Criteria to choose a welding Unit
You may have selected the best machine till now for your welding work. This is time to reveal the selection criteria. The selection criteria we have adopted here to pick these best products for you. You can adopt this selection criterion whenever you go to buy the welding machine. Have a look either you are a professional or a hobbyist you will find this criterion interesting and revealing.
The most important factor in your decision is the purpose to buy the machine. Different people have different purposes. If you are a professional then the requirements will be different. If you are a hobbyist then the requirements can be entirely contradictory.
Even the requirements of the different hobbyists may entirely be different from each other. As the requirements of a sculpture are entirely different from the requirements of a construction hobbyist. The same is true the professionals. People related to different professionals have different requirements. Like the hobbyist, the professionals’ requirements can be entirely different from each other.
If we apply a single selection criterion then it should be the purpose to use the machine.
Not all machines are capable of welding all the metals. Different metals require different power consumption. If your requirements are less then there is no need to spend more money on the machine. So save your resources. The resources you save here can be utilized in some other places.
AC or DC or Both
Do you want an AC operative machine or a DC operative machine? The answer entirely depends on the softness and the hardness of the metal. If your welding matter only consists of the soft metal. Then there is no need to buy a DC welding machine.
A DC machine is used for heavy metal welding. If your range is wide, teams you require the welding of both soft and hard metals. Then you will need a machine which can operate in a combination of both types.
Ease to Handle
This feature is a combination of different factors. The first is that if the machine is lightweight or can be carried easily. The weight is an important factor in portability. But this is not the only factor. The machine should be equipped with proper aid to carry it, this can be in the shape of a well-mounted handle.
The second is to store it. The dimensions of the machine play an important role in this.
The third is the ease to use it. The working of the machine should be user friendly. Some modern machine comes with the smart assistant.
Consider these three factors while deciding about the Ease to Handle
Pulsing is another important factor. Different metals require different pulsing rates. So whenever purchasing a welding machine consider the pulsing capacity of the welding unit.
Rest to work Ratio
This ratio is known as the duty cycle. This means how much rest the machine needs after working for a specific time. The duty cycle is measured in percentage. For example, a duty cycle of 50% means that if a machine works for 5 minutes it requires the rest of 5 minutes. If a machine of the duty cycle of 60%. This means that after the work of 6 minutes the machine should be rested for four minutes.