Plasma Transfer Arc (PTA) Welding
What is plasma PTA?
Plasma PTA is a type of welding process. There are many different ways to weld, and they all have pros and cons. Welding is the process whereby metal is joined together by heating them to the point of melting. Plasma PTA is characterised by a high-density plasma arc, this is created by the oxidation of argon gas. It can be automated once the parameters are set, giving a consistent and uniform finish across the products.
What are the benefits of plasma PTA?
There are many benefits to choosing plasma PTA welding over some of the other available welding techniques. One of the main benefits is that it can be automated, this allows for a high degree of consistency as well as making a cost-effective solution. It is a very precise method, both the amount of metal powder, and the parameters of the weld can be carefully controlled. This makes it a very efficient system as it reduces the quantity of waste. The finish from a plasma PTA weld is very smooth, this reduces the amount of post-weld machining that is required, which again reduces the cost, as well as reducing the downtime of the items. Having items out of action for long periods can be detrimental to businesses, and any process which shortens this time period is of benefit. Plasma PTA produces very tough alloys which are excellent where the risk of corrosion is high. The precision of the application process allows one to alter the thickness of the deposit, by incremental degrees.
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When should we choose plasma PTA?
Plasma PTA is a good choice for many industries. At IRS Surfacing Technologies Ltd we have the expertise to be able to advise you. Plasma PTA is commonly used for all types of valves in the automotive, marine, and petrochemical industries, such as engine valves, manipulator systems, beam and carriage systems, and valvestar systems. It can be used for cylinders and rollers, as well as industrial knives and blades. It is used by the glass industry for moulds and accessories.
Typical uses of Plasma PTA
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Why choose IRS for your plasma PTA welding?
When you come to us, you can be confident that you are getting an experienced and efficient service. We pride ourselves on our quick turnaround times, as we understand that having parts out of commission has a massive impact on your business, and the quicker they can be functional again, the better for your business operations. We combine this efficiency with our experienced teams, who have strengths across different sectors and varying specialities. This breadth of knowledge means that we are exceptionally well-placed to tackle any challenges that come our way. We are renowned for our solution-focused positive attitude, always seeking answers to problems. We have invested in our infrastructure and systems including complex robotics, to enable us to improve and maintain our excellent reputation for speed of turnaround. We also invest in our people, to ensure that they remain at the forefront of the industry so that they can bring you the latest innovations and the best solutions for you and your business.