Crazy Germans and their sausage. And I fully mean that as a compliment, because we here at Arc-Zone.com were all amazed and highly entertained by what happened next.
German welders + sausage + welding machine = Electric grill for men??
Adventurous Germans Grill Sausages with an Industrial Welder
“Eventually, the tube was so hot that the arc had to be shut down because the fat was on the verge of spontaneous combustion.”
By Vin Marshall Posted 03.22.2010
Barbecue grills don’t typically require eye protection, but then, they’re typically not made from a giant TIG welder and an industrial sausage positioner either.
What would you do if you needed to endurance-test a large industrial welding power supply?
You’d probably rig up something like the apparatus pictured here, in which a TIG welding torch draws a continuous arc along a slowly rotating piece of aluminum tubing mounted in a work positioner normally used for pipe welding.
As the long weld bead is laid down, the power supply is tested to verify that it can maintain its rated output and duty cycle without melting down. In the process, a great deal of heat is generated.