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APEX® 3000 Mechanized Controller

K52102-1

Top Features

  • Takes the heat - The new track ring design on the weld head allows the operator to install or remove the track in seconds.
  • 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.

Input Power

  • 40 VDC + 120VAC from Power Wave

Processes

MIG, Pulsed MIG, Flux-Cored, GMAW-STT®

 

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Equipment Details

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.

 

 

Input Power
  • 40 VDC + 120VAC from Power Wave
Rated Output
  • 24V
  • 9A
Input Current
  • 5A AC
  • 9A DC
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)
Net Weight 45.00 (20.41 kg)
  • TRAVEL SPEED IPM 0.1 - 120 max
    WIRE FEED SPEED - IPM (CMPM) 50-1200 (127-3,048)
    CLEARANCE - IN (MM) Radial: 8.5 (215.9)
    Axial: 8.9 (226.1)
    OSCILLATION STROKE - IN (MM) 2 (50.8)
    ARC VOLTAGE CONTROL (ARC) STROKE - IN (MM) 2 (50.8)
    TORCH CENTER TO FRONT - IN (MM) 1.7 (43.2)
    LEAD / LAG 360°
    TORCH TILT In: +60° max
    Out: -30° max
    MANUAL TORCH HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT - IN (MM) 4.5 (114.3)
Category
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Product Name
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HELIX® M85 Weld Head
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APEX® 3000 Pendant
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Power Wave® S500 Advanced Process Welder
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Power Wave® Advanced Module
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Power Wave® STT® Module
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Gun Assembly 550A 15 ft. (4.6 m)
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Fully Enclosed System Cart
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System Cart
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HELIX Control Cable 25 ft. (7.6 m)
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Pendant Cable
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Wire Drive Control Cable - 25 ft (7.6 m)
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ArcLink®/Linc-Net® Control Cable - 8 ft (2.4 m)
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Wire Drive Control Cable - 50 ft (15.2 m)
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Wire Drive Control Cable - 100 ft (30.4 m)
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Wire Drive Control Cable - 12 ft (3.7 m)