By Jayne M from Portland, Oregon on September 2, 2012
I know nothing about welding, but my nephew has started his own welding business. What type of welding will be aided by the Infrared Thermometer?
By Customer Service on September 10, 2012
Answer:For the most part, surface temperatures are important when welding cast iron, high alloy steels and other metals where pre-heating and post-heating are critical to avoid weld cracking. You can check to see if you need to monitor surface temperatures by checking the welding procedures for your particular welding wire or base metal.
By Mark from Oklahoma City, OK on September 10, 2012
Answer:Heat/Temperature is a an important aspect in welding. Some types of materials requires a pre-heat temperature to be achieved before welding and also a post-heating temperature. We use this Infrared Thermometer to determine if we have reached those temperatures. In addition, we have a few types of stainless steel welding that we do that has a maxiumum interpass temperature. We use the thermometer to determine if we have exceeded that temperature or not. In short, it is a good tool for any welder to have.