Flange Cladding System

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A FCS - Flange Cladding System. A Compact mobile welding manipulator for overlay cladding

Flange Cladding System

By utilising our standard products, PPC and AHVP range, we now offer an automated turnkey solution with touch screen data entry and PLC control of the weld sequence. The Flange Cladding System has been developed to make the first step into weld automation for circular weld seam, butt welds, overlay pipe, ring groove and plate welding.

The Flange Cladding System can integrate to any welding equipment manufacturer, all you need is to trigger the welding equipment and clamp the MIG/MAG welding torch. It has the built-in ‘step’ function for programmable start/stop points and multi-layer/multi-pass stepping facility as well as weld speed stabiliser when the diameter changes during face welds.

The control system of the PPC can be integrated into various Key Plant positioning & rotating equipment, and is also supplied with weld start/stop functionality.

Machine Features
  • All positioning functions including welding head manipulator, oscillator, welding positioner & turning rolls are managed via a single control.
  • All welding functions are controlled via a remote interface
    Integrate multiple accessories: (Seam tracking, oscillation, AVC and more).
  • Various base options – fixed, caster wheels or track wheels for use with floor rail installations
  • UKCA / UL / CSA Options

Spec Sheet Available on Request.

Buy, Hire and Lease

Our products are available for both purchase and rental, offering flexibility to meet your specific needs.

Comprehensive Stocks

We maintain comprehensive stocks to ensure the availability of the equipment you require when you need it.

Special Builds

If you have unique requirements, we offer special design options tailored to your specific requests.

The benefits.

Embark on your journey into weld automation with the Key Plant Automation Flange Cladding System, and discover a world of benefits. As an entry-level automation solution, it provides an ideal starting point for those looking to automate their welding processes. This system allows you to reproduce quality welds with precision and consistency, regardless of your prior welding experience. Its flexibility enables you to adapt to various applications, ensuring versatility in your projects. With increased arc-on time, productivity soars, delivering cost-effective results. The Flange Cladding System is your gateway to enhanced efficiency and quality in welding operations, making it an invaluable addition to your toolkit.

Example of overlay cladding of a pipe flange using the Key Plant Automation Flange Cladding System


ModelFCS Flange Cladding System
Maximum Height Under boom84” (2134mm)
Minimum Height Under Boom29.5″ (750mm)
Lift Motor0.37kW
Boom Travel47″ (1200mm)
Column RotationManual 360º, Lockable
Control Box FunctionsTouch Screen HDMI Control
Remote Pendant Control FunctionsUp/Down/Stop/Speed Control
Primary Input power115V with 220/240V option
Input Current at Rated Load16Amp
Overall Height93” (2370mm)
Weight1477lb (670kg)
Control Box Ingress Production RatingIP65
Optional/ExtrasMotorised In/Out Boom Travel

Options and Features

Weld Process

Machines can be supplied with SAW, GTAW, GMAW and K-TIG weld processes and integrated to various systems, such as narrow gap welding.

Pendant and Controls

Our manipulators come with either a wired standard pendant. We can also provide bespoke, wireless pendants, touch displays, and PLC control systems for special purpose project requirements.

Boom Travel

Choose from a motorised or manual option for the boom in/out travel.