What is Welding Equipment?
Welding is a permanent joining process of two metals or thermoplastics by fusion through the application of heat and/or pressure. Filler material may be used in some welding processes to strengthen the bond between the two joining parts. Welding equipment manufacturers around the world produce and sell various of machines, accessories, consumables, protective and safety gears which facilitate the welding process and protect the user and welding machine from accidents and damage – all these products can be referred as welding equipment. Welders, electrodes, clamps and angle grinders are some of the major welding equipment types that are used during welding process. Welding safety equipment includes welding helmets, welding gloves, grounding clamps, and fume extraction systems that enhance the safety of the workplace and protect the user from heat, light and welding gases.
Global Welding Equipment Market Overview
The increasing use of automation in welding operations is expected to be a key welding equipment market trend that will boost future market growth. Automated welding equipment solutions help in achieving higher productivity and reducing operational costs for end-users such as automotive, construction, aerospace and defense, and shipbuilding industries. Welding system automation also improves workplace safety by removing the welder from tiring and repetitive conditions and reducing the exposure to fumes. Moreover, the growing focus on environment protection is inducing welding equipment manufacturers to develop eco-friendly products that produce less carbon emissions.
According to the latest market report from Technavio, the global welding equipment market is expected to grow by USD 2.39 billion at a CAGR of almost 5% during the forecast period 2018-2022. This growth can be attributed to the increasing use of friction stir welding technology in the automotive industry. This technology is gaining popularity among end-user industries due to its low power consumption.
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Top 10 Welding Equipment Manufacturers in the World and Their Bestselling Welding Equipment Products
Headquarters: Kanagawa, Japan
Amada Miyachi Co. Ltd. is a subsidiary of Amada Holdings group of companies which specializes in the development, design, production, and sales of precision welding equipment and machines such as laser welders, laser markers, resistance welders, and welding systems. The precision welding equipment manufactured by this company is mainly used for welding and marking electronic parts of automotive electrical equipment, household electrical appliances, medical equipment and secondary batteries. The company utilizes its several years of experience and know how to develop cutting edge technologies to incorporate into their welding machines and processing systems. These technologies help in optimizing the welding current, welding time, and welding pressure which, in turn, enables the company to offer their high speed and environment friendly products at low costs.
Headquarters: Maryland, United States
ESAB became a part of Colfax Corporation, when Charter International plc was acquired by Colfax in 2012. It is one of the leading welding equipment manufacturers in the world, producing manual cutting and welding equipment, welding consumables, welding automation and mechanized cutting systems. The welding equipment produced by this company includes gas welding equipment, arc welding equipment, covered stick electrodes, TIG rods, MIG/MAG wires, and metal-cored wires. ESAB welding equipment are used for welding and cutting applications in several industries including automotive, pipelines, power generation, transport and mobile industry. The company developed an online management system, named Weldcloud, that collects, combines and analyses welding data, thereby allowing the end-user to achieve maximum productivity.
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Headquarters: Pettenbach, Austria
Fronius Perfect Welding is one of the market leaders in development of robotics as well as manual welding technologies. The welding equipment offered by this company covers the entire spectrum of MMA, plasma, LaserHybrid, TIG, and MIG/MAG welding. The company emphasizes on developing welding processes that generates a perfect arc to produce high quality welding consistently. Fronius CMT (cold metal transfer) welding process is ideal for joining two different materials such as steel and aluminum. The power sources manufactured by this company are durable, flexible, and energy efficient and are used in various applications in vehicle workshops and industrial plant construction.
Illinois Tool Works
Headquarters: Glenview, Illinois, United States
Illinois Tool Works is a Fortune 200 company and supplies welding equipment and consumables under the brand name ITW Welding. It is one of the largest arc welding equipment manufacturers of the world. Miller is a subsidiary of ITW Welding, that manufactures various welding equipment such as stick (SMAW) power sources, MIG power sources, multi-process welders, automated manufacturing systems, and wire feeders. ITW Welding also supplies Miller auto darkening helmets which uses replaceable battery/solar-assist lens technology thereby enabling it to operate in demanding work environments without the need for recharging. ITW Welding also offers a wide range of innovative products, systems, solutions and services that boost productivity of high-volume manufacturers.
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Headquarters: Euclid, Ohio
Lincoln Electric ranks among the top 10 welding equipment manufacturers of the world. The welding equipment produced by this company includes stick, TIG, MIG, multi-process, advanced process, and multi-operator welders, engine drives, submerged arc equipment, and wire feeders. Lincoln Electric also designs and develops highly effective vacuum systems that remove and filter welding fumes in confined spaces. The automation division of this company incorporates robotic arc welding equipment and automated welding systems into production processes. This helps in decreasing manufacturing costs and improving weld quality and productivity for several end-user industries including heavy fabrication, automotive/transportation, pipeline, maintenance and repair and offshore industries.
Headquarters: Illinois, United States
Grainger is among the largest welding safety equipment manufacturers in the world. The company boasts of a world class supply chain network across the US and offers same day pickup and next day delivery options. It has about 250 branches in the US that provide a wide range of 1.5 million products from 5,000 manufacturers. Grainger stresses on the importance of workplace safety and endeavors to deliver industrial grade supplies and safety products. The welding safety equipment delivered by this company includes welding blankets, screens, and curtains, jackets and coats, helmets, sleeves, helmet accessories, aprons, and gloves.
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Headquarters: Lahti, Finland
Kemppi is an important player in the global welding equipment supplier market. It is known for the development of welding solutions such as intelligent welding equipment and welding management software for demanding industrial applications. Kemppi WiseRoot+ is an advanced root pass welding process developed by Kemppi, that does not require backing material, which enables easily controllable high-quality welds, and improvement in productivity by reducing welding time. This process is ideal for onshore and offshore welding applications in oil and gas pipelines. Kemppi also offers welding management software solution, named WeldEye that gives a 360-degree view of the welding. The company intends to lead the welding revolution by developing welding equipment compatible with IoT services.
Headquarters: Nantes, France
Polysoude builds custom automated welding equipment and systems that are capable of handling complex welding applications such as heavy wall narrow groove welding and for welding difficult materials like titanium, duplex, zirconium, and aluminum. It also designs and manufactures arc welding equipment for orbital welding, automated welding and weld overlay/cladding. The company developed the TIGer technology, a variant of hot wire TIG welding that combines two TIG arcs into a single arc to provide high welding performance in surfacing applications. The welding systems designed by the company can be used to produce high quality welds under demanding workplace conditions.
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Headquarters: Ohio, United States
Swagelok have a global presence in 70 countries with 225 sales and service centers. The welding equipment supplied by Swagelok are reliable and cost-effective. The Swagelok orbital welding system is used for precise and gas tungsten arc welds (GTAW) in tubes and pipes. This system comes with a touchscreen which allows the user to easily monitor and control the welds. The company also offers portable, lightweight welding power supply and a wide range of weld heads, tools, and accessories.
ARCO Welding Supply
Headquarters: Massachusetts, United States
ARCO welding supply is one of the leading welding equipment and supplies distributors. It also offers on-site and in-house repair service and welding equipment rentals at affordable prices. The company supplies welding and safety equipment of leading welding equipment manufacturers. The welding equipment and safety supplies provided by the company includes welders, torches, plasma cutters, helmets, gloves, and welding gases.
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