Consistent development efforts to achieve highest precision in welding.
Thomas Klein, Managing Director SKS
Reduce to the basics – continuous extension of possibilities.
Reduction to the basics is a main principle of our development activities. This means, among other things, that sources of interference in processes or systems are eliminated through development or replaced by innovative new systems.
By applying this principle, SKS offered their customers a significant optimization potential with the introduction of the air-cooled robot welding torch in Europe at the end of the 1990ies.
Air instead of water – a little revolution – means: No hoses, no leaks, no damage from leaking moisture, and – of course – no expensive equipment for water cooling. The biggest savings were, however, achieved by the elimination of the extensive maintenance requirements and the related logistics.
Another example: The high frequency used with standard TIG and plasma ignition is known as a massive source of interference for electronic assemblies. To avoid interferences of this kind SKS developed an HF-free ignition technology – PlasmaTIG direct ignition.
Based on the foregoing, we apply the following principles in the development of processes and welding machines: All new developments must be compatible with the core of our welding machine (weld process control, power source, robot interface, and wire feeder). And: The process reliability of the overall system must not be affected by customized solutions.
Because sometimes less is more.