Automatic Welding Equipment Basics
Most of today’s battery operated automatic spot welding equipment is made with extended life in mind. They are also designed to last for many years, with continuous, heavy-duty use for many years. These welders usually have at least three electrodes that are suspended in a fluid solution that is pumped into the welding area. A tepidly supplied tepid, or weak electrode may well dissolve and leave gaps between the welds.
Automatic welding machines are the most common type of welding equipment, as they are easy to operate and provide a steady arc for your work. The tepid electrodes are not required to be completely saturated with water, as this can cause a fume. Automatic welding machines can weld thinner metals and they may be more suited for applications where you need to weld small items, such as screws and bolts. Tepid electrodes give the weld a consistent arc and keep the welding process going for longer periods of time. In contrast, an overly hot arc can be ruinous to delicate parts and even burn holes through thinner metal. It is essential to pay close attention to the instructions that come with your automatic welding machine and make sure that you follow them closely.
You have three basic types of automatic spot welding equipment: the tepid welder, the semi-wet piece welder and the wet welders. The tepid welder generally welds thicker materials than any other welder and uses three electrodes to keep the arc going. This type of welding machine uses lighter weight wire and gives off a steady weld with little or no atmosphere. When the wire becomes too heated it may buckle or bend back out of shape. When you purchase this type of automatic welding machine, make sure that it comes with a protective covering to protect it from the welding environment.
The second type of automatic spot welders is the semi-wet type that features a smaller welder area. This equipment works very well for welding thinner materials, such as pieces of thin sheet metal. Some of the different types of semi-wet welders are the pen-tip welders, rotary welders and power welders. They all use three electrodes instead of the typical two to get the same effect.
The last type of automatic welding equipment is the inert gas welder. These welders work by creating an arc between the electrodes using inert gas instead of direct contact. The inert gas makes the welder stand away from the arc, so there is no fear of an arc piercing your skin. Since inert gases don’t create an arc, there is a reduced chance of melting the metal that is being welded. There is also usually less heat generated than with the other types of welders.
Automatic welding machines are ideal for both construction and manufacturing work. Because they eliminate much of the manual work, you can have the company do the other jobs. You also get better quality because you don’t have to constantly monitor the welds. If you are considering buying one of these machines, check out the available options so that you can find one that best suits your needs and budgets.