Stork Cooperheat’s Cooper36 has been specifically designed to heat treat up to 36 small tubes and pipes simultaneously. With Stork Cooperheat’s extensive industry knowledge, it was recognised that there was a requirement for a unit with a higher number of control channels that would be capable of controlling one heater per output specifically designed for small tubes / pipes (i.e. 1” to 5” diameter welds). Traditionally, these pipes are heat treated using multiple standard (6 channel) heat treatment units which results in tying up 300kW of machine output power. However, with the development of Cooper36, one machine with 36 control channels can treat up to 36 pipes at one time using 50kW output power for 36 small diameter pipe welds.
Not only does Cooper36 reduce costs and time associated with using multiple units to heat treat large volumes of pipe and tubing but it also provides added safety benefits by working in conjunction with 30V heaters rather than the standard 60V heaters. Set up time and materials required for the 36 output unit also achieves further cost savings. The feed and return cables are required to supply 45A, allowing lighter, lower cost cable to be used. In addition, by using only one unit instead of six, reduces environmental impact with less transportation requirements and using only one off load electrical losses instead of six.