Exothermic Welding Materials

CADWELD® MULTI

The CADWELD MULTI replaces over 35 different molds with one single universal mold crucible capable of performing a wide range of mold types.

CADWELD® PLUS System

CADWELD® PLUS is a simplified method of performing exothermically welded electrical connections. No starting material required.

CADWELD® Welded Electrical Connections

Only the proven CADWELD exothermic system can provide the permanent, low-resistance connection needed to create a long-lasting, reliable grounding network.

CADWELD® Welded Electrical Connection

Connections are often the weak point in ground circuits, especially if they are subjected to high currents and corrosion. The capacity of a grounding circuit to protect property and personnel depends on the quality of its connections. Only the CADWELD exothermic system can provide the permanent, low-resistance connection needed to create a long-lasting, reliable grounding network.

Features

Current carrying (fusing) capacity equal to that of the conductor
Will not deteriorate with age
Permanent molecular bond that cannot loosen or corrode over time
Will withstand repeated faults
Low labor costs
Made with inexpensive, lightweight and portable equipment
No special skills are required
No external power or heat required
Can be checked for quality by visual inspection

Applications

ERICO offers many different CADWELD molds to suit virtually any application or connection requirement. See the CADWELD online catalog in Software & Downloads to help select the best mold for your bonding application.

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CADWELD® Plus

he ultimate welded connection that will never loosen, corrode or increase in resistance just got BETTER.

CADWELD® PLUS is the latest advancement in the continuing evolution of ERICO’s exothermic products. It is a simplified method of performing exothermically welded electrical connections.

Features

The CADWELD PLUS System offers all the benefits of conventional CADWELD connections and more . . .
Consists of a tamper proof, disposable, moisture resistant welding material cup. The welding material, disk and ignition source are incorporated into the self-contained package
Color coded welding material reduces risk of misapplication and gives a simple visual verification of the correct welding material size
Electronic Control Unit means no starting material is required and makes ignition very easy
Six foot control unit lead gives increased flexibility in hard to reach areas

Applications

Designed for use in all standard CADWELD molds, including CADWELD® MULTI.

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Cutaway view of CADWELD PLUS

CADWELD PLUS Welding Material comes in color-coded packages to reduce risk of misapplication.

Step 1

Insert CADWELD PLUS package into mold.

Step 2

Attach Control Unit termination clip to ignition strip. Place baffle onto mold.

Step 3

Press and hold Control Unit switch and wait for ignition.

Step 4

Open the mold and remove the expended steel cup – no special disposal required.

CADWELD® Multi

ERICO introduces the new CADWELD® MULTI – a revolution in exothermic welding. CADWELD MULTI replaces over 35 separate molds with a single, universal mold crucible capable of performing a wide range of mold types. CADWELD MULTI now performs conductor to ground rod weld types.

Features

Versatile mold offers variety of connections for grounding applications.
Patented self sealing system prevents weld metal leakage.
Compact compression structure enables easy alignment of conductors.
Easy to use system completes the weld in seconds.
Easy to follow instruction guide.
Lightweight kit for easy transportation.
Meets standards requirements.
Patented.

Applications

Multiple grounding connection capabilities, including:

Copper cable/solid to copper cable/solid
Copper cable/solid/tape to rebar
Copper cable/solid to copper or steel tape/lug
Copper tape to copper tape
Galvanized steel tape to galvanized steel tape
Conductor to ground rod

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How It Works
CADWELD MULTI uses a combination of a generic mold block and a range of disposable gaskets (batting). The gaskets are compressed around the conductors to allow numerous different welded connections to be produced – without the need to change the mold block for each connection type.

CADWELD MULTI Connection Capablities
Note: the tables below use the following symbols to denote the number of batting (gaskets) layers required for each connection.

Requires 2 batting layers for weld

Requires 3 batting layers for weld

NOTES:

For connections using a 3/4” ground rod, it is necessary to use
#115 / 115PLUSF20 weld material (sold separately).

For all other connection types, use #90 or 90PLUSF20.

For connections using galvanized material, remove galvanizing
before welding, for a better connection.

Copper Cable/Solid to Copper Cable/Solid

Copper concentric conductor sizes up to 50 mm2(9.3 mm dia.) or 1/0 AWG (0.37” dia.)

Copper concentric conductor sizes up to 25mm2(6.6 mm dia.) or #3 AWG (0.26” dia.)

Copper Cable/Solid Strip to Rebar

Copper concentric conductor sizes up to 50mm2(9.3 mm dia.) or 1/0 AWG (0.37” dia.)
Copper or steel strip sizes up to 30 x 3,5 mm (1.2” x 0.14”)
Rebar sizes up to 10 mm (#3)

Copper Strip to Copper Strip

BB and CG: Copper strip sizes up to 30 x 3,5 mm (1.2” x 0.14”)
BG and EB: Copper strip sizes up to 30 x 3,0 mm (1.2” x 0.12”)

Copper Cable/Solid to Copper or Steel Strip/Lug

Copper concentric conductor sizes up to 50mm2(9.3 mm dia.) or 1/0 AWG (0.37” dia.)
Copper or steel lug / strip sizes up to 30 x 3,5 mm (1.2” x 0.14”)

Galvanized Steel Strip to Galvanized Steel Strip

Galvanized steel strip sizes up to 30 x 3,5 mm (1.2” x 0.14”)

Ground Rod Connections

Copper concentric conductor sizes up to 10mm2(4.2 mm dia.) or #6 AWG (0.18” dia.)
Copper strip sizes up to 30 x 2,0 mm (1.2” x 0.08”)

Copper concentric conductor sizes greater than 10mm2(4.2 mm dia.) or #6 AWG (0.18” dia.)
Copper strip sizes 30 x (2,5 – 3,0 mm) or 1.2” x (0.10” – 0.12”)
Steel strip sizes 30 x (0,5 – 3,5 mm) or 1.2” x (0.02” – 0.14”)

Ordering Information

Part No. Article No. Description Pack Size Weight (kg)
KITCDMV01 167782 CADWELD MULTI Kit 1 25.000
The CADWELD MULTI kit (KITCDMV01) contains the following list of items:
FMCDMV01 120883 Handle Clamp 1 1.800
CDMV01H 240399 Mold for H welds 1 1.200
CDMV0112 240398 Mold for welds on 1/2 rods 1 1.200
CDMV0158 240397 Mold for welds on 5/8 rods 1 1.200
CDMV0134 240396 Mold for welds on 3/4 rods* 1 1.200
SCDM01 120886 Set of 33 batting/gaskets 2 0.200
B399P 162070 SKK1 clamp 1 0.500
TSCSTP 197295 Toolset 1 2.000
B136B 182030 Slag Removal Spade 1 0.144
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The following items can be used with the CADWELD MULTI Kit (KITCDMV01). They are sold separately.

Ordering Information

Part No. Article No. Description Pack Size Weight (kg)
T320 165000 Flint Ignitor T320 1 0.090
90 163040 CADWELD Traditional welding material 10 0.090
115 163050 CADWELD Traditional welding material 10 0.115
PLUSCU 165738 Control Unit 1 1.088
PLUS#90F20 165705 CADWELD PLUS welding material 10 0.158
PLUS#115F20 165706 CADWELD PLUS welding material 10 0.185