Lincoln Electric Automation RoboPipe™ Welding Solutions Improve Quality and Productivity

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13 October 2009

Lincoln Electric Automation RoboPipe™ Welding Solutions Improve Quality and Productivity

Flexible robotic pipe welding and cutting solutions aimed at pipe welding and fabricating companies


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ClevelandLincoln Electric Automation introduces the latest generation of its RoboPipe™ system, an integration of technology features and functions for automated carbon steel, stainless steel or duplex stainless steel pipe welding and fabricating.  

RoboPipe is driven by the Power Wave® 455M/STT® welding machine rated to deliver 450 amps, 38 volts at 100% duty cycle or 570 amps, 43 volts at 60% duty cycle. The 455M/STT® model is especially suited for pipe welding applications where heat input control, minimal distortion, and reduced spatter are essential. 

Equipped with several Lincoln Nextweld® technologies, the Power Wave 455M/STT features Waveform Control Technology® and Surface Tension Transfer® (STT®) for maximum control of the arc characteristics. This particular RoboPipe robotic-ready package is capable of welding a pipe root with STT and then change on the fly to Pulse Spray MIG transfer mode for the hot, fill and cap passes.

Lincoln Electric Automation engineers can customize the system to meet customer specific requirements and specifications. Whether requirements call for one-axis or two-axis, 5/8 inch to 45 inch diameter pipe or columns and lengths up to 60 feet, Lincoln Electric Automation can design a system to meet application demands. System layouts are optimized to maximize the work envelope of the robot while remaining cost-effective solutions that minimize the floor space requirements.

Lincoln Electric Automation advanced control technology is designed to expand system capabilities while simplifying operation. The system features multiple E-stop locations, customized pipe welding program logic, and the ability to save approximately 500 weld programs. Additional options such as manual or automatic seam tracking, Thru-Arc® Seam Tracking (TAST) or vision-based tracking can also be added to a system. For increased productivity, a Tandem MIG® system can also be easily integrated into the RoboPipe™ system, improving the speed and/or deposition rates of your robotic pipe welding operations. 

Demonstrations of Lincoln Electric robotic pipe welding and cutting solutions can be scheduled at the Automation Division facility in Cleveland, Ohio. 

For more information on robotic submerged arc welding systems, please contact: The Lincoln Electric Company - Automation Division at 22221 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44117-2522, via phone at (216) 383-2667 or e-mail at For more information on the web, visit

The Lincoln Electric Company, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, fume extraction equipment and plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment. The company holds a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. For more information, visit their website at




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