13 Jan Flux Cored Arc Welding with New Weld Heads
For those of you in the welding industry, the term flux cored arc welding is nothing new for you. More than likely you have heard this term associated with some of the processes you need to undergo when working with specific equipment. For those of you who do not know much about flux cored arc welding, the information below will help give you a general understanding of the process. Depending on the equipment that you are using, it might be necessary for you to purchase weld heads. If you are not sure if your equipment requires weld heads, then you can look at various web sites online or contact your manufacturer for details.
The flux cored arc welding is a automatic or semi automatic arc welding process. The flux cored arc welding requires a continuously fed consumable tubular electrode that contains a flux and a constant voltage. This constant voltage is provided by a constant current welding power supply. Sometimes an externally supplied shielding gas is used. In most cases, however, the flux is relied upon to generate the necessary protection from the atmosphere. The process is widely used in construction because of its high welding portability and speed.
The flux cored arc welding process was first developed in the early 1950s as an alternative to shielded metal arc welding. The advantage of flux cored arc welding over shielded metal arc welding is that the use of stick electrodes that are using in shielded metal arc welding are unnecessary. This helped flux cored arc welding to overcome many of the restrictions that were originally associated with the shielded metal arc welding process.
There are two types of flux cored arc welding. One type requires no shielding gas. The other flux cored arc welding type obviously requires a shielding gas that must be supplied by an external supply. If you are thinking of using the flux cored arc welding for your operations, be sure to contact a supplier to find out exactly what materials and products you will need to successfully implement the flux cored arc welding process into your daily business.
This welding process is gaining in popularity, and it might be considered the most popular welding process available. There is a reason why it is so popular and that would be because of its speed and ease of use. Be sure to find out if you will need any weld heads or other welding equipment.