Taking Weld Automation to the next level
Key Plant are the first official distributor and manufacturing partner of the industry changing Keyhole TIG welder system – K-TIG, for the US market.
Keyhole Tig Welding – Highly Productive. High Quality.
The partnership further expands our capabilities in offering global leading equipment & turnkey solutions that increase our customers welding and fabrication throughput.
K-TIG is up to 100x faster than TIG/GTAW.
K-TIG can weld 10-inch, Schedule 40 stainless steel pipe in just 3 minutes.
(Thickness – 3/8 inch | 9.5mm, Diameter – 10-inch | 250mm)
K-TIG (Keyhole TIG) is a variant of GTAW, and delivers exceptional productivity across a wide range of applications.
K-TIG is ideally suited to longitudinal, circumferential and outside corner joints. It only requires a square butt joint presentation, with no bevelling required when welding within K-TIG’s normal thickness ranges. It welds in 1G and 2G welding positions but not intended for positional welds (5G/6G)
K-TIG does not require edge bevelling, and requires only a simple square butt joint. No root gap is required. K-TIG can also be used to weld into all standard edge preparations.
K-TIG supports customers to weld at 8x the penetration of GTAW and typically 2x the penetration of Plasma Arc Welding (PAW).
K-TIG provides full penetration, single-pass keyhole welding in materials up to ½ inch | 12mm for most corrosion-resistant materials and even up to 5/8 inch | 16mm in some reactive metals. All without the need for special gases or exotic purging requirements and filler wire is greatly reduced or even eliminated.
K-TIG is a precision process and is best suited to corrosion resistant materials, exotic materials and some carbon steels.
K-TIG’s ideal thickness ranges are:
- Titanium up to 5/8 inch (16mm) thickness
- Austenitic Stainless Steel up to 1/2 inch (13mm) thickness
- Duplex & Super Duplex up to 1/2 inch (13mm) thickness
- Nickel alloys & super alloys up to 1/2 inch (13mm) thickness.
Thicker materials can be welded, call us to discuss.
Productivity & Profitability
K-TIG welds thicker materials faster and at higher quality, delivering dramatic productivity gains and competitive advantage.
K-TIG customers leverage the extraordinary welding speeds provided by K-TIG to increase overall production output, enabling our customers to meet even the most challenging deadlines.
K-TIG’s robust process delivers reliable results, easily meeting all major code requirements like ASME, AWS, API, BS, CSA, CEN, AS/NZS and others.
GE achieved a 66% reduction of defects.
TITAN Metal Fabricators achieved a 42% reduction of defects.
Bilfinger achieved a 73% reduction of grinding and cleaning.
TFW achieved a 100% reduction of grinding and cleaning.
K-TIG customers typically reduce their costs by 65% to 95%. Yep, you read that correctly.
GE achieved a 93% cost saving on a Stainless Steel Exhaust Diffuser.
TITAN Metal Fabricators achieved a 69% cost saving on a 3/8 inch | 9.5mm, Titanium Pressure Vessels.
Bilfinger achieved a 92% cost saving on Stainless Steel Pressure Vessels welded to ASME-9.
TFW achieved a 93% cost saving on Stainless Steel Pipe Spooling.
GLOBAL LEADING TURNKEY SOLUTIONS
With our vast portfolio of weld automation, handling and positioning equipment, we can design, manufacture and install innovative tunkey systems to suit your project and production requirements.
SEE K-TIG IN ACTION AT OUR DEMO SHOWROOM AND TRAINING SCHOOL.
Located at our Houston, Texas facility – arrange a visit or virtual meeting today.
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