Tips To Purchase Welding Equipment For Your Business
There are a number of different welding processes available in today’s marketplace, but one of the most versatile is the Suspended Spot Welding system. In this type of welding process, the welder does not need to provide constant direct current (CIG) to the weld puddle; instead, the welding is performed continuously within the confines of an enclosed air-filled chamber. When the air chamber is pressurized with air and a welding consumable, the consumable ignites and strikes the metal surface to be welded. Once the weld is struck, the arc is continuous and does not require re-heating. This type of welding is used for most metal joining applications including the joining of two pieces of stainless steel or aluminum, the joining of two pieces of wood, and the joining of several thin sheets of steel that are bonded together.
The metal joining process is performed in a similar manner to that of the CIG welding process where the welder supplies the arc and the consumable gas to strike the metal together. In the CIG process, inert shielding gases are used. However, in the Suspended Spot Welding process, there is no need for a shielding gas because the metal that is being joined is shielded from the air by a welding controller. The welding controller will also keep the temperature of the weld consistent so that the arc is consistent. Many welders prefer this process to the CIG process because it provides a more consistent arc that is easier to control.
Many manufacturers have evolved their own variation of the Suspended Spot Welding machines for use in their production line of products. In many cases, the variations between the machines will be very obvious. On one hand, there may be differences in the way that the CIG and the Suspended Weld process operate and how they control the current. On the other hand, there may be small but significant differences in the speed at which the CIG and the SW process operate. By learning about these differences, you can determine which type of machine would work best for your operation.
A Suspended Spot Welding gun allows the welder to join several metals without touching any of the wires or flux caked into the surface of each metal. The power supply that is needed to operate a Suspended Spot Welding gun must be contained within the machine itself. When you consider the price of electricity, this may not seem like an important factor. Nevertheless, when you consider that there are over 2021 volts of electricity that is used in the operation of a typical spot welding gun, you quickly see why this is such a critical factor. This type of machine allows you to manufacture more welds in less time.
Many people that are considering the purchase of a welding machine often wonder about the power supply that will be necessary for their operation and the type of electrodes that they will need. When a welder is working with low resistance metals, they often use a battery operated Suspended Spot Welding gun. The process that the operator uses with a battery operated Suspended Welding gun is somewhat similar to that of a torch. The difference is that the user is not welding directly on the metal being welded, but rather they are using the arc that is created by the welding machine to bring the two metals together.
The final piece of equipment that a user needs to purchase when purchasing Suspended Spot Welding equipment is the controller. In order to control the arc that is produced by the machine, you need to purchase a Welding controller that is capable of setting the appropriate welding current. Some people are comfortable working with small portable welders that only have a small range of voltage. Other welders require a much higher current capacity controller, so you will need to think about how much current you are able to operate before purchasing a particular welders controller.