CAP ELECTRODES AND SHANKS
Cap electrodes and shanks available from Weld Systems Integrators (WSI) are a two part alternative to straight electrodes in which the shank can be reused many times. Cap shanks are small holders that the female or male cap is attached to using a taper. This shank usually has a full size RWMA taper on its other end which is used to attach it to the holder mechanism on the machine, cylinder or servo.
Contact your WSI Representative for immediate personal service at 844-WSI-WELD or 216-475-5629.
Here is a list of cap electrodes and shank brands we represent:
Cap electrodes and shanks available from Weld Systems Integrators include:
- Straight shanks for male caps
- Bent shanks for male caps
- Male caps
- Straight shanks for female caps
- Bent shanks for female caps
- Female caps
Male and female caps are available in a wide range of sizes, alloys, and styles. Both are made with Class 1 or Class 2 alloy, in sizes to fit shanks sized 4 through 7 RW. Male caps are more effectively cooled than female caps.
Male and female shanks are typically made of Class 2 alloy, either straight, or bent to provide an offset. Shanks and caps do not work as well as standard electrodes on heavily coated metal such as galvanized or tin-plate.