Using the 1600E Drawn Arc Stud Welding Controller

This is an overview to the stud welding process using the 1600E controller; more precise instructions are available in the product manual.

  • The machine has keyed plugs for the earth and gun cables.
  • Turning on the controller triggers a self-test period for quality control.
  • Adjust current and time settings according to instructions.
  • Prepare the stud welding gun using a ceramic ferrule grip, ferrule, chuck, and stud (see our DA accessories page for more information on these items).
  • Adjust the foot adaptor to the correct protrusion level using adjustable legs.
  • Centre the stud in the ferrule by adjusting the foot adaptor position.
  • Turn the gun’s rear adjustor to set the lift level (one click is approximately equal to lifting by a ¼ millimetre).
  • Once the gun is ready, place the stud at the welding location and press firmly before pulling the trigger.
  • Break away the remaining ferrule to see the finished stud welding result.

1600E Drawn Arc Stud Welding Controller

The 1600E is a robust, powerful, and highly efficient Drawn Arc stud welding controller from UK machinery designers and manufacturers Taylor Studwelding. This microcomputer-controlled stud welding machine is versatile and reliable with a convenient visual display of welding time and current, both of which can be easily and infinitely adjusted with intuitive controls. Upon powering up, the machine automatically tests itself for optimum quality control before welding work begins. The controller also has a gun lift test facility and a chuck saver circuit for excellent stud welding performance over longer periods of time.

The 1600E drawn arc stud welding controller is capable of welding studs using the Drawn Arc process, making it a great choice for industrial applications. The machine’s welding rate is up to 4 studs per minute on stud sizes of 20mm (higher welding rates can be achieved with smaller diameters). We have also fitted this controller with wheels for easy manoeuvring and use.

1600E Controller Features

  • Microcomputer controlled with constant current control.
  • Visual current and time display with adjustable controls.
  • Mounted on four wheels (front wheels fitted with brakes).
  • All systems undergo extensive durability tests and components are soak tested.
  • CE marked to European health and safety standards.
  • Solid state switching and current reporting procedure.
  • Thermostatically controlled air cooling.
  • Recessed front and back panels protect weld sockets and controls.
  • Twist and lock weld plugs and sockets.
  • Compatible with UK and European chucking systems.
  • Fitted with gas facility, gun lift test facility, and chuck saver circuit.


Welding Stud Range3mm – 20mm RB
Input3ph. 400v 50Hz (other voltages available)
Max. KVA Rating65KVA
Welding Current (10% cycle)200 – 1600
Welding Time (m/sec)20 – 1500
Welding Rate20 – 4/min
No-load Voltage95
Class ProtectionIP23
Transformer Insulation ClassH
Dimensions (L x W x H) (mm) 810 x 470 x 620

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