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Weld Star ArcTrode E6013 Kratos M Electrodes (2.0mm) 5kg

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  • Premium 6013 Electrode
  • Kratos M
  • 2.0mm 5kg



AWS A5.1 – E6013

A 5kg pack of Weld Star ArcTrode® E6013 Kratos M Electrodes (2.0mm).  Kratos rods have been designed to compete in performance with the big name brands that are often asked for as preference.  Kratos electrodes deliver just that, but for a fraction of the cost.

The Arctrode 6013 Kratos M rods are ideal for use with Carbon-Manganese (C-Mn) and low alloy steel applications. Used for applications involving pipe welding and construction works.  In particular where strength of materials is a key factor. Supplied in a factory fresh vacuum-sealed aluminium pack.

Combining excellent operability which results in a high standard weld deposits.  Noted for it’s stable arc, self releasing slag and smooth bead appearance. While re-drying is not largely a requirement, if needed they can dry for 1 hour at a temperature of between 100°C and 110°C.


Rutile – an oxide mineral composed of predominantly Titanium Dioxide (TiO²),  makes up part of the flux composition.  This flux gives a smooth bead appearance while also maintaining a stable arc. Furthermore, slag removal requires minimal effort.  Burning of the rod produces Carbon Dioxide shielding gas from the Rutile composite in the flux.

Features & Benefits
  • Suitable for welding in all positions
  • Excellent Arc Stability
  • Supplied in vacuum sealed aluminium packaging
  • Reduced amounts of spatter
  • Re-drying is not an essential requirement
  • Widely used throughout many industries
Industries / Applications
  • General Purpose Fabrication
  • Shipbuilding and Repair
  • Automotive Works
  • Thin Sheet Metal Welding
  • Machine Parts
  • Excessively machined or damaged mild steel
  • Farm Implementations
What is the Electrode Coating Factor?

An electrodes coating factor is determined by calculating the difference between the outer diameter of the electrode vs the the diameter of the internal rod.  This results in an assigned number (ranging between  1.2 – 2.2) which is the Electrode Coating Factor. There is a division of three categories as shown below:

    • Light – Will have an Electrode Coating Factor of approximately 1.25.  Helping to remove impurities such as oxides and phosphorous.  The light coating also assists with arc stability. Without the presence of a dependable shielding gas.
    • Medium – An Electrode Coating Factor of around 1.45 is generally used for commercial building and pipeline projects plus bridge construction.  They are characterised by having a greater arc stability, and readily removable slag.
    • Heavy – Containing the highest level of flux and a coating factor of between 1.6 – 2.2. When the flux coating comes into contact with the weld pool it’s creates the highest level of shielding gas out of all three coating types.
Analysis of all Weld Metal % (Typical)
C% Si% Mn% P% S%
0.08 0.30 0.50 0.03 0.03
Mechanical Properties
Tensile Strength 470-600 MPa
Yield Strength ≥380 MPa
Elongation ≥22%
Impact Strength ≥50 J
Test Temperature 0ºC

Mechanical properties are approximate and may vary based on the heat, welding parameters and other factors.

Welding Positions

EN ISO 6947 – PA, PB, PC, PF, PE, PF2


AC; DC (+)(-)

Welding Parameters
Ømm Current (A)
2.00 mm 40-70
2.50 mm 60-90
3.20 mm 90-140
4.00 mm 140-190
5.00 mm 180-240
Typical Base Materials

S(P)235 to S(P)355; GP240; GP280*
* Illustrative, not exhaustive list

In Conclusion

As shown above, 6013 Electrodes are widely considered the most popular option available. This is due in no small part to their excellent ability to maintain a stable arc and a clear reduction in the amount of spatter produced. Slag is removed with minimal effort.  Ideal for use in applications such as pipeline welding, building construction, bridge construction and marine engineering.  Noted for producing high quality welds with a smooth attractive bead appearance.


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