STAMOS WIG welding machines for professionals and beginners
In WIG welding, you weld with a non-melting electrode and shielding gas. The welding method is based on melting the workpieces at the weld seam and thereby connecting them. Therefore, very fine welds of high quality are possible. If necessary, an additional electrode can be added from the outside during welding, which makes the weld stronger and firmer.
STAMOS offers WIG welders with a very wide range of functions. In basic models, mainly the welding current and the gas afterflow time are controlled. For powerful WIG welders, the pulse frequency, maximum current, base current and other parameters can be set and adapted to different metals.
How is a WIG welder constructed?
A WIG welding system consists of the unit, which is equipped with an inverter, a gas cylinder and a welding torch. Inert gases are used for WIG welding. The gas bottle is connected to the device that supplies the gas to the welding torch. The welding torch consists of a torch cap, clamping sleeve, a tungsten electrode and a ceramic nozzle, the size of which can be adjusted or exchanged depending on the welding thickness. The arc is ignited with the welding torch, usually by high frequency, and no direct contact with the workpiece is necessary. As a rule, STAMOS offers modern, powerful IGBT inverters for its WIG welding machines, which have meanwhile replaced the welding machines with MOSFET inverters.
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The more professional the demands on the welding result, the more extensive the range of functions that a WIG DC welding machine should offer. In addition to the standard settings for current intensity and gas afterflow time, it should be possible to select further parameters with which to adapt the welding current to the requirements of the metal. That is why STAMOS offers WIG DC welders where the initial current can be regulatedregulated, or the pulse function can be added with further parameters for the basic current.
At the pulse of the WIG welder
With the pulse function, you not only achieve very good welding results, but can also weld particularly thin sheets from 0.5 mm without damaging them. But the range of functions for controlling the pulse function is also very different, with STAMOS having a suitable device ready for every level. As a rule of thumb, the more sophisticated the unit, the more extensively the welding current and the pulse function can be adjusted. While the selection of the initial, basic or final current is often already standard, a pulse frequency of up to 200 Hz can rarely be selected. With this, the arc can be kept stable even under difficult conditions.
Digital WIG welding machines
Welding, and especially welding with a WIG welder, requires some practice and experience to find the optimum settings for different metals or applications. A WIG welding machine with a digital control panel can help. In addition to the clear digital menu navigation, frequently recurring settings can be saved and recalled as needed without having to set them again and again.
ALU welding machines offer the possibility of welding with alternating current
In addition to welding with direct current (DC), some WIG welding machines also offer the option of welding with alternating current (AC). You will also find a selection of so-called WIG AC DC welding equipment or ALU welding equipment in the STAMOS Welding Group range. As a rule, WIG DC welders are very suitable for most metal, but for aluminium – especially if you are dealing with thin sheets – you should weld with AC.
Buy WIG welding machines
Whether you want to start with a simple device for WIG welding or want to implement professional jobs with the WIG welder – when buying, look for a clear control panel with a large LED or LCD display as well as switches and buttons that can also be operated with welding gloves. Even the choice between 2-stroke or 4-stroke operating modes offers relief, especially for longer welding jobs, and should be available as standard. Many knobs for the individual parameters are perhaps easier to operate with welding gloves, but they also quickly turn out to be confusing. In this case, a digital control panel can provide the necessary overview.
Ultimately, however, the quality of the welding machine depends on the quality of the individual components. With its brands, whether Stamos Power2, Stamos Germany or welbach, STAMOS relies on quality that focuses on the user. A simple WIG welding machine should have exactly the same quality standards in processing as an ALU welding machine with a digital control panel. Benefit from the high technical standards that STAMOS has established for welding machines and welding accessories over the past ten years, and don’t be satisfied with anything less.