The zipper welder has been in the Bug-O repertoire for quite some time, but the company said it has recently seen a larger demand for it due to increased tank production worldwide.
The zippwer welder is used for vertical seam welding for storage tanks and other applications where a vertical seam weld is needed.
“The zipper welder premise is quite simple. By being able to hang our rail system over the top of the tank and use only minimal magnets, it makes fit up time fast and effective,” said Josh Chiprich, Bug-O Tank Fabrication Market Manager. “It is also able to roll across the top of the tank removing the trouble of picking up our system and moving the system from weld to weld cutting down setup time, thus increasing productivity and profits.”
Chiprich explained that the zipper welder is used in conjunction with Bug-O’smodular drive system, giving end users the option of a linear weaver or pendulum weaver for vertical welding applications.
The zipper welder is also a cost effective alternative for vertical joints for users who do not want to step up to larger tank fabrication equipment.