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Still Welding Manually? Orbital Welding Does a Better Job

by Katie Dennis, on Wed, Jul 24, 2013 @ 09:07 AM

It's more precise, more reliable, and easy to do on site with portable power supplies

 

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Done with the proper controls, orbital welding gives more precise results than hand welding, and gives consistent results from the first weld of the day to the end of the shift. The resulting weld is the safest connection you can get. It eliminates threaded or mechanical joints that have to be maintained and perhaps replaced eventually.

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When you need to join two pieces of tubing without using a fitting, manual welding gets the job done... but orbital welding gets the job done better.

Strength and consistency

With an orbital welder, the welding electrode moves in a circle around the joint, guided by a machine rather than by hand. Done with the proper controls, orbital welding gives more precise results than hand welding, and gives consistent results from the first weld of the day to the end of the shift.

Orbital welding has been around for about 50 years. Lightweight, portable equipment makes it easy to take to the job site. It's a powerful tool in the hands of the experienced welder, but it's also easy enough for the novice to pick up quickly. The resulting weld is the safest connection you can get. It eliminates threaded or mechanical joints that have to be maintained and perhaps replaced eventually. 

Weld tracking made easy

Today's orbital welders also are computerized. You can program variables such as weld current and electrode speed. You can track each weld with a Windows-based touch screen. State-of-the-art technology monitors the welding, captures and compiles data in real time, and electronically transfers it to a computer. That makes documentation easy too.

Rent, don't buy

You don't have to make a big investment in equipment, either. Edmonton Valve & Fitting can rent the equipment to you for a fraction of the purchase price. We'll even train you on how to use it. Learn about equipment rental »

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