Welder Service & Calibration

Service and Calibration for your welding machine with Inverter Fusion Limited

IFL TRADE CENTRE

Typically, your welding machine should be maintained and calibrated every 12 months for standard grade equipment and every 6 months for precision grade equipment.

Maintenance should be performed more regularly if it’s suspected that the performance has worsened, as well as after any repairs to the power supply or its metering system i.e., the wire feed unit. The interval might also be affected by the conditions in which the welding equipment operates (e.g., machines used offshore and in shipyards are typically tested every 6 months).

Wire feed speed testing is now required if meters are present.MIG/MAG, manual metal arc welding, and TIG systems may all be calibrated. Qualified fabricators must have their welding equipment calibrated at least annually.

It is particularly important to keep on top of this each year to avoid quality issues, safety hazards and unwanted breakdowns. This can also help prolong the life of your welding equipment.

What’s included in the Welding Machine Calibration and Service?

  • Full calibration
  • Full inspection of your machine by a fully qualified engineer trained to IEC 60794-14 and N 50504:2008 standards.
  • Visual inspection of electrical connections and component integrity
  • Voltage check
  • Amperage check
  • Wire feed speed
  • Gas flow rate

All approved to IEC 60974-14 standard, an international standard that governs the calibration and validation of arc welding equipment.

A full engineer’s service report and certificate of calibration will be provided after each service, which meets the ISO 9000 quality criteria, which are part of the conformity required to get BS EN 1090 structural steel CE certification.

How the Welding Machine Calibration and Service Works

Welding machines are connected to a calibration station to inspect the actual voltage, amperage, and wire feed speed. It’s also possible to establish the welding source’s current gas flow rate.

The resulting numbers are analysed and obtained for your welding equipment and compares them to the standard requirements to find any inconsistencies.

If the necessary procedures aren’t followed, the welding equipment should not be used for manufacturing due to potential quality issues.

MIG/MAG, manual metal arc welding, and TIG systems may all be calibrated. Qualified fabricators must have their welding equipment calibrated at least annually.

The standards provide the concepts that will guide the quality assurance process for welded goods. EN 1090 specifies the manufacturing specifications and CE marks for steel and aluminium.

How often should my welder be maintained?

Typically, every 12 months for standard grade equipment and every 6 months for precision grade equipment. These should be performed more regularly if it’s suspected that the performance has worsened, as well as after any repairs to the power supply or its metering system i.e. the wire feed unit. The interval might also be affected by the conditions in which the welding equipment operates (e.g. machines used offshore and in shipyards are typically tested every 6 months).

Wire feed speed testing is now required if meters are present.

LOCATION

The welding machine calibration will be carried out by our engineer on your premises (additional fees may apply*) unless specific, alternative arrangements have been made, or the machine has been delivered to our premises. The test will be carried out in accordance with the standard, which calls for a resistive load since a live arc is unstable and inconsistent.

This is completed across a certain amperage range agreed upon by the welding equipment manufacturer and user, or as defined in the welding method. The welding equipment and certificate will be marked with the pertinent information when completed.

*Additional fees may apply based on travel distance and time If the equipment fails, our engineer will discuss what is needed for it to pass.

HELP AND ADVICE

Welding is not only our business, but our passion. If you have any questions or would just like some general advice from our experienced welding professionals, please get in touch.

Call us on (01404) 549791 or email [email protected].