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MIG/MAG Welding

Air Products' shielding gases are commonly used in several welding processes, mostly MIG/MAG and TIG welding. The selection of a suitable welding gas is essential for the welding process. The welding gas not only protects the weld metal from the surrounding air, it can also contribute to higher productivity and to better mechanical properties of the weld.

Air Products offers a full range of standard shielding gas mixtures for MIG/MAG welding for all common material types.

MIG (metal inert gas) and MAG (metal active gas) welding are widely used wherever medium and high fusion rates are required. Both techniques use a DC arc burning freely between the workpiece and a wire electrode, which functions simultaneously as a power carrier and a source of filler metal. . For MIG welding, the gas is inert: argon or an argon-helium mix. MAG welding uses a mixture of argon with an active gas such as oxygen, CO2 or both.

Our standard gases are available in traditional cylinder sizes at 200 bar and 300 bar cylinder pressure.

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Gases

Linx® Gases
Alulinx®

For aluminium. Alulinx®shielding gas has been specifically designed for high quality welding of aluminium and its alloys. A multi-purpose shielding gas, specially designed for MIG and TIG welding aluminium and its alloys across all material thickness.

For aluminium. Alulinx®shielding gas has been specifically designed for high quality welding of aluminium and its alloys. A multi-purpose shielding gas, specially designed for MIG and TIG welding aluminium and its alloys across all material thickness.

Linx® Gases
Ferrolinx® C
Ferrolinx® F

The thin steel specialist. Ultra low spatter generation and excellent arc control give superb weld quality and minimal product distortion. Smooth, flat, oxide free welds requiring virtually no post weld cleaning. Up to 26% faster than conventional shielding gases giving high productivity and low manufacturing costs. Up to 57% lower fume emission rate than conventional shielding gases.

The thin steel specialist. Ultra low spatter generation and excellent arc control give superb weld quality and minimal product distortion. Smooth, flat, oxide free welds requiring virtually no post weld cleaning. Up to 26% faster than conventional shielding gases giving high productivity and low manufacturing costs. Up to 57% lower fume emission rate than conventional shielding gases.

Linx® Gases
Ferrolinx® U

For MAG carbon steel. Extremely easy to use, stable arc conditions, tolerant to variations in weld parameters and base material surface finish giving minimal rejects and low manufacturing costs. Very low spatter generation, reducing clean-up time and costs. Excellent mechanical properties with low porosity levels giving optimal product quality. Up to 23% faster than conventional shielding gases giving high productivity and low manufacturing costs. Up to 37% lower fume emission rates than conventional shielding gases.

For MAG carbon steel. Extremely easy to use, stable arc conditions, tolerant to variations in weld parameters and base material surface finish giving minimal rejects and low manufacturing costs. Very low spatter generation, reducing clean-up time and costs. Excellent mechanical properties with low porosity levels giving optimal product quality. Up to 23% faster than conventional shielding gases giving high productivity and low manufacturing costs. Up to 37% lower fume emission rates than conventional shielding gases.

Linx® Gases
Inolinx® MAG

For MAG stainless. Carefully balanced gas formulation containing closely controlled CO2 and H2 mix components. Gives unique, brilliant shiny weld with smooth, flat surface profile. Superb weld penetration profile giving excellent fusion and ultra low reject levels. Up to 15% faster than conventional shielding gases giving high productivity and low manufacturing costs. Up to 30% lower ozone exposure than conventional shielding gases.

For MAG stainless. Carefully balanced gas formulation containing closely controlled CO2 and H2 mix components. Gives unique, brilliant shiny weld with smooth, flat surface profile. Superb weld penetration profile giving excellent fusion and ultra low reject levels. Up to 15% faster than conventional shielding gases giving high productivity and low manufacturing costs. Up to 30% lower ozone exposure than conventional shielding gases.

Linx® Gases
Inolinx® TIG

TIG - Manual, mechanised & robotic. Superb weld quality, brilliant, shiny weld finish with smooth flat surface profile. Controlled hydrogen additions give ultra high speed TIG welding, suitable for manual and robotic use. Up to 30% faster than argon giving high productivity and low manufacturing costs. Low fume emission rates and ultra low ozone exposure levels.

TIG - Manual, mechanised & robotic. Superb weld quality, brilliant, shiny weld finish with smooth flat surface profile. Controlled hydrogen additions give ultra high speed TIG welding, suitable for manual and robotic use. Up to 30% faster than argon giving high productivity and low manufacturing costs. Low fume emission rates and ultra low ozone exposure levels.

UHP Gases
Specialty Gases Mixtures

Tailor-made mixtures to weld very special materials, most of the times micro additions in argon or argon/helium base, are avaialable in the Air Products' shielding gas range.

Tailor-made mixtures to weld very special materials, most of the times micro additions in argon or argon/helium base, are avaialable in the Air Products' shielding gas range.

Audit Services/Leak Detection

Our application engineers can work with your plant personnel to analyze and understand your entire process. Based on that analysis and your needs, they can recommend process improvement solutions that can help you enhance product quality and consistency, plus optimize gas use. Air Products services include leak-checking, furnace profiling, analytical calibration, gas analysis process troubleshooting and overall process review.

Our application engineers can work with your plant personnel to analyze and understand your entire process. Based on that analysis and your needs, they can recommend process improvement solutions that can help you enhance product quality and consistency, plus optimize gas use. Air Products services include leak-checking, furnace profiling, analytical calibration, gas analysis process troubleshooting and overall process review.

Training

Training can include gas atmosphere safety, properties of gases, metal treating applications, NFPA 86, piping and flow control panel requirements, and troubleshooting for atmosphere problems. This information can help keep your furnace operations safe and help prevent accidents.

Training can include gas atmosphere safety, properties of gases, metal treating applications, NFPA 86, piping and flow control panel requirements, and troubleshooting for atmosphere problems. This information can help keep your furnace operations safe and help prevent accidents.

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