ADVANTAGES OF SUBMERGED ARC WELDING
Submerged Arc Welding is ideal for parts that require a long straight weld bead. It has advantages such as:
- High quality of the welding process;
- Torch travel speed can be quite high (compared to processes like MIG/MAG or TIG welding);
- The granular flux prevents visible welding arcs and reduces smoke from the process, which minimizes the investment in protection and aspiration equipment and makes the working environment safer;
- Greater profitability, as there is no loss of material in projections;
- High deposition rates which allow welding of large thicknesses;
- It is capable of welding small or large thicknesses and the vast majority of steels (this advantage makes this process ideal for welding tanks, large pipes or beams);
- Granular flux can be reused in other projects (there is a limitation on the number of times the flux can be reused);
- Welding bead features high impact resistance and good appearance.
LIMITATIONS / DISADVANTAGES OF SUBMERGED ARC WELDING
Like all other welding processes, this one also has some limitations that should be considered when choosing the ideal welding process.
Some of the limitations/disadvantages of submerged arc welding are:
- Due to the large weld pool, the weld has to be done in a horizontal position;
- The process requires more training from its operators given greater complexity and control of the process;
- More limited process (the developed equipment is difficult to adapt to other purposes).
IS SUBMERGED ARC WELDING IDEAL FOR YOUR PROJECT?
Before choosing any of the welding processes, it is important to analyze the complexity and volume of parts that are going to be welded, the time we have and the investment we are willing to make.
If you're not convinced which process is right for you, talk to us! MOTOFIL has over 30 years of know-how in the development of robotic welding equipment and has a team of specialized technicians capable of providing the ideal solution for your challenge.