In the past, the water treatment industry used mild steel products. Today, new base materials, such as stainless and acid-resistant steel provide low maintenance, up to 20 years, in conditions where the corrosive effect is strong. This calls for excellent quality of welding in production. In short, Slamex was looking for a partner to develop lean and efficient production methods while making no compromises on high welding quality.
In close cooperation with Kemppi, the welding solutions in Slamex’ production were optimized to meet their customers’ most demanding operational environments. During the process, Kemppi provided FastMig X welding equipment for test use in production. The equipment was allocated to the welding processes under development. Slamex’ welders were heavily involved in all planning and provided feedback. With the welders satisfied with FastMig X and its performance, the versatile equipment has been taken into use also in other projects.
With FastMig X, the quality of end products has been enhanced and customers’ schedules have been met with precision. Kemppi’s welding equipment and software products, such as Arc Mobile Control, have provided Slamex with an agile solution to streamline production. Welders have welcomed Arc Mobile Control for the handy mobile phone monitoring of the welding process in real time as well as saving and documenting welding parameters and quality factors. FastMig X enables the use of improved welding materials and less filler materials, which decreases production costs and improves overall competitiveness.