What Is a Stud Welding Gun?
A stud welding gun is used to fuse two or more parts together with an arc. A stud welding gun can weld aluminium, copper, brass and steel. The stud welding process involves heating up both workpieces with an electric arc to create a clean, high-quality weld.
Stud welding is mainly used in the construction industry from steel works right through to automotive construction.
Benefits of Stud Welding
So, what are the advantages of stud welding? The benefits of stud welding include:
- Reliability: You’ll get the same weld every time.
- Fast results: The weld will be complete in seconds.
- No holes: Stud welding eliminates the need for drill and tap.
- High-quality, strong results: The weld is stronger than the stud and base material, providing a long-lasting result.
- Portable equipment : The equipment is easy to move around if required.
- Automation : The process can be automated.
- Cost-efficient: The process provides significant savings on labour costs.
To find out more about the benefits of stud welding, read our advantages of stud welding guide here.
Our Stud Guns
Taylor Studwelding’s range of drawn arc stud welding guns have been designed to achieve lightness and balance, effectively minimising operator fatigue.
There are two main ways in which our stud welding guns differ from one another: cable thickness and stud lifting ability. For those looking to achieve short cycle stud welding, we have also developed two specialist guns. You can also explore our other drawn arc stud welding products here.
Over time, we have created models with thicker connecting cables to effectively handle larger studs and heavier workloads. Thicker cables are not as affected by overheating and are less likely to lose voltage. Plus, by taking the pressure off the cable, your drawn arc stud welding machine instead handles high temperatures.
Our machines have been designed to automatically switch off if the transformer gets too hot. This saves you time and money on repairs as well as reducing operational risk. We also have many clients who require extra lifting capabilities for the studs they are welding; Taylor Studwelding has designed our Hi-Lift range of guns to address these requirements.