There are many tools and types of equipment we use daily that are built with stud welding processes. From the cars we drive to the appliances we use in our kitchens, stud welding operations are frequently called on for efficient, strong fasteners throughout various industries. The prevalence of stud welding being used for various fastening systems is due to its many benefits. Stud welding creates a powerful connection point with clean results. It can also be used in fastening multiple materials, including steel, aluminum, copper, and brass, and it’s reliable for composite construction to combine materials like concrete and wood to steel beams. If you’re working with steel weld studs on your production floor or job site, you can find everything you need to get your project completed at Northland Fastening Systems (NFS).
Steel Weld Studs
One major use of steel weld studs is in the manufacturing of construction equipment. Common construction equipment, such as excavators, cranes, dump trucks, and backhoes, are all built with steel studs, but many specialized types of equipment also rely on the use of stud welding in their fabrication.
- Dragline excavator: Used typically for excavation at greater depths, a dragline excavator has a long boom with digging buckets suspended from cables. These excavators are critical for the removal of sediment underwater. They are used in the construction of ports, marinas, canals, and for clearing pathways for water traffic.
- Trenchers: For pipe laying, cables, irrigation, drainage, and other systems, trenchers are used to dig long, deep ditches in the earth. They have a fixed arm with a digging chain or tooth-bladed digging wheels. Wheeled trenchers are best suited to cut through hard-packed earth and gravel.
- Pavers: In road construction, pavers are essential when applying asphalt. Pavers have feeding buckets that are loaded continuously with a dump truck as the paver evenly distributes asphalt on the roadway. They provide partial compression to the asphalt, but a roller must go over the surface as well for full compaction.
- Telehandlers: Telescoping handlers are hoisting machines that can lift heavy-duty materials or equipment up to construction scaffolding and platforms. They can also raise and lower workers to different job-site levels with buckets or cabins.
- Feller bunchers: In logging and site clearing, feller bunchers are large-scale grips that can hold trees, make a cut, and move large branches without the trees felling. Felling trees makes for a dangerous worksite, but a feller buncher helps quickly and efficiently remove trees and free up a site for dump trucks and excavators to enter.
- Piling equipment: Foundation construction requires the boring or driving of piles into the earth. Pile borers can drill holes into the ground, and hydraulic drivers ram the pile into the ground to the required depth.
For any of the preceding construction equipment, you can count on us to supply you with the correct steel weld studs and other materials. Contact NFS at (651) 730-7770 or you can request a quote online for more information.