Whether structural steel welding is taking place in an indoor shop setting or outdoors in the field is a factor that either introduces or eliminates a host of elements, including wind, the enemy of shielding gas and the welding processes that rely on it. Here are some insights to help you choose the right structural steel fabrication process for a field application or for shop welding.
With its low melting point, the presence of an oxide layer on its surface, prone to burn-through with a difficult-to-control weld pool, aluminum can be somewhat tricky. Here are some insights that will provide you with the best course of action to take for making a repair.
Looking to improve productivity and reduce costs to be more competitive? The one key to getting ahead is reducing the time spent on non-value-added activities – i.e., any time spent not welding. Here are some of the best ways to reduce downtime.
Is your wire welding operation being challenged by poor feedability, birdnesting, burnback, or clogging of the gun liner? If so, you may be using the wrong type or size of drive rolls for the job, or using improper drive roll tension. Here are some tips to help you prevent downtime and its associated costs due to poor wire feeding.
Using the right wire feeder for the job is more important than many realize, because it ensures that welding operators spend more time welding with less downtime due to poor wire feeding. Here are some factors to consider to match the most appropriate wire feeder to the application.
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As business picks up for tube and pipe fabricators, they must reduce their setup times and become more versatile in the flow of work they are able to handle, all while increasing their productivity to remain competitive. Here is some of the latest tube and pipe fabrication and welding equipment that can help these shops smooth out jobs so that their work goes with the flow.
The APEX 30M mechanized controller from Lincoln Electric controls and monitors processes for consistency and logs data for reporting and archiving needs in a variety of structural, maritime, power generation, process piping and construction applications.
ESAB's Warrior Feed Dual 304 wire feeder has all the features that pipe shops require, including gas purge, wire inch, trigger lock (2T/4T control), burnback, slow run-in speed and the ability to preset wire feed speed and voltage.