Welding Electrodes


Production capacity/annum 1800 M.T.

Production process

The electrode quality wire is straightened and cut to size and stored. The flux as per the formulation is to be prepared in the drier blender and wet mixer. Then the slug is to be made in cylindrical form in the automatic slug press. The slug is to be placed in the extrusion press and straight cut wires in the wire feeder hopper with the help of extrusion press. Flux is coated on the wire and passed through conveyer system and collected at the end.

Process flow chart

Straightening/Cutting     Flux Preparation       Extrusion

Printing                       Tip and Cleaning      Coating

Machinery & equipment required

• Automatic slug press 90 MT

• Wire straightener

• Dry blender 1 MT

• Wet mixer

• Steel hopper, containers

• Oven with trolly

Raw material/consumables required

• 4 mm core steel wire

•  Sodium silicate

• Potash

• Rutile. Destrin

• Iron powder. Fluoride

• Starch powder

Utilities required

• Power required (load)                30 KW

• Water required (per shift)           Normal supply

Manpower required

Supervisor         1 No

Skilled              3 Nos

Unskilled          5 Nos

Area required

Total Area           250 Sq. Mtr.

Covered Area      200 Sq. Mtr.

Investment required

Machinery & Equipment

Working Capital for 3 Months     :  Rs 78.1 Lakhs

(Raw material, utilities & salary)