Available Dressers for Laser Cutting and Amplification
A tip dresser (or simply a counter top dresser), also called a mini tippet dresser, a miniature tippet iron or even a welding table, is usually an industrial implement used in the manufacture of precision and lightweight parts, not intended for permanent installation. The name “tip dresser” is derived from the wooden dressers that were once common in dresser designs, which were attached to a wall with screws. Today, this type of dresser is often designed as an individual unit, without any need for fastening to a wall or other structure. It has one or more flat surfaces and usually has a handle on top for lifting and maneuvering.
These dressers come in different styles and finishes, and some also have specialty options such as hidden compartments and hidden shelves. Some of these units are designed to be mounted directly to a table or surface, while others are separate pieces that can be put together at a home center or work shop. Most commonly, a tip dresser is designed to meet the needs of small to mid-size garments that need to fit tightly. Most commonly, these units are used for garment storage and for small to medium-sized apparel that requires extra support. The ability of tip dressers to meet specific clothing requirements and unique design needs make them the perfect solution for the manufacture of high quality custom products.
There are two primary categories of Electrode dressers: non-automatic and automatic. The most common application for a non-automatic dresser is the manufacture of long lasting decorative (for interior as well as exterior) garments, such as vases and tapestries. The ability of non-automatic dressers to hold heavy gauge (or thicker gauges of fabric) fabrics results in a savings in energy costs during the production of such heavy items. Additionally, with the use of special welding electrodes, the weight of the garments can be lightened. In addition, the design of some types of electrodes allows for easy attachment to a variety of surfaces, including metal, wood, and glass.
An automatic tip dresser is a more complex system, consisting of a variety of components that allow for the correct sizing, placement, and operation of welding electrodes. Typically, an automatic unit is the result of years of service experience within the industry. In most cases, these units are designed to satisfy the needs of their users, which often requires them to be customized to meet the unique needs of their clients. The most common type of automatic unit is a pneumatic tip dresser. A pneumatic tip dresser uses compressed air to propel the welding electrodes through the fabric-covered drum, while a gas-driven system can be equally effective.
There are also many different types of Tip Dressers that use different methods of powering or operate on different fuels. Some of the most commonly used fuels in tip dressers include electricity, propane, and compressed natural gas (CNG). In addition, Tip dressers can be powered by water or alternatively by electricity, gas, and even biodegradable and renewable sources. In most cases, when using electricity, the welding guns are permanently mounted in the tip of the dresser. However, the installation process for tip dressers using electricity is much more complicated.
In addition, Tip dressers available include both stationary and handheld versions. Some of the hand held units include touch screens that allow users to operate the units without having to look down at the surface that they are welding. This feature is particularly useful for manual welding applications where the operator must touch a small welded area on the fabric in order to control the volume and temperature of the welding fluid. Portable Tip dressers are available as stand alone units or as part of a complete CNC system, which enables the operator to control the welding applications from a distance.