Developed exclusively by SILICON, Rapid Arc Welding (RAW) is an innovative method of fixing refractory anchors inside high temperature vessels and furnaces

It is recognized industry-wide for its ability to optimize the quality, speed and safety of the anchor installation process.

Rapid Arc Welding Production & Rental

Exclusively crafted by SILICON, Rapid Arc Welding (RAW) stands as an innovative approach for securing refractory anchors within high-temperature vessels and furnaces. Compared to traditional stud welding, RAW technology empowers our teams to significantly slash installation times, achieving unmatched precision (with an astonishing 0.1% rejection rate!).

Additionally, RAW application minimizes the generation of toxic gases, promoting a safer work environment with reduced reliance on welders and heightened productivity.

We manufacture and consistently enhance our Rapid Arc Welding (RAW) technology. All RAW machines, guns, and cables are crafted and rigorously tested in-house to ensure optimal safety. If you prefer your team to handle anchor installation, we offer RAW equipment rental coupled with comprehensive training to ensure top-notch results.

RAW Machines and Accessories

SILICON's revolutionary RAW machines surpass past limitations, achieving what was once impossible. These computer-controlled marvels guarantee minimal disruptions, low rejection rates, and unparalleled quality. The RDCA™ feature allows real-time weld quality logging and troubleshooting, optimizing the welding process from a distance.

Our exclusively designed RAW guns and accessories enhance the technology, making welding in diverse positions and tight spaces effortlessly seamless.

What can you expect from Rapid Arc Welding?

  • Full team of welders and supervisors.

  • Supply machines, guns, chucks and other accessories.

  • Marking and grinding if needed.

  • Rapid Arc Welding quality inspection.

  • Metallurgic consultancy service.

  • RAW decreases turnaround downtime by welding at least 10 times faster than hand welding.

  • An ideal solution for every industry

  • We can engineer your anchors into Rapid Arc Weldable versions to weld them faster and better.

RDCA™ - Remote Data Collection & Analysis

We have RDCA™ on all machines:

  • Real-time weld quality logging

  • Optimize welding machine remotely

  • Back up your machine history and welding settings

  • Real-time graphing of welding conditions

  • Easily troubleshoot welding anomalies

We are your full service partner

When it comes to designing, manufacturing and installing refractory anchors, we are unquestionably the experts. We recognise that it is crucial for our customers to minimise downtime on their plants and projects. That’s why we make every effort to ensure our service delivery is geared to achieving that goal.

Fast Response & Mobilization

Rental Machines, Welding Guns & Accessories

Project Management

Metallurgical Consultancy

Anchor Quality Control, Supervision and/or Installation

Decrease Turnaround Downtime by welding at least 10 times faster than hand welding

All our products and services are applicable in every industry

Engineer your anchors into Rapid Arc Weldable versions to weld them faster and better

Traditional Stud Welding

  • Technology from 1930
  • No R&D or Support
  • Mechanical spring propulsion
  • High failure rate (30-50%)
  • Overheating issues
  • Limited steels
  • Power loss on cables
  • Passive weld monitoring

SILICON Rapid Arc Welding - Benefits

  • Technology from 1990
  • Continuous improvements & support
  • Computer Controlled motor movement
  • Low failure rate (0.1%)
  • Steady machine performance
  • All steel types & thicknesses
  • Automated compensation of power
  • Change of programs at the gun – useful when working at height
  • Active weld control

CEMEX Project

Jorg Spzerlinski - Manager Engineering & Projects Cemex Germany : "The big advantages of this system are the high speed of installation and that the studs will hold for a long period of time. When the anchors have worn down, you can still use the SpeedBolts so that you only need to replace the anchors."