Pennsylvania fabricator builds systems that increase productivity, reduce non-value-added activities such as grinding, and simplify processes for operator training. 

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Pennsylvania fabricator builds systems that increase productivity, reduce non-value-added activities such as grinding, and simplify processes for operator training. 

Swartfager Welding discusses the PipeWorx pipe welding system

(L to R) Dustin and Ken Swartfager of Swartfager Welding, Inc., with Gary Kahle of Matheson Valley National Gases 

The Pulsed MIG process with metal-cored wires has helped reduce spatter, improve weld quality and make it easier to weld out of position. 

Using the same multiprocess welding system, operators simply hit a button to switch processes from RMD on the root pass to metal-cored wires on the fill and cap passes. 

RMD, a precisely controlled short-circuit metal transfer process, helped increase travel speeds, bridge gaps and eliminate lack of fusion or lack of penetration, and reduced spatter when matched with metal-cored wires.  

The RMD and Pulsed MIG processes with metal-cored wire have helped get welders up to speed faster in pipe welding applications, helping to address training needs and a shortage of qualified welders. 

An automated system powered by the Auto-Axcess™ 450 from Miller effortlessly switches between RMD on root passes to Pulsed MIG in fill and cap passes.