Sub-Arc Beam Welder

FRANKLIN MODEL PTW-72 is a complete Automatic submerged twin-arc welding system.  It is designed for fixturing and welding Three (3) piece built-up beams consisting of a web and two (2) flanges.  The PTW-72 has a web capacity of 72 inches and flange capacities of 20” wide x 1" thick.  A complete PTW-72 fabricating cell can be up to 300 ft. long.  The system consists of a web loading gantry, web seam station, tack station unit, 4020 CNC Flange Loading Gantry and PTW-72 Pull Thru Welder with CNC Controls.

 4977The Franklin PTW-72 horizontal pull-thru welding system is a highly engineered submerged-arc welding system.

- 72” web capacity (84” optional)

- PowerWave SD-1000 twin-wire with MAX-SA10 controls

- 20” x 1” flange capacity (12” x 1 ½” non-bending)

- Complete flux recovery

- Maximum weight 300 lbs./ft

- Wire dispensing units (supplied by customer)


4988The PTW-72 can be provided with several options:

- Powered brush cleaning.

- De-cambering devices are available in Pre-Heat and Hydraulic

- 84” width capacity option (PTW-84)

- Wire drum turn tables, de-reelers with various placements(optional)

- Powered brush cleaning. Over sized platform for overhead equipment.


4976The PTW-72 auto-control system provides the operator various control over the weld sequence. The “PLC” auto control provides an auto-sequence of repetitive machine operations.




400Franklin’s wide range of engineered material handling systems creates several efficient options for removing finished frames from the PTW-72 outfeed system.




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FRANKLIN MANUFACTURING, INC. based in Russellville, AL. provides total solutions with its standard product line of CNC structural fabricating machines. With extensive experience in steel fabricating equipment, Franklin’s CNC equipment is used in several markets worldwide including pre-engineered steel buildings, heavy structural fabrication and joist fabrication. Franklin’s philosophy for complete in-house responsibility of design engineering, manufacturing, fabrication, CNC controls, software development, customer service and installation is all encompassed in its 400,000 sq ft facility.

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