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.
LESS IS MORE
The birth of Perfect Welding was followed by many years of development work. The aim was to develop a welding system that provided the same performance but with a lower energy consumption. In 1981, Fronius finally unveiled the Transarc 500, the world’s first primary transistor-switched inverter welding system. The result of years of research was a reduction in power consumption of around a third and raw materials saving of around 80% in comparison to the conventional welding systems available at the time.
Fronius AFP+ Authorised Partner Plus
As Scotland's ONLY Fronius Partner Plus (AFP+), we join an exclusive group of authorised sales partners, meaning our customers benefit from an exclusive range of high-quality welding systems and a comprehensive array of services which includes everything our customers will need.
Buying your machine from a Partner Plus means you benefit from
- The extensive sales and aftercare support training our team receives from Fronius
- Product advice
- Access to the
- professional welding tools range
- industrial welding systems range
- welding automation products range
- Engineers trained by Fronius
- Reassurance Weldsafe is audited regularly by Fronius.