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Focus on new welding consumables

ESAB Group : 15 May, 2006  (New Product)
Consumables are crucial to welding productivity and quality and ESAB has introduced three new products designed to ensure higher productivity with lower welding costs. If you use semi-automatic, mechanised or robotic welding and want to boost the deposition rate, reduce post-welding cleaning and minimise maintenance due to contact tip and liner changes, there is a new family of copper-free MAG wires, OK AristoRod.
Consumables are crucial to welding productivity and quality and ESAB has introduced three new products designed to ensure higher productivity with lower welding costs.

If you use semi-automatic, mechanised or robotic welding and want to boost the deposition rate, reduce post-welding cleaning and minimise maintenance due to contact tip and liner changes, there is a new family of copper-free MAG wires, OK AristoRod.

As well as delivering a very stable arc at high welding currents, the OK AristoRod wires create almost no spatter and have excellent start properties, which makes them particularly beneficial when start-stop cycle frequencies are high. The Advanced Surface Characteristics protect the wire from corrosion, ensure that contact tip wear is as low as when using the best copper-coated wires, and prevent guns and liners from clogging.

Another significant advantage of the copper-free wires is that they produce lower levels of fumes, leading to a healthier working environment. OK AristoRod wires are available on adapter-free spools or in 250 or 475 kg Marathon Pac bulk drums. For the ultimate in process efficiency, Endless MarathonPacs enable the wire to be delivered non-stop to the welding head.

ESAB's new generation of solid stainless steel MIG welding wires feature a matt surface finish, tighter tolerances and higher stiffness, which together result in improved feedability and a very stable welding arc. Users benefit from dependable MIG welding performance, consistently high quality and a finish that needs only minimal post-weld cleaning.

The enhanced characteristics are due to a new manufacturing process that also delivers strict control of the cast and helix, both of which are important for spooled wires.

ESAB matt stainless steel MIG wires are available in a range of diameters for most commonly used grades of stainless steel. 15 kg basket spools are available for semi-automatic welding, and 100, 250 or 475 kg Marathon Pac bulk drums are offered for manual, mechanised and robotic welding applications where the annual consumption of wire per welding station is greater than the weight of the Marathon Pac.

OK 14.11 Tubrod is a highly innovative metal-cored welding wire for robotic and mechanised applications. Productivity is enhanced through dependable feeding at high duty cycles, excellent start and stop characteristics, elimination of porosity and spatter, and a flat weld with rounded penetration and a smooth tie-in that needs virtually no post-weld cleaning. OK 14.11 Tubrod can be used as a replacement for both copper-coated solid wires and conventional metal-cored wires.

Even with long cable assemblies and robot arms that perform sharp turns, feedability remains consistently good. The excellent arc stability also enables the wire to be used on relatively thin material (1.0 mm sheet or tube) with high welding currents and traverse speeds, while the same 1.4 mm diameter wire can equally well be used on plates measuring 30 mm or more.

Because of the improved feedability, faster welding cycle times and improved weld quality, users typically see a 15 per cent reduction in fabrication costs.

OK 14.11 Tubrod is available on optimally-wound reels or in Marathon Pac bulk drums.
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