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What is a synergic welder and what is it for?

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The quality of the weld, especially that achieved with the MIG technique, improved remarkably over time, and the implementation of technologies (such as IGBT) made spatter and rust problems in the seam a thing of the past. However, many welders still base the success of their work on parameter tables, which according to the material and its thickness, indicate the voltage, frequency, current intensity and other secondary parameters. In most cases these are tables prepared after months or years of trials, until the optimal parameters are found. The synergic welding machine It comes to solve this problem, offering the operator the comfort of working without the need for a table, which saves time and possible errors.

Let’s see in detail what this technology is about, what it is for and how to take advantage of it.

Synergic welder: what exactly is it and what advantages does it provide?

In the following image we can see: on the left a traditional MIG welder, with a control panel whose controls directly adjust the primary parameters such as voltage and current. On the right, a synergic welding machine; in this case, the parameters to be adjusted are much more user-friendly, and therefore only require a dial and a button.

MIG welder vs. Synergic Welder

The first impression one gets on seeing a synergic welding machine it’s a mix of wonder and confusion: where are the voltage and current selectors? In a welder traditional there is a board with pushbuttons, dials and indicators; in a synergic, just one or a few buttons and maybe a dial. In a welder traditional, the user must combine all possible parameters to achieve a welding optimal; in a synergic welding machineIt is only necessary to indicate the characteristics of the materials with which we will work.

What is the synergic welder?

It is a welding equipment (almost always with MIG technology) that adjusts the current, voltage and feed parameters of the wire from parameters that are easier to configure: thickness and type of material, type of wire, etc. When the user indicates these data, an internal computer is in charge of selecting the most suitable primary parameters for the task, with which it is possible to achieve excellent results by simply specifying basic information and without the need to consult parameter tables.

Let’s see how the control panel of a synergic welding machine. By turning the dial the equipment offers different configuration parameters; pressing the central button selects the parameter, and turning the dial again offers different values, which are accepted by pressing the central button a second time. As an additional comfort detail, this model offers an electronic ink display, which makes it legible even outdoors and with the sun in front of it.

Front panel of a synergic welding machine

Front panel of a synergic welding machine

But what does synergistic mean?

A welder Traditional allows you to change one parameter at a time. This may be suitable for operators with a lot of experience, or who are already used to using traditional equipment; In practice, it is a disadvantage since in certain cases it may happen that the material has variable thicknesses or it is a piece with different materials.

The synergic modeas its name indicates, allows you to make variations on the fly, simply indicating a variation in one of the parameters (thickness, for example), with which the computer will take care of making the necessary adjustments to the voltage or current in the moment. In this way, a synergistic work is carried out: the operator indicates to the team that it is necessary to vary the thickness (or other data) and the computer makes the necessary modifications, thus adapting to the needs of the moment.

A small working example

Suppose we need to weld in SMAW mode (manual and arc, with electrode) using a 2mm diameter cellulosic electrode.

Selecting the Hot Start mode

Selecting the Hot Start mode

First we choose the mode hot startwhich will allow us to work without problems with this type of electrode.

Electrode diameter selection

Electrode diameter selection

Then we choose the diameter of the electrode, pressing the central button until we find that menu and then turning the external dial until we position ourselves in the correct diameter.

That’s it! The welder It will be in charge of adjusting the voltage and electrical current parameters to the most appropriate ones.

What advantages does it provide over traditional equipment?

  • In principle, the greatest advantage is the ease of use: anyone, even someone with little experience, can use the welder without the need to waste valuable time searching for the optimal parameters for a material of a given thickness.
  • Many synergic welding machines have single or double pulsed arc functions, which allows to increase the quality of the welding by eliminating the undesirable splatter effect that sometimes occurs.
  • The quality of the welding it is consistent no matter who operates the equipment.
  • These teams are perfect for both a hobbyist and a professional; By eliminating the factor of knowledge about parameter tables, the operator should only concentrate on the technique of forming the bead of welder.
  • It is possible to perform welds complex on materials with variable thickness; Simply adjusting the dial while welding is sufficient to obtain an optimal result, which was previously only possible with welding equipment. welding CNC.

Teams synergic welding have been designed to make work even easier for users, providing a machine easy to use and flawless in execution.

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