Flange Cladding System

The FCS (Flange Cladding System) is a compact mobile pipe column and boom welding manipulator.



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Flange cladding system welding manipulator


‘Make your first step into Weld Automation with the Key Plant Flange Cladder’

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. This 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 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.



  • Entry level automation
  • Reproduce quality welds
  • Flexibility to weld various applications
  • Increase in arc-on time, increasing productivity
  • Cost-effective

Machine elements

  • 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)
  • Custom sizes can be engineered on request. *Subject to spec requirements
  • Motorised In/Out boom travel option
  • Pair with our material handling equipment and optimise productivity
  • Various base options – fixed, caster wheels or track wheels for use with floor rail installations
  • CE certified

Simplicity meets functionality – Optimise productivity with our cost-effective Mobile Manipulator Systems.

Key Plant flange cladding system welding results

Flange Cladding System (FCS) specification

ModelFCS Flange Cladding System
Maximum Height Under Boom84″ (2134mm)
Minimum Height Under Boom29.5″ (749mm)
Lift Motor0.37kW
Boom Travel47″ (1200mm)
Column RotationManual 360º, Lockable
Control Box FunctionsTouch Screen HDMI control
Remote Pendant Control FunctionsUp/Down/In/Out/Stop/Speed Control
Primary Input Power115V with 220/240V option
Input Current at Rated Load16 A
Overall Height93″ (2370mm)
Weight1,477lb (670kg)
Control Box Ingress Production RatingIP65

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