Press Release

CMT cladding tower for giant membrane walls

The Polish company FAKOP – world-renowned for high-quality steam boilers for more than a hundred years – uses a towering CMT cladding system from Austrian welding technology specialist Fronius for the cladding of twelve-meter-high membrane walls. The plant has two welding elevators and can accommodate two huge membrane walls, each 1.6 meters wide.

Welding is performed with horizontal oscillation from top to bottom in the drop position (PG). Each of the two elevator platforms is equipped with CMT welding technology and has an intuitive touch-screen HMI system control, an ArcView camera including a monitor, two CMT torches, and a joystick for their fine adjustment.

Towering CMT cladding system for membrane walls designed by Fronius. Source: Fronius International GmbH

Deposition rate below 3 %

All torches are water-cooled, and the torch temperature strongly influences the deposition rate. To ensure not to exceed the 3 % limit under any circumstances, it must be neither too hot nor too cold and requires precise regulation by the plant’s cooling system.

WeldCube records all welding data

A real highlight of the Fronius cladding system is the WeldCube welding data management software, which records all parameters. Significant deviations indicate necessary maintenance work, which can be planned according to the stored data.

The safety of the system operators is ensured by fume extractors on each torch and a dark-red tinted safety curtain that seals off both elevator platforms, extends over the entire height of the system and protects the welding operators from UV radiation.

Business Unit Perfect Welding

Fronius Perfect Welding is an innovation leader for arc welding and a global market leader for robot-assisted welding. As a systems provider, the Fronius Welding Automation division also implements customized automated complete welding solutions, for the construction of containers or offshore cladding for example. The range is rounded off by power sources for manual applications, welding accessories, and a broad spectrum of services. With more than 1000 sales partners worldwide, Fronius Perfect Welding has great customer proximity.

Fronius International GmbH

Fronius International GmbH is an Austrian company with headquarters in Pettenbach and other sites in Wels, Thalheim, Steinhaus and Sattledt. With 6,100 employees worldwide, the company is active in the fields of welding technology, photovoltaics and battery charging technology. 89 % of its products are exported through 36 international Fronius subsidiaries and sales partners/representatives in over 60 countries. With its innovative products and services and 1,366 granted patents, Fronius is the global innovation leader.