Butt welding is a process that is commonly used to join two pieces of wire or pins together. This method of welding is essential for producing high-quality wire to wire, wire to pin, or pin to pin welds that are strong and reliable. One of the most efficient and reliable methods for butt welding is using a percussion welder.
Percussion welding uses a rapid heat source and rapid movement to fuse the two pieces of wire or pins together into clean welds. This method is particularly useful for joining dissimilar metals, such as steel, aluminum, copper, and stainless steel, especially if they have small wire diameters. The precise and consistent butt welds produced by a percussion welder make it a reliable method in the industry.
Percussion welders come in a compact and robust design. They are also designed for intuitive operation and can be easily integrated into production lines.
The welding current can be adjusted to allow for the appropriate strength and quality of the weld. This allows the welding process to be tailored to the specific requirements of the wire being used. The welding parameters for each process can be entered via the user interface panel, allowing for easy and efficient viewing and control of the settings before committing to a high-quality weld.
One of the main advantages of using a percussion welder for butt welding in the wire industry is its versatility. It can be used for a variety of applications across industry, such as joining wires with low columnar strength, joining wires of dissimilar materials, and butt welding stranded wires to stranded or solid wires. Additionally, the low or non-detectable resistance of the weld joint ensures little or no drop in the current flow. Percussion Weld joints have minimal heat affected zones and are generally more vibration resistant than welds produced by other methods.
No matter what your micro-welding challenge is, the Percussion Welder team at MTI Microwelding is available to offer guidance, answer questions, and even run live, in-person tests using our equipment.