Meridian Stainless, Inc. announces a new tube and pipe welding clamp that compensates for weld stress distortion and simplifies the welding process of tube and pipe joints from setup to completion. The patented weld stress compensation clamp will save businesses time and materials thanks to its innovative design.
The Angle-Rite® Clamping System consists of a primary clamp that pre-bends the intersected
tube prior to welding. The secondary clamp holds the intersecting tube or pipe in a precise
angle to be miter cut using the reciprocating saw attachment, or notched using the abrasive or
hole saw notcher. Once cut, the secondary clamp holding its tube or pipe is rejoined with the
primary clamp and its attached tube or pipe. The angle and rotational alignment of the tubes or
pipes are retained throughout the entire process.
By clamping the primary and intersecting tube or pipe in place, the welder can weld the joint without the need of a third hand. The primary clamps bending force compensates for weld stress distortion during the welding process.
The Angle-Rite® Clamping System consists of a primary and secondary clamp with die set. The accompanying die sets for the initial model are available for 7/8”, 1”, 1.25”, and 1.5” tube
diameters and 3/4" pipe & 1" pipe sizes. Other clamp models will be available for larger and
smaller tube & pipe sizes. Additional die sets, the miter notcher, and the abrasive notcher will
be sold separately.
“Having worked in stainless steel fabrication for more than 20 years, I have experienced
firsthand the complications of weld shrinkage and distortion. The time and materials lost due to
the naturally occurring shrinkage distortion of metal after welding was frustrating. There was
no standard repeatable solution available, so I created one.” said Tim Uecker, President of
Meridian Stainless, Inc. and inventor of the Angle-Rite® Clamping System.
The clamp will make its first public appearance at the FABTECH tradeshow this year in
Chicago, November 3 – 6th. More information about the clamp may be obtained at their
About Meridian Stainless, Inc. and Angle-Rite® Clamping System
Meridian Stainless, Inc. located in Port Townsend, WA has been providing custom marine
hardware and custom metalwork specializing in stainless steel for more than 20 years. Tim
Uecker, is the founder of Meridian Stainless and inventor of the Angle-Rite® Clamping System. The clamp is patented in the United States with foreign patents pending.