What is Welding equipment?
Welding equipment refers to the tools and machinery used to fuse or join two or more pieces of metal or thermoplastics together. Welding equipment typically includes a power source, welding torch or gun, and a filler material.
The power source can be an AC or DC electric current, or a gas such as acetylene, propane, or natural gas. The welding torch or gun is used to direct the heat and filler material onto the metal or thermoplastics being joined. The filler material is a metal rod or wire that is melted by the heat of the welding torch and used to join the two pieces of metal or thermoplastics together.
There are various types of welding equipment available, such as:
- Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW)
- Gas metal arc welding (GMAW)
- Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW)
- Flux cored arc welding (FCAW)
- Submerged arc welding (SAW)
Each of these types of welding equipment is used for specific applications and has its own advantages and disadvantages.
In addition to welding equipment, safety gear such as welding helmets, gloves, and protective clothing are also necessary to protect the welder from the intense heat, bright light, and harmful fumes generated during the welding process.