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Are you just another cheap, generic, will fit type of company? 
NO! Our manufacturers produce many of the European and North American ORIGINAL consumables on the same equipment and from the same exact stock we manufacture all parts from. We are constantly developing new and innovative products and CUSTOM tips to save time and money in the Mig welding and Subarc welding process.

Why am I experiencing short tip life now? 
A: Many factors come into play, drive rolls too tight resulting in scoring of welding wire, welding wire dirty, rusty or too much cast, uncoated wire being used, usage of wrong size tip, usage of wrong alloy of tip, gun being run beyond its amperage range, tip loose, retaining head loose, over torch rated duty cycle, wire stick out too close or too far.

Why am I experiencing poor wire feed? 
A: Your drive rolls may be too tight resulting in scoring or re-shaping of the welding wire, or too loose causing the wire to slip in the feeder. Liner incorrect size or cut too short and not seating properly in gas diffuser or plugged with airborne debris or wire flaking. Conduit liner from wire spool to feeder clogged or kinked. Contact tip inside diameter wrong. Welding wire dirty, rusty or too much cast.

Why am I experiencing gun overheating? 
A: Possible electrical malfunction in power source, gun being run beyond its amperage range, loose retaining screw on feeder, insufficient gauge power cable and/or ground cable, loose connections on tips or diffusers, poor or no water flow.

Why am I experiencing weld porosity? 
A: Gas flow improperly set either too high or too low gas for joint design. Poor wire quality, rusty, oily, coated welding wire, spatter built up in nozzle blocking gas, improper shielding gas or welding wire, leaks in gas hose or improper connection, o-rings on power pin or diffuser are cut or damaged, parent metal rusty, oily or contaminated or high sulphur content, galvanized metal. Air leaks in fixture tooling, cross breeze from fans or open doors.

How do I know your quality is good? 
A: Our primary customers in North America are Robotic Welding. Robotic applications require the highest quality consumables available, as welding robots can’t see to adjust for each welding tip change. 
Do you make product for all gun types? 
A: We manufacture welding parts for all common gun types worldwide unless the product is patented, we manufacture some common NA tips in alloys the OEM does not even offer. We also do custom welding tips.

Why would I want to buy from you? 
We are a welding tip specialists. We can show you increased efficiencies in your plant, and extend the life of your tips so you can change them at a predetermined time frame such as lunch or shift change. We can minimize wire “Burn Back” down time. We can minimize rework caused by poor welding “tip life” and failures. We can maintain accurate placement of the wire (TCP) on the weld joint. We will save you money on purchase price or operating costs.

Are MSDS sheets available. 
A: YES – Download PDF’s below

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