Learn the basics of welding

Promax is here to help you understand the different types of welding and when to use each – as well as answer frequently asked questions.

Arc Welding MIG Welding TIG Welding Plasma Cutting Safety



How-To Video - Plasma Cutting



Frequently asked questions - Plasma Cutting

What is Plasma cutting?

Plasma Cutting involves creating an electrical channel of superheated, electrically ionized gas (plasma) hot enough to cut through metal of various thickness and blow the molten metal away from the cut.

This is accomplished using compressed gas, which is blown through the torch nozzle at high speed toward the work piece. As electricity from the cutter torch travels down this plasma, it delivers sufficient heat to melt through the work piece.





Safety Tips

Always follow the necessary safety procedures when using Promax products.

  • Only use these products if you are suitably qualified and competent
  • Always follow the operating instructions
  • Ensure that all electrical connections are safe and properly insulated
  • Always inspect your equipment for signs of damage or wear & tear before use
  • Ensure that all gas connections are secure and leak free
  • Be aware of your surroundings, sparks can ignite fires and harm you or those around you
  • Arc rays can burn the skin and harm the eyes
  • Always work in a well ventilated area– fumes generated during welding or cutting can be harmful
  • Always wear suitable body and eye protection





WHERE TO FIND US

GAUTENG

Cnr Barlow Rd/Caveleros Dr
Jupiter Ext 3
Germiston
South Africa

+27 11 323 0041/2/3
sales@promax.co.za

KWAZULU NATAL

17 Kirk Road
Pinetown
South Africa

+27 31 717 9500
salesdbn@promax.co.za

WESTERN CAPE

7 Chain Avenue
Montague Gardens
Cape Town
South Africa

+27 21 5282300
salescpt@promax.co.za

EASTERN CAPE

142 Burman Road
Deal Party
Port Elizabeth
South Africa

+27 41 409 8056/7/9
salespe@promax.co.za

EAST LONDON

2 Electron Road
Woodbrook
East London
South Africa

+27 43 736 2559
salesel@promax.co.za

BLOEMFONTEIN

258 Church Street
Hamilton
Bloemfontein
South Africa

+27 51 408 9000
salesbloem@promax.co.za

MPUMALANGA

10 Wilkens Road
Rocky Drift
White River
South Africa

+27 13 758 1590
sales@promax.co.za

LIMPOPO

40 Nikkel Street
Suberbia
Polokwane
South Africa

+27 15 292 8600
sales@promax.co.za