CRC-Evans Pipeline International, Inc. Introduces New M-400 Welding System

HOUSTON, TEXAS – (November 19, 2013) – CRC-Evans Pipeline International, Inc. (CRC-Evans) – an international leader in pipeline construction technologies and product development – introduces its new M-400 Welding System.

The M-400 Welding System is a lightweight, multi-process, multi-power-source, on-board wire feed, single-torch welding system that provides the same range and functionality of previous systems, while reducing the overall weight by 25%. The M-400 also includes a new offset oscillator, offering its operator an unprecedented view of the arc as well as the ability to deposit automated fillet (+45/-30º) welds. CRC-Evan’s top engineers have built software tracking into the welding parameters, allowing operators to recall exactly what versions of software were used for each weld.

“The M-400 Welding System is revolutionary on every front,” said Shankar Rajagopalan, Chief Technology Officer, Advanced Technology Division at CRC-Evans. “It’s a single, multi-process system for all needs, ensuring consistent, high-quality welds with minimum effort and maximum flexibility.”

The M-400 system is multi-process, digital and analog welding power-supply-capable. The unit can be adapted to weld flux core, inner-shield, STT and GMAW with minimal mechanical changes to the bug; it is capable of welding all layers, from root to cap, using STT process for the root and GMAW, FCAW or inner-shield for the remaining layers. The advanced technology also offers CRC-Evans’ innovative thru-the-arc tracking as an option, which maintains the arc in the center of the weld seam and the optimum tip-to-work distance, ensuring uniform, high-quality welds.

The system includes a significantly redesigned, lightweight Pendant feature, which includes a large-format color display. The Pendant not only operates the M-400 system, but its display relays multiple levels of information including real time data of essential parameters and allows the adjustment of parameters without the need to plug in a laptop or PDA.

Additionally, CRC-Evans’ new M-400 Welding System provides the following features and benefits:

  • New, lightweight design improves ergonomics
  • Position based welding around the circumference of the pipe
  • Flexibility of all the weld passes with independent weld process per pass
  • Swing-tip cleaning allows for easier maintenance and increased output
  • Center-torch designs and ambidextrous carriage eliminates need for a clockwise and counterclockwise configuration

For more information on the new M-400 Welding System, and for details on CRC-Evans’ wide array of pipeline construction products and services, please visit

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Murphy Knott Public Relations, Inc.
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About CRC-Evans Pipeline International, Inc.

CRC-Evans Pipeline International is a global group of companies with the infrastructure and resources to support pipeline contractors anywhere in the world.  A leading manufacturer of equipment and supplier of services to the onshore and subsea pipeline industry, CRC-Evans provides pipeline construction equipment, automatic welding systems, managed subsea services, field joint coating, weighting systems and non-destructive testing. Other engineered equipment includes laybarge equipment, conveying systems and concrete weight coating plants. CRC-Evans has corporate headquarters in Houston, Texas, USA.  Company offices and facilities are also located in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom (England and Scotland), Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, Malaysia and Brazil. CRC-Evans Pipeline International is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stanley Black & Decker.  Contact: