Arc Machines

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Arc Machines, Inc.
Founded 1976
Headquarters Panorama City, California, U.S.A.

Orbital Welding Systems
Narrow Groove Welding Solutions

Custom Engineered Solutions
Related Services
Number of employees
211 (U.S.A.)
242 (Worldwide)
Subsidiaries Arc Machines, Switzerland
Arc Machines UK, Ltd.
Arc Machines, GmbH
Exel Orbital Products

Arc Machines, Inc. is an American company that designs, manufactures and distributes advanced automated orbital welding equipment, systems and services. Founded in 1976,[1] Arc Machines is headquartered in Pacoima, California with offices in Switzerland, Germany, the United Kingdom, and India plus a network of domestic and international representatives in more than 55 countries worldwide.


Arc Machines, Inc. headquarters in Pacoima, California

Arc Machines, Inc. (AMI),[2] was created in 1976 to provide engineering solutions for custom applications requiring reliable automatic orbital welding equipment that produces high quality, repeatable welds mainly in the semiconductor and nuclear industries. From its early development as an inferior welding process for the semiconductor industry, AMI[3] has been expanding its orbital welding technology and now serves the needs of many other industries such as food processing, pharmaceutical, offshore, biotechnology, shipbuilding, nuclear, power generation and aerospace, among others.


  • 1985 Arc Machines Europe - Gland, Switzerland.
  • 1991 Arc Machines UK, Ltd. - Daventry, United Kingdom.
  • 1993 Arc Machines, GmbH. - Much, Germany.
  • 2008 Acquisition of Exel Orbital Products in the U.S.A.


Industries using automated orbital welding:[5]

An AMI orbital pipe welding head
Narrow Groove welding system using Remote Vision for precise monitoring of the weld deposition.


  1. ^ "History".
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Arc Machines, Inc. (AMI) – via YouTube.
  4. ^ "Arc Machines Offices".
  5. ^ "Industries Served".

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