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Fronius is expanding its TPS/i welding system platform with the Steel Edition

Fronius Perfect Welding is broadening its product range: The welding technology specialist is launching a new version of its current power source platform, called the TPS/i Steel Edition. The Steel Edition has been optimized for manual steel welding and impresses with an attractive price/performance ratio. Users benefit from different characteristics for standard and pulse welding, as well as a WPS package containing welding procedure specifications that are certified in accordance with DIN EN 1090.

The TPS/i Steel Edition from Fronius is based on the current TPS/i power source platform. The welding systems have a modular design, can be adapted to individual requirements, and boast impressive networkability and comprehensive communication functions. Their powerful processors enable them to analyze and control welding processes with extreme precision. This ensures optimum results for a variety of welding tasks. The Steel Edition has been specially designed for manual steel welding. It has a variety of steel characteristics for both standard and pulsed arcs. Users are therefore able to carry out welding tasks on steel workpieces from a material thickness of one millimeter and above.

A highlight of the new Steel Edition is the PCS (Pulse Controlled Spray Arc) characteristic: This provides a particular advantage in the intermediate arc range – the smooth transition from a pulsed to a spray arc creates considerably less welding spatter, which in turn significantly reduces the amount of rework required. In addition, this characteristic features a focused arc that guarantees a deep penetration profile. It is particularly suited to small gaps, fillet welds, and root passes.

The powerful processor of the TPS/i allows it to analyze and control welding processes with extreme precision, thus ensuring optimum results for a variety of welding tasks.

Welding Procedure Specifications for Standards-Compliant Work

The WPS package in the TPS/i Steel Edition contains welding procedure specifications for different steel grades, material thicknesses, and filler metals. The WPS package eliminates the time-consuming and costly process of creating welding procedure specifications. This is particularly beneficial for companies that are required to comply with the European standard DIN EN 1090. Manufacturers of load-bearing steel constructions, for example, are obliged to use the specifications contained in the WPS package by the European standard.

In order to document the process and prove that the weld seams have been created in accordance with the certified welding procedure specifications, the TPS/i Steel Edition is also equipped with the WeldCube Light data recording and analysis system. The TPS/i records a wealth of information for each weld seam, such as time and duration and average values for current, voltage, wire speed, and power, and saves them in the internal TPS/i data memory. Users can view the data using the TPS/i SmartManager and export it as a PDF. This makes it easy to document all weld seams. Users can upgrade to even more comprehensive data management functions at any time with WeldCube Basic or WeldCube Premium.

The PCS characteristic features a focused arc that guarantees a deep penetration profile. It is particularly suited to small gaps, fillet welds, and root passes.

The PCS (Pulse Controlled Spray Arc) characteristic impresses with a smooth transition from a pulsed to a spray arc, thus creating less welding spatter

Various Power Categories and a Comprehensive Range of Accessories

The TPS/i Steel Edition is available in various power categories, ranging from 270 to 600 amperes. Numer- ous features ensure ease of use, such as a clear touch display that makes for simple and intuitive operation. The system can also be equipped with the Fronius JobMaster welding torch. The JobMaster welding torch displays the most important welding parameters on the handle of the welding torch and allows the user to adjust the settings on the handle itself. In addition, user management with cards or key fobs allows individual authorizations to be created, thus reducing errors caused by improper operation. The Steel Edition can also be combined with the K4 fume extraction torch, which removes welding fumes right at the point of origin. An optional dust filter makes it easier to use the welding system under harsh environmental conditions. The filter protects the system by preventing contam- inants that hinder the function of the machine from entering the housing.

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Fronius UK

Fronius UK, a subsidiary of Fronius International, provides the UK welding market with solutions for MIG/MAG, TIG, electrode, laser, plasma and resistance spot welding and automation. Its new state-of-the-art facility in Milton Keynes extends over 30,000m2 and houses the Tech Support team, the Repair Center, a warehouse and a training area and epitomises the importance of being able to deliver a first-class service to customers.

Fronius UK, a subsidiary of Fronius International, provides the UK welding market with solutions for MIG/MAG, TIG, electrode, laser, plasma and resistance spot welding and automation. Its new state-of-the-art facility in Milton Keynes extends over 30,000m2 and houses the Tech Support team, the Repair Center, a warehouse and a training area and epitomises the importance of being able to deliver a first-class service to customers.

Sales and service teams, both at head office and regionally, ensure that customers are supported as quickly as possible on their own premises. In addition, customers benefit from services such as calibration, a warranty extension and a maintenance contract.

For decades, Fronius has made significant contributions to advances in welding technology. The company is still in family ownership and its welding technology division is now one of the world’s technology leaders in the arc welding market segment. It is also the market leader in Europe.

Welding Technology is one of three Fronius divisions. Since the 1940s, Fronius has been creating technologies and solutions for monitoring and controlling energy in battery-charging systems, and since 1992 the same in solar electronics. The mains-connected inverter, the unique Fronius Service Partner programme and products for monitoring photovoltaic systems make Fronius one of the leading suppliers in the field of solar electronics.

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