Improve Welding Efficiency and Quality with STAT
Ever wonder if your metal fabrication systems and procedures are as efficient as they could be?
Call in STAT, the Strategic & Tactical Assessment Team of gas specialists, welding process consultants and other nexAir experts. We’ll help you find ways to increase efficiency so your company can be more productive, save time and save money.
The STAT steps to reducing your welding costs
1. Analyze and document current processes
We measure wire feed speed, current, electrical stick-out, voltage, travel speeds and all other variables at every welding station. We also take note of material thickness, joint configuration and fit-up. With all this information in hand, we then determine your present efficiency and whether improvements can be made.
2. Test suggested modifications
Making suggestions isn’t good enough. We try changes in your shop to determine if they make a measurable improvement in the process. All parameters in step one are recorded again and compared. Once we have seen measurable improvement, we calculate the savings you can expect from the modifications.
3. Implement new procedures
We provide written welding procedures for your operations, spelling out all the parameters that need to be closely watched. We bring these procedures into the shop and work with each welder to make sure they follow them properly.
4. Train your personnel
To ensure optimum efficiency and long-term savings, we work in small groups with supervisors and welders, reinforcing their understanding of the process and educating them on troubleshooting and problem solving. Training begins on the shop floor and continues in the classroom for a 3- to 4-hour session.
5. Save time and money
When the program is complete, you enjoy increased travel speeds, reduced or eliminated cleanup and grinding and other efficiencies. As you become familiar with the procedures, you can determine which ones to use for new jobs. Bead shapes improve and are more consistent from welder to welder. STAT allows you to lower your production costs while raising the quality of your product.