Filler metal specialist voestalpine Böhler Welding has renewed its DRY SYSTEM vacuum packaging for stick electrodes with a stronger foil and several other new features to optimize user-friendliness and recyclability.
DRY SYSTEM is the efficient alternative for costly climate controlled storage and handling procedures to secure the availability of ready-to-use, dry electrodes until the moment of welding. Use of DRY SYSTEM avoids the necessity of re-drying, and use of holding ovens and quivers in welding applications with a potential risk of hydrogen induced or hydrogen assisted cracking. In the case of stainless or nickel-base electrodes, it prevents the formation of weld metal porosity caused by moisture reabsorbed from the atmosphere by the electrode coating.
The new DRY SYSTEM uses a stronger foil made of multi-layered aluminium, offering maximum safety against loss of vacuum due to the undesired penetration of sharp objects during storage and use. The packs can be stocked in any dry place where the packaging cannot get damaged.
The new DRY SYSTEM is also user-friendly. The inner carton has a tear flap for easy opening and the vacuum packs themselves carry a special label for documenting the welder’s name and date and time of breaking the vacuum. For the relevant basic covered non-alloy and low-alloy electrodes, a diffusible hydrogen content within EN class H5 and AWS class H4R is guaranteed within a processing time of 9 hours after opening the pack, provided the foil remains in place.
With a choice of filling content – 1.3, 2.1 and 3.5 kg – it is easy to match electrode consumption to specific needs of individual customers and industries.
Last but not least, DRY SYSTEM is fully recyclable. No plastic in the form of PE or PP boxes is used at all and all components can be scrapped with normal metal and paper waste.
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