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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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Power source offers three programming levels based on user skill

November 24, 2015

Kjellberg offers the PSI 400 power source for plasma transferred-arc welding and plasma joint welding. It delivers a maximum welding current of 400 amps at 100 percent duty cycle. The power source is operated via a touch display on the power source or a laptop. Different user levels offer...

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Self-contained virtual training system introduces students to welding

November 19, 2015

Lincoln Electric’s new VRTEX® Engage™ weld training system brings virtual reality arc welding training to students’ desktops. This stand-alone, foundational system sets up anywhere to help educators train welders. It addresses introductory welding curriculum, including safety, machine...

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Rolling inductor available with infrared temperature sensor

November 9, 2015

The ProHeat™ rolling inductor heating system from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. now is available with an optional infrared temperature sensor. The system is designed to distribute heat evenly into the workpiece. Temperature measurement allows operators to set and achieve targeted preheat...

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Battery-powered welding machine allows mobile stud welding

November 5, 2015

HBS offers the Pegasar 500 accu battery-powered stud welding machine. It allows mobile stud welding with capacitor discharge for diameters of up to M6, with constant welding capacity since the capacitors are completely decoupled from the battery during welding. The battery can handle up to 400 M6...

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Compact welding machines handle GMAW, GTAW

November 4, 2015

Fronius has introduced the TPS 270i C Pulse and TPS 320i C Pulse with integrated wire-feed unit. Designed for welding currents of up to 270 amps and 320 amps respectively, the compact welding machines are suitable for GMAW, GTAW, and electrode welding. In addition to the pulse welding package...

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Autodarkening helmet offers brightest view in light state

October 19, 2015

The vegaview2.5 autodarkening welding helmet from optrel inc. offers the brightest view in light state with a shade level 2.5, says the company. Shade level 2.5 offers welders a 400 percent brighter view of their environment than a typical shade level 4 in light state, according to the...

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Shields maintain argon gas coverage during weld cooling to prevent oxidation

October 16, 2015

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® offers Trailing Shields® designed to ensure that welds stay under a protective argon gas cover while the hot weld metal is cooling to prevent oxidation on contact with air. They are available in a flat style for sheet metal welding or in a curved style for...

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Multiprocess welding machine withstands harsh environments

October 16, 2015

The Flextec® 500 multiprocess welding machine from Lincoln Electric delivers up to 500 amps of inverter welding power. Designed for harsh operating conditions, it withstands environments such as construction, fabrication, and shipbuilding. Compatible with a variety of wire feeder types,...

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SMAW/GTAW machine available with digital meter

October 15, 2015

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. offers the SMAW-/GTAW-capable CST™ 280 series machine with an optional digital meter for precise control when presetting and monitoring welding amperage. The machine is suitable for welding pipe and plate in power plant construction, petrochemical construction,...

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Inverter power supply offers high current in compact size

September 24, 2015

Amada Miyachi America has introduced the ISB-300A 300-amp inverter power supply. It features a compact size that makes it suitable for customers and integrators who have limited space yet require higher output current than traditional fine-spot welders can deliver. Small enough to fit on a...

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Welding power sources handle GTAW, SMAW

September 22, 2015

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has released two welding machines that deliver up to 210 amps of output power for GTAW and SMAW. Replacing the Dynasty 200 model, the Dynasty® 210 AC/DC power source welds up to 0.25-in. steel and aluminum in a single pass. The Maxstar® 210 DC power source replaces...

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Cold wire feeder enables fully automatic GTAW

September 10, 2015

CK Worldwide offers the WF-5 cold wire feeder for GTAW. It automates the adding of filler metal, preventing GTAW rod stub loss and allowing up to a 30 percent increase in productivity. Its dual-groove drive roll system accepts multiple wire sizes and uses standard wire spools. The feeder allows...

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Portable kit identifies weld defects, discontinuities

September 9, 2015

Realityworks Inc. has introduced the RealCareer® Welding Solutions Weld Defects Kit for welding educators and trainers. The portable, lightweight kit contains 13 plastic, true-to-life models of common defects that can occur during welding. Educators can use the kit to inspect welds and...

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Two welding processes added to GMAW system

September 8, 2015

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has introduced the Continuum™ 350 industrial GMAW system. Providing 350 amps of power at 100 percent duty cycle, it is designed to offer exceptional arc starts and arc stability for welding on both thick and thin materials, the company reports. The...

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Wire feeder reaches 800 IPM

August 17, 2015

ESAB has introduced the Warrior® Feed 404 HD, a heavy-duty benchtop wire feeder designed to feed 0.030- to 0.09375-in. wire at speeds of 50 to 800 IPM in applications such as high-volume fabrication, structural steel fabrication, heavy fabrication, and shipbuilding. The wire feeder’s drive...

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