Weld hydraulic cylinder ports fast and accurately

Increase accuracy and throughput, reduce setup time

Hydraulic cylinder manufacturers: Are you under pressure to quickly produce high-quality cylinder components at a competitive price?  Get higher throughput, repeatable quality and less scrap in cylinder manufacturing, with Acieta’s FastARC PW robotic port welding cell.

The first-of-its-kind welding system is purposed for port welding on hydraulic cylinders, designed in collaboration with a cylinder manufacturer. The system features a FANUC 6-axis robot, designed for purpose end of arm tooling, and a ferris wheel positioner for part presentation and load/unload during machine time. FastARC PW is compatible with Miller® or Lincoln® Electric welding equipment.

With the FastARC PW system, ports are welded quickly, with high-quality and accurate welds. The ferris wheel positioner allows operators to load parts while the robot is welding on the other side, allowing the robot to run continually, increasing throughput.

The FastARC PW ensures consistent port location, eliminates errors, and dramatically reduces setup time.

Our system is designed to be simple and user-friendly, and operators are able to set up a new part number offline by providing dimensional data to our parametric programming software. But don’t take our word for it. See how one hydraulic manufacturer embraced the FastARC PW.

Are you ready to take your hydraulic cylinder port welding to the next level?

Benefits of the FastARC Port Welder

The many benefits of a the FastARC Port Welder robotic cell gives hydraulic cylinder manufacturers and fabricators an instant competitive advantage.

Higher throughput & labor savings

The load/unload process is internal to the welding process. Get more part numbers and parts per shift with the FastARC PW than your current process.

Correct port location

Locating ports on a hydraulic cylinder tube is critical. The FastARC PW puts all port location and welding within robot control. This reduces scrap and rework.

Quick changeover

Utilizing quick change tooling, the FastARC PW can be changed from one part to another in 2-3 minutes.

Simple part programming/repeatability

The FastARC PW requires NO teach pendant programming. Operators provide part print dimensions to PW's software and the next part is ready to go.


The operator unloads finished weldments and loads raw tubes, port handling is done by the FastARC PW, eliminating exposure to the welding process.

Competitive edge

Higher production in less time means you can keep costs globally competitive.

FastARC PW Specifications
Base Length3226 mm (127 in)
Base Width2439 mm (96 in)
Total Height2951 mm (116.2 in)
System Weight1536 kg (3378 lb)
Min Cylinder Tube Length 127 mm (5 in)
Max Cylinder Tube Length1980 mm (78 in)
Min Cylinder Tube Diameter 56 mm (2.2 in)
Max Cylinder Tube Diameter165 mm (6.5 in)
Min Port Height12.7 mm (.500 in)
Max Port Height38.1 mm (1.500 in)
Min Port Diameter19 mm (.75 in)
Max Port Diameter44.5 mm (1.75 in)
Max Part Weight500 kg (1100 lbs)
Robot ModelFANUC ArcMate 100iD 6 axis robot
Available Weld Power SourcesMiller® or Lincoln® Electric
Developed and Built in the U.S.A.

Maximize your output and increase production with the FastARC PW by Acieta. Our port welder robotic solution is a cost-effective introduction to automation, designed to take your hydraulic cylinder manufacturing to the next level, fast.

When Our Customers Succeed, We Succeed

— Dan Van Eldik, Prince Mfg CEO

“Since implementing Acieta’s FastARC PW, we have seen a 90% increase in productivity and a 40% reduction in production time. Our clients are impressed with the consistency and quality of the welded ports, and we are thrilled with the savings in labor and costs.”

Contact us today to see how the Port Welder can help you level up your welding operations.