Regardless of whether the processes are manual, automatic or robotic, the correct protection gas flow is still a common challenge.
That is because to keep the ideal flow, it is necessary for the operator to make the adjustment for each situation, in other words, the correct setting of the pressure and flow-regulating valve.
Lost productivity occurs, because in each adjustment, more time is spent.
Common e mistaken practice
In an attempt to reduce the adjustment time, the solution observed in 95% of cases, is to keep the flow at very high levels to meet all the situations.
In practice, it means an excessive opening of regulating valve, which implies in gas waste.
The cost of this practice can be high, because, in addition to the wide gas consumption, the incorrect flow still influences - a lot - in the weld quality.
The certainty of economy
ECO-GAS 3 technology uses a specific microprocessing electronic board, a linear solenoid valve and a flow sensor. The device adjusts in a safe and automatic way, the gas flow for each situation, previously parameterized.
So, the practice of excessive consumption of gas is avoided, without wasting time of operators while
adjusting the parameters for each situation.
The average economy of gas consumption is 60%, according to data obtained with our customers.
Even so, there are cases that reach 80% of economy.
Major error: the lack of gas
One situation, which we have seen many times, refers to the inaccurate
measurement of gas flow through mechanical meters.
Consequently, the lack of shielding gas leads to undesirable stops during the welding process.
The solder is compromised and, in most cases, rework occurs.
When deploying ECO-GAS 3, this problem is over, because in addition to the possible
alerts in the system, it keeps consumption information extremely accurate and safe.
The rework costs
It’s possible that some reworks can be tolerated, but the costs of constant losses
or serious mistakes bring financial losses and can undermine
reliability in production processes.
CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT
Only what is measured is managed
Any manager, no matter the size of the company - small, medium or large - needs to have in hands, reliable data of the processes before seeking any improvement.
All areas, including welding, need to evolve if they want to obtain productivity gains.
Monitoring in details the welding parameters is the first step.
With the ECO-GAS 3 is possible to obtain constant and personalized data for each situation.
Thus, possible pattern deviations are detected quickly.
The culture of high quality
Maintaining a high standard in manufacturing is also to enable the team
to have access to technologies that improve their job quality.
Promoting a culture of excellence benefits all sectors because companies
are interdependent systems and deeply interconnected.
Details make a difference
The improvements in welding are noticed when we implement the process standardization.
Since gas an important variable, its automatic control, decreases the error possibilities.
Besides avoiding an undesirable porosity caused by excess gas,
a better weld finish is noticed.
A better environment
The use of ECO-GAS 3 brings as a positive consequence, the reduction of pollutants emission,
since the gas in the welding environment is much smaller.
Polluting less complies with new manufacturing best practices. In addition to being a marketing asset,
companies that adopt more sustainable processes obtain the preference in the market dispute.
People make companies
The fume from the MIG / MAG welding process is extremely damaging to operators, so the use of
equipment that reduces such exposure, is of great value.
Another benefit of reduction gas consumption is that with less fume being released, the working environment becomes cleaner.