System and method for operating a plasma jet configuration

The invention relates to a system (1) for generating and controlling a non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma, comprising: - a discharge space (10) into which a working gas can be introduced via a first opening (12), wherein a plasma (5) can be generated in the discharge space (10), wherein the discharge space (10) has a second opening (14), so that the plasma (5, 6) can exit from the discharge space (10) through this second opening (14) and - at least one high-voltage electrode (20) for generating an electromagnetic field for generating a plasma (5) in the discharge space (10).

Miller Auto-Axcess™ 450

This plasma source is a commercial welding power source produced by Miller Electric Manufacturing Co., Appleton / USA. This welding system is precise, digitally controlled and software-driven. Several different wire feeding and operator interface options are available and configurable to desired application. The welding system allows a simple method that controls arc length for pulse processes and wetting action and allows changing weld programs to take advantage of up to eight programs of Multi-MIG welding process capabilities.

Device and method for generating a pulsed anisothermal atmospheric pressure plasma

The invention relates to a device and a method for generating a pulsed (intermittent), cold, atmospheric pressure plasma, preferably a thread, for precise antimicrobial plasma treatment (disinfection, disinfection, sterilization, decontamination) of the smallest areas and cavities, even on living human beings and animal bodies, preferably in the field of medicine, by means of a negative direct current corona discharge with at least one electrode for generating high field strengths, which the gas to be ionized flows through or around in a gas channel, the counter electrode being the electric

Study of the anode energy in gas metal arc welding

Recent research of gas metal arc welding (GMAW) has proven that the sheath voltage dominates the total voltage fall in the current circuit and delivers most of the energy, which is finally transferred to the wire and the weld pool. This data set provides the results for droplet temperatures and the energy delivered to the wire anode in comparison with the sheath voltages. These quantities have been studied experimentally for a typical pulsed GMAW process in the one drop per pulse mode for mild steel under Ar with 2.5% CO2 with different peak currents from 350 to 650 A.

A simplified voltage model in GMAW

The relation between the voltage and the arc length in gas metal arc welding (GMAW) is an important characteristic. It depends on a complex distribution of the electric conductivity along the current path and does not depend on the arc length only. Based on electric measurements and the arc length determination from high-speed arc images, a simplified electrical model is introduced for a pulsed GMAW process. It shows the relation of voltage, current, arc length and free wire length and considers also their temporal evolution during the process in particular during the high-current phase.