Automatic Spot Welding Equipment – Overview of Three Types
Most of us are looking for ways to make our jobs easier and get more done in less time, and automatic spot welders can help us achieve both. If you own a business that requires a lot of welding done, but you’re running out of time or are too busy to complete all the projects on your own, an automatic welding machine may be exactly what you need to get the job done faster and more efficiently. Here are some things to consider when buying one for your business:
Two types of welders are available with automatic spot welding equipment. There is the vertical which has a puddle welder and the hand held unit which are held by the welder. Each type has their own advantages and disadvantages, so you need to make sure you know what you want before you shop for either one.
The most common type of welding equipment available to businesses today are welders with puddle welders. These are used to weld thinner metals such as thin sheet metal and they are also good at welding larger pieces. This type of welding is also very commonly used to weld acrylic and polycarbonate. Because these welders usually come with electrodes these are considered the portable type of automatic spot welding equipment. They don’t produce as much heat as the other two types, but they do produce enough to weld the thin materials they are used on. Some of the welders have tip removal valves which allow the user to change the electrode for a better weld.
Next there is the vertical type of automatic spot welding equipment, which is a little bit more complex than the one above. The weld is done with the help of a torch that has a tip fitted to it. One end of the torch is fitted with a tip cup which is used to catch the gases that are released when it is turned on. This tip cup then directs the arc into the work piece being welded.
The final type of automatic spot welding equipment we will look at is the nickel strip feeding mechanism. The feeder nozzle in this machine is used to feed the electrical current as it is produced by the welding process. To produce a continuous flow of current, the current is fed via a feeding mechanism which is designed like a large needle. When the current is continuously fed, the current output by the machine will be constant. There is one great advantage to this kind of welding equipment; continuous power is produced even when the power supply is interrupted.
Before you buy any of the three types of automatic spot welding equipment, it is important to know exactly what it is you are buying. When you purchase the first type, the choice is based strictly upon the work you plan to do with the welding electrodes. If you need to do very little welding with the electrodes, the nickel strip feeder is commonly used. If you are going to do a lot of welding with the electrodes and need to have a constant current, the wire feeder is commonly used. If you want to have an all in one unit and not have to choose between the three types, the nickel tip electrode is the most commonly used.