Fastener Projection Welding to Galvanized Steel
Welding 6mm weld nuts to 22 gauge galvanized steel using a WSI capacitive discharge welder
Weld Systems Integrators manufacturers Capacitive Discharge welders [ CD Welders ] for a variety of projection welding applications. This includes projection welding fasteners [ weld nuts and weld studs ] to galvanized steel. We manufactured our first capacitive discharge welder in 2007, and that welder is still in production today.
Welding 22 Gauge Galvanized Steel
Galvanized steel is a common material, known for extended durability. Issues encountered when welding galvanized steel corrosion and coating. Galvanizing is to prevent the steel from rusting. The zinc coating on galvanized steels can compromise the weld, make penetration more difficult, and cause a weld to have inclusions and porosity.
WSI capacitor discharge welders have proven results projection welding fasteners to galvanized steel. Testing our capabilities in March 2022 at our resistance welding laboratory in Warrensville Heights, Ohio, a team of research engineers successfully welded 6mm weld nuts to 22 gauge galvanized steel using a current of 250 / 32 kA. The resulting pushout test recorded 782 lbs.
Video – Successfully welding 6mm weld nuts to 22 gauge galvanized steel using a Weld Systems Integrators capacitive discharge welder.
Weld Systems Integrators [ WSI ] makes great welds regardless of the material.
Fastener: 6mm weld nut
Material: 22 gauge galvanized steel
Current: 250 / 32 kA
Pushout: 782 lbs
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To discuss the successful weld of 6mm weld nuts to 22 gauge galvanized steel, and pushout test results, please contact Weld Systems Integrators by calling at 844-WSI-WELD or +1-216-475-5629. You can also email the research team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is 22 Gauge Galvanized Steel?
Galvanized steel is a common material, known for extended durability. Galvanized steel is regular steel covered in zinc, making it rust-resistant. Industries that utilize galvanized steel include wind and solar, automotive, construction and telecommunications.
Advantages of Galvanized Steel:
Galvanization is performed to prevent the main steel from rusting or corroding. When the layer of zinc is added, the zinc itself will rust or corrode. Since the zinc is rusting or corroding, it’s slowing the breakdown of the covered steel.
Another benefit of galvanized steel is that the zinc coating is long-lasting. Zinc can last upwards of 50 years, which prevents you from having to coat your metal again in the future.
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WSI capacitor discharge welders can make good welds on press hardened steels, 100% of the time.
CONTACT Weld Systems Integrators, or REQUEST A QUOTE for more information on our projection welding equipment options. To speak with a WSI team member, please give us a call at 844-WSI-WELD or +1-216-475-5629.