weld process resulting in lowest HAZ and significantly reduced distortion. Increased corrosion property retention on all corrosion resistant alloys. Highest quality with the best Metallurgical and Mechanical properties on all alloys. Simple to Learn, Simple to Use, Simple to Teach.
Values of Heat Input with TIP TIG Joules Heat Input Formula (Voltage x Amperage x 60 / Travel Speed IPM) Typical MIG Heat Input 25 x 250 x 60 / 16 = 23.437 Kj Typical TIP TIG Heat Input 13 x 250 x 60 / 16 = 12.1875 Kj Conventional TIG Heat Input 13 x 200 x 60 / 8 = 19.500 Kj
In Comparison to Regular TIG TIP TIGs wire feed speeds and amperage are constant and stable, allowing for the greatest control of the weld process. Improved weld uniformity and repeatability Weld wire is consistently directed to the sweet spot of the arc in any position. Reduced skill level required for all position, all alloy welding.
TIP TIG Stainless Pipe Fill Pass. Manual. Vert Up. 0.035 Wire. Untouched weld on Stainless Steel Pipe. Note tight, manual weave, stringers may also be welded. Examine the weld energy, side wall wetting, small HAZ, weld continuity and lack of oxide reaction. On pipe, TIP TIG typically one to three hundred percent faster than regular TIG and expect manual welds that looks as good as orbital welds.
Thin guage I mm Duplex. Automated TIP TIG weld, 30 inch/min. Note small HAZ and weld uniformity quality with sluggish duplex. TIP TIG Manual weld benefits 14 guage (0.080) 2 mm and thicker. TIP TIG Automation, depending on fit down to 0.035 (1mm).
Inconel 625 on Carbon Steel
The only tool used on this Inconel TIP TIG pipe job was a tooth size stainless brush. This whole project including the pipe to flange joints was a 100% x-ray with zero percent weld rework. TIP TIG was used from the root pass to the cap. The fill pass welds were typically 200 to 300% faster than regular TIG 18 inch Diameter Inconel pipe. TIP TIG welds.
TIP TIG Customers Westinghouse Exxon Mobil GE Siemans Emerson Bechtel UA PipeFitters / NA WSI Aquilex Caterpillar / Solar Turbines AIP Aerospace 600 + machine sold throughout North America Spirit Aerospace AIP Aerospace Coast Composite Newport News Shipyard CM2H Hill Doyon Associated CNOOC JH Kelley Mechanical Kiewit Offshore Los Alamos National Laboratory Shaw AREVA MOX Services, LLC
UA Leads the Way with Advanced Welding Process Over the past year, the UA has invested in equipment and specialized training classes to be on the leading edge of a newly developed welding process known as Tip-Tig. Tip-Tig is a semi- automatic hot wire gas tungsten arc welding process. For the first time since 1941, the standard manual GTAW welding process has taken a giant leap forward allowing our UA welders to perform at the highest of levels in this new Tig welding process. Using this new technology, UA members and our signatory contractors will have a significant advantage in the pipe welding industry. With the high quality of welding and up to 600% increase in production, this new process will allow the UA welder and contractor to be successful for many years to come. The newly developed UA Tip-Tig Welder Training Course was first introduced at the 2011 Instructor Training Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan. During the week of classes, the course instructors were pleased to talk and interact with approximately 600 visitors that showed up to see the new process. Among the visitors were General President William Hite, Assistant General President Steve Kelly and UA local union members ranging from business managers to field personnel. Numerous industry representatives from organizations such as Bechtel, Pioneer Pipe and Duke Energy were extremely interested in the new welding system and its applications in large scale construction projects. Many of the visitors were able to receive some hands on training. At the end of the week we were able to show all the visitors a new process that will have great benefits for the United Association members and contractors. Since that time interest has grown considerably in the application of the new process. We recently received a mailing from Bechtel that included an excerpt from one of their technology bulletins that talked about the first job site use of the TIP-TIG welding process. In southeastern Washington State, Bechtel National, Inc. is designing, constructing and commissioning the worlds largest radioactive waste treatment plant for the U.S. Department of Energy. When complete, the Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant will process and stabilize 56 million gallons of radioactive and chemical waste currently stored at the Hanford Site. Although the process was used by a subcontractor to Bechtel, its currently being evaluated for use on Bechtels LNG projects around the world.
In southeastern Washington state, Bechtel National, Inc. is designing, constructing and commissioning the worlds largest radioactive waste treatment plant for the U.S. D