Q: Can I use my ArcReach® Heater tools on my ProHeat™ 35 heating system?
A: Only the air-cooled cables can be used with the ProHeat 35 heating system. The air-cooled quick wrap is not compatible with the ProHeat 35 heating system.
Q: Can I use my ProHeat™ 35 heating system’s air-cooled blankets or liquid-cooled cables with an ArcReach® Heater?
A: No, they’re not compatible.
Q: Can ArcReach® Heater tools be used on flat surfaces?
A: Yes. ArcReach Heater air-cooled cables and preheat insulation with a cable harness or ½-inch preheat insulation can heat flat surfaces and can also provide great heating benefits for parts with non-uniform thicknesses.
Q: Will my welding process allow me to use an ArcReach® Heater/induction heating?
A: Check your welding procedure specifications (WPS). Typically, a WPS will specify a minimum or maximum temperature, but not a heating process.
Q: Can I connect more than one air-cooled quick wrap or air-cooled cable to an ArcReach® Heater at the same time?
A: Yes. You can connect either two air-cooled cables or two air-cooled quick wraps at the same time on both sides of the joint — but you can’t combine an air-cooled cable with an air-cooled quick wrap. There’s a label on the side of the ArcReach Heater extension cable box to help ensure that you make the proper connections.
Q: Can I immediately remove the air-cooled quick wrap, air-cooled cables and insulation once the heating cycle is complete?
A: Yes. Once the heating cycle is complete, the heating tools can be removed from the heat zone and moved to the next joint without delay. Although heating tools do not heat up from the induction process, the hot workpiece may transfer its heat to them — so always wear proper personal protective equipment when handling heating tools and insulation.
Q: Can I disconnect the air-cooled quick wrap or air-cooled cables before powering down the ArcReach® Heater?
A: No. Always stop the heating cycle and then power down the welding power source to stop output before disconnecting the air-cooled quick wrap or air-cooled cables. Doing so will prevent damaging the equipment.
Q: How do I know if I have the heating cables connected correctly to the series adapter box?
A: Labeling on the end of the ArcReach Heater Extension Cable box helps ensure proper connections. They demonstrate the proper connection for setting up one heating tool (A to B on the upper box) or two heating tools (one tool from A to A, and the second tool from B to B).