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The spending of Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative member companies through their co-op exceeded $19 million in March.
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.
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.
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.
The Flex Feed 84 industrial wire feeder from Lincoln Electric is ideal for heavy and general fabrication, construction, structural and heavy equipment applications and includes a built-in interface for hard automation.
These advanced wire feeders from ESAB are ideal for ship/barge, off-shore and construction applications where operators change welding parameters, use hotter settings for welding in the flat position and cooler settings for welding vertical up.
Power or rewind SWCR Series reels from Hannay Reels are ideal for use with a single conductor electrode cable or grounding lead.
The Spoolmatic Pro from Miller Electric is ideal for trailer manufacturing, ship and boat building, and general fabrication.
The SWCR arc welding reel from Hannay Reels uses a heavy-duty spring motor that allows self-contained rewind, while a non-sparking ratchet assembly locks the reel in place when the desired amount of cable has been payed out.
This device feeds the electrode wire at a specified rate to the welding arc. A constant speed wire feeder is used with a CV power source. Voltage is set at the power source while the wire feed speed that controls…
Amid Challenges, Majority of Metalformers Predict Little Change in Economic Activity
U.S and Canadian incoming orders expected to remain steady, according to the latest barometer reading from the Precision Metalforming Association.
U.S. Manufacturing Grows in September –– PMI Dips 0.6% to 55.4
The Institute for Supply Management reports that among the six biggest industries, food, beverage & tobacco remains the best-performing sector, with fabricated metal and chemical products growing strongly.