The patented technology makes it easier to perform a good root pass with very little experience.
Rootomatic™ fully automates root pass penetration and prevents missed fusion due to improper arc positioning. It tracks the position of the puddle and the arc to ensure complete fusion of inside edges. It also adapts to the presence of tacks while welding to produce a smooth weld bead ready for the first fill pass.
The Rootomatic performs a 100% automatic open-bevel root pass at travel speeds between 8 and 10 in./min. (200 and 250 mm /min.) with normal fit-up imperfections (gap variations and high-low) after just 2 to 3 days of training.
Based on Tecnar’s recommended pipe preparation, the Rootomatic adapts the welding process to varying conditions, such as changes in gap, alignment and root face by adding real-time puddle and arc image analysis to the 4D Synergy Welding algorithm, resulting in the most adaptive automated root pass welding ever engineered.
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