What types of welding machines are there

Update:07 May 2020

Type of welding machine Welding machines and connecting […]

Type of welding machine

Welding machines and connecting machines include those used for numerous connecting processes. These processes include:

Arc welding (MIG, TIG, electrode, submerged arc welding)
Resistance welding
Laser welding
Electron beam welding
Stud welding
Orbital welding
Wave soldering
Hot dip brazing
Torch brazing
Induction brazing
Friction welding
Various types of welding machines and connectors include complete equipment and its power supply, monitors and controllers for welding, brazing and soldering.


Complete welding machine system:
The welding machine and connecting machine can be provided as a complete system, which is equipped with welding power source, welding monitor or controller.

A complete welding machine or splicer system consists of a complete welding, surfacing or cutting machine, equipment or system. It also includes power supplies, torches or spray guns, cables, feeders, positioners, robots or other required components.

The power source of the welding machine or connecting machine provides the required output power for melting the material for the TIG welding gun, MIG welding gun, electrode holder, laser, electron beam welding gun or other welding unit.

The welding monitor or controller of the welding machine is an instrument that detects the welding quality (nugget size or welding integrity) or the output power. Similarly, the welding machine controller is used to adjust welding parameters to compensate for changes in welding quality or output power.


The types of arc welding or resistance welding suitable for welding machines and connecting machines include:

Flux cored wire arc welding (FCAW)
Gas metal arc welding (GMAW)
Track / tube arc welding
Plasma arc welding
Flash welding
Projection welding
Resistance welding
spot welding
Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW)
Stud welding
Submerged arc welding (SAW)
Tungsten arc welding (GTAW)


The friction or other fusion welding types suitable for welding machines and connecting machines include:

Electron beam welding
Friction welding
Hot plate welding
Plastic welding
Laser welding
Oxygen fuel welding
Aluminum heat welding or exothermic welding
Ultrasonic or linear friction welding
When viewing the entire welding machine system and / or the connected machine system and the power supply system of these machines, the output power specifications must be considered. You need to know the duty cycle or the percentage of time that the welding equipment can remain on for ten minutes before turning off the power to cool and prevent component damage.

Check the output power capability specifications, including AC output, DC output, AC / DC optional output and high frequency. Find out what the output current range of the welding or connecting machine system is. (This is the design current range of the welding unit or the current range monitored or controlled.) Also look at the output voltage range, which is the design voltage range of the welding unit or the voltage range monitored or controlled.

Engine-driven generators, machine load resistance or corrosion resistance, multi-operator and water cooling are common features of welding and connecting machines.