value added engineering

What you can expect from VAE.

Click on one of the case studies below to get an idea of how ESAB's VAE team can benefit your shop.

Industry:

Hydropower

Key product:

Turbine bulb nose

 

Key product:

The turbine bulbs are welded using ESAB OK 55.00, OK Flux 10.14, and Dual Shield® 7100 LH.

 

Goal for VAE team:

The team's objective was to find a better process than manual FCAW.

 

Solution:

The team changed the process form manual FCAW to a newer and more productive Railtrac FW1000 system.

Results

Railtrac contributed to significant productivity gains and reductions in the right places:

  • Increased capacity by 39%
  • Welding cycle time reduced by a total of 44%
  • Payoff time less than 9 months
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