Short Cycle Studwelding
Apart from stud welding with capacitor discharge which has a welding time of 3 milliseconds and bolt welding with a ceramic ring which has a welding time that ranges from 100 ms. to 1,5 sec., there is also another type called Short Cycle.
The basis is formed by bolt welding using the same welding machine. The welding time varies between 10 and 100 ms and no ceramic ring is used. Shielding of the molten weld is not absolutely necessary although the use of shielding gas does give a nicer welding result in some situations.
The rod almost has the same form as with capacitor discharge. However, the rod tip is not used. The welding basis has a slight cone shape whereby the rod is forced into the weld
more evenly. Available in copper plated steel and stainless steel.
Short Cycle Studwelding Applications: