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The Advantages of a Dual Wire Feeder vs a Single Wire Feeder

Posted by OTC Daihen on June 2, 2016

When you're involved in assembly line management, there are a wide range of inputs and processes that can affect your overhead and, by extension, your profitability. When your assembly line slows down, it costs labor and production. Processes that keep your line running efficiently directly impact your profitability. One area where many companies find room for improvement is in their welding processes. Fine tuning the process to reduce slag and spatter, improve welding times and provide better quality control results can come from a range of changes. One area where improvement can be found is in choosing to use a dual wire feeder or a single wire feeder. Here's a quick overview of each welding wire feed and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

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Topics: Wire Feeds

What is Low Spatter and How Does it Work?

Posted by OTC Daihen on April 11, 2016

When you're trying to keep production working on a regular schedule without slowdowns in your production line, you often end up weighing the balance between factors that slow down the line and factors that help boost production, but cost more in terms of overhead. Fortunately, there's an easy way to improve your production speed without increasing your overhead too much. In this post, we'll discuss spatter control in your facility: what it is, how it affects your production line and how to implement it with minimal costs.

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Topics: Wire Feeds, Spatter, Reducing Cost

Why Welding Parameters are so Important to Finished Quality

Posted by OTC Daihen on April 4, 2016

Quality

When you're operating a production line, finished quality is vital to the success of your business. Engineers will spend a significant amount of time developing the specifications for your product, including developing the exact welding parameters for each part of the process. But how important are these parameters to the quality of your finished product? Using improper parameters can lead to excess spatter, creating a need for additional cleanup of welds. A cold weld will sit high above the surface of the metal work and result in lack of fusion in the weld root, creating a weak joint and requiring time-consuming cleanup. Here are some examples of how amperage, voltage and wire feed speed can affect the finished weld if the welding parameters are not properly set.

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Topics: Voltage, Wire Feeds, Spatter, Amperage, Welding Parameters

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