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Dickinson Industries (Pty) Ltd is the exclusive distributor of Taylor Stud Welding Systems (United Kingdom) and Soyer (Germany), two world-leading manufacturers of stud welding equipment. The company supplies a full range of Studwelding equipment; from handheld, lightweight units to fully automated CNC and Robotic Studwelding Systems. 

With over 35 years in the industry, the company has vast professional experience as well as a network of extensive resources to build up an enviable reputation for exporting products throughout Africa and beyond. The company’s strategic warehousing system allows for sufficiently large stocks to fulfill even the most complex orders. The division also offers full turnkey solutions to any stud welding requirements.


  • Capacitor Discharge (CD) Equipment

  • Drawn Arc (DA) Equipment

  • Automatic Systems & Studwelding Pistols

  • CNC Systems

  • Desk Type Welding Machines

  • Feeders

  • Accessories


Stud Welding provides 3 primary advantages:

  • Tremendous time and cost savings through the elimination of drilling, punching, threading, gluing, riveting, screwing, or finishing.

  • Greater flexibility in design and usage as Studwelding may be applied on very thin plates and on platforms with limited or only one-sided access.

  • Unsurpassed economy through high levels of automation, fast weld rates, and low price for standard studs.


During the stud welding process, an arc is ignited between the face of the stud and the surface of the workpiece. Once both surfaces melt, the stud is smoothly pressed against the workpiece and joined together. Welding elements like threaded studs, pins, and tapped pads are welded by an arc without any additional material being required. As the stud is joined with the workpiece over the whole surface of the stud, the strength of the joint is even higher than the base material or the stud.

The company uses two types of Stud Welding:

  • Capacitator Discharge (CD) Stud Welding

  • Arc Stud Welding



Fastening systems that are ideal for stud-welding fasteners for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning, signage, and construction industries. The stud welding insulation pin is a capacitor discharge weld insulation fastener. Insulation welding pins work with a stud welding machine, weld the pins on the sheet metal, then put the insulation through the welding pins, press a self-locking washer onto the pin, bend over or clip off the pin to finish fastening insulation installation.

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