Weld 5 times faster than manual SMAW - Meet Rotoweld

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Welding and fabrication are all about producing a consistent, seamless weld through an efficient, safe and ergonomic process. Fabricators are embracing new tools and automation devices to help them #WeldSmarter. After all, achieving the perfect weld is all about efficiency and consistency. Devices such as the Rotoweld achieve both – giving you the perfect weld every time and producing high-quality, full penetration 1G girth welds up to 5 x faster welds than manual SMAW methods.

Outperform your competitors with these features

Rotoweld 3.0 integrates several features to make it as easy and seamless as possible for the operator. These include:

  • One-touch welding control, requiring minimal intervention and movement from the welder
  • Camera-based operation to increase productivity
  • Ergonomic design welding position to minimise fatigue
  • Self-aligned fume extraction which takes up less space on the welding floor than traditional extractors

The core of Rotoweld technology is its unique vision-based penetration control system. It enables any operator to perform high-quality girth welds after just a few hours of training. Like the welder’s eyes and hands, the system continuously analyses the image of the root weld pool picked up by a video camera integrated into the welding arm and can then adjust the welding parameters, such as travel speed, wire feed rate, arc voltage and weaving width.

This means the Rotoweld constantly adapts the process to varying conditions, such as changes in gap alignment, root face or temperature. The computer’s fast reaction time means the machine can work at high deposition rates and travel speeds at which weld pool conditions are too critical to be performed by hand.

Automated Welding made easy – so you can #WeldSmarter

People are often intrigued with the ease of use and ask; how long will it take to optimise my productivity with the Rotoweld 3.0?


While there is no universal answer, typically a welder will be fully effective with the Rotoweld after one week, however, a welder should be able to operate the machine with ease after just 2-3 days.

The unique patented technology from Rotoweld features automated control of the penetration in and opened bevel. This technology makes it possible for a less experienced welder to perform a quality root weld with only 2 to 3 days of training.

The Rotoweld 3.0 also features 4D Synergy Welding™ - a unique patented technology that features all welding parameters in a single joystick command. On average, operators can be trained to perform ASME Section 9 welds in less than one week.

Furthermore, the operators do not need to get close to the arc thanks to the camera-based welding arm, leaving them free from UV exposure, which is an important cause of skin injury and long-term concern for welders.

However, to get the maximum performance of the Rotoweld you also need to consider the supply chain. If you can’t feed the machine with enough pipes, it won’t give you the best results for productivity, efficiency, and revenue gains.

Innovation through smart design - Rotoweld Rootmatic

The welding and fabrication industry not only requires easy-to-use, repeatable solutions but one that tolerates real-world pipe fit-up scenarios like high/low gap width variance and root tacks. The Rotoweld 3.0 solves this problem with its Rootomatic automatic weld mode for intelligent open root pipe welding.

Rootmatic carefully controls welding parameters and the weld travel speed in real time to ensure root fusion during open root pipe welding.  Innovations such as Rootmatic and 4D Synergy have made automated open root pipe welding fast and dependable. The result is productivity increases averaging 400%. And since there are not enough skilled pipe welders, that makes pipe spooling and prefabrication essential to meet the demand.

Rotoweld integrates machine vision, adaptive control, and robotic technology in a dedicated package that produces high-quality, full penetration 1G girth welds five times faster than manual SMAW.

Unmatched consistency 

With minimal training and experience needed, the Rotoweld is the large diameter pipe welder of the future, for consistent and precise welding, its ease of use is unmatched. Setting the standard in welding innovation.

The Rotoweld 3.0 is the ultimate automated welding solution to increase your productivity and stay competitive in today’s fabrication industry.


Contact us today to learn how you can #WeldSmarter

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