SUPERIOR ORBITAL MIG WELDS
The First Time, Every Time.
The one thing that orbital MIG welding applications have in common is that they’re mission critical. Whether the work at hand involves cross-country transmission pipelines, process piping, or similar applications, orbital welds need to meet exceptionally high standards. Count on meeting and exceeding those standards with an orbital MIG welding system from the one company that brings more than 100 years of welding experience and expertise to the table.
The mechanized HELIX® M85 welding system sets up quickly and delivers precision calculation and control of travel time, weld distance, weld speed and other essential variables. The result is consistent, high-quality welds with little or no time wasted on setup or rework.
The system is driven by Lincoln Electric’s APEX® 3000 Mechanized Controller. Each system power supply is interchangeable with an ArcLink®-enabled third-generation Lincoln Power Wave® machine.
SETUP AND PROCESS: MAXIMIZING CONTROL
Takes the heat -
The new track ring design on the weld head allows the operator to install or remove the track in seconds. It also eliminates binding and compensates for work surface heat expansion. The gear-driven track resists wear and ensures quality and consistency.
Easy to control -
The APEX 3000’s ergonomic hand-held pendant with
icon-based interface and full-color screen simplifies the control and monitoring of weld activity in direct sunlight or dark environments.
Tool-less torch adjustments - Choose any position on three axes, with in/out, up/down and circumferential adjustment.
- 40 VDC + 120VAC from Power Wave
|Dimensions (H x W x D)
||7.35 in x 13.85 in x 24.4 in (186.7 mm x 351.8 mm x 619.8 mm)
||650.00 (294.84 kg)
|TRAVEL SPEED IPM
||0.1 - 120 max
|WIRE FEED SPEED - IPM (CMPM)
|CLEARANCE - IN (MM)
||Radial: 8.5 (215.9)
Axial: 8.9 (226.1)
|OSCILLATION STROKE - IN (MM)
|ARC VOLTAGE CONTROL (ARC) STROKE - IN (MM)
|TORCH CENTER TO FRONT - IN (MM)
|LEAD / LAG
||In: +60° max
Out: -30° max
|MANUAL TORCH HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT - IN (MM)
Order a Lincoln Ready-Pak® and get everything you need to complete a welding package - all with one order number. Shipped fully assembled.
- HELIX M85 Weld Head (K52101)
- APEX 3000 Control Module (K52102-1)
- APEX 3000 Control Pendant (K52113-1)
- AutoDrive® 4R220 Wire Feeder with Spool Mount (K52132-1)
- Power Wave S500 (K2904-1)
- Mechanized Torch 550A, 15 ft. (4.6 m) (K52106-15)
- APEX 3000 AP System Cart (K52114-1)
- HELIX Control Cable, 25 ft. (7.6 m) (K52107-25)
- Pendant Control Cable (K52130-25)
- Wire Drive Cable 14-pin, 25 ft. (7.6 m) (K2709-25)
- Linc-Net Cable Assembly 5-pin, 8 ft. (2.4 m) (K1543-8)
Power Wave® STT® Module
Power Wave® Advanced Module
APEX 3000 AP System Cart
APEX 3000 LE System Cart
Wire Drive Control Cable - 25 ft (7.6 m)
Wire Drive Control Cable - 50 ft (15.2 m)
Wire Drive Control Cable - 100 ft (30.4 m)
Wire Drive Control Cable - 12 ft (3.7 m)
APEX® Operator Pendant