Value Added Engineering

Partner with an ESAB Expert

Our customers are always looking for ways to maximize their fleet, adapt to increased demand or improve current processes to scale production, increase profitability, and more…all without compromising quality and safety. ESAB’s Value Added Engineering (VAE) team exists to support this effort with practical solutions. Our VAE experts put their years of experience and product/process knowledge to work for you to achieve your desired result.

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QWPA calculator

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Units of measure


Weld process input data

Welding process

Type of welding wire

Wire diameter

in

Number of wires

Wire feed speed

in/min

Joint seam cross area

in2

 

Number of weld passes (QTY)


Weld process output data

Wire net deposition rate

 

Welding speed | weld pass mm/min

 

Cycle time & capacity calculation

Total welders/OP per station

ARC time factor | operating factor

 

Total weld joint length / product

Weld metal weight

 

Wire consumption

 

ARC on time per product

 

ARC off time per product

 

Cycle time per product

 

Energy consumption

kwh/prod

 

Production cost calculation input data

Wire cost

Gas price

Gas flow rate

Energy cost incl. penalty charge

Welder / operator cost incl. soc sec


Production cost calculation output

Total production cost per meter weld

 

Total production cost per product AUD/prod

 

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