In your welding operation, the demand to produce high quality welds quicker, and with reduced costs, is constant. However, production can be limited when your automated processes rely on standard quality welding wire with typical cast and helix issues.
Standard welding wire cast and helix issues can cause uneven wear on consumables and affect the quality of the weld. These types of wire feed issues can also cause process shutdowns. When combined, these complications can severely limit production making standard welding wire a poor choice despite any perceived savings at the time of purchase.
ProStar™ “twist-free” welding wire is a great choice for meeting the demands and expectations placed upon automated welding processes for consistently high throughput and quality. It is sourced from a single mill and chosen for its ability to draw clean green rod with high tech, proprietary descaling, drawing and coating processes to create a premium welding wire stock with unbeatable quality and consistency. From drawing and packaging to delivery and use, ProStar twist-free welding wire delivers predictive performance weld after weld.
Other than proper wire choice, poor wire feeding is a common challenge in many welding operations that can result in increased downtime, wasted consumables and weld quality issues.
Linde went beyond the welding wire and implemented an exclusive welding wire conduit called EasyGlide. EasyGlide is a continuous wire feed system for robotic welders that significantly reduces wire friction, allowing it to be used over greater distances than conventional conduits. This allows you to place your wire PAC where it is convenient for your operation, potentially freeing up operational space around your robotic welding area. In addition to our EasyGlide system, Linde offers a variety of traditional conduit options to best aid in your operation’s wire delivery.
The ProStar SmartBooster feeder is ideal for aluminum welding wire setups in which a MaxiGlide conduit is mounted inside the cable tracks. When deployed in a “wire farm,” bulk pacs are placed in a safe, forklift accessible area to allow inspection at all times.
With Linde’s feed systems, your metal fabrication shop can help improve and protect the productivity of your robotic MIG welding cells. Contact your local Linde representative today or call us at 1-800-225-8247 to find out how our feed systems can help your automated welding operation meet the demand for fast, high-quality welds .