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The electrode life obtained in a welding cell depends on many factors, one of the most important being the mechanical and electrical characteristics of the type of welding machine used. A number of pedestal, fixed welding guns typical of multi-welders, and portable welding guns have been classified in terms of the impact loads, bounce conditions and electrode approach rates developed on initial contact of the electrodes. These features have been related to the mass of the electrode head assembly, deformation of the machine framework and the electrode life obtained when welding zinc-coated steels. Results are presented in this report.

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Authors: WILLIAMS N, British Steel plc, Welsh Technology Centre, Port Talbot (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15712 EN (1996) 110pp., FS, ECU 15.00
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-6465-6
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