14 Jan FCAW and Weld Heads
If you have heard of flux cored arc welding, then you know of its importance and popularity in the welding industry. Flux cored arc welding is the most popular welding method available today. If you are interested in implementing this process with your company, then be sure to contact someone and ask if you will need weld heads or any other equipment. Weld heads are extremely important for most welding processes, so there is a good chance that it will be needed. There are websites online that will have this information, or you can contact other professionals and ask them about what products and equipment will be needed.
If you have ever looked into flux cored arc welding, then you might know that there are two types of flux cored arc welding. One type does not require any shielding gas. This is made possible by the flux core in the tubular consumable electrode. This core contains much more than just a flux. It also contains numerous ingredients that expose a shielding gas whenever they are exposed to high temperatures during the welding process. This type of flux cored arc welding is attractive to companies and welders because it is portable and generally has a good penetration of the base metal.
Also, windy conditions do not affect this process, so that is a great advantage. Some of the disadvantages of this process are that it can produce excessive, noxious smoke. This makes it difficult to see the weld pool and makes the job much difficult. Under some conditions, it can produce welds with inferior mechanical properties. The slag is also difficult and time consuming to remove, so this might lower efficiency. The operator must have a high level of skill as well, and this might be difficult to achieve given the current landscape of the industry.
The other type is somewhat more efficient, so it will be up to the operator and business owner to determine which method will be used. Some key process variables involved with flux cored arc welding include: wire feed speed and current, electrode extension, electrode angles, travel speed and angle, electrode wire type, arc voltage, and shielding gas composition. These are just some of the variables involved in the flux cored arc welding process.
If you are interesting in adding this type of flux cored arc welding process to your company, then contact a supplier to find out if you need to purchase weld heads or any other sort of equipment to begin your work.