Automatic Wire Feeder Applications
For mechanized applications, automatic wire feeders are essential when using the submerged arc welding, metal inert gas welding, or flux cored arc welding processes. For the submerged arc welding process, a flux hopper may be part of the automatic wire feeding system. Automatic wire feeders, unlike their semiautomatic counterparts, do not have a finger trigger. Instead, wire feed is initiated via the touch of a button. This is advantageous when many of the same welding joints are going to be made consistently over time. Automatic wire feeders are also beneficial for welding joints that require long arc-on times and high amounts of wire deposition.