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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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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SMAW/GTAW inverter line expanded

August 1, 2016

ESAB now offers an expanded line of single-phase SMAW/GTAW and AC/DC GTAW/SMAW inverters. Previously sold under the Thermal Arc and Tweco brands, the inverters now are labeled ET, ES, and Fabricator® series. The company also has introduced the ET 141i AC/DC, which it says is the first 120-V...

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Pipe welding system allows use of multiple torches

June 29, 2016

Otto Arc Systems offers a pipe welding system that offers optional GTAW/GMAW or GTAW/SAW with a flip of a switch, allowing the use of multiple torches. The system is equipped with a patented open headstock, allowing for optional weld flanges and elbows on each side, while adjustable rollers...

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Catalog highlights GMAW/GTAW equipment, accessories

June 27, 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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Welder/generator designed for critical repair and maintenance applications

June 15, 2016

The new Big Blue® 600 Air Pak welder/generator from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. is suitable for field-based work that requires single-operator power for welding, carbon-arc gouging, auxiliary power, or running an air compressor. This 600-amp machine, which features an EPA Tier 4 Final–compliant...

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Single-phase SMAW systems offered

May 25, 2016

Fronius has developed the TransPocket 150 and the TransPocket 180 single-phase SMAW systems. A digital resonance inverter helps ensure perfect weld properties in a variety of applications. Power factor correction technology helps make the compact systems energy efficient. The new models can use...

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Welding information management system monitors welds in real time

May 19, 2016

Miller Electric has introduced Insight Centerpoint™ welding information management system, which communicates in real time with an automated welding cell’s power supply and robotic welding arm via Ethernet. The software also can be applied to power supplies from other manufacturers with the...

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GTAW machine’s touch-start feature controls, identifies weld location

May 18, 2016

Amada Miyachi America Inc. has announced that its MAWA-300A pulsed micro GTAW machine now features a touch start feature that controls and identifies weld location. The unit is suitable for welding small coils and terminals, bus bars, and covered wires as found in the automotive, medical, battery,...

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Autodarkening helmets offer optical clarity in large viewing area

April 29, 2016

Weldcote Metals’ Ultraview and UltraviewPlus autodarkening helmets allow a wide range of colors to be viewable while in light mode, providing optical clarity in a large viewing area. Both helmets feature standard 4-1/2- by 5-1/4-in. cover lenses, four sensors, solar power with battery backup,...

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