Rail Mounted Carriages

  • Torch Runner Track Cutting Machine - Dimensions - SteelMax track cutting machine
    The Steelmax® Torch Runner is a state-of-the-art, digitally controlled track torch which maintains precise and stable travel speeds that produce accurate cuts and bevels with oxy-fuel or plasma. The machine can be used on any standard 6? V-grooved track. Plate cutting and weld preparation can now be done with a high degree of precision. Quality cuts and bevels produced with Torch Runner reduce fit-up and grinding time and lay the foundation for a high quality weld.The Torch Runner is available in two version: a standard version for oxy-fuel cutting applications (up to 59 ipm) and a high speed version for plasma cutting applications (up to 118 ipm).FEATURES
    • 1-3/8" (35 mm) Machine Barrel Torch Holder with precise angle setting up to 45 degrees
    • Rigid heat-proof design
    • Advanced Speed Control with electronic closed loop feedback for stable speed regulation
    • LED Display with readout of actual and preset speed
    • Two-wheel drive with braking
    • Free wheel clutch system features rapid disengagement of drive mechanism for repositioning
    • Interconnecting rails for long cuts and bevels
    • Optional gas manifolds for two or three hose torches
    • Optional circle cutting attachment
    STANDARD KIT INCLUDES:
    • Torch Runner drive unit
    • Power cord
    • Counterweight
    • Geared Rack 22.8" (580 mm) long
    • Machine barrel torch holder with precise angle adjustment for torch barrel diameter of 1-3/8" (35 mm) with 32 pitch gear rack
  • welding carriage
    The Steelmax® Rail Runner is a digitally controlled travel carriage designed for the mechanization of welding and thermal cutting processes. Featuring a positive rack and pinion drive system with electronic speed control, the Rail Runner can produce consistent, high quality welds and cuts in the flat, vertical or horizontal position. A multi-function LED display permits precise setting of process parameters making set up and repetition of predefined weld procedures quick and simple.The Rail Runner is available in two versions: (i) the standard version with the integrated linear oscillator; and (ii) a basic version without integrated linear oscillation.  As a result, the Rail Runner family of track mounted welding carriages economically meets a broad array of welding and cutting applications.FEATURES
    • Durable aluminum cast housing
    • Automatic arc ignition integrated with travel switch
    • Precise cross slide torch adjustment
    • Closed loop position control with encoder feedback
    • LED display with numeric representation permits presetting of all motion parameters including weave width, weave speed, side wall dwells and tractor travel speed
    • Integrated linear oscillator for weave welding and overlay
    • Electronic torch steering during weaving operation
    • Semi-Flexible Guide Rail will adhere curved surfaces with minimum radius of 16’ (5 m)
  • The Rail Runner II is a compact, modular, mechanized carriage which can be custom configured for a variety of welding, thermal cutting and gouging applications on flat or curved plate, tube and pipe. By utilizing a magnetic guide rail and positive rack and pinion drive, the system can be utilized in all welding positions. Ergonomic remote control pendant with simple, easy to find control knobs makes process adjustment possible without the operator lifting their welding hood. A digital display with numeric representation for each motion parameter makes presetting the optimum welding or cutting procedure simple and highly repeatable.The Rail Runner II increases arc-on time and produces consistent, high-quality welds and cuts in a fraction of the time required by manual operations. Optional accessories include tactile probe seam tracking and motorized vertical torch slide for automatic torch height control.The Rail Runner II can be used with semi-flexible rail for plate and tank work with a minimum radius of 16’ (5 m) or adapted to bent ring rail for pipe and tube applications. Standard ring rails are available for tube diameters from 8” (200 mm) up to 9.85’ (3000 mm).FEATURES AND BENEFITS
    • Compact, lightweight design
    • Simple, ergonomic remote control pendant with magnetic base and multi-function LED display
    • Quick clamping torch holder mechanism: Standard for torch diameters of 16-22 mm (0.63 – 0.87”); Optional for larger torch diameters up to 35 mm (1.38”)
    • Simple, precise torch adjustment
    • Automatic ARC ON/OFF simultaneously initiates welding and travel
    • Closed loop control system insures accurate speed and position control
    • Improves work environment -removes operator from heat and fumes
    • Integrated linear oscillator
    • Rack and pinion drive with integrated limit switches
    • Improved weld performance
      • Constant travel speed maintains consistent heat input, minimizes distortion and eliminates over welding
      • Minimizes starts & stops in long welds, eliminating the associated weld defects
      • Digital display with numeric representation for each motion parameter makes presetting the optimum welding or cutting procedure simple and highly repeatable
    APPLICATIONS
    • Trailer and truck tank manufacturing
    • Storage tank fabrication
    • Bridge girder, structural steel and tower fabrication
    • Panel welding
    • Boiler panel fabrication
    • Shipbuilding and repair