Semi automatic welding machine

Semi automatic welding machine – The Firefly, commonly referred to as a ‘Welding Bug’ or ‘Weld Head’, is designed and manufactured in the UK by IPWL. The firefly is designed to meet the most rigorous standards and is particularly suited to applications requiring a high level of weld repeatability. The main purpose of the firefly system is to improve the productivity of the welder by continually producing a consistent weld result.

This Semi automatic welding machine includes an integrated arc welding logger and monitoring unit which offers a build-in solution- a seamless integration with minimal start-up times and no external cabling. It helps aid the decision-making process by providing users with information about the actual weld.

Firefly’s operator’s remote is designed to ease the handling and operation. The HMI Programming Laptop is used as a programming pendant to enable welding parameter set-up in a familiar Windows environment. The bug or weld head runs on a travel guide band which is mounted to the workpiece.

Salient Features

  • Leading digital technology for precise control of key welding parameters.
  • Multiple pass welding capability for workpieces in all gravity positions.
  • Sector control enables the customization of specific sectors to give the maximum flexibility and repeatability to weld parameters.
  • Automatic torch height adjustment features as standard (with suitable inverters).
  • Root pass capability without the need for copper or ceramic backing shoes.
  • Compact size
  • Hardwire and flux core welding capability due to the high torque motor installed
  • Compatible with suitable inverters
  • 8-inch touch screen unit that monitors variables such as voltage, arc current, wire feed speed, travel speed, arc time & traverse speed
  • Hi-visibility display screen of the remote to ease parameter identification
  • Controls functions such as travel speed, travel direction, and oscillation
  • The firefly HMI has a ‘team viewer’ remote assist capability which enables online diagnostics to be carried out by technicians.
  • The firefly weld head has a simple band clamping latch mechanism to enable fast and effective clamping of the weld head to the band.