Gouging electrodes designed specifically for the air carbon arc metal removal process which melts metal with an electric arc, then removes it with a jet of compressed air. These carbons contain a precisely formulated blend of carbon and graphite that produces the most efficient metal removal performance. They offer excellent arc stability, superior metal removal rates, uniform diameter and clean slag – free grooves or cuts.
Available in a number of types and sizes, gouging carbons are ideal for a broad range of applications, such as creating U-grooves for weld joint preparations, removing old welds, gouging out cracks, cleaning and repairing castings, removing hard surface metal, and for rough machining.
They gouge, cut, bevel, pierce or flush off any metal including stainless steel, carbon steel, manganese steel, chrome-moly alloys, gray, malable and ductile iron, copper, aluminium, magnesium and nickel alloys – fast precisely and economically.
They are made for use in any type of gouging torches connected to a D. C. power supply and compressed air source. The amperage required depends on the electrode diameter; an electrode is usually selected to make grooves or cuts slightly larger than its diameter.
Excellent Arc Stability
Superior Metal Removal Rate
Clean Machinelike Grooves or cuts
Greater overall Economy
Machining U – Grooves for weld joint preparation
Removing defective welds
Cleaning and repairing metal castings
Removing hard surface metal to facilitate repair
Cutting non ferrous and other “hard to cut” metals