Arc Welding Products

The arc welding technology area focuses on the most commonly used arc welding processes, mainly GMAW/MIG, GTAW/TIG, SMAW/stick, and plasma. The articles and press releases cover processes and power sources, plus all of the related items—electrodes and wire, wire feeders, fixtures, manipulators, positioners, and power sources. If you need information on personal protective gear, ventilation systems, and safety practices for welders, see our Safety coverage area.

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SMAW unit’s digital control adjusts power source to suit welding electrode

January 13, 2017

TransPocket 180 from Fronius is a new-generation, single-phase, 180-amp SMAW machine. A digital resonance inverter allows a large number of stick electrode types to be used. Power Factor Correction technology helps make the machine energy-efficient. The hand-held welding torch is designed primarily...

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Portable electrode welding machine withstands harsh environments

January 12, 2017

EWM AG has introduced the Pico 160 cel puls portable electrode welding machine. Weighing about 10 lbs., the unit can be used for vertical-down CEL welding and GTAW pulse welding for the 230-V lighting main. The machine features a splash-proof housing made of plastic and aluminum and a transparent,...

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Augmented reality welding system delivers real-time feedback for training

December 23, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the AugmentedArc™ augmented reality welding system for welding education, designed for use by beginner and intermediate welding students. The system simulates multiprocess GMAW, GTAW, FCAW, and SMAW, blending real-world and computer-generated images into...

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Welding helmet is infinitely adjustable with five contact points

December 15, 2016

ESAB has introduced the Sentinel™ A50 automatic welding helmet. It features Halo™ infinitely adjustable five-point headgear, a 4- by 2.4-in. viewing area, an externally activated grind button, a color touchscreen control panel, and a front-loading convex cover lens that comes in different color...

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Multiprocess welding machine delivers up to 230 amps of power

December 13, 2016

The new Multimatic™ 215 from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. delivers all-in-one multiprocess capabilities for GMAW, FCAW, DC GTAW, and DC SMAW and welds up to 3/8-in.-thick mild steel in a single pass. The 38-lb. unit provides up to 230 amps of power for GMAW projects. With the addition of an electrode...

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Portable SMAW/GTAW unit delivers 300 amps at 40 percent duty cycle

December 13, 2016

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has unveiled the new Renegade ES 300i SMAW/GTAW unit. The inverter-based machine produces a top output of 300 amps at 40 percent duty cycle. Weighing 33 lbs. and measuring 12.6 by 7.8 by 18.11 in., the machine is portable. Automatic voltage detection enables the...

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GMAW curriculum updated to 1080 high definition

December 9, 2016

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology has released an enhanced GMAW basic curriculum in 1080 high definition. The DVD program has been reshot to show detail of the welding arc. The program incorporates a 24-module GMAWB curriculum based on national welding codes and entry-level welding...

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Welding machines offer portable power

December 5, 2016

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the Rebel 235ic series of portable, multiprocess welding machines. Available in early 2017, the series includes the Rebel EMP 235ic for GMAW/SMAW/GTAW and Rebel EM 235ic for GMAW. The 53-lb. unit has a 235-amp rated output at 40 percent duty cycle...

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Welding power source delivers up to 160 amps for light industrial applications

November 16, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced the launch of the Maxstar® 161 welding power source. The portable machine allows welding operators to keep the arc lit, even on difficult-to-run electrodes such as E6010. The company’s Stick-Stuck technology detects if the electrode is stuck to the part and...

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Workstation extends training capabilities to SMAW process

November 15, 2016

The LiveArc™ welding performance management system from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. now includes an option for SMAW. The LiveArc WorkStation with SmartStinger extends training capabilities to the SMAW process in addition to the previous training capabilities available for GMAW and FCAW. The...

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Multiprocess welding system performs GMAW, brazing, cladding

November 10, 2016

Kemppi is developing the X8 MIG Welder, a multiprocess system for GMAW, brazing, cladding, and heavy-duty gouging. The system, enabled by IoT-based technologies and connectivity, will be available in 2017. Features include a focused, intense arc; digital WPS; and full integration with WeldEye...

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Self-contained blowtorch redesigned

November 2, 2016

Gala Gar has changed the design of its Aerogala self‐contained blowtorch, adding a faster, more reliable ignition and a safety catch to prevent undesired ignition. The blowtorch is designed for professional work both in DIY and plumbing. It handles soft and hard welding of up to 0.87 in. dia. The...

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Rotary positioner positions welding tabletops at 15-degree increments

November 1, 2016

The BuildPro® rotary positioner from Strong Hand Tools® allows horizontal mounting of BuildPro® or Siegmund® welding tabletops for plane rotation. The gear-driven, free-turning mechanism enables smooth operation, stability, and controlled turning and positioning at 15-degree increments with...

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Autodarkening helmet features blue-optical coating technology for clarity

October 6, 2016

Weldcote Metals offers the UltraviewPlus autodarkening helmet. High-definition true-color filter optics allow the user to see the full spectrum of colors. Blue-optical coating technology provides optical clarity in a 12.93-sq.-in. viewing area.The helmet uses standard 4-1/2- by 5-1/4-in. cover...

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Catalog features GMAW/GTAW equipment, accessories

September 14, 2016

D/F has released a new product catalog featuring its GMAW and GTAW equipment.The literature also highlights accessories and...

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