With the P-260, CRC-Evans brings a host of innovations to automatic welding. The most important factor for automatic welding is the ability to provide consistent welding parameter and quality control. The P-260 delivers with:
Tip-to-Work Tracking: This technology maintains the torch at a constant tip-to-work distance, so you get uniform results around the circumference of the weld.
Parameter Programming: The P-260 allows for 32 programmable welding passes. Plus there are enforced limits on parameters such as motor speeds, oscillation width, tilt angle, and others, giving you maximum control and consistency. A secure data key protects all parameters from unauthorized changes. This removable key also stores essential weld data, which can be downloaded to PC and further processed via Excel spreadsheet.
Personal Digital Assistants: PDAs give you even more programming and control flexibility. They allow you to download parameters that have been programmed back at the office directly to the P-260 in the field. You can also upload data from the machines, giving you and your clients vital performance information.
Position-Based Parameter Control: A tilt sensor tells the system exactly where the welder is on the circumference of the pipe. Different parameters can be programmed for different pipe zones. When the machine gets to a new zone, the appropriate parameters kick in automatically.
Versatility Defined: The P-260 is self-contained and incorporates a travel carriage, wire feed motor and wire spool, computer control box, and adjustable welding head. Supporting GMAW or pulsed GMAW processes, it easily interfaces with most constant-voltage or pulsed-current power sources, including the new inverters.