K-TIG customers typically reduce costs by 75% to 95%.
Relative to conventional TIG/GTAW welding, cost savings of more than 90% are typical.
When switching from Plasma Arc Welding (PAW) savings of more than 50% are typical.
K-TIG delivers cost savings which transform the economics of our customer's businesses.
Download the GE Case Study and see how they saved 93% with K-TIG.
A welding process with extraordinary speed in thick materials, K-TIG is up to 100x faster than TIG/GTAW.
K-TIG provides order-of-magnitude increases in productivity, with welding speeds up to 100x faster than conventional TIG/GTAW welding.
The K-TIG system performs welds of up to 5/8 inch (16mm) thickness in a single full penetration pass. For example, a conventional 6-hour TIG weld in 10
The impact? Productivity up. Costs down. Payback measured in months, not years.
K-TIG virtually eliminates the potential for inclusions, porosity, and other defects.
K-TIG welds meet US, European & Australasian welding standards (including ASME IX), and have been subjected to exhaustive Lloyds-witnessed and certified testing. K-TIG delivers highly repeatable, x-ray quality welds with superb cap and root aesthetics.
The ability to weld in a single, full penetration pass virtually eliminates the potential for lack of fusion and inclusions, and dramatically reduces the potential for porosity and other defects typical of multi-pass welding processes.
K-TIG is a low distortion process, with heat inputs well within normal ranges. As a result, transverse shrinkage and distortion are greatly reduced.
K-TIG delivers productivity gains that dramatically boost output and crush lead time.
K-TIG customers leverage the extraordinary welding speed increase which the technology provides to transform overall production output, enabling our customers to meet even the most challenging deadlines.
In addition, welder fatigue is greatly reduced and operator focus can be fully directed to process supervision and quality control rather than the physically and mentally taxing process of welding manually. K-TIG helps your team work smarter not harder.
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No edge bevelling or root gaps required.
K-TIG welds require only square butt joints. No edge bevelling is required within K-TIG's normal thickness range. Save the time, labour, energy and cost of machining bevels or preparations in your materials. Eliminate the need for setting root gaps. Tack welds are simply consumed in the K-TIG process.
Download the Bilfinger Case Study and see how they saved 92% welding pressure vessels and eliminated bevelling.
K-TIG greatly reduces both transverse, angular and longitudinal distortion.
Unlike many conventional welding processes, K-TIG welding is a low distortion process. By welding in a full penetration pass, eliminating root gaps and welding at high speed, the potential for distortion is greatly reduced even in materials such as stainless, duplex and super duplex which are traditionally considered highly susceptible to distortion.
Simple or sophisticated automation, you choose. K-TIG’s only requirement - consistent travel speed.
Virtually all welding automation equipment can be used in conjunction with K-TIG, including:
K-TIG delivers exceptional quality across a wide range of materials.
K-TIG provides exceptional quality welds across a wide range of corrosion resistant, exotic and conventional materials, and excels in the medium to heavy gauge austenitic metals, including:
K-TIG is extremely easy to use and maintain.
Our system features an arc structure and keyhole that develop spontaneously and are maintained automatically. There is no plasma nozzle or orifice, and no precise electrode alignment is required. Plus, only one welding gas is required,
The K-TIG system makes wire an
K-TIG welds with square butt joint presentations and typically reduces the need for wire consumables by
K-TIG electrode life is extremely long - ten K-TIG electrodes last most fabricators in excess of twelve months.
Gas consumption and power consumption and are typically reduced by more than 80%.
The savings—in cost, time, labour and impact on the environment—are enormous.
Download the TITAN Case Study and see how they reduced their wire consumption by 75%.
K-TIG consumes considerably less power, gas and consumables than traditional welding methods.
Industrial fabrication, and conventional welding
K-TIG is a highly energy efficient process, which dramatically reduces the carbon footprint of welding. K-TIG is an exceptionally green arc welding processes due to its greatly reduced arc-on times, gas, power and consumables consumption and beveling, cleaning and grinding requirements.
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