K-TIG Services

Setup and Commissioning 

What are the setup and commissioning services provided by K-TIG?

K-TIG and its highly qualified distributors are available to support all K-TIG customers with setup and commissioning of their K-TIG welding machine.

We encourage customers who are installing their first K-TIG system to take advantage of setup and commissioning services to ensure a smooth first implementation.

Subsequent installations will generally not require setup and commissioning as the team will be familiar with all aspects of the setup and operation of the equipment.

Setup & commissioning can typically be done in several hours, and is charged on a time and materials basis.

We are very happy working with the K-TIG team, A Big part of what you look for when you hook in with a supplier is a team of people that stand behind their product, and we are very pleased with the group at K-TIG – they’re all very knowledgeable, and great people to work with. 
Jeff Thomas, Vice President, Operations, TITAN Metal Fabrication

Integration Services

The K-TIG controller can be integrated with almost all kinds of welding automation equipment.

K-TIG or one of our qualified distributors will integrate your existing weld automation equipment with the K-TIG controller. There are typically several approaches to this, and these will be discussed on site and implemented during commissioning.

During commissioning, the K-TIG controller can be integrated with your automation equipment, so that the entire process can be reduced to a single button press (if you would like this level of automation). One button press and the K-TIG controller will process the weld routine, turn on the rotator (or other weld automation equipment), turn on the gas, strike the arc, ramp up the current, perform the full penetration keyhole weld, perform the tie-in, ramp down the current, close the keyhole, turn off the power supply, turn off the gas, turn off the rotator and then go into standby ready for the next weld.

Integration is typically done as part of the setup and commissioning process. Simple integrations typically take less than two hours, and are charged on a time and materials basis.

 

What kinds of automation equipment can be used with K-TIG?

K-TIG can be used with almost all kinds of welding automation equipment, including:

  • Rotators
  • Positioners
  • Turntables
  • Conveyors
  • Seamers
  • Bugs & motorized carriages
  • Robots
  • Manipulators
  • Arc Voltage Controllers (AVC) & Arc Length Controllers (ALC)
  • Seam trackers

 

Can I use my existing automation equipment?

In most cases, your existing welding automation equipment can be used with and integrated to K-TIG.

 

Can K-TIG recommend weld automation equipment?

K-TIG can recommend weld automation equipment for most types of fabrication, and can also provide turn-key systems with automation equipment pre-integrated with K-TIG.

It's a pleasure doing business with K-TIG. The distance between us is great, but communication is like you being in the States with us
Jerry Codutti, Vice President of strategic Manufacturing, Sharpsville Container Corporation

Procedure Development

K-TIG and its distributors are able to develop procedures for an extensive range of applications, materials, thicknesses and joint geometries.

In the majority of cases, such procedure development is extremely rapid due to the relative simplicity of the K-TIG process.

Procedure development services are charged on a time and materials basis, with cost varying between countries. Please contact K-TIG or your local distributor to discuss your specific procedure development requirements.

 

Training Services

K-TIG offers a wide range of training options ranging from onsite operator training all the way through to the coveted K-TIG Black Belt.

 

Onsite Training

K-TIG or one of our qualified distributors will conduct training for your team. Integration is typically done as part of the setup and commissioning process. Operator training typically takes less than one hour, while supervisor training is typically one to two days. Training is charged on a time and materials basis.

Training may be conducted on-site at the customer’s premises, at the premises of a K-TIG distributor or at K-TIG head office.

 

K-TIG Certification (Green Belt)

Individuals seeking a detailed understanding of the K-TIG process and the ability to implement the Keyhole TIG / Keyhole GTAW process across a wide range of materials, thicknesses and applications are encouraged to obtain K-TIG Certification.

Successful candidates of the Certification Program will be awarded the K-TIG Green Belt – confirmation and recognition of an individual’s extensive experience and expertise in the K-TIG process.

K-TIG Certification candidates

Applications for the Certification / Green Belt program may be made by any welder, operator or supervisor who has completed basic training as part of a K-TIG installation.The Certification Program is ideally suited to individuals who have been working with K-TIG successfully for at least several months, and wish to significantly extend their knowledge of the process and their ability to implement the Keyhole TIG process across a broader range of materials and applications.

Program overview

The Certification Program is hands-on, highly practical and covers the majority of real-world applications. Candidates will have the opportunity to develop and extend their K-TIG expertise, including robotic applications.

Program length & cost

The program length is 5 days, and the total cost is AUD$4,900.

Program location

The program is conducted at K-TIG Head Office in Adelaide, South Australia. K-TIG will assist with booking flights, accommodation and transport.

 

K-TIG Masterclass (Black Belt)

Individuals seeking to push the envelope of K-TIG welding productivity and who have successfully completed K-TIG Certification may undertake the K-TIG Masterclass.

Successful candidates of the Masterclass will be awarded the K-TIG Black Belt – the highest recognition of K-TIG expertise, and evidence of an individual who has achieved mastery of Keyhole TIG physics, theory and practice.

K-TIG Black Belt

  • K-TIG Black Belts are recognised experts in the K-TIG process.
  • A K-TIG Black Belt is able to implement the K-TIG process across all compatible materials, thickness and joint geometries.
  • A K-TIG Black Belt is able to push the Keyhole TIG process beyond its publicised thickness limits in a range of materials.
  • A K-TIG Black belt is able to push the Keyhole TIG process beyond its publicised speeds in a range of materials.
  • A K-TIG Black Belt is able to develop and implement complex K-TIG applications across the broadest spectrum of critical applications.
  • A K-TIG Black Belt is a partner to senior management teams seeking to extract the maximum productivity and cost savings from the K-TIG process.

K-TIG Black Belt candidates

Applications for the Masterclass / Black Belt program may be made by suitably qualified and experienced welders who have completed the K-TIG Certification Program.

Program overview

Since a key role for K-TIG Black Belts is to effectively lead fabrication teams, our program prepares the candidates to do just that. The K-TIG Black Belt Program provides candidates with the skills and knowledge required for exceptional leadership of fabrication optimisation projects. Upon completing each segment of training, participants immediately apply concepts and tools taught to real-world improvement projects.

A maximum of five candidates are accepted for any Black Belt program intake.

Program length

The program length is 12 days, and total cost is AUD$11,900.

Program location

The program is conducted at K-TIG Head Office in Adelaide, South Australia. K-TIG will assist with booking flights, accommodation and transport.

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