Clamping and welding cycle of an ELENA 800-II longitudinal seam welder when TIG welding stainless steel tubes.
After swivelling the centre stop in position the un-welded tube is pushed towards the axial part stop, the rear edge is pressed against the centre stop and clamped. Following the front edge is pre-clamped. The centre stop swivels out and the front edge fully clamped. The welding cycle starts.
Perfect welding on a stainless steel tube with close edge start and end, continuous weld width and no discolouration on the inside and outside of the tube.
Material: 1.4301 (DIN), 304 (ASTM) Austenitic Stainless Steel
Thickness: 0.6 mm (0.0236 ″)
Seam length: 200 mm (7.874 ″)
Welding Speed: 250 cm/min (98.4 inch per minute)
Welding Process: TIG
Here’s a quick and easy steel plate target stand I made using 2X4′s and a few screws. It could be made from treated lumber to last longer, or scrap lumber to save more money. I purposely made mine from un treated lumber to see how long they’ll last.
This plate stand was made from leftover pieces of 2X4′s from my $6.00 STEEL PLATE TORSO TARGET STAND.
That video is located here: http://youtu.be/4fqQyWLVIZA