How to Install Weld Pins and Weld Studs

How to Install Weld Pins and Weld Studs


At Midwest Fasteners we know that
getting work done quickly and reliably is really important to most
jobs and we can help with that using
capacitor discharge stud welding. Easy to operate portable stud welding
can be used to install many types of fasteners, these include weld pins or weld studs and can be applied using capacitor
discharge stud welding a process often called CD welding for
short CD Fasteners can be stud-welded, saving money by doing the fastening work quickly and with reliability. Installing Fasteners with “C.D.” welding is very portable and uses readily-available electric power from an everyday, 110 volt power outlet In addition to being portable, CD Welding Systems have: simple components, they work quickly, and can be used on sheet metal thickness material to apply Welded Fasteners using the capacitor discharge method. The process of Capacitor Discharge welding occurs in a series of 4 instant steps: Contact, ignition, placement of the Stud or Pin, and “Completion” of the Weld. We can use a standard MIDWEST Portable C.D. system to install Weld Pins, here are the component parts of the C.D. System. here are the component parts have the CD system a controller or power unit which is
plugged into a 110-volt power outlet to provide weld power and control A ‘CD’ Gun with Cables, which delivers the welding-grade power and holds the fastener properly during welding. A ground cable and clamping connection which is attached to the work surface to provide the rest of “the circuit” to our weld set up. And finally, special Accessories are needed to fit the Pin to the Weld Gun. these parts make up the CD system and we are ready to install using Weld Pins using CD StudWelding. The Gun is prepared with the chucking accessory know as a “Collet” for this type fastener. Weld pins, properly sized and of the proper type, are held in the gun prior to welding by the Collet Likewise, the “Foot” on the end of the gun is properly adjusted. The gun-mounted pin in the Collet makes contact with the metal surface to be insulated, and the operator places the gun flat and flush onto the surface. With pressure applied to remain rigid and stable, the installer triggers the Pin Gun, and the CD process completes the weld just that quickly. The equipment now recovers instantly as you break contact with the welded pin, and is ready for the next weld. The welded pin shows NO backside distortion or “BURN-through” with the weld providing good strength from the bond. The Strength of the C.D. weld is strong enough to fail in the fastener “before” it fails in the weld when applied properly, ultimately giving us superior strength for holding material in place. Since the CD process can deliver 15-20 welds per minute, material is installed quickly and positively. 110 volt “CD” systems can weld as quickly as you: load, contact, and shoot. Using the same type of set-up, accessories, and steps; we can also apply Stud-sized fasteners just as quickly and reliably. Again just:
load, contact, and weld. The finished C.D. Weld has the advantages of Capacitor Discharge welding: Simple operation with no special power hook ups. No special welding enclosures and
no weld masks or special welding. And no weld masks or special welding clothing required. And with that you get fast welded results
on lots of fasteners, placed reliably one-after-another, all with good holding power to support material of all types. Midwest Fasteners’ Capacitor Discharge studwelding is fast, reliable, and gives superior weld strength on weld pins, on weld studs, and on many types of fasteners. For more information on Weld Studs and CD Stud Welding, please visit our industry leading website at MidwestFasteners.com.

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