TIG Tungsten electrodes E3®
(developed by ABICOR BINZEL®)
Promote best practice for TIG welding – without radioactive doping.The advantages at a glance:
- The welder is no longer exposed to radiation.
- Reduced environmental impact. Remaining pieces and grinding dust are no longer treated as hazardous.
- No special safeguards required
NEW ABICOR BINZEL E3® Electrodes with rare earth (mixed oxides).
In comparison to thoriated electrodes this electrode is less harmful to the environment and not radioactive. The electrodes offer excellent ignition characteristics and consistent welding properties. They are universal and suitable for all applications in the whole range of DC and AC welding for non-alloyed and high-alloyed steel, aluminium, titanium, nickel, copper and magnesium alloys.
Because of their great ignition properties they are also suitable for automated welding. Due to the low electrode temperature, they offer an increased current carrying capacity and longer service life than thoriated electrodes.
Colour-coding: E3® = purple
WLa 10 / 15 / 20 Lanthanated electrodes are suitable for applications in DC and AC welding.
Their main areas of application are the welding of non-alloyed and high-alloyed steel, aluminium, titanium, nickel, copper and magnesium alloys. These electrodes are also suitable for the use in micro-plasma welding. Ignition characteristics are enhanced with increased amounts of lanthanum oxide (La2O3). The overall service life and current carrying capacity is lower than the E3® electrodes.
Colour-coding: WLa 10 = black / WLa 15 = gold / WLa 20 = blue
WCe Ceriated 20 – By adding cerium oxide (CeO2)
these electrodes have an increased capacity compared to pure tungsten electrodes, however the WCe electrodes have a lower capacity than the E3® and WL electrodes. Main areas of application are in the DC and AC welding of non-alloyed and high-alloyed steel, aluminium, titanium, nickel, copper and magnesium alloys in the low and middle current range.
Colour-coding: WCe 20 = grey
WP Undoped electrodes – consist of pure tungsten.
The main area of application for this type of electrode is the AC welding of aluminium alloys with excellent arc stability. The WP-electrodes are not suitable for DC welding.
Colour-coding: WP = green
WZr 08 – Zirconiated Tungsten electrode.
With the addition of zirconium have a lower risk of contaminating the weld from deposits of tungsten. The main area of application for this electrode is AC welding. They are limited in their suitability for DC welding.
Colour-coding: WZr 08 = white