This industry sector is involved in the processing of metal pieces for construction applications. Because of the diversity of products regarding types, thickness, and material, many kinds of welding processes are carried out with different equipment. Materials like high-alloy steel, stainless steel, and aluminum are commonly used in metal fabrication workshops so proper welding machines need to be selected. Powerful MIG, KR, and NB machines are needed for heavy fabrication operations, while MMA and TIG welding machines are more suited for jobs like boiler production.
Chemical processing along with oil and gas industrial applications have a variety of special needs when it comes to equipment and materials. For example, in the oil and gas industries, many pieces of equipment vary from normal steel to highly chemically resistant super-alloys. Welding in these situations often involves repairs and maintenance in difficult conditions with special materials like high-alloy steel, titanium, and others. Oil refineries use many things made from special heat and creep resistant steels. Pipeline construction projects are increasingly using high strength steel and contractors are always looking for more efficient and effective welding methods. MMA and TIG welding processes are widely used for pipe welding and the MIG process is used when components are manufactured in a workshop setting.
As the automotive industry has shifted to lighter, stronger, and safer materials, the use of aluminum, galvanized plates, and lightweight mixed materials have increased along with common hard-facing steel. Common arc welding methods applied in this industry include MIG brazing, TIG, MIG/MAG processes, pulse MIG and WSE. We offer a complete selection of solutions for automated welding in addition to our manual solutions.
Shipyards, offshore installations, and other marine applications require high efficiency and effective welding equipment. Luckily, our reliable equipment is further enhanced using digital technology, enabling real-time data monitoring, quality control, and other productivity factors. In shipbuilding, the main welding processes, include FCAW, SAW, MMA, MAG, and TIG and the most common base materials include C-Mn steel, aluminum, and stainless steel. Shipyard customers often need welding machines for plate work and piping jobs.
Construction site welding features considerably more difficult working conditions than those of factory welding operations. Wind, rain, snow, dust, temperature, and other jobsite factors can negatively affect the quality of the weld. Construction site welding equipment needs to be portable, reliable, and powerful. MMA, TIG, and MIG welders are often applied for the various welding needs of construction jobs in any environment. We recommend using higher amperage machines to ensure the welders do not shut down during high-temperature use.