E.H. Wachs Training

TrainingFor the best in specialized training on weld prep machine tools and valve exercising equipment, look to the E.H. Wachs Training Center.

Benefiting from the combined resources of E.H. Wachs and ITW, our mission is to offer the very best instruction in field portable weld prep machine tools as used in the oil and gas, power generation, pipeline and pipeline distribution industries.

Instructors at the E.H. Wachs Training Center are not just academics – all of them have real world experience using these products in the field. They’ve been involved in the design, development and evolution of these advanced machines, giving them unique insight into the newest industry trends, products and techniques.

Upon completion you’ll become a certified expert in the operation and maintenance of these state of the art machines, learning new skills and enabling you to share your knowledge with others. Whether you’re a new grad looking for a career opportunity or a seasoned industry veteran looking to enhance your skills, look to E.H. Wachs Training.

  • Specialized instruction in field portable machine tools
  • Kick start your career; train to become a certified expert
  • All instructors have real world experience
  • Many courses qualify for state approved CEU’s
  • Training at Your Location, or Ours

CCE 101 – Introduction to Cold Cutting Equipment & Applications

Exposure to the various types of cold cutting machinery - I.D. Mount, O.D. Mount and an analysis of the methods between hot and cold cutting will be addressed. Participants will develop an understanding of the various capabilities each machine offers, and the type of prep configurations that can be performed. Participants will have the opportunity to operate cutting tools for boilers, pipe lines, power plant construction and machines that perform preps for x-ray quality welds. A discussion of the various types of materials that are currently in use will help identify the appropriate tool for greater efficiency in machine performance. In addition, appropriate drive options, power requirements, secondary (supportive) equipment, and lubricants will be identified.

Course instruction will focus on the followings: Trav-L-Cutter, SDB Small Diameter Beveler, MDSF Low Clearance Split Frame, and Guillotine® Pipe Saw
Course Duration: 1 day

ODM 101 – O.D. Mounted Cutting & Beveling (Lathe Type)

A one day class on the operation, maintenance and safety of O.D. cutting machines. Participants will be introduced to applications and use of the machine and there benefits. Students will demonstrate safe operation of the equipment and complete pipe preps using parting and bevel form tools as well as counter bore machining. Discussions on pipe schedules, machine accessories including tooling as well as performance of the operations will be highlighted. Included in this instruction will be training on maintenance adjustment’s and trouble shooting of the tools for maximum performance and reliability.

Course instruction will focus on the
Course Duration: 1 day

ODM 201 – O.D. Mounted Cutting & Beveling Machines (Lathe Type)

An extensive course on the operation, maintenance and safety of O.D. cutting machines. Participants will be introduced to different types of pipe preparation which include, form tool and single point cutting. Students will demonstrate safe operation of the equipment and complete preps using form tool and single point machining, as well as counter bore machining. Discussions on pipe schedules machine accessories including tooling to set-up and performance of these operations will be highlighted. Included in this instruction will be the use of O.D. tracking tool slides and heavy wall parting slides for specific applications. Participants will receive training on maintenance and adjustment of the tools for maximum performance and reliability.

Course instruction will focus on the following:
MDSF and Bridge Slide

Course Duration: 2 days

ODM 301 – O.D. Mounted Cutting & Bevel Machines
for Transmission Pipelines

Emphasis is placed on the application of heavy duty cutting machines in a specific setting. Participants will demonstrate methods used to safely mount equipment and techniques for set-up of the machinery. Participants will acquire experience using spring loaded O.D. tracking tool slides. We will discuss the various applications and tooling required for cutting out of round pipe, thin and heavy wall pipes. This will enable students to make an appropriate choice for the correct tool as determined by the application. Participants will learn about machine maintenance and required periodic adjustments to ensure maximum efficiency and long term use of the machinery. A discussion of potential problems and resolutions will enable participants to acquire confidence in the use of O.D. mounted cutting and bevel machines for transmission pipelines.

Course instruction will focus on the following:
LDSF & OOR Spring Slides

Course Duration: 1 day

ODM 401 – Universal O.D. Mounted Machines
for Cutting & Cutting/Beveling

Cutting machines are used in a variety of construction settings such as in the production of water pipe systems, and gas and oil transmission lines. Participants will acquire knowledge in the use of three basic saw types; the Guillotine Pipe and Rail Saw and the Chain Mounted O.D. Trav-L-Cutter. Participants will identify the appropriate tool for a specific purpose or operation and the ideal power source. The course will address trouble shooting and maintenance of the equipment as well as cutter selection which will enable participants to acquire confidence in the use of these tools.

Course instruction will focus on the following:
Trav-L-Cutter, Guillotine

Course Duration: 1 day

CTT 101 – Cutting Tool Technology & Application for Weld Preps

The geometric design of cutting tools has a direct relationship on machine performance. A review of weld prep configurations and the geometric configuration of the cutting tool will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on the ability of the tool to cut various schedules and grades of material. An analysis of the various types of coolants, lubricating/cutting fluids, and coatings to maximize performance and long term tool use will be discussed. Participants will demonstrate use of cutting tools and how geometric configurations effect performance. Students will also experience the effects that cutting fluid, and tool coatings have on the performance of the tools. In addition participants will also be shown how to sharpen tools in the field to maintain maximum tool life.

Course instruction will focus on the following:
MDSF tooling

Course Duration: 1 day

IDM 101 – I.D./O.D.
Mounted Beveling Machines for Boilers

Various tools used in the repair and preparation of boiler tubes include the I.D. and O.D. mounted beveling machines. Participants will demonstrate the safe set-up and use of I.D. and O.D. mount prep tools for 1" to 4" pipes. Participants will be exposed to the socket weld machine, panel saw, c-face bevel machine for single tube replacement and O.D. mounted machines. A discussion of the process used for panel replacement will include panel saws and O.D. bevellers. We will also review O.D. mount cutting and beveling tools needed for single tube sheet replacement including fillet weld removal. A discussion of potential problems and resolutions will enable participants to acquire confidence in the use of these machine tools.

Course instruction will focus on the following:
Small diameter ID & OD bevelers and axial & radial socket weld removal

Course Duration: 1 day

IDM 201 – I.D. Mount Bevelers for Pipe & Tube

Participants will be introduced to a variety of I.D mount form tool pipe bevel machines. A review of the various uses of I.D. mount bevellers and methods to determine the appropriate machine for a specific function will be discussed. We will study form tool cutting and best practices to use when form cutting or beveling pipe. Emphasis will be placed on tooling requirements for bevel, compound bevel and j-prep weld details including counter bore. Identification of the appropriate feeds, speeds and cutting lubricants will be highlighted. Participants will learn maintenance and repair techniques, and review safe practices while using the tools in the field or in the shop. A discussion of potential problems and resolutions will enable participants to acquire confidence in the use of this type of machinery.

Course instruction will focus on the following:
SDB103, SDB 206 & SDB 412

Course Duration: 1 day

IDMFF 101 – I.D. Mount Flange Facing Equipment & Manual Bevel Generation

An introduction to I.D. mount flange facing equipment will enable participants to safely set-up and machine raise faced flanges. Participants will demonstrate how to create a record groove finish and how to vary groove widths for specification compliance. Participants will learn to identify which tooling is required to perform the machine application and how to set the groove depth. Another application that will be covered is single point beveling. Students will utilize the extended slide attachment of the machine to perform single point beveling on heavy wall pipe outside the application range of form cutting. This manually generated bevel is a quick and easy way to expand the versatility of the machine. Participants will also review cutting lubricants, tool maintenance, and techniques to maximize tool life.

Course instruction will focus on the following:
SDB206 , SDB412 and Flange Facing Slide

Course Duration: 1 day

AMR 101 – Air Motor Maintenance & Repair

One of the most important aspects to machine performance is the motor. This class will provide students with the required knowledge and tools to maintain and perform repairs to air motors in the field. We will review performance characteristics and how to identify a poor performing motor. The course will cover motor teardown and rebuild, and how to identify the parts that can cause poor performance. Participants will have hands on experience with disassembly/reassembly and testing of the motor to insure repairs have been made correctly. Participants will identify the major parts of an air motor and participate as well as demonstrate how to store and maintain air motors in a harsh environment.

Course instruction will focus on the following products: air motors
Course Duration: 1 day

HPU 101 – Hydraulic Power Units & Circuits

This course will focus on the different types of hydraulic circuits. We will review the three most common circuit (classes) used in our industry. Participants will acquire knowledge of gas/diesel engine powered systems as well as electric driven power units. Our goal is to develop a basic understanding of how to build a hydraulic circuit and what principles are required to test the circuit. A review of the power unit requirements and how they relate to specific machine tools will be discussed. We will also review hydraulic oil types and hose recommendations for maximum performance.

Course instruction will focus on the following:
Electric, Diesel, and Gas driven power units

Course Duration: 1 day

Wachs dedicated training facility is located at our headquarters just north of Chicago's O'Hare airport.

 

E.H. Wachs Training
Industrial Training Center

600 Knightsbridge Parkway
Lincolnshire, Illinois 60069 USA
Keith Polifika, Director
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