When you have arc welding operations as part of your production line, you want that operation to run in as smooth and efficient a manner as possible. But how do you reach the best possible quality without losing time and creating a production bottleneck? Previously thought to only be possible in TIG welding, we've developed ways for you to get the quality of TIG welding with the speed of MIG welding. Here's more about how arc welding exemplifies the economics of the production line.
Arc-welding economics exemplified
The first area where arc welding contributes to production line economics is its low spatter appearance. This aspect can virtually eliminate time spent cleaning up messy welds and spatter that has been deposited on the welding material. By removing the need for additional cleanup following the welding process, you can ensure that your workers' time is spent moving production forward instead of cleaning up welding issues.
Part of the reason there is virtually no additional cleaning required is the virtual elimination of spatter on mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum base materials. Though this type of appearance has been exclusive to TIG welding in the past, the innovations we've made in welding technology means that this neat appearance is now available using MIG welding machines. Having this appearance improves the customer's opinion of the final piece as it appears more neatly and professionally finished than other available welding methods.
One advantage of this Wave Pulse welding process is that it delivers the appearance of TIG welding with the speed of MIG welding. This drastically speeds up the welding process and drastically reduces the amount of time that must be spent on each weld. This in turn creates higher profitability and lower overhead from reduced labor costs per weld while delivering higher overall productivity on the assembly line. How much faster, you ask? We're able to provide you with time cycle calculations that will compare exactly how long it takes you to complete welding operations with your current system to the amount of time that is spent using more efficient arc welding methods to complete the weld.
By keeping these aspects in mind, you can ensure that your production line will have superior welding operation performance that lowers your overhead and maximizes your profitability and productivity. If you still have questions about how arc welding can be used to create never before seen weld quality or need more information about our selection of welding equipment, we welcome your contact. At OTC Daihen, we've spent nearly a century delivering high quality welding solutions and cutting edge innovation to the industrial welding sector.