As infrastructure projects and industries drive the demand for welding products worldwide, welding machine manufacturers keep up by providing groundbreaking technologies. Welding equipment specialist EWM Hightec Welding is setting new standards in cost efficiency and sustainability with its new offering - BlueEvolution.
An initiative that extends to all of EWM's welding machine lines, BlueEvolution boosts the machines' power supply using inverter technology. This results in smaller equipment requiring much less energy. The more compact machines also need 90 per cent less raw materials to manufacture. When applied to EWM's welding technologies, such as the coldArc for thin metals, BlueEvolution reduces fumes by 75 per cent. The technology also welds with 99 per cent less spatter, thereby eliminating finishing work and shortening completion times. Using EWM's forceArc technology for thick metals, BlueEvolution lowers clients' production costs by about 56 per cent.
"We have a real argument for you to use our machines," says Stefan Szczesny, general manager for Asia. "BlueEvolution sets the technology trend worldwide."
As the Asia-Pacific region is seen to drive future market growth, EWM has focused on the region particularly in China. The company collaborates with Songxing, Bosch Rexroth and TRUMPF in a technology centre in Guangzhou, providing clients with customised welding solutions. EWM also runs a training centre with GSI to familiarise welders with its machines and to provide clients with a ready talent pool. Allocating about 10 per cent of its revenues to research and development, EWM collaborates with schools, such as Beijing University of Technology, in developing new technologies.
EWM plans to open sales offices north and south of the mainland and is seeking local partners to manage them.
"We welcome experienced people who value quality and long-term relationships," Szczesny says. "They should be willing to help our customers in the best way that they can."