K-TIG customers typically save 75% to 95% on costs.
Relative to conventional TIG/GTAW welding, productivity gains and savings of more than 90% are typical.
When switching from Plasma Arc Welding (PAW) savings of more than 50% are common and productivity gains of more than 50% are typical.
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 16mm (5/8 inch) thickness in a single pass. For example, a conventional 6-hour TIG weld in 10
The end result? Productivity up. Costs down. Payback measured in months, not years.
K-TIG virtually eliminates the potential for inclusions, porosity, and other defects.
K-TIG is fully capable of welding autogenously, or with the addition of filler material during the keyhole pass, without multiple fusion lines. This virtually eliminates the potential for lack of
K-TIG’s weld pool provides an exceptional quality crown and root that requires no back-gouging, finishing, cleaning or
With its extraordinary speed, K-TIG delivers significant productivity gains and labour cost savings.
In addition to very tangible savings in labour time (with
In addition, the stress on the operator is vastly reduced, welding 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 performing the weld manually.Download the GE Case Study and see how they saved 93% with K-TIG
With no edge bevelling or root gaps, K-TIG reduces preparation and weld time, as well as labour costs.
K-TIG welds require no edge bevelling. Save the time, labour, energy and cost of V-prepping your materials. Eliminate the need for setting root gaps. Tack welds are simply consumed in the K-TIG process. K-TIG can also be used to perform a sealing pass around the joint prior to welding if airtight purging is required for reactive materials such as titanium.
A low distortion process, K-TIG greatly increasing the likelihood of structurally sound welds.
K-TIG welding is a low distortion process. Unlike plasma, laser and electron beam welding, K-TIG is more tolerant of joint fit-up imperfections such as joint gap or mismatch and creates a highly stable, self-correcting full-penetration keyhole across a wide spectrum of metals.
Download the Bilfinger Case Study and see how they saved 92% welding 321 Pressure Vessels
Simple or sophisticated automation, you choose. K-TIG’s only requirement - consistent travel speed.
A whole range of welding automation equipment (including most existing 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’s fully automated process 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, flow rate is not critical, and the torches are built tough.
The K-TIG system makes wire an option not a requirement, and reduces gas and power enormously.
K-TIG welds with square butt presentations, typically reduce the use of wire consumables by 90%, or eliminate the use of filler materials altogether.
Electrodes aren’t consumed in the weld pool, making electrode life extremely long—five K-TIG electrodes last most fabricators 12 months.
Finally, power consumption is reduced by up to 95%, and gas consumption is reduced by up to 85%.
The savings—in cost, time, labour and impact on the environment—are enormous.
Download the TITAN Case Study and see how they reduced thier wire consumption by 75%.
K-TIG consumes considerably less power, gas and consumables than traditional welding methods.
Industrial fabrication, and conventional welding process in particular, is a highly energy intensive process, involving the consumption of large quantities of gas, electricity and consumables.
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