CONSUMABLES > ELECTRODE HOLDERS
Electrode holders available from WSI trusted partners are dependable, versatile, well engineered products to meet the needs of resistance welding industry. Available electrode holders, include:
- Cylinder-mounted multi-spot holders
- Electrode adapters
- Straight welding electrode holders
- Offset holders
- Platen mounted holders
- Fast-follow-up (low inertia) holders
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Here is a list of electrode holder brands we represent:
Cylinder-Mounted Multi-Spot Holders are commonly referred to as barrels and clamps or offset holders. These products mount directly on the end of pneumatic or servo driven devices. They are water cooled and the current is electrically isolated from the cylinder or servo. Replaceable threaded adapters are used to increase service life.
Electrode Adapters are threaded inserts used in many holder systems to make the tapers replaceable. This reduces downtime and the cost of repairing faulty damaged tapers. Adapters are also used to extend the length of holders or to change the tapers to a different size to accommodate a change in the product being manufactured.
Straight Welding Electrode Holders are used on standard press welders and rocker arm machines. The barrels are made in both standard copper for high conductivity and Class 2 Premium for improved strength and life and even nickel plated to protect the product from long term affects of oxidation. The holders are also available with ejector systems to aid the removal of electrodes.
Offset Holders are made to reach those hard to get to places. They are made with Class 3 castings to give them strength and rigidity. Like the straight holders they also can be purchased with ejector systems to make electrode removal easier. The holder life is increase by using threaded adapters which can be replaced when the tapers become worn.
Platen Mounted Holders are used on press welders and as tooling components in many fixtures. They are often employed as lower holders in back up tooling situations. Several holders can be mounted together and used opposite cylinder mounted welding heads. These holders come with permanent tapers and with threaded adapters.
Fast-Follow-Up Holders (low inertia) Holders solve the problem of maintaining adequate weld pressure on rapidly collapsing projection welds-with fewer set-up problems and reduced maintenance.