Guide To Multi Process Welder
Jan 29, 2023
Multi process welder is a new trend in manufacturing welding welders which have proved to be more economic instead of buying single welder for each welding mode. In this blog, we will go deeply with the multi process welder to know which is better to work with single process welder or with multi process welder and what is the best multi process welder.
What is the multi process welder?
Multi process welder is the one which can be used to weld with different welding modes including DC stick/MMA, MIG flux cored/FCAW, MIG Gas welding/GMAW, Lift TIG welding, etc. and also, it can be used to weld with wide range of welding wire sizes where the welder is manufactured to provide the suitable voltage and amperage for this range of wire sizes.
Will multi process welder become a new trend?
Multi process welders are a new trend by which you can get one welding machine that can be used in welding by multiple modes. This technology is recently used in factories and workshops in which the welders need to work with more than one welding mode like the case of piping work in which the root of joints is welded by using TIG welding and filling and cap passes are welded with using stick welding mode or MMA in addition to supports and steel structure welding on which piping lay down in which welding may be done by stick welding or flux cored arc welding FCAW or Gas metal arc welding GMAW, so you need one multi process welder to adapt all these needs instead of buying single process welder for each welding mode.
Also, in the field of cars manufacturing, the process of manufacturing needs many modes of welding including resistance spot welding, resistance seam welding and stick welding and all of these modes are achieved by only one multi process welder that is why it becomes more efficient for this type of work.
Is the multi process welder expensive?
The answer is yes as this welder combines the features of many single process welders in one welder, that is why it becomes more expensive than the single process welders.
For example, Arccaptain Official offers the stick welder ARCCAPTAIN ARC160 for 139$ and the TIG welder TIG200 for 299$ which are lower expensive than the multi process welder like MIG 200 . That is why, if your work only needs one welding mode, there is no need to buy a multi process welder but if your work needs a combination of many welding modes, the multi process welder is the right choice.
The pros and cons of multi process welder
Each welder, whether single process one or multi process one, has advantages and disadvantages but the most important thing is to select the welder which fits your needs. The multi process welder has the following pros and cons:
So, you have to think well and to determine your needs precisely to select the welder that fits your needs.
Is it difficult to manufacture multi process welder?
The multi process welder is a piece of art like computer which contains high technological parts and components that is why the manufacture of such welder is a complex process to get a welder that can adapt with many welding modes.
Can multi process welder integrate plasma cutter？
Multi process welder can integrate plasma cutter and commonly the welder can adapt TIG and Stick welding modes accompanied with plasma cutter but this is not preferable choice as the plasma cutter will turn your welder to lousy welder due to the high power and duty cycle needed. If you are welding some intermittent works like welding by the week end, you can get this multi process welder but if you are continuously welding and cutting, the multi process welder with plasma cutter is not the right choice and it is preferably to get one separate welder for plasma cutting.
What do you have to check before buying a multi process welder?
There are some few steps to check before buying your multi process welder:
ARCCAPTAIN MIG200 is one of the most efficient, durable and powerful multi process welders with synergetic features that can be used also with aluminum MIG welding.
This multi process welder have the following features which make this welder a unique one:
About the author
Benjamin Mina is from Egypt, He had bachelor degree of science BSc in materials and metallurgical engineering since 2007 from Suez canal university in Egypt and He had an international welding engineer certification IWE since 2009 as a partnership between the central metallurgical research and development institute - Egypt (IIW - Approved Training Body) and SZA-SchweiBtechnische Zentralanstalt - Austria (IIW - Authorized National Body) and recently he got the master degree of science in metallurgical engineering MSc from Cairo university. He have long experience in welding and materials engineering which is gained as per my work as welding engineer and non-destructive testing specialist in the construction field in constructing new oil and gas, refinery and power station projects in addition to shutdowns and maintenance work for running oil plants and pipelines.