Welding Table Top Material
Mild Steel: IS 2062 is the most commonly used material in Welding Table Top. Carbon Steel is also one of the options for the welding table tops, along with Cast Iron & Stainless steel.
What Is A Welding Table Top?
A Welding Table Top is basically a worktable specially designed to suit the requirements of Welding. It provides suitable arrangements to hold and attach the fixtures in place, ensure easy removal of weld spatter, provides earthing to conduct electricity, and an optimum working height for the operator to ensure comfort and fast quality welding. It also makes squaring and measuring the workpiece easier.
Welding is the most common and widely used Industrial Application. It is the simplest and most cost effective method for joining two or more parts together. Starting from small industrial applications in Automotive repairs to building of large skyscrapers, Welding is an indispensable tool.
In many industries Welding is done manually for many years. Availability of adequate facilities and resources can increase the output by great numbers. Being a manual process, the comfort and ease of Welding for the welder (operator) can significantly increase the unit production and Weld quality.
Why normal Wooden Tables cannot be used for Welding?
- The traditionally used wooden table tops are not suitable for Welding applications and here’s why.
- Wood is highly flammable and the heat generated during the Welding can cause fire leading to loss of property and fire hazard.
- Wooden tables are not sturdy enough to withstand repeated hammering.
- Wooden tables are short lived and worn out over a few years of use. The accuracy, surface finish and stability of the base reduces with time.
- Wood being an insulator does not conduct electricity and cannot provide necessary earthing increasing susceptibility to unforeseen disasters.
Welding Table Top Material Used
Welding Tables differ in size and the material from which the table is made. This is primarily dependent on the material of the parts that are to be weld together and the process used for the same.
Carbon Steel Welding tables are the most commonly used tables. It is an alloy of iron and carbon suitable to withstand heat and a lot of force. Next comes the Stainless Steel Welding table. These are corrosion resistant due to the chromium content in them and have a shiny finish.
Cast Iron Welding tables are used in cases where more toughness is required. They are generally made from Grey Cast Iron and have high damping coefficient which can withstand high vibrations, therefore providing a stable base. Cast Iron tables are also very easy to clean as spatter does not stick to it.
Welding tables are also chosen on the basis of metals to be welded. For welding of stainless steel, non-ferritic alloy of copper and aluminum would be more suitable as the spatter can permanently stick to the carbon steel work table. Also, they are better conductors of electricity and provide high strength to the table.
Carbon steel tables can be used for welding of carbon steel parts but not for stainless steel. And thus welding tables might change on the basis of the method as well as the material used for welding.
Welding tables greatly enhances the efficiency and increases the output. Use of suitable welding methods, tools, and equipment can help improve weld quality and thus overall product. Proper safety and cleanliness must be ensured at the Welding table to prevent any hazards
Cyclotron Welding Fixture Table
Functioning akin to their counterparts, the welding fixture table delivers a stable surface for welding workpieces. Beyond stability, these tables incorporate clamping systems and fixtures that facilitate precise positioning and seamless access to the workpiece. Enhanced with various accessories, these tables are versatile, ensuring accessibility to even the most challenging areas and consequently contributing to a meticulous welding process and superior weld quality.