SILOTANK install New Welding Clean Room with the latest AGRU Premium welding technology
The company have invested in a new Welding Clean Room and the installation of the latest SP 110-S V3 IR Welding machine which is suitable for welding between OD 20mm (1/2“) and OD 110mm (4“). The weldable materials include PE 100-RC, PP-H, PP-R, PP-Pure, Polypure, PVDF, PVDF-UHP, ECTFE, PFA and Poly-Flo in PE and PP. Based on AGRU´s long standing welding experience, welding parameters for each material are defined and pre-programmed on the machine.
The installation of the new SP 110-S V3 is the perfect welding machine for the following fields of application:
- Semiconductor industry
- Industrial applications
- Chemicals industry
- Hospitals and laboratories
- Food and beverage industry
- Dairy industry
- Pharmaceutical industry
Training of 8 members of the Silotank Welding Team and the Quality Director was carried out by an AGRU certified training engineer who travelled to Belfast. Our Managing Director, Seamus Carmichael commented that this new IR Welding machine was a major leap forward in pipe butt welding as the machine consistently produced 100% repeatable welds with 100% traceability by RFID-data collection. AGRU have made the machine very easy to use with the touch screen interface having all welding parameters predefined, such as temperature, joining pressure and welding times; are constantly monitored, controlled, logged and regulated depending on ambient temperature, which is also constantly measured. QA/QC guidelines for evaluating welds and precise bead measurement by an integrated calliper guarantee excellent and reliable weld quality for each material. In using the machine the mechanical vertical and horizontal adjustment of the clamps gives precise, tension-free alignment of the welding zone and by using the multi-dimensional adjustment there is no offset. This machine will provide our customers with a increased level of confidence in our safety critical piping system.
This investment will allow the company to demonstrate to customers that we can now meet the highest hygiene standards in terms of beadless welding of PP, PVDF, PVDF-UHP, ECTFE, PFA. RFID data input for system access and welder identification in combination with the pre-programmed welding processes ensure a very safe and automatic welding process. The entire welding processes are servo- electronically controlled for precise pressure and for movement welding.