What type and/or
size of Robot is required for Super-MIG™?
Super-MIG™ will work on
most popular MIG welding robots.
What type of
MIG power supply is required?
Super-MIG™ will work with
most popular new and existing
MIG power supplies (analog interface
What type of Plasma
power supply is required?
None. Super-MIG™ is supplied with
a standard Miller power supply
to produce the plasma arc.
How does the Robot
Controller communicate with the
Communication occurs in the
same manner as with a standard
MIG power supply for robotic applications.
Can I store welding
parameters for multiple welding
Yes, Multiple programs can be
Can the welding
parameters be adjusted through the
robot teach pendant?
require any special gases or special
No. Typical grades of arc welding
gas are used.
How do you set
the parameters for the MIG power
supply when using Super-MIG™?
The parameters for the MIG power
supply are controlled through
the Super-MIG™ controller
or the robot teach pendant.
What brand and
model of wire-feed is required for
Super-MIG™ will work with most
popular new and existing robotic
wire feeder systems.
welding a new welding process?
No. Plasma arc and GMAW have
been used reliably for decades
for their own various welding
applications. Super-MIG™ simply
combines the two welding methods
for an alternative solution to
increase speed, and improve quality
of current welding applications.
Will I have to
change the welding specification
for my product?
No. Super-MIG™ is not a new welding
process; it is simply an improved
welding process. Super-MIG™ can
meet and in most cases exceed
your products welding specifications.
Is the torch-cleaning
Yes, the cleaning device is designed
to minimize torch maintenance
and to maximize consumables lifetime.
Is special training
required for my plant personnel
to set-up and adjust the Super-MIG™
Yes. Super-MIG™ is designed
to be a user-friendly welding
system, not requiring any special
software or extensive training
compared to robotic MIG welding.
Super-MIG™ Training is included
with the purchase of the Super-MIG™
Does my wire
& gas consumption increase with
No. Typically wire & gas
consumption are reduced compared
to similar MIG applications.
Are there any
hazardous materials related to Super-MIG™?
No. Industry standard tungsten
electrodes, gasses and weld wire
Can I use Super-MIG™
in “Hard Automation”
Super-MIG™ is designed primarily
for robotic applications, due
to the necessity for the torch-cleaning
device. However, if the process
allows, the torch can be mounted
to a linear shuttle in order to
access the torch cleaner.
What types of
metals can I weld with Super-MIG™?
Standard industrial grade steels,
stainless steel, high strength
coated metals, and Titanium. A
Super-MIG™ system for aluminum welding
is under development.
How fast can
I weld with Super-MIG™?
On average Super-MIG™
can achieve welding speeds two
to three times faster than the
conventional MIG applications
Can I purchase
Super-MIG™ through my local weld distributor?
Today, Super-MIG™ is only available
through Welding Solutions Inc.
for North America.
Can I use the
plasma arc to cut metal?
No, this is not possible.
weld in plasma mode only?
Yes, and also MIG mode only.
Super-MIG™ is unique in
the fact that it is actually three
welding processes in one system.
Plasma arc, MIG arc, or combined
Plasma + MIG = Super-MIG™.
This can be accomplished “on
the fly” through programming
only. There are no changes required
for the torch or hardware.
How do I adjust
the weld parameters?
Via the integrated interface
and software through the robot
Can Super-MIG™ be retrofitted to existing
Super-MIG™ has been designed
to be integrated into both new
and existing robotic welding applications.
Existing MIG power supplies can
How does the
plasma arc reignite after cleaning?
The pilot arc is reestablished
after torch cleaning automatically
with negligible electromagnetic
interference (EMI) due to a patented
Soft-Start arc ignition device.
Will the Super-MIG™
welding process disrupt electronic
controls of other equipment?
No. Negligible electromagnetic
emissions will not disrupt normal