EZ Orbital 517A Welding System

Orbital Weld Heads for Innovative Fusion Welding of Tube

Magnatech introduces an innovate solution to orbital tube welding with its modular EZ Orbital welding systems. The model 517A is a tube welding controller that integrates the operation of a standard, commercial GTAW power source with the weld head. Used with all heads of the 800 series, digital control of rotation speed regulation, ensuring perfect repeatability.

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The model 517A Controller has an intuitive symbol-based touch-screen user interface. Operation involves selecting a tube size and wall thickness and pressing the Start Weld switch on the Head. The operator can adjust amperage by a percentage override to accommodate tube lot variation.

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  • Full color, touch screen operation
  • Intuitive symbol-based operation
  • Autoprogram generation - entry of the tube OD and wall thickness creates optimal weld patterns
  • Simple % adjustment of welding parameters
  • Real time head temperature monitoring and over temperature alert
  • Visual display of welding cycle
  • Diagnostic fault detention system (gas purge, weld jam. etc.)
  • Software updates available by internet download via USB interface
  • Compact and lightweight controller built into rugged waterproof case


  • Extension Cable

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Length x width x height 394 x 711 x 191 mm (15.5 x 20 x 7.5 inches”)
Weight 8 kg (17.5 lbs)
Power supply capability Consult factory for suitable models
Input power requirements 115/230 VAC, 1 Ø, 0.5 A fuse, 50/60 Hz
Unites of measurement Metric and inch (selectable)
Operating temperature -18 to 50˚ C (0 to 120˚ F)
Storage temperature -25 to 60˚C (-20 to 140˚ F)
Humidity To 98% RH (non-condensing)