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Fast, Efficient Flux-Cored Welding with Semi-Automatic Wirefeeders

29 January, 18 8:23 pm · Leave a comment · reddarc
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flux cored welding with semi automatic wirefeeder
By guest blogger David H.

Some years back I was working in a shipyard in San Francisco. The yard had several small repair jobs going, plus a fairly large project building six ocean-going barges. The supervisor who was in charge of the barge-building project was looking for volunteers to operate semi-automatic wire feeders, using flux-cored wire, to weld stiffeners to the skin of the barges. I had never used a wire feeder before, so I volunteered out of curiosity.

After a very short training period, possibly all of 30 minutes but I think a bit less, I was off and running. I was impressed by the quality of the welds and the speed at which they were deposited. Without question I was outpacing anything that could be done by stick welding, and I felt it was easier to maintain a uniform weld size too. The machine itself was light enough and small enough to move without difficulty, and the spools of wire lasted long and were quick and easy to replace when the spool of welding wire was finished.

Red-D-Arc has nearly a dozen semi-automatic wire feeders available for almost any application. We also carry fully automatic wire feeders, which are faster still and appropriate in certain circumstances – like building storage tanks –  especially for large-deposition welds.

Red-D-Arc Partners with Air Liquide Oil and Gas in Aberdeen

16 January, 18 6:27 pm · Leave a comment · reddarc
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Aberdeen: Red-D-Arc has teamed up with the Air Liquide Oil and Gas services branch in Aberdeen to provide turnkey equipment rental packages complete with welders, accessories, welding gases and consumables. Our equipment selection covers all welding processes and other applications such as plasma cutting and fume extraction. Multi-welder paks and induction heating systems are also available.

Call Air Liquide Oil and Gas in Aberdeen for more information +44 1224 877409  MAP

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Used Growing Line Systems

08 January, 18 2:45 pm · Leave a comment · reddarc
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Romar-Growing-LineWe currently have 3 Romar Growing Lines available at our main branch in the UK. (St. Helens).  Growing lines are a great asset for the production of large diameter work pieces and are typically used for the manufacture of wind towers. Contact our UK Branch to learn more.

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Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is the nation's leading single-source supplier of gases, welding and safety products. Known locally nationwide, our distribution network serves more than one million customers of all sizes with a broad offering of top-quality products and unmatched expertise.