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What to Know Before Buying Stud Welding Equipment

Whether you are buying all new stud welding equipment or replacing old equipment as it gradually reaches the end of its lifecycle, getting the best product at a fair price is important.

It is well worth the time to do some online research. At Image Industries, we know you will find our stud welding machines, equipment and supplies to be competitively priced in the market. And, unlike some of our competitors, we offer value-added services to provide our customers with even more benefits.

Welding Processes Required

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There are many different types of equipment used in stud welding. For example, certain applications require drawn arc and Capacitor discharge welding as well as other types of welding processes. The specific type of stud and the workpiece needed also play a big factor in the type of welding required.

Our advice? Know what you need and anticipate what you may require in the future. This will help you select the right stud welder and equipment for your business or shop.

We offer two different systems in stud welding equipment. These include drawn arc and capacitor discharge stud welding systems. As a general guideline, drawn arc is used for larger diameter stud welds and for applications where strength and durability of the weld will be critical.

Capacitor discharge stud welding is used for lighter materials and smaller diameter stud welds where the strength of the weld is important, but the aesthetics of the weld will also be a factor.

Cost Comparisons

While cost is often an indication of the quality that you can expect with stud welding equipment, it can also be misleading. Different companies offer different standard and optional features, particularly with equipment, so being able to compare apples to apples and not just prices to prices is critical.

Hand Held or Fixed Mount

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With more production and fabrication moving to automated systems, it is important to know if you need the stud welding equipment for automated welding requirements (fixed mount) or if you need hand held welding tools for mobility and portability.

Image Industries offers nine different hand-held weld tools and three fixed-mount models. All are durable and reliable. The different models are each designed for different stud diameters and welding processes.

Make the Right Decision with Image Industries

Take the time to make a side-by-side comparison, considering everything from when maintenance is scheduled to the features that come with the basic price.

Finally, don't forget to take a close look at the optional features as well. While they will add to the initial cost, they can make the operation much easier and more automated. The additional feature may even extend the life of the equipment, all which will be factored into the price.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch. At Image Industries, our team is always here to help you to find the right equipment for your stud welding needs!

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