The welding torch is the ultimate tool of the trade for a welder. Professional welders can expect to have it in hand all day long, frequently with a need for extended arc times and a high degree of robustness. Whereas, delicate TIG welding work demands featherlight, flexible action from the torch—similar to an artist guiding a fine brush. Very different demands are placed on the welding torch, depending on the application and part. At the same time, it must be easy and comfortable to use to suit the personal preferences of the welder. Costs in Time and Money for Different Torch Systems A welder might typically need to move from welding a fillet weld that is easily accessible to—immediately afterward—welding an angled part. In the past, the question for the welder would often be whether to accept sometimes awkward handling of the welding torch due to the changed component accessibility, or instead to change the entire hosepack to get better weld properties. The first approach means loss of valuable time, while the second means a big investment on the part of the business in acquiring a range of torch systems, all of which come with extra storage and maintenance costs.
TALLAHASSEE, FL – Advanced Manufacturing International (AMI) has been awarded a $2M grant