Versatile welding with plasma transferred arc
Plasma transferred arc is a surface welding method, which enables a metallurgical bonding with the base material. It is versatile as it can be used on most alloys.
The high-energy plasma transferred arc melts the surface of the base material. At the same time, the metal powder is inserted into the arc where it is molten. A substance-to-substance bond is created between the filler material and the base material during solidification.
The method can be fully automated and once the parameters are fixed for a certain design, consistent final results are achieved for all pieces.
The process is applied to many different components in a wide range of industries such as in the Oil & Gas, Automotive and Energy industries.
Plasma transferred arc or PTA is ideal for automated high-volume applications, such as thermal surfacing of exhaust valves. The technique offers low-base metal dilution and can be used with a wide range of consumables.
Typical working range
- Deposition rate: 2-12 kg/hour
- Deposition thickness: 1 - 6 mm
- Deposition hardness: up to 68 HRC
- Suitable for automation
- 1-6 mm thickness
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