Welding Engineer Lab

By Joel Armstong



Every welding and fabricating facility we visit has the single goal of maximizing profits. Most of the time this is done by meticulously reviewing costs of raw materials, vendor consolidation, and overhead reduction but does this really show the desired results? 

According to Miller Electric’s report, Improve your Welding Profitability and Productivity:  Advice and Real World Examples for Manufacturers, up to 85% of the expenses in the welding industry comes from labor.  Since this is the case, the best way to reduce costs and maximize profits is to find ways to make your labor force more efficient. This can be realized by minimizing operator downtime, increase deposition rates, reduce clean up, eliminate welding, and decrease wasted movements.

This year we’ve opened our own welding engineer lab to help manufacturing and fabrication companies do just that.  This lab is a cutting-edge facility where you can learn how to increase welding deposition, make your welders more efficient, reduce your gas spend, control your consumable costs, enhance the quality of the welding environment, and/or compare multiple welding processes head to head to determine which is the best for you.

Here’s a current list of equipment in our facility:

•    ESAB ICE – SubArc

•    Koike Shop Pro w/Hypertherm Powermax 125

•    Scotchman Iron Worker

•    Ercolina Pipe Bender

•    Watts Pipe Beveler

•    Fronius  - Transpocket, Accupocket, Transteel 2200, 2700, TPS 500i

•    Miller Pipeworx, XMT, Continuum, fume extraction equipment

•    Tip Tig

•    Victor Track torch

•    Tig Brush

•    Cribmaster

•    Hydmech Saw

 Contact your local Red Ball branch or sales representative to schedule your visit!  

Posted on 04-05-2019


Joel Armstrong

Sales Engineer at Red Ball Oxygen Co. Inc.

Joel Armstrong is a Senior Certified Welding Inspector and has been in the welding industry since 1998. He can be contacted on LinkedIn.