Vitemax® is a premium quality rutile electrode for use in all positions including vertical downwards. This versatile electrode, which has a rapid burn-off rate, produces smooth welds in all positions. The weld metal deposited complies with radiographic quality to AWS A5.1 grade 1.
Vitemax® is recommended for welding a wide variety of carbon manganese steels having a carbon equivalent below 0,28%. It can also be used successfully in applications with higher carbon equivalents, provided the correct degree of preheat is used.
- Smooth, quiet arc action
- Low spatter loss with good striking and restrike characteristics
- Excellent slag detachability – In most cases the slag is self-lifting
- Welds relatively cold, making it ideally suited for bridging large gaps, i.e. where poor fit-up occurs, and for tacking
Either the touch or free arc technique can be used. For vertical down welding, the touch weld technique must be used with a high rate of travel.
- AWS A5.1 E6013
- SABS 455 E4313/0315
- EN 2560 E 38 O RC 11