Making the decision to purchase stud welders and equipment for a quality company is an important part of ensuring the equipment you buy will last through years of hard work.
There are more and more imports in the market and stud welding equipment that is sold by companies that are specialists in this area. A lot of equipment and weld studs are sold by general suppliers and industrial fastener companies, which may or may not choose their products based on quality and precision in manufacturing.
Unfortunately, low-quality stud welding equipment is going to be a problem for any job. There can be difficulties in maintaining settings, in getting the correct and complete weld on the stud and even in the ability to the automatic adjustments on the stud welding systems to work.
Reputation of the Manufacturer
Taking the time to research the manufacturer of stud welding equipment is a must. Verify the company has a solid reputation for the quality of stud welding supplies and equipment that they offer.
Many of the top companies provide a full range of services that can include custom stud manufacturing, custom cables and even the option to cold form parts to your needs. Their equipment is also their own, allowing features and options that are designed to work.
Options in Systems
The best companies will offer both CD and drawn arc equipment. Look for options in the system that can include automation for settings as well as the option for operator override and adjustments.
The systems should also include the option to buy components individually. This includes handheld weld tools, power sources, and cables.
Ease of Operator Use
Make sure the systems are intuitive and easy to use for even inexperienced operators. Stud welding offers an automation that other welding forms do not, which means that extensive operator training is not required if you are using quality equipment.