• PK-500 Pipe KAT® Ridged Band

    Carriage features and benefits:

    • Linear or Radial Oscillation
    • Remote Voltage Adjustment
    • Motorized Width Adjustment
    • High Deposition Rate
    • Simple Setup
    • Easy to Use Controls
    • Gas and Water Cooled Models
    • Up to 2.5" (6.35cm) Oscillation Width
    The Pipe KAT® is a pipe welding carriage designed for orbital welding. It is an electrically powered track guided carriage that operates in the forward or reverse directions at precisely controlled speeds. The carriage operates on a track band made of durable aluminum extrusion by engaging the track with self-algining wheels and a rack and pinion drive. This wheel assembly uses a lever to engage that track making it very quick and simple to install the carriage.

    The Pipe KAT® is a fully integrated welding system which comes with a wire feeder and wire spool holder.
    Driven by a 24 VDC motor which feeds wire to the welding torch at precisely controlled speeds. The wire
    spool holder accepts standard 8"/10 lbs (20.3 cm/4.5 kg) spools. A remote control pendant is provided to allow adjustment of the critical application parameters during the welding process including, oscillation width, speed,
    dwells, wire feed speed and voltage adjustment.

  • Kat Carriage Oscillator Combination

    Stepper Motor Electronic Radial and Linear Oscillator

    This advanced oscillation “package" is designed to increase production and improve the quality of the weld produced in automatic mechanized welding operations by minimizing weld defects such as poor penetration, incomplete fusion, overlap and undercut.

    The GK-200 Series automation ;carriages come with the option for linear or radial oscillation head and can be equipped for use on either rigid or flexible track.
    The oscillator is available with a linear, pendulum, tangential or step (square pattern) motion to the welding gun with adjustable motorized stroke width, infinitely variable stroke speed adjustment, three independent position dwell times, motorized centre line positioning and automatic wire feed start and travel start/stop interface.
    By combining welding gun oscillation movement with the precision controlled travel speed of the KAT® carriage increased weld quality and consistency can be achieved while reducing the overall production cost of the welding application. Up to 10 weld programs can be produced and stored.

    Models For All-Position Flat or Curved Surface Weld Oscillation....

    The KAT® Weld Oscillation Automation Carriage ;is comprised of the Compact Oscillator head, controls, mounting brackets, connecting cable, 1-1/8" heavy duty micro fine rack boxes with rack arms for horizontal and vertical adjustments and standard MIG gun holder, together with a KAT® carriage for rigid track or flex track as shown above.

    GK-200-F ;Carriages ;are supplied with a KAT® specifically designed for operation on spring steel KAT® Flexible Track.

    GK-200-R ;Carriages are ;supplied with a KAT® specifically designed for operation on rigid aluminum KAT® Track.

    All are equipped with the Gullco microprocessor-based programmable control with a closed loop feedback for complete speed accuracy regardless of load [0-100 lbs. (45kgs)] when operating in any weld position.

    GK-201-100-RC Separate Remote Controlled Compact Oscillator Assembly - Linear or Radial
    This assembly is comprised of either a ;linear or radial oscillator head with MIG gun holder, remote control box, control cable (up to 20ft), micro fine rack boxes, rack arms: and brackets. It can be mounted on existing KAT® automation carriage, welding head manipulators, side beam carriages, etc.

    Exclusive Tangential and Pendulum or Linear Motion
    The oscillator heads are capable of producing three distinct motions when mounted in either the horizontal or vertical position.

    Motorized Centre Line Adjustment
    With independent, electronically controlled dwells (0-5sec.) at each end of the stroke and at the centre of the stroke path. The proper torch angle/position is established quickly and easily with the KAT® oscillation heads. It's simply a matter of tilting the oscillator, which can be adjusted side to side or forward/backward...eliminating the time consuming and generally ineffective procedure of tilting the carriage or track.

    Motorized Stroke Width
    Easy, precise adjustment to provide the required weld pattern.

    Oscillation Speed Control
    Oscillation speed electronically controlled by speed potentiometer, 140 inches per minutes (linear) 45" per second (radial).

    ...Combining High Precision With Exceptional Versatility

    High Precision, state-of-the-art controls on the KAT® carriage automatically direct the desired forward / reverse movement or dwell of the welding gun and its oscillation motion to produce the numerous weld patterns shown below. The carriage control enables the carriage speed and direction to be pre-set and shown on its LED display in ipm or cm/min. The oscillator controls at right enable pre-setting and carriage delay / start after wire feed start, dwell times, stroke speed, stroke width, program storage and cycle start.

  • KAT - Flex Track - Arc Start

    • Welding Carriage
    • Programmable
    • Low Voltage
    • All Position
    • Variable Speed
    Incorporating Gullco's highly versatile "G Type" control
    Reliable automation that improves quality and reduces costs in welding and cutting operations

    The Gullco Flex KAT® is used throughout the world to automate a wide variety of welding and cutting operations. It is a rugged, reliable precision travel carriage designed for use flexible track which enables it to operate on straight or curved surfaces along any plan Gullco manufactures several systems and accessories designed for use with the Flex KAT®...making it one of the most versatile pieces of welding/cutting automation equipment available.

    The Gullco Flex KAT® carriage is used throughout the world to automate and improve the quality and efficiency of single or multiple "head" welding/cutting operations. Welding guns or cutting torches mounted on the KAT® carriage move along flexible Gullco "Flex Track" at precisely controlled speeds along the desired path in forward or reverse direction. Gullco's Flex KAT® carriage enables welding guns or cutting torches to operate with precise motion from start to finish regardless of the number of passes or the work pieces involved, improving the quality, efficiency and repeatability of the process. Poor or awkward accessibility, operator fatigue, or inconsistent workmanship are eliminated.

    This unit is designed for operation on curved surfaces as the flexible track can be positioned to follow the contour of the workpiece. The self-align ing wheel system of the carriage grips the top and bottom of the track, enabling it to travel along any plane. The adjustable wheel assembly keeps the carriage snug to the track, while allowing it to be easily mounted and removed from the track at any point. The positive drive of the KAT® is obtained from a uniquely designed sprocket that engages with slots in the track, driven by a low voltage permanent magnet motor and gear-head power unit assembly.

  • KAT Welding Automation Carriage

    • Welding Carriage
    • Programmable
    • Low Voltage
    • All Position
    • Variable Speed
    The Gullco Rigid KAT® welding carriage is used throughout the world to automate a wide variety of welding and cutting operations. It is a rugged, reliable precision welding and cutting travel carriage designed for use on rigid track which enables it to operate along any plane. The rigid track can be used in straight sections or be formed for use on curved surfaces. Gullco manufactures several systems and accessories designed for use with the Rigid KAT® making it one of the most versatile pieces of welding and cutting automation equipment available in the industry.

    The KAT® carriage is used throughout the world to automate and improve the quality and efficiency of single or multiple arc welding or cutting operations. Welding guns or cutting torches mounted on the KAT® carriage move along track at precisely controlled speeds along the desired path in forward or reverse direction. Gullco's Rigid KAT® carriage enables welding guns or cutting torches to operate with precise motion from start to finish regardless of the number of passes or the work pieces involved. By adopting this automation great improvements to the quality, efficiency and repeatability of the process are achieved. Poor or awkward accessibility, operator fatigue, or inconsistent workmanship are eliminated.

    This unit is designed for operation on flat or curved surfaces as the track can be used in straight sections or formed to follow the contour of the workpiece. The self-aligning wheel system of the carriage grips the top and bottom of the track, enabling it to travel along any plane. The adjustable wheel assembly keeps the carriage snug to the track, while allowing it to be easily mounted and removed from the track at any point. The positive drive of the KAT® is obtained from a uniquely designed rack and pinion system, driven by a low voltage permanent magnet motor and gear-head power unit assembly.

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  • Electrode Stabilizing Ovens

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    • Eliminate the risk of costly rework and rejects
    • Ensure consistent physical properties and x-ray quality welds
    • Protect low hydrogen quality in electrode and flux-cored wire
    • Protect coatings on aluminum, bronze, cast iron stainless and other electrodes