Advice from Red-D-Arc on boosting welding productivity, reducing costsJune 25, 2020 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Red-D-Arc Welderentals is a major provider of innovative welding equipment for sale or rent. The company is also a skilled team of welding experts. Although welding is intended to be a cost-efficient manufacturing process, several factors can substantially affect welding productivity and operational efficiency. Red-D-Arc knows how to adjust these factors.
The team recommends ten ways to lower welding costs significantly and boost productivity with welding projects in a recent blog entry.
Using the right process
These ten tips for higher welding productivity and cost reduction go as follows:
- Avoid over-welding. Over-welding is a major resource drain that may lead to higher costs, and welds that are needlessly large tend to distort from increased heat input. Stick to weld specifications, use a fillet weld gauge, and avoid excessive reinforcements on groove joints.
- Employ weld automation. Red-D-Arc automation equipment can greatly increase welding productivity. It also makes welding safer, quicker, and more cost-efficient.
- Use the correct welding process. Choosing the wrong process may consume more resources than required and result in production of rejects. Review all relevant factors first.
- Handle and arrange materials properly. Before commencing, sort out and arrange all consumables, accessories, and parts to be welded in proximity to the welder.
- Maintain all equipment properly. Faulty equipment may consume more resources and generate more waste. Consider investing in a comprehensive preventive-maintenance program.
- Prepare joints and gaps properly. Adequate preparation is a must. Clean the surface of base materials and confirm the correct fit-up, with no excessive gaps.
- Control the use of consumables. Certain consumables should be used only when necessary, as they account for a major part of the overall cost.
- Boost efficiency. Optimize such activities as preparing metal and joints, assembling components, preheating, and interpass cooling.
- Minimize rejects and reworks. Rejects and reworks waste filler material, shielding gas, electricity, labour, resources, and time, so avoid them.
- Prioritize safety. Workplace accidents are bad not only for the obvious reasons – they also contribute to inefficiency. Take all required precautions and follow the pertinent guidelines and regulations.
For more information, contact Red-D-Arc.