Types of Welding
machines and joining machines encompass those devices that are used for numerous
joining processes. These processes include:
The various types of welding
machines and joining machines include the complete devices as well as their power
sources, monitors, and controllers used for welding , brazing and soldering.
arc welding (MIG, TIG, stick, submerged arc)
Welding Machine Systems
machines and joining machines can be supplied as complete systems, which come
with a welding power source, and a weld monitor or controller.
complete welding machine or joining machine system is comprised of a complete
welding, surfacing, or cutting machine, equipment, or system. Also included are
a power source, torch or gun, cables, feeders, positioners, robots, or other required
power source for a welding machine or a joining machine provides a TIG gun, MIG
gun, electrode holder, laser, electron beam gun or other welding unit with the
required output power to melt material.
monitors or controllers for welding machines are instruments that
quality (nugget size or weld integrity) or output power supply
Also, welder controllers are used to adjust welding parameters to
for variations in weld quality or output power.
the arc or resistance-welding types that apply to welding machines and joining
Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
/ Tube Arc Welding
Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
arc welding (SAW)
Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
or other fusion welding types that apply to weld machines and
or exothermic welding
or linear friction welding
must consider output power specifications when looking into entire welding machine
systems and/or joining machine systems, as well as the power systems for these
machines. You need to be aware of the duty cycle, or the percentage of time the
welding unit can remain on in a ten-minute period before powering off to cool
and prevent damage to components.
the output power capability specifications, which include AC output, DC output,
AC/DC selectable output, and high frequency. Find out what the output current
range of the welding or joining machine system is. (This is the designed current
range of the welding unit or the current range monitored or controlled.) Also
look at the output voltage range, which is the designed voltage range of the welding
unit or the voltage range monitored or controlled.
generators, machine duty or corrosion resistance, multi-operator, and water-cooled
are features that are common to welding and joining machines.
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