One of the most important things for TIG welding processes users, is that the weld seams look good. But time is also important in production environments that are always being changed to be as efficient as possible. ArcTig is a new TIG welding process for automated applications that allows for speeds that have never been seen before.

What science has to do with ArcTig.

The traditional TIG welding method is the basis for the new ArcTig welding method. ArcTig welding torch electrode clamping cools the electrode to the tip, unlike other TIG uses. Because of this, the overall resistance of the electrode goes up, which makes sure that the arc voltage is high. The arc is thin and concentrated because electrons leak out in a small, concentrated area.

The pros are that it is fast and of high quality.

ArcTig has a lot of benefits, such as perfect weld seam quality and up to twice the speed and efficiency by reducing the amount of prep work and reworking that needs to be done. The focused arc lets users weld parts with a thickness of up to 10 millimetres in just one pass. This is different from standard TIG welding, which often requires several layers of welds. Preparing a U-type joint for a weld seam, which takes a lot of time, is also often no longer needed. There is a lot less work to do after the welding is done because the weld seam is barely raised and because the amount of heat used is low. The process also makes it possible to weld faster, which saves even more time. Because there are fewer weld seams, the cost of filler metal goes down as well.

Teknokrom, an expert in building containers, is sure.

Teknokrom, a Turkish company that makes containers, was one of the first to like the new TIG process. The company learned about ArcTig at the Schweissen & Schneiden trade show in Düsseldorf in 2017. The speed and quality of the weld seams were so impressive that the company bought an ArcTig welding torch right away. Teknokrom can weld three times faster per weld layer with ArcTig. Also, with the new process, you only need one weld layer to get the best result, whereas with traditional TIG welding, you would need four layers. When the system was turned on for the first time, Fronius application engineers worked with the customer to run several tests and figure out the right welding parameters for the best weld seam.

Since 2001, Teknokrom has been building containers. They make chrome-nickel tanks for the food industry that are shipped to places like Europe and Australia. Tanks like these are used to make things like olive oil, wine, and chocolate.