Distribution Center – Rock Hill, SC
¾ x 4 7/8 Headed Shear Connectors shot thru-deck. This was a huge job that included 118,000 studs on one mezzanine (except for 7500 that were shot on an admin building inside this 25 acre building). When customers ask how many studs we can shoot, we usually reference this job as an absolute laboratory condition for determining how fast studs can be shot, testing the durability of your equipment, and testing the strength of your back. We averaged 5,000 studs shot per day in 10 hour days (minus 1 hour for lunch, so 9 hours/day shooting). Our best day was 7,769 studs shot (one man worked through lunch), with many 6,500 days in there as well. And thanks to the counter on our TWE SC-3402, we know these counts to be accurate. We gave some high 5’s to each other that day, and it’s still stands as our best performance to-date. This was achieved by having a team of 2 that laid out the studs and ferrules ahead of the shooting team. A dual gun TWE SC-3402 was used by three shooters. 2 shooters shooting, and a 3rd man to rotate in. The third man’s job, while not shooting, was to manage the cables, move the hammers and extra studs and ferrules, and to position our two backpack blowers that we used to keep the smoke out of our faces. By the end of the day we prayed for a column to be at the end of the 84 stud beam so we could grab it to help us stand up straight.
Equipment used: Tru-Weld Equipment 205 KW Generator and TWE SC-3402 Dual Gun Stud Welder with TWE17000 HD Stud Guns and Thru-Deck accessories.
Please see our Arc Stud Welding Equipment Page for detailed specs and information on the equipment used.