Pipemaster 516

The latest generation of Pipemaster controllers are the result of a new direction in power source design. The Pipemaster 516 brings the benefits of digital technology to the orbital welding customer: unparalleled accuracy, repeatability, and reliability. Digital technology forever eliminates the need for periodic weld head calibration – motor speeds and response characteristics remain accurate and stable regardless of wear, and weld heads can be interchanged without time-consuming calibration.

Unique auto-programming for multi-pass welding
Easy to program
Rugged design

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  1. Multi-pass welding of pipes/tubes/tubesheets
  2. Full function capability (torch rotation, filler wire feed, electronic arc gap
  3. control, electronic oscillation)
  4. Operates all models of Magnatech weld heads (GTAW process)
  5. Current programming and pulsing controlled by
  6. Pipemaster controller – not the power supply
  7. Amperage output determined by power source selection
  8. Autoranging power input eliminates all internal modifications
  9. Up to 100 levels per program (time-based programs)
  10. Stores 100 weld programs internally
  11. AutoProgram automatically generates procedures
  12. Programming and operation guided by simple prompts
  13. Teach mode allows rapid program development
  14. Programmable “override limits” provide supervisory control
  15. Weld parameter monitoring/out-of-limits reporting for QA/QC purposes
  16. Transfer programs and QC data to PC using standard USB flash drive
  17. AutoTack automatically generates tack weld programs
  18. Large color LCD pendant display
  19. Stainless steel case
  20. Help files provide immediate information/assistance
  21. Password protection of key functions
  22. Waterproof pendant with 7.6 m (25’) cable
  23. Auto rewind feature unwraps cable at weld completion
  24. All weld head functions capable of synchronization with pulsed current output
  25. Selectable position or time-based programming
  26. Integral switch prevents welding


For use with all Magnatech weld head models (GTAW process), welding lathes, and dedicated weld systems

Functions controlled

Weld current output/current pulsing, weld head rotation, weld head wire feed speed, electronic arc voltage
control, electronic torch oscillation, electronic torch cross-seam adjustment

Output power

Power source dependent

Input power requirements
(rated load)

110 – 230 VAC, 1 Ø, 4.0 KVA, 50/60 Hz autoranging (no modifications necessary)

Protection level

Controller IP-23; pendant IP-65

Internal memory capacity

100 weld programs

Units of measurement

Metric and inch (selectable)

Program transfer

Solid state digital media (USB flash drive)

Language selection

English, Spanish, German, French, others

Settable override limits

Individually scalable overrides on each function 0 – 100%

Water and gas flow switches

Standard. Prevents damage to equipment and workpiece

Data recording/printout

Operator ID, weld ID number, program number, material, OD, wall thickness, date, time, weld head model,
project, drawing, programmed parameters

Printer (optional)

Freestanding. Bluetooth. Integral rechargeable battery with charger. IP-54 rating

QC-parameter monitoring/

Records actual parameters and deviations from preprogrammed limits

Arc start type

High voltage impulse

Operating/storage temperature

Operating: -18 to 50° C (0 to 120° F) Storage: -25 to 60° C (-20 to 140° F)


To 98% RH (non-condensing)

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