What are K-TIG’s Advantages Over Submerged Arc Welding (SAW)?
Submerged Arc Welding is a process which requires a continuously fed, consumable, solid or tubular (metal cored) electrode.
The molten weld is protected from atmospheric contamination by being ‘submerged’ under a blanket of granular flux consisting typically of lime, silica, manganese oxide, calcium fluoride and other compounds.
When molten, the flux becomes conductive and provides a current path between the electrode and the
By contrast, the K-TIG process has no consumables, requires no flux handling systems, creates no flux or slag residues, requires no inter-pass and post-weld slag removal and provides a
The Benefits of Switching
How does K-TIG overcome the issues of SAW Welding?
K-TIG overcomes the most common issues associated with SAW:
I’m currently using Submerged Arc Welding; can I switch to K-TIG?
If your shop is fitted with automated welding equipment, or you’re interested in investing in automated equipment making the switch to K-TIG is very easy. Making the switch would be of the most benefit to you if you work on large-scale projects and your frequently perform circumferential welds of 3mm or greater.
How Do I Change to K-TIG?
It really couldn’t be easier.
If you’re currently using SAW, the upgrade process is simple. Your existing welding automation system can still be used.
Literally all you have to do is setup the K-TIG system, and integrate the controller into your existing automation system (if you wish)