Power Wave® welding process
Graphic Description: 1. Pulse Ramp/ Peak; 2. Tailout; 3. Background; 4. Transition Current; 5. Frequency
Solution Benefits: more stable than conventional pulsed spray welding modes for aluminum; minimized arc 'flaring' or 'hunting', especially when using 5XXX filler alloys; more uniform than conventional CV welding.
Advantages: more consistent weld penetration; easier to use than conventional pulsed spray modes; used to troubleshoot feeding issues; preferred mode for 'whipping' or 'shuffling' technique.
Power Mode™ Penetration Profile: 7/8’’ CTWD 5/8’’ CTWD
Output Characteristics: Power Mode™; Constant Current (CC); Constant Voltage (CV); Amperes - A; Volts - V
Solution Benefits: Power Mode™ uses energy (V x I = W) to regulate the arc length; adjusts the output current in real time by sensing actual power; better current stability than CV with spray transfer mode and aluminum welding.
Advantage: more consistent weld penetration; fewer fusion defects in welds; provides stable arc performance and less current fluctuation; recommended for large diameter welding wire.
UltimArc™ control: The UltimArc™ control fine tunes the heat input into the plate. Increasing (+) the setting provides more heat into the weld puddle resulting in a more focused arc. Decreasing (-) the setting reduces heat direction into the puddle resulting in a less focused arc.
Solution benefits: ideal on material 0.8 mm - 3.0 mm; lower heat input
Advantage: less burn through on thin material results in no rework; reduced heat input minimizes HAZ; faster travel speeds improves overall productivity; reduces scrap by granting gap welding capabilities; improves cost-reduction on automated systems by further improving travel speeds.