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CRONIGON 2He38 is a three-component mixture comprising 60% argon, 38% helium and 2% carbon dioxide. The addition of helium into the mixture accelerates welding speeds significantly relative to CRONIGON 2. This translates into vast productivity gains. High welding speeds also have the advantage of lower distortion, thus avoiding the need for costly rectification procedures. CRONIGON 2He38 produces welds with good fusion properties, coupled with low reinforcement and porosity characteristics. This extreme quality virtually eliminates the need for reworking or repairs.
This mixture is used for MAG welding across a wide variety of stainless steel alloys, proving particularly effective on thicker material sections. CRONIGON 2He38 is most effective in spray (free flight) and pulse transfer modes. The ideal operating range is between 6 and 15mm, although it can be used successfully outside this range.
Benefits at a Glance
More stable arc with less spatter and smoother surface finish
Reduced clean-up time and wire consumption
Improved fusion with greater penetration area
Reduced number of defects and weld prep effort
Up to 15% rise in productivity thanks to faster welding speeds
Improved product quality and mechanical properties due to reduced porosity
Easier for welder to set up.