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   Brazing Equipment       Brazers and brazing equipment bonds two or more metallic and sometimes non-metallic surfaces together with an intermediate melting braze alloy such as silver-phosphorous, copper-phosphorous, or copper-zinc alloy, which is melted, wets the surface, and re-solidifies to form a brazed joint. Braze and brazing alloys join metals or other materials without extensive fusion of the substrates. Brazes have a higher melting point (>800° F) than solders and cause little or no metal vaporization, gain growth, stress corrosion, or distortion. Some metallurgical bonding can occur during brazing compared to soldering processes.  Fusion of the substrate does not typically occur except in braze welding processes. Ceramics, glasses, and other non-metallic surfaces can be brazed if the braze can wet the surface without attacking or eroding the underlying substrate. 
   Cutting / Gouging Equipment       Gouging machines or outfits providing arc, plasma, oxy-fuel, or laser cutting capability. An example would be a stick arc welder capable of using carbon rods for carbon arc cutting (CAC). 
   Soldering Equipment       Soldering irons, stations, and accessories bond two or more metallic surfaces together with a low melting alloy solder such as tin/lead or Sn/Cu/Ni/Ge alloys, which is melted, wets the surface, and re-solidifies forming a soldered joint. 
   Surfacing / Hard Facing       Hard facing is a process that fuses or sprays on a deposit, coating, or cladding onto an area of a base alloy. The hard facing alloy is usually harder than the underlying base alloy. Surface layers may also be deposited to enhance electrical or thermal properties, wear or corrosion resistance, or provide other special surface characteristics. 
   Welding Equipment       Welders and welding machines join two metallic surfaces together with or without the addition of a weld filler alloy. Arc, resistance, plasma, laser, thermite, electron beam, and oxyfuel welding processes fuse or melt together the substrate metals with or without an additional filler alloy. Diffusion, friction, and ultrasonic processes do not normally fuse or melt the alloys being joined. Plastic and ceramic surfaces can also be welded together. 
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   Complete System       Complete welding systems include brazing, cutting, soldering, and/or surfacing subsystems. They also include a power source or station; a torch, iron or gun; cables, feeders, and positioners; robots; and other required components. 
   Power Source / Station       Power sources or power stations are power supplies used for soldering irons, tungsten inert gas (TIG) guns, metal inert gas (MIG) guns, electrode holders, laser, electron beam guns, or other joining units. The required output power is enough to melt the material. Welding power supplies are sometimes called welding power sources. Soldering power supplies are called soldering stations. 
   Gun / Iron / Torch       Irons, torches, or guns provide a point-source of heat for melting solder or filler alloys at a joint or interface. Typically, soldering irons are heated using electrical resistance. Gas torch or hot air-heated irons are also available, and are useful in plumbing or field applications where an electrical power source is not available. Gas burning, oxyfuel, and plasma torches are also used in brazing and welding applications. 
   Monitor / Controller       Monitor / controller equipment is used for sensing joint quality (size or integrity), gap, position, or output power supply variations. Controllers are also used to adjust parameters in order to compensate for variations in joint quality or output power. 
   Other       Other unlisted equipment types. 
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Process Capability
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   Flux Cored Arc (FCAW)       In the Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) process, metal parts are joined by melting base and filler metals. An arc is struck between a consumable filler metal wire and the base alloy work piece.  The filler metal wire, or consumable electrode, is continuously fed and fused with the work piece.  FCAW uses a wire with a central core filled with flux, which usually eliminates the need for a shielding gas supply. Typically, equipment suitable for flux cored arc welding is capable of performing MIG processes and vice versa. 
   MIG (GMAW)       The Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) process is commonly known as the Metal Inert Gas Process (MIG). MIG welding is also referred to as short circuit transfer. In MIG arc welding process, metal parts are joined by melting base and filler metals with an arc struck between a consumable filler metal wire and the base alloy work piece. The filler metal wire or consumable electrode is continuously fed and fused with the work piece. Externally supplied gas or gas mixtures provide shielding. In normal MIG, no metal is transferred across the arc; metal is only deposited when the wire actually touches the work. In spray transfer MIG welding, a stream of tiny molten droplets travels across the arc from the electrode to the weld puddle. Typically, equipment suitable for MIG welding is capable of performing flux cored arc welding processes and vice versa. 
   Multi-process       These welding units are capable of supplying the required power for multiple welding processes. 
   Orbital / Tube Arc Welding       Orbital / tube arc welding are specialized processes for circumferential arc welding of tube, pipe, or round bar where the work piece is held in a specialized fixture or rotated in a lathe during welding. 
   Plasma Arc       Plasma arc welding is similar to TIG (GTAW) welding except a more collimated plasma stream is used to fuse work pieces and/or filler alloys. The torch delivers a high level of heat to a small area, producing a high quality weld with a minimal heat affected zone. The tight plasma stream is created by initiating the arc and plasma within the electrode, then forcing the stream and arc through a small orifice and transferring the arc to the work piece. 
   Resistance - Flash / Upset Butt       Flash welding uses a series of flashes or arcs between two components of similar cross section and shape along with clamping pressure. Parts are attached to electrically insulated platens.  One platen oscillates to create flashing or arcing actions when the power source is connected.  The process is a combination of a melting and forging process that produced high quality welds.  Flash welding is widely applied in the aerospace industry. 
   Resistance - Projection       Projection welding uses a nib (solid projection) or dimple (embossed projection) in the material to preferentially concentrate current flow at a contact point resulting in lower currents, forces, and process times compared to resistance spot welding. Solids projections are designed into studs or nuts for projection welding of these fasteners to a metal surface.  Dimple or embossed projections are applied in welding sheet metal assemblies. 
   Resistance - Seam       Resistance seam welding uses rotating circular electrodes to create series of spot welds that form a seam. The quality of the seam weld varies depending on the nugget spacing or overlap.  Leak tight seams can be made if the nuggets overlap. High frequency power supplies are used in welding tube or coil seams since a higher percentage of current flows through the edges of a material at high frequencies. 
   Resistance - Spot       Spot welding is a process that uses the resistance heating generated at the contact point(s) or spot(s) to fuse and join to faying surfaces. Spot welding is widely applied in the assembly of sheet metal products. Spot welders can operate at high speeds and the units can be integrated into automated systems. 
   Stick (SMAW)       Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) or stick electrode welding is among the most widely used welding processes. The flux covering the electrode melts during welding, forming gas and slag that shield the arc and molten weld pool. The slag must be chipped or brushed off the weld bead after welding. The flux coating also provides a method of adding scavengers, deoxidizers, and alloying elements to the weld metal. 
   Stud / Nut Welding       In stud arc welding, the conventional welding stick or wire is replaced with a threaded fastener stud. The stud fits into the end of a specialized stud welding gun. An arc is struck between the fastener stud and the work piece, which fuses the stud to the work piece’s surface.  Drawn arc, capacitive discharge, internal resistance, or other processes are used to generate an arc or fuse metal. Similar processes can be applied to weld a thread nut to a work piece. In drawn arc welding systems, an arc is struck between the fastener and work surface. The fastener is lifted and then plunged into the molten material after a specified time. In capacitor discharge welding, a bank of capacitors is charged and then the discharged current is applied across the joint between the work pieces. Usually, one of the work pieces has a nip where arcing is initiated. The arc spreads radially out along the surfaces to be joined. Once the surfaces are melted, a pneumatic cylinder, spring, or another mechanical actuator forces the surfaces together. 
   Submerged Arc       In stud arc welding, the conventional welding stick or wire is replaced with a threaded fastener stud. The stud fits into the end of a specialized stud welding gun. An arc is struck between the fastener stud and the work piece, which fuses the stud to the work piece’s surface.  Drawn arc, capacitive discharge, internal resistance, or other processes are used to generate an arc or fuse metal. Similar processes can be applied to weld a thread nut to a work piece. In drawn arc welding systems, an arc is struck between the fastener and work surface. The fastener is lifted and then plunged into the molten material after a specified time. In capacitor discharge welding, a bank of capacitors is charged and then the discharged current is applied across the joint between the work pieces. Usually, one of the work pieces has a nip where arcing is initiated. The arc spreads radially out along the surfaces to be joined. Once the surfaces are melted, a pneumatic cylinder, spring, or another mechanical actuator forces the surfaces together. 
   TIG (GTAW)       The Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process is commonly called the Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding process. The TIG welding process joins metals by melting base and filler metals with an arc struck between a tungsten electrode and the work piece. The tungsten electrode should not become part of the completed weld in normal operation. Filler metal is typically used and argon inert gas or inert gas mixtures are used for shielding. 
   Other Arc or Resistance Welders       Other arc or plasma welding process not listed here. 
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   Frictional / Specialty Processes:      In stud arc welding, the conventional welding stick or wire is replaced with a threaded fastener stud. The stud fits into the end of specialized stud-welding gun. An arc is struck between the fastener stud and the workpiece that fuses the stud to the workpiece surface. Drawn arc, capacitive discharge, internal resistance or other processes are used to generate an arc or fuse metal. Similar processes can be applied to weld a thread nut to a work piece.
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   Electron Beam Welding       Electron beam welding uses an electron beam to fuse the work piece. Electron beams provide an extremely narrow, concentrated energy source that melts narrow regions; this results in a minimal heat affected zone. The welds can be made without filler metals or consumable electrodes. The energy density can be greater and the width of the weld smaller than even laser beam type welding processes. Electron beam welding requires a vacuum atmosphere to prevent absorption of the electrons by air. 
   Friction Welder (Inertia / Rotary)       In friction welding, workpieces are heated by the relative motion between the surfaces. Often, one or more workpieces are rotated at high speed and then pressed together until the interface reaches the welding temperature. Friction welding is considered a solid-state welding process because the work surface is not normally fused. The friction welding mechanisms are more closely aligned with a forge-welding process. 
   Laser Welding       Laser welding uses a laser beam to melt the workpiece. Laser beams provide a very narrow, concentrated energy source that melts a narrow region; this results in a minimal heat-affected zone. The welds can be made without filler metals or consumable electrodes. 
   Oxyfuel / Oxyacetylene       Oxyfuel welding uses the combustion of a fuel gas such acetylene, propane, and hydrogen with oxygen to provide a high temperature heat source for fusing metals.  Equipment in this process category covers automated systems and controls for oxyfuel welding. 
   Plastic Welder       The majority of plastic welding systems employ a direct contact or conduction heating such as hot plate welding. Other plastic welding processes are available that use ultrasonic, infrared, convective or dielectric heating.  Hot plate welding uses a heated platen to melt components typically thermoplastics.  The surfaces to be welded are pressed against the hot plate, melting the surfaces.  The plate is removed and the surfaces are pressed together.  
   Thermite / Exothermic       Thermite or exothermic welding uses exothermic chemical reaction processes to weld components together. A metal powder that releases a great deal of highly exothermic energy when reacting with oxygen is combined with the metal oxide with a much lower heat of formation.  For example, powdered mixtures of aluminum metal and iron oxide are loaded into the weld seam or joint and ignited. The aluminum strips the oxygen away from the iron oxide leaving behind a deposit of iron and aluminum oxide. 
   Ultrasonic / Linear Friction       In ultrasonic or linear friction welding, the workpieces are heated by the ultrasonic vibration or reciprocating linear-motion between the surfaces. The workpieces are clamped under moderately high forces between a welding tip and anvil. An ultrasonic transducer is coupled to the welding tip. Ultrasonic welding is considered a solid-state welding process because the work surface is not normally fused. The process can be used to join dissimilar metals and plastics. 
   Other Welding Processes       Fusion, friction, or other welding processes not listed here. 
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   Gas Torch       Gas torch brazing uses a combustible fuel gas such as propane and air or oxygen to heat the workpiece and melt the braze filler alloy. The molten braze alloy wets and flows across the heated work surface. Temperatures are normally high so that a metallurgical bond can be formed, but fusion of the workpiece does not normally occur. 
   Hot Rod / Iron       The brazing and soldering process uses a heated rod or iron to heat the work surface and melt the solder filler-alloy. The molten solder wets and flows across the heated work surface. 
   Hot Dip       In hot dip brazing or soldering, the work pieces are immersion into a molten bath of filler alloy.  The bath heats the work surfaces. The molten filler alloy wets and flows across the heated work surface or is pulled into the joint by capillary action. Excess filler alloy runs off as the part is pulled from the molten bath. 
   Induction       Induction brazing and soldering is a process using an induction heating source to heat the work piece and melt the braze filler alloy. A high frequency power supply and induction coil induces current flow with the work piece causing internal resistance heating. The molten braze alloy wets and flows across the heated work surface. Temperatures are normally high so that a metallurgical bond can be formed, but fusion of the work piece does not normally occur. 
   Infrared       Infrared brazing is a process using an infrared or furnace heat source to heat the work piece and melt the braze or solder filler alloy. The molten braze or solder alloy wets and flows across the heated work surface. Furnace brazing or soldering is sometimes called reflow brazing or soldering because the filler alloy is pre-applied to a part and then reflowed later during the assembly process. 
   Laser Brazing / Soldering       Laser brazing and soldering is a process using a laser to heat the work piece and melt the solder or braze filler alloy. The molten filler alloy wets and flows across the heated work surface. 
   Reflow Soldering       Reflow soldering is the process of remelting electrodeposition, solders shims, or plated solder deposit to cause them to flow.  Reflow soldering results in a bright surface where any non-wetting defects can be easily detected. The main function of reflow soldering is for quality control. Reflow soldering equipment may consist of or include a reflow soldering oven. 
   Resistance Brazing / Soldering       Resistance brazing and soldering is a process using a resistance heating element to heat the work piece and melt the braze filler alloy. Contact tips or horns clamp onto the part and pass current through at a point adjacent to braze joint, causing internal and contact resistance heating. The molten braze alloy wets and flows across the heated work surface. Temperatures are normally high so that a metallurgical bond can be formed, but fusion of the work piece does not normally occur. 
   Rework / Desoldering       Rework or removal soldering is the de-bonding of two or more metallic surfaces previously jointed together with an intermediate low melting alloy (such as tin/lead or zinc/copper alloys), which is melted and re-cooled as the bond. The solder is usually vacuumed or wicked away after remelting. Rework or removal soldering processes include the remelting of soldering for repositioning of components or extraction of defective devices. 
   Surface Mount Device / SMT Processing       Soldering equipment is suitable for attaching surface mount devices to printed circuit boards or other electronic devices. 
   Wave Soldering       Wave soldering is a widely applied mass soldering method for electronic boards. Wave soldering or flow soldering uses a molten solder bath with a traveling wave. Printed circuit boards are positioned so that the terminations just touch the solder wave, avoiding excess solder on the PCB.  Wave soldering machines consist of a fluxing unit, a pre-heater, and a solder wave. The pre-heater heats up the board and component termination prior to soldering activating the flux and removing any solvent or water from the printed circuit board.  The board is passed over a wave of solder which laps up against the bottom of the board to wet and solder the metal surfaces to be joined. 
   Other Brazing / Soldering Unit       Other brazing or soldering processes not listed here. 
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Output Power
   Duty Cycle:       Duty cycle is the percentage of time a welding unit can remain on in a ten-minute period before powering-off to cool in order to prevent damage to components. 
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   AC Output       The current output varies over time sinusoidally with an alternating current (AC) supply. 
   DC Output       The current remains a constant value over time with a direct current (DC) power supply. 
   AC/DC Selectable       Selectable power sources can provide an AC or DC output as needed. 
   High Frequency       High frequency power supplies are used for induction welding and arc welding of aluminum or other alloys with a tenacious oxide skin. High frequency is useful in initiating an arc. 
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   Output Current Range:       Output current range is the designed current range of the welding unit or the current range monitored or controlled. 
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   Output Voltage Range:       Output voltage range is the designed voltage range of the welding unit or the voltage range monitored or controlled. 
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   Output Temperature:       The output temperature is the temperature that the soldering iron, tip, pot, or bath reaches. 
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   Temperature Stability (+/-):       The temperature stability is the temperature control accuracy or the temperature level variation that the soldering iron, tip, pot, or bath can maintain. 
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Features & Technology
   Engine Driven Generator?       Engine-driven generator refers to gasoline, diesel, or other fuel-powered motor-generator welding power sources. 
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   ESD Safe / Static Control       The soldering equipment or accessory is ESD safe and will safely dissipate electrostatic charges and avoid static generation release to sensitive electronic components and personnel. 
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   Marine Duty / Corrosion Resistant?       Machines are designed for applications which require resistance to water or corrosion. Examples include shipyards, mines, paper mills, chemical plants, oil fields, underwater welding, bridges, or offshore drilling platforms. 
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   Multi-operator?       The welder is capable of supplying multiple operators. 
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   Water Cooled?       The machine can use a supply of water to maintain the welding, cutting gun, or other unit components at a lower temperature in order improve the duty-cycle and reduce component over-heating or erosion. 
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