Advanced Welding System Expands Capabilities for Manufacturers
The Power Wave® Advanced Module from Lincoln Electric performs shielded metal arc, MIG, pulsed MIG, TIG and Surface Tension Transfer® welding that can help weld open root gaps with high frequency inverter technology.
With customer expectations and industry demands growing, investing in advanced waveform control is essential. The Lincoln Electric Company (Cleveland, OH) introduces a Power Wave® Advanced Module to increase flexibility for manufacturers by expanding their welding capabilities. The module has alternating current (AC) welding capability to run aluminum processes.
The new welding system module performs several welding processes – shielded metal arc, metal inert gas (MIG), pulsed MIG, tungsten-electrode inert gas (TIG) and Surface Tension Transfer® (STT®). With STT welding capability, the module can also help welding open root gaps with high frequency inverter technology.
STT is a controlled MIG short circuit transfer process that uses current controls to adjust the heat independent of wire feed speed, resulting in superior arc welding performance, good penetration, low heat input control and reduced spatter and fumes.
Power Wave® advanced process welders from Lincoln Electric offer multi-process capability for stick, DC TIG, pulsed, and flux-cored welding. With Lincoln’s world-class research and development team, you can be sure that Power Wave® equipment is and always will be the most advanced welding solution on the market.
The Advanced Module reduces burn-through and increases wire feed speed and cleaning. Also, it incorporates a high frequency starting mode that can be controlled at the wire feeder or power source user interface. The careful use of high frequency starting can improve the appearance of TIG welding arc starts and helps to reduce contamination caused by scratch starts.
A welding fabrication blueprint on large, complicated parts can be difficult to follow because it’s two dimensional showing many welds throughout. The new Weld Sequencer from Lincoln Electric shows a picture and explains where to add the welds step-by-step.
“With costs to manufacture so high, there is no room for waste in the process stream,” said Matt Albright, a product manager for welding equipment at Lincoln Electric. “We are providing welding operators with a simplified view to gain productivity and improve quality.”
The benefits of the Weld Sequencer include the following:
- The welding power source parameters, such as voltage, wire feed speed and others, are automatically set for each discrete weld, helping to ensure that the operator performs an optimal weld on the part.
- Because each weld may be best performed using different weld parameters, it is sometimes difficult, time consuming or perplexing for the operator to manually make these changes at the machine or wire feeder. The Weld Sequencer makes the parameter changes automatically and tracks the operator’s action to confirm that each weld was performed.
- The Weld Sequencer tracks time, wire feed speed, voltage and other parameters while comparing against the predetermined optimal path. Then, the actual performance is scored, which helps to determine if the part was correctly assembled.
- The software includes the ability to monitor additional control issues, including badge scanning confirmation, correct consumable confirmation and other functions.
The Lincoln Electric Company, 22801 Saint Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44117–1199, 888−355−3213, Fax: 216−383−8381, www.lincolnelectric.com.