Compare LaserClad Automation to the other weld and coating alternatives:

Thermal Sprays – Thermal sprays and ceramic coatings provide a layer of protection against corrosion and slagging, but they are mechanically bonded to the substrate and can be subject to spalling and other failure over time. LaserClad Automation provides a metallurgical bond with the substrate, virtually eliminating spalling and its related repairs.

Weld Overlay – Weld overlays form a metallurgical bond, so they too, eliminate concerns with spalling. However, the heat created during application result in dilution and distortion properties that don’t work in all applications, particularly highly corrosive environments such as pulp & paper recovery boilers. LaserClad Automation requires much less heat, so it greatly reduces dilution and distortion, meaning you can apply laser welded resilience and reduced outage time to even the most extreme boiler environments.

Other Laser Cladding Systems – Whertec LaserClad Automation represents a new level of laser welding precision. Unlike other laser welding systems, which deposit powder ahead of the weld, or use wire 045, LaserClad Automation uses a proprietary, numerically controlled delivery methodology that results in a uniform welded surface. This means Whertec’s LaserClad Automation has better performance and reliability than other laser weld services:

  • Less material waste – means lower cost
  • Uniform heat transfer – requires less time/fuel to achieve boiler operating temperatures
  • Uniform tube width – Less panel tensile stress, weak spots
  • Reduced distortion, dilution and shrinkage

With LaserClad Automation, you are assured of the most reliable, precise and cost-effective solution in the industry.