Weave Welding

Weave welding, a dynamic arc welding method, is a versatile technique essential in mechanized welding processes. This approach involves skillfully maneuvering the welding torch in a side-to-side motion, creating a distinctive weave pattern while joining metals. 

At BUG-O Systems, we take pride in revolutionizing mechanized welding processes, offering cutting-edge solutions that redefine precision, efficiency, and versatility.

MECHANIZED WELDING TOOLS

Our commitment to excellence drives us to provide innovative solutions that fit your needs. Learn more about our welding systems.

Heavy Duty Stand Alone Linear Weaver

The WPD-2500 is a self-contained machine used for weave welding. It can be installed as part of a welding fixture or mounted on a drive carriage running on a track. The H.D. Linear Weaver is particularly useful for weaving v-groove welds in a butt joint. The Weaver box is attached to the end of an adjustable rack, held by a rack holder that can be mounted on the front of the drive carriage or directly on the welding fixture.

  • High torque, low inertia motor for precise starts and stops
  • High motor gearing, which prevents the cross arm from moving when the unit is turned off
  • Clutch, to enable rapid installation or replacement of the weaver cross arm
  • Closed loop speed control for adjustable and repeatable control of critical welding or cutting parameters
  • High-speed Linear Weaver for weaving, with independent control of right and left dwell times
  • Closed loop position control to prevent drift from the center weld position

K-BUG 5050

The K-BUG 5050 is a compact unit designed for use with a torch support and positioner fixture or retrofit to a carriage. This is ideal for fillet or butt joints with flat or curved profiles. The remote pendant control digitally controls motion parameters, including weave speed, width, and dwell times. The pendant also offers center steering and interfaces with the welding power source to control the weld contact.

  • Compact design for ease of use
  • Independent control of dwell times from 0 – 10 seconds
  • Control box equipped with a magnet
  • High-speed motor for pendulum weaving
  • Programmable puddle control and crater fill times
  • Independent control of pendulum weaving right and left dwell times

K-BUG 6050

The K-BUG 6050 is a compact unit designed for use with a torch support and positioner fixture or retrofit to a carriage. This is ideal for fillet or butt joints with flat or curved profiles. The remote pendant control digitally controls motion parameters, including weave speed, width, and dwell times. The pendant also offers center steering and interfaces with the welding power source to control the weld contact.

  • Compact design for ease of use
  • Independent control of dwell times from 0 – 10 seconds
  • Control box equipped with a magnet
  • High-speed motor for linear weaving
  • Programmable puddle control and crater fill times
  • Independent control of linear weaving right and left dwell times

Stand Alone CDS Linear Weaver

The CDS-6350 is a self-contained machine used for weave welding. It can be installed as part of a welding fixture or mounted on a drive carriage running on a track. It is particularly useful for weaving v-groove welds in a butt joint. The weaver box is attached to an adjustable rack. It can be held by a rack holder that can be mounted on the front of the drive carriage or directly on the welding fixture.

  • High torque, low inertia motor for precise starts and stops
  • Heavy-duty planetary gearbox with powerful output shaft
  • Uniform linear motion with independent control of right and left dwell times
  • Closed loop position control to prevent drift from the center position
  • Closed loop speed control for adjustable and repeatable control of critical welding parameters
  • Gun mounting group with adjustable linkage for accurate gun positioning

Stand Alone PENDULUM Weaver

The BUG-6350 is meant to be a self-contained machine used for weave welding. It can be installed as part of a welding fixture or mounted on a drive carriage running on a track. The Pendulum Weaver is particularly useful for weaving fillet welds in a corner joint. The weaver box is attached to an adjustable rack. It can be held by a rack holder that can be mounted on the front of the drive carriage or directly on the welding fixture.

  • High torque, low inertia motor for precise starts and stops
  • Uniform pendulum motion with independent control of right and left dwell times
  • High motor gearing ratio that prevents the welding gun moving by backdriving the gear train when power is off
  • Closed loop speed control for adjustable and repeatable control of critical welding parameters
  • Heavy-duty planetary gearbox with powerful output shaft
  • Closed loop position control to prevent drift from the center position

FAQs

How Much Do Our Products Cost?

One of the most frequently asked questions by customers is about the cost of our weave welding systems. We understand that pricing plays a crucial role in making a purchase decision, and we strive to provide competitive prices for our products. We have kits from $7,100.00 to $22,000.00, but if you want to know more visit our pricing page.

What Are Our Products Features?

Bug-O Systems offers cost-effective, modular, and portable equipment. Our machines deliver accurate path and speed control in any position, making them highly attractive to fabricators, shipbuilders, and the construction industry. These capabilities enable operators to enhance efficiency and profitability while ensuring high-quality cuts and welds. Furthermore, welders can reduce defects and expensive repairs, ensuring a higher standard of work.

What Are The Most Frequent Applications Of Our Products?

Our products are used for:

  •  oxy-fuel or plasma cutting and beveling
  • carbon arc or plasma gouging
  • MIG or Submerged Arc Welding
  • flame spraying
  • nondestructive inspection testing. 

They are renowned in various steel fabrication industries, including shipbuilding, pressure vessel manufacturing, rail car production, structural steel fabrication, mechanical contracting, and steel supply and service centers. Essentially, they are ideal for anyone involved in welding or cutting metals as part of their products or services.

BENEFITS AND TECHNIQUES OF WEAVE WELDING SYSTEMS

Weave welding encompasses diverse types of welding techniques, including linear welding and pendulum welding:

  • Linear Welding: This technique involves consistent movement along a straight path, facilitating precision and uniform welds in long seams or joints.
  • Pendulum Welding: It enhances efficiency by covering larger surface areas employing a swinging motion. It is ideal for filling wide gaps or creating broader weld beads.

The application of mechanized welding techniques brings a variety of benefits:

  • Improved Fusion: The weaving motion evenly distributes heat, ensuring robust fusion between the weld and base metal.
  • Adaptive for Various Materials: These techniques are adaptable to various materials, such as steel, aluminum, and stainless steel, showcasing their versatility.
  • Reduction in Imperfections: By moving slag to the surface, weave welding minimizes slag inclusions, enhancing the weld’s integrity and minimizing flaws.
  • Visual Appeal: Weave patterns, such as whip stitch, C-weave, and J-weave, not only improve functionality but also contribute to visually appealing weld beads. This makes them desirable for decorative applications.

Why Choose Us?

There are numerous reasons why to choose us for all your weave welding and cutting needs. Here are just a few:

  • Experience: With over 70 years of industry experience, Bug-O Systems has established itself as a leading manufacturer of automated welding and cutting equipment. Their expertise and knowledge are reflected in the quality of their products.
  • Customization: We understand that every welding and cutting project is unique. That’s why we offer customization options for our equipment to meet specific customer needs. Our engineers and technicians work closely with clients to design and build the perfect solution.
  • Reliability: We offer customization options for our equipment to meet specific customer needs. Our team of engineers and technicians prides itself on providing reliable equipment that can withstand even the toughest working conditions.

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Whether you have questions about our operator-controlled machines or are interested in buying and need to contact a distributor, we can help. Contact us by filling out our form below or giving us a call. At BUG-O Systems, we are ready to help you access high-quality and efficient mechanized solutions.

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