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The widest range of orbital welding equipment in the world

Arc Machines has developed tooling for


the orbital welding of pulled-tee type joints
for the manufacturing of tees, manifolds
or other components requiring this type of
transition weld. A tube stub, sanitary ferrule
or other similar fitting may be welded
directly to the “pull”.
AMI’s tooling is used in conjunction with our
line of Model 8 and some Model 9E series
weld heads, and will accommodate pulled
(branch) sizes from 0.50” (12,7 mm) through
7.00” (177,8 mm) OD, in wall thicknesses up
to 0.160” (4 mm). Tooling for this application
includes an adjustable-angle or extended
electrode holder, a cylindrical gas seal sized
to fit the “run” diameter, and a clamp insert
sized to fit the “branch” tube or Fitting Support
Mandrel, to provide exceptional shielding
gas coverage.

A welder mounts the Model 9ER-4500 weld head
in place for welding a 2” (50,8 mm) branch tube,
pulled from an 8” (203,2 mm) run.

“PULLED-TEE” TYPE JOINTS

Short ferrules welded onto a manifold.

Close-up of sanitary Short sanitary ferrule welded to Branch tubes welded with
“pulled-tee” weld. 4” (101,6 mm) pulled branch flanges in place.
from a 4” (101,6 mm) run.
SET-UPS

The left two drawings depict a weld head set-up to weld a tube stub or a fitting to the “pull”. The drawing on
the right depicts branch spacing requirements for manifold applications.
The “branch” tube or fitting must be tack-welded to the “pull” before installing the weld head.
The chart below can be used as a guide to the required stick-out and branch spacing dimensions.

BRANCH SPACING DIMENSIONS


Weld Head Model 8-2000 Model 9E-2500 Model 8-4000 Model 9ER-4500 Model 9E-7500

Branch Diameter 0.50” - 1.00” 0.50” - 2.00” 1.00” - 3.00” 1.00” - 4.00” 3.00” - 7.00”
Capacity 12 - 26 mm 12 - 51 mm 25 - 76 mm 25 - 102 mm 76 - 178 mm
Minimum “A” 1.75” 3.48” 1.75” 3.75” 3.87”
Dimension 45 mm 89 mm 45 mm 95 mm 98 mm
Maximum “B” 1.68” 2.25” 1.68” 2.28” 2.25”
Dimension 43 mm 57 mm 43 mm 58 mm 57 mm
Minimum “C” 2.80” 2.93” 3.80” 4.55” 6.17”
Dimension 71 mm 75 mm 97 mm 116 mm 157 mm

Watch the video of Welding “Pulled-Tee” Type Joints at YouTube.com/user/Orbital10500

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MKT PULLED TEE / June, 2011 / E