October 25, 2012


Welders Supplies logoIn carbon arc gouging an electric arc is generated between the tip of a carbon electrode and the work piece.  The metal becomes molten and is blown away by a high velocity air jet that streams down the electrode leaving a clean groove. Air carbon arc gouging has a high metal removal rate and the gouge profile can be closely controlled.  The air jet causes molten metal to be ejected over a large distance and because of the high currents of up to 2000 amps and air pressures of 80 to 100 psi, it can be quite noisy.  Processes include hand held or customized automation.  As in all welding, cutting or metal finishing, proper safety wear is essential.

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Our micro-bulk division continues to expand with new installs at customer sites as well as the installation of a 22,900 liter argon tank at our Winnipeg location.  Contact your technical sales representative or our Micro-Bulk service team to find out about the advantages of micro-bulk and how we can save you time and money.

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Our technical and customer service representatives recently completed a full day of hands on training on weld filler metals.  The training consisted of 7018 stick electrode, 71T-1 flux cored wire and metal cored wire.  At Welders Supplies we fell it is imperative to train our sales staff extensively, so that they are better able to understand the products we sell to our customers.  Training is expensive but we feel it is essential to remain current in our understanding of the welding, cutting and metal finishing industry.

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Risk is waiting around every weld booth, waiting to take a bit out of your companyís profitability.  Our sales teams can identify those risks and keep your money where it belongs, in the bank.

Is poor quality slowing down your manufacturing processes?  We sell only quality products, we guarantee it.  We service what we sell; warranties or repairs are handled in our Service Department, no need to take your equipment anywhere else.

Are you having difficulty finding that welding package that best suits your needs?  We will customize to suit those needs.  When it comes to welding packages, one size does not fit all.  Ask our sales teams to customize packages to suit your needs and we will deliver packages that save you time and money.

Have you ordered welding products and waited days to receive them while your welders have nothing to work with? Time is money and we can save you that money with our extensive on hand inventories. Customer service is one of our core competences; rely on us to have the products available when you need them.


2012 dragon boat raceAs a locally owned business we feel it is important to be involved in the communities where we live and work.  This past September our dragon boat team made up of employees and family members proudly participated in an event to raise money for the fight against pediatric cancer.  Over $300,000.00 was raised for The Cancercare Manitoba Foundation and The Childrenís Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.  All monies raised stay right here in Manitoba to help find a cure for cancer.


welding tip of the dayA 'Welding Tip of the Day" is brought to you from our Technical Representatives ...

The best feeding of aluminum wire is done with a spool gun.  If you canít use a spool gun, use the shortest gun possible and keep the gun as straight as possible.  Use only argon shielding gas.  Use a push gun technique when welding aluminum.

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