IT ALL BEGAN
… with battery charging systems. In 1945, trained high-frequency engineer Günter Fronius used this idea as the basis for founding his family company in Pettenbach, a sleepy location in the foothills of the Alps in Upper Austria. Car batteries were costly and battery charging systems hard to come by but Fronius was on hand to provide a solution. This was to be the start of a real success story …
FROM CHARGER TO POWER SOURCE
As early as 1950, company founder Fronius realized that the welding converters of the day had inadequate energy usage. He developed a variable welding rectifier based on a powerful charger, making the energy usage significantly more efficient in the process. This also led to a considerable reduction in noise emissions. And with that a new business segment was born: Welding Technology—the basis for what is now the Business Unit Perfect Welding.
PIONEER IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Networking, automation, and digitization have fundamentally changed industrial production, and welding technology is no different. Collecting and processing welding data helps to carry out consumption and waste analyses and makes a significant contribution to quality assurance. Fronius welding systems collect information on current, voltage, wire speed, welding speed, and much more. The documentation and data analysis system WeldCube enables users to optimize production processes, promptly detect and prevent errors, and measurably reduce costs.