Improving Productivity and Performance
of Fabrication Equipment

Hopleys Sheetmetal is a large welding and engineering company that had problems with a plasma cutting machine that was performing poorly when operators were welding on another machine. Rapid voltage fluctuations stopped the plasma cutter from making consistent and accurate cuts. Moulds and materials were often wasted.

What we did

After careful analysis, Captech designed and built a system that stabilised the voltage during welding operations.

The equipment, a fast acting VAR compensator, provides reactive power to compensate for harmonic voltage distortion, regulating the system voltage, thus stabilising supply to equipment.

The system was installed close to the welder and programmed to trigger during the welding cycles.

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