At Welding Equipment Repair Service (WERS), we have over four decades of experience repairing and reconditioning welding equipment, including cables. From checking connections to replacing liners and contact tips to testing reassembled pieces, we offer a wide range of services for MIG, TIG, and plasma welding machines.
Welding Cable Repair & Reconditioning
Cables play an important role in welding operations. For these critical components, we offer repair and reconditioning services regardless of make or model, including:
- Replacing consumable parts, such as tips, liners, diffusers, and nozzles
- Testing the connections between the cables and consumable parts
- Testing the functionality of the cable
Overview of Welding
Industry professionals use a variety of different welding techniques depending on the requirements and restrictions of the application. At WERS, we repair cables, among other components, used for MIG, TIG, and plasma welding operations. These techniques may differ in the end result achieved as well as the equipment employed. Our thorough understanding of these welding techniques make us an ideal partner to service your equipment needs.
Our expert team maintains a vast knowledge of welding and welding equipment, which allows them to perform repairs properly. By fully understanding how a welding operation works and the function of each machine component, they can better grasp when it is in need of repair or replacement.
- Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding—also known as gas metal arc welding (GMAW) or wire welding—is a type of arc welding. In this process, a solid wire electrode feeds into the weld pool through the welding gun, ultimately joining the base materials together. A shielding gas also fed through the welding gun protects the weld pool from contamination.
- Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding—also referred to as gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW)—is an arc welding process that produces the weld through the use of a non-consumable tungsten electrode. An inert shielding gas, generally helium or argon, protects the electrode and weld area from oxidation or other contamination. When necessary, a filler metal may be used, although this is not required for autogenous welds.
- Plasma arc welding (PAW), similar to TIG welding, is a process in which an arc forms between the workpiece and a pointed tungsten electrode. However, PAW is unique in that the electrode is positioned within the body of the torch, thus separating the plasma arc from the shielding gas envelope. The use of a fine-bore nozzle constricts the plasma arc for greater precision during the welding operation.
All three of these welding techniques rely on cables for their operations. Although the type of cable used depends on the machine and application, the component always serves essentially the same functions — supplying and feeding the wire that creates the weld.
Partnering With Welding Equipment Repair Service
At Welding Equipment Repair Service, we are one of the nation’s leading welding equipment repair companies. While we offer extensive repair and reconditioning services, we also provide sourcing assistance. For example:
- If cables are unfixable or repairs are too costly, we can advise you on the best course of action and help you procure new cables if necessary.
- If we don’t think we can adequately handle your request, we can put you in touch with someone who can.