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Weldability Sif Begin The Festive Season By Donating To Local Food Bank

Weldability Sif has organised a collection of non-perishable food items and donated them to the Letchworth Foodbank on Tuesday 3rd December. The Letchworth foodbank is part of The Trussell Trust’s network of 428 foodbanks, working to tackle food poverty and hunger in local communities and across the entire UK. Every day, people in the UK go hungry for reasons including redundancy, illness, receiving an unexpected bill on a low income, and giving up work to care for a family member. Foodbanks provide a vital service for people in their time of need. As the decorations go up and the festive season begins, it's important to also think about those who are looking to local charities for support. The staff at Weldability Sif teamed together and filled several boxes with tins of food, long life drinks and shampoo. Please see the website linked below for more information and details about how to find and donate to your local foodbank: www.trusselltrust.org Weldability Sif wish you all a happy and safe festive season!

Weldability Sif Launch New ARC160DV Dual Voltage Inverter Welder

Weldability Sif are pleased to announce the launch of their brand-new dual voltage inverter welder, released towards the end of 2019. This modern welding machine is perfect for beginners and professional welders, featuring IGBT technology it delivers a compact and lightweight efficient package for use with most types of welding electrode. It also comes supplied in a moulded carry case with earth clamp and electrode holder. Beneath its sleek design, the ARC160DV has auto sensing input Voltage detection and can be used from a 110V or 230V power supply. The machine incorporates a user-friendly control panel with logical layout for operation in MMA and is suitable for DC+ MMA, DC- MMA. The ARC160DV delivers a stable, consistent smooth welding arc. Target applications for this machine include general fabrication, sheet metal work, precision pipe work, stainless steel fabrication, process engineering and repair maintenance. You can take a closer look at the ARC160DV here.

Weldability Sif Raise £150 For Garden House Hospice Care Charity

Weldability Sif have raised £150 for the Garden House Hospice Care charity this Halloween with their Charity Treats event. Staff brought in a large selection of cakes, biscuits, sweets and chocolates to share, including several delicious home-made contributions. The colourful assortment of tasty treats was a big hit and the donation tin was rapidly filled with a steady stream of notes and coins. The Garden House Hospice Care charity provides specialist care and support to patients and their families in Hertfordshire, Central Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. Their patients have often been diagnosed with a life limiting condition such as cancer, heart failure, or a neurological disorder. For detailed information and ways to donate, please visit the Garden House Hospice Care website: https://www.ghhospicecare.org.uk/

Health & Safety - Pulling The Trigger On Welding Fumes

Five months after the HSE issued a change in their guidance and enforcement expectations in relation to the control of exposure to welding fume, including fume from mild steel welding, the response and industry activity has not yet died down. The HSE have begun conducting visits to sites where welding is being carried out, along with any other business where fumes, dusts, vapours or small fibres considered detrimental to human health might be present or created. They are very keen on seeing welding fume control systematically enforced and companies who are found not in compliance with the HSE enforcement expectations can expect to be given an improvement notice, enforcement order or fine. There is no window of leniency businesses are expected to have already tackled this problem. Compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations Act 2002 means, in part, accepting that opening a window or relying on general ventilation is inadequate in terms of welding fume control. Similarly, welding outside will require at the very least, suitable respiratory protection equipment RPE. This has led to a shift towards fume extraction at-source and coincides with the emergence of a range of new, next generation fume extraction torches recently launched by Extractability, a division of Weldability Sif. The SifGun Evolution fume extraction MIG Torch is more robust than competing models, with a sturdy metal swan neck, available in a range of angles and an ergonomic, easy to manipulate, metal trigger. The brand new fume extraction concept includes improved airflow and greater visibility of the weld pool, so while the gun may look very similar, the internals have been totally upgraded. This kind of on-torch extraction offers a 95% reduction of fumes and the SifGun in particular features an optimised nozzle, which balances pressures to prevent disruption of the shielding gases. This means you can use the same shielding gas flow rates as with a standard MIG torch. You can find our new range of SifGun Evolution fume extraction torches here.

Weldability Sif - An Indutrade Company

On the 1st of March 2019, Weldability Sif was acquired by the UK business area of Indutrade AB and is now wholly-owned by the Indutrade Group. Weldability Sif, with a legacy dating from 1925, are a trusted provider of welding, cutting and fume-extraction equipment, consumables and accessories, in the UK and EMEA. Indutrade markets and sells components, systems and services with a high-tech content in selected niches, for recurring needs. Indutrade is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and achieved net sales of around €1.6bn EUR in 2018 through a structured strategy. It is proudly a decentralised organisation, characterised by an entrepreneurial spirit. Joining Indutrade provides Weldability Sif with the platform from which it can achieve its further growth objectives and enter new markets, whilst retaining its culture, team and established distribution channels. Gareth Hawkins, MD of Weldability Sif, commented “We are excited to be joining such a strong, progressive and supportive group at Indutrade, and looking forward to further improving our customer experience as we enter this new chapter of our company history.” No changes in daily operations with customers, vendors or supply-chain are envisaged as a result of this sale. Weldability founder and long-serving Chairman, Adrian Hawkins, said “Having built the business over the last 37 years, on key values of stability, reliability and technical excellence, I am delighted that its new owners share those values and will provide an ideal environment for the company to further develop, to the benefit of its loyal customers.” “We are pleased to announce our acquisition of Weldability Sif, which broadens our offering of welding products and provides additional growth opportunities in the UK and EMEA”, said Peter Rowlands, Senior Vice President of UK Business Area at Indutrade. Weldability Sif would be pleased to answer any questions you may have regarding this process, which can be addressed to Gareth Hawkins. Contact Us

What Makes Weldability Sif Trusted For Over 90 Years?

Longevity is vital in welding. That’s why welds, welders and welding products undergo such scrutiny and why highly skilled craftsmen are so vital to industry. Quality breeds trust, and reliability saves wasted time and money.No welding product manufacturer knows this better than Weldability Sif, who for more than 90 years have been trusted and relied upon by master craftsmen in the UK and across the globe, for their innovations in brazing and welding technology, for support, and for technical excellence.In today’s busy industrial market, where there are more demands than ever on quality, compliance and delivery, you need a welding product brand you can trust. Here’s why Weldability Sif are that brand:• Quality Control To ISO 9001 and EN 1347 With full, audited CE and 3rd-Party Product Approvals.• Traceability & Material Test Certification Up to EN 10204 3.1. With production consistency to BS EN 12074 and EN ISO 544.• Technical Support Metallurgists and Process Engineers on-hand to assist with up-to-date knowledge of standards, applications and safety legislation. Able to assist with welding procedures and engineering improvements.• Complete Product Range Of reliable, affordable welding machines, wires, rods, torches, fume extraction, safety products and accessories.• High UK Ex-Stock Availability Over 4,000 Pallet Bays in our modern 60,000ft Distribution Centre.• Fast, Next-Day Delivery With Dispatch Notification and Online Order Tracking.• Easy Online Ordering Shop from our range of over 3,000 products, at low market prices.• In-House Welder Training and Certification Vocational and Professional Courses, delivered by Experienced Instructors, plus Welder-Coding/Testing Services from our Qualified Welding Engineers.If you want to ensure your welding is at the most productive and cost-effective it can be, choose Weldability Sif as your preferred supplier.