Welding Process Change Makes Manufacturer More Competitive

Welding Process Change Makes Manufacturer More Competitive


My name is Tony Driskill, I’m the General Manager
for Sigma Manufacturing in Marietta, Georgia. We engineer and manufacture
process heating systems. All sorts of end users, oil
and gas, power companies, food processing, bio mass,
anywhere you can use heat. We have a product that will
probably help that process. We got into business saying we
would make the best product. Quality was what this
company was built on. Our customers are willing to pay more, as long as they get something for it. They want something for their money. They don’t even have to tell us what part, what piece of equipment they need. If they explain what they’re trying to do, our engineers will
determine what they need. We started using the PipeWorx
400 probably two years ago. We started with one,
Miller came in with a demo, worked with a guy all day long. At the end of the day,
he welded a piece of pipe out of position, we happened
to have x-ray technicians in the shop at the time,
so we just threw it in with everything else and got it x-rayed. It was perfect. We were sold from then,
right there we were sold. First time I did it, I
practiced on two coupons, the third one I x-rayed
and it certified me. You can go from being,
burying your contact tip in your puddle to an inch and a half away, and it hasn’t changed one bit. With the pulse and the RMD, cuts down on your splatter. It’s the Cadillac of
welders, it really is. It’s made us a very competitive company. For me, the PipeWorx is a tool. It’s technology, it’s new technology. It’s a new process and a new system that wasn’t there 10 years ago. If you’re not going to
take advantage of that you’re going to get left behind.

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