The Validation Centre (TVC) Ltd

The Validation Centre (TVC) Ltd

Arc Logger XIII (ALXIII) Workstation

Arc Logger XIII (ALX III) Workstation (ALX/0550)

ALX III RM Work Station base unit supplied in rugged, rack-mounted housing with integral single board computer running Windows 10 with LAN and WLAN connectivity.

Loaded with TVC Arclog XIII weld data logging control software, energy calculation, heat input calculation, internal weld-data memory, and procedure reporting software.

Inbuilt 17” LED monitor and IP rated vandal proof keyboard with trackball mouse.

Supplied with 0 to 1000A inline current box, 0 to 100V voltage lead, TIG HF protection, 90 to 240V AC charger / PSU, 6-month calibration certificate, and operation manual.

Options

Include SKU Product Short Description
ALX/05501 ALX III Second Measurement Channel (ALX/05501) Upgrade allowing the measurement of a second current and voltage channel, or hot wire current and hot wire voltage. Includes the supply of a 0 to 2000A current clamp, 0 to 100V voltage lead and external printer.
ALX/05503 ALX III Fourth Measurement Channel (ALX/05503) Upgrade allowing the measurement of a fourth current and voltage channel, or hot wire current and hot wire voltage. Includes Additional Monitoring Probe Interface Channel' (ALX/05502) option. Supplied with 0 to 2000A current clamp, 0 to 100V voltage lead, and external printer.
ALX/05504 PulseScope Pulse Measurement Software Package (ALX/05504) PulseScope Pulse Measurement software for viewing welding waveforms for real-time welding current, arc voltage and wire feed speed. Data can be stored for analysis and integration into MS-Excel reports. Also analyses and calculates peak and background values, frequency and pulse width. Data can be printed via the ALX III internal printer. Includes real-time pulse energy calculation and display in accordance with ASME IX (2015), EEMUA Publication 158 (Third Edition) and PD ISO/TR 18491:2015.
ALX/05505 Robot Weld Data Recording Software Package (ALX/05505) Robot Weld Data recording software allows operator to record and view real-time welding data for the welding current and arc voltage. If the wire feed speed and gas flow options have been purchased, software also stores data for analysis after the weld and for integration into MS-Excel reports. Software compares and analyses weld data against pre-saved template welds, allowing application of high / low parameter limits to each weld sequence / components.
ALX/05415 Weld Procedure Development Software Package (ALX/05415) Weld Procedure Development software package for design and interface with pWPS, WPAR and WPS templates with Joint Preparation Drawing package and automated Weld Sequence Drawing package.
ALX/0205 2-Wheel Wire Feed Speed Tachometer  
ALX/0604 3-Wheel Wire Feed Speed Tachometer (ALX/0604) 3-wheel tachometer with adjustable tension for the measurement, display and print out of wire speed at 0 to 30m/min and print out of total wire consumed. Price quoted is per wire feed or per channel.
ALX/05506 Wireless Wire Feed Speed: 2-Wheel Tachometer (ALX/05506) Battery-powered wireless transmitter module, complete with wire feed tachometer for the display and print out of wire speed (0 to 30m/min) and print out of total wire consumed. Price quoted is per wire feed or per channel.
ALX/05507 Wireless Wire Feed Speed: 3-Wheel Tachometer (ALX/05507) Battery-powered wireless transmitter module, complete with wire feed tachometer for display and print out of wire speed (at 0 to 30m/min) and print out of total wire consumed. Price quoted is per wire feed or per channel.
ALX/0106 Traverse Speed  
ALX/05510 Magnetic Base and Adaptor Bracket (ALX/05510) Adjustable magnetic base and adapter bracket for use with standard hard-wired 50mm wheeled tachometer.
ALX/05511 Wireless: Traverse Speed Module (ALX/05511) Battery-powered wireless transmitter module complete with 50mm wheeled traverse tachometer for measurement, display, and print out of weld head travel speed (at 0 to 999cm/min) and print out of total weld length.
ALX/05512 Traverse Speed Gear Tooth Counting Sensor  
ALX/0107 Temperature Measurement  
ALX/05509 Wireless Depth Gauge (ALX/05509) Non-contact laser measurement, display, and recording of weld depth with calculation of pipe diameter; measurement, display and recording of pre-heat and interpass temperatures using a remote, 0-1000°C, hand-held Type K contact thermocouple and wireless interfacing to ALX III system with remote control for manual welding. Price quoted is per channel.
ALX/05514 Wireless Thermocouple Module (8-Channel) (ALX/05514) Battery-powered, wireless module with 8 x Type K thermocouple inputs (0 - 1000°C). Mag base can be mounted on workpiece / rotator. Up to 8 x standard weld-on thermocouples can be attached to workpiece and connected to wireless module. Temperature data is displayed / logged on the ALX III system or displayed / logged on a separate PC using the logging software supplied.
ALX/05516 Traffic Light Alarm Module (ALX/05516) Traffic Light Audible / Visual Alarm module.
NFM/0001 Nozzle Flow Meter 2 (NFM2) Standard NFM2: Display / print out of shielding gas flow (up to 100 lt/min) prior to welding, display of peak gas flow and print out of total gas used, analogue interface to ALX III (only flow is recorded on ALX III software). Advanced NFM2: As for Standard unit with additional on-board data-logging facility to record flow results / surge data on NFM2 internal memory. Supplied with data viewing and reporting software, and USB connection lead.  User-selected metric / imperial measurement units, digital interface to the ALX III system enabling recording of gas type, peak flow, etc., into ALX III software. Prices quoted are per channel.
GFM/0001 Gas Flow Meter 2  
ALX/05520 Workstation Stand  
CAR/001 Carriage    
CAR/002 Collection  

Product Description

Customisable and Cost-Effective

Available as a single-, two- or four-channel unit, the Arc Logger XIII (ALX III) Workstation is the workhorse for the international oil and gas pipeline industry. The unit is supplied with voltage and current measurement on all channels as standard. Furthermore, clients can customise each channel with a variety of optional combinations.  Available in a rugged wall, or rack mounting cabinet, the ALX III Workstation is a versatile and cost-effective system.

Robust and hard-working, the ALX III Workstation is designed to withstand tough working environments and conditions.  The unit is capable of monitoring welding procedures and qualifying welders. Adaptable, it is also useful in a laboratory where the precision welding of fine components and exotic materials requires an accurate data logging system.

Software Created for Pipelines

Specialised pipeline software is pre-programmable, allowing a complete root to cap welding procedure to be monitored by a single Workstation, or to monitor preset weld passes at different stations. The ALX III Workstation is networkable to other Workstation units, creating a single master station able to correlate all welding data into a single report.

Pulse Mode and ASME IX (2015)

The optional pulse mode creates an absolutely accurate monitor for complex welding waveforms. With pulse, the unit is able to produce quality reports whilst measuring peak and background values of voltage and current. Pulse mode complies with all requirements of ASME IX (2015), EEMUA Publication 158 (Third Edition) and PD ISO/TR 18491:2015.

The Workstation’s speed and processing capacity produce instant reports of each weld pass, no matter how complicated the waveform. The powerful pulse monitoring software option can be fitted to some or all channels in a single unit. Special software packages are available which enable the full integration of several ALX III Workstation’s, producing units of eight-channels, and above.

Main Features:

  • Mains powered 90 – 220 V AC 50/60 Hz
  • Single-channel as standard (option to add further channels)
  • Non-intrusive probes
  • Monitors voltage and current as standard
  • Options for wire feed, gas flow, travel speed, type ‘K’ contact temperature measurement, purge oxygen level, wireless laser depth measurement, wireless multi-channel temperature measurement, wireless travel speed and wireless wire feed tachometers
  • Optional pulse monitoring and analysis software package
  • Complete WPS programmable from root to cap
  • TIG H.F. protected
  • Network connection and USB ports
  • Wireless connectivity
  • Cladding/weld overlay specific operation and software packages
  • Pipeline specific operation and software packages
  • Auxiliary inputs configured to customer specification