- Welding is hot stuff
- Protection and safety
- Hand tools and working material
- Providers of welding accessories
The welding of metal is one of the most important joining technologies currently used in industry. There is no other type of joining technology that is so durable and resilient like welding. For this reason welding is indispensable, even despite other joining alternatives such as gluing. Welding is not a skill that can be compared to any other type of manual task. No other task requires such comprehensive knowledge and craft skills. Despite all the knowledge a welder might have, he only ever works as well as his materials will allow it. A high quality welding equipment is therefore an essential tool for high quality results.
- High quality accessories for good results
- Includes everything from clothing and eye protection to hand tools
- Sufficient availability for continuous work
Welding is a thermal process and temperatures of several thousand degrees are normal. High quality protective clothing, especially gloves, is therefore a basic necessity when welding. A simple work suit will not suffice during the operation of welding equipment; safe welding requires special welding clothing, which is a lot thicker than normal cotton. A special web and impregnation process is used on these clothes to ensure that they are not flammable. When wearing this protective clothing, flying sparks are not dangerous. An additional leather apron minimises the wear and tear of the special work clothes. A welder also requires specific safety precautions for his eyes. The very bright flame is brighter than the sun. Welders should only operate when wearing appropriate eye protection such as welding screens or glasses.
PEISELER Welding accessory
The dreaded "flash burn" could also occur, which could result in blindness for several days and permanent damage to the eyes. Therefore, it is recommended to wear welding masks. These provide complete protection for the face. High quality welding masks contain a mechanism on the glass to be able to switch easily form normal vision to protective vision. This guarantees that the welder is always oriented.
Contrary to protective clothing, hand tools for welding are extremely affordable. In addition to a high quality welding machine, a welder generally requires a hammer and a metal brush. This allows him to knock off any welding beads and can clean the seam using the brush. Even though these tools are very cheap, it is necessary to always have enough at hand. This is also the case for working materials. A commonly used material is a separating agent, which is delivered in a spray can. Welding pliers and all other welding hand tools are very cheap.
Established manufactures of protective clothing for welders are PLANAM, KÜBLER and BP. Specific materials and protective measures for welders are offered by ESAB and TECTOR.