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 glove resists cuts -

SMAW glove resists cuts

July 8, 2013

John Tillman Co. has introduced a cut-resistant SMAW glove. The 1080K features side-split cowhide with a cotton/foam lining for moisture absorption and heat protection. An additional Kevlar® palm lining provides cut protection and meets ANSI cut resistance level 2. Kevlar stitching and...

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Welding cables, cords offered

June 18, 2013

Matheson has expanded its Select® line of welding products to include premium-quality welding cables and assemblies, extension cords, and jumper cables. They are available in bulk spooled lengths of 250 and 500 ft. The weld assemblies are precut, shrink-wrapped, and ready to use. Available in a...

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Portable gas analyzer allows inlet pressures up to 10 bar

June 6, 2013

Witt has introduced the Oxybaby P, a hand-held, portable analyzer that determines the oxygen and CO2 gas levels in a pressurized supply line. An ultracompact pressure regulator integrated in the newest version of the analyzer allows for inlet pressures up to 10 bar. The unit determines the...

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Robotic torches work in single-arc, tandem applications

June 3, 2013

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the Aristo® RT line of robotic torches, designed for single-arc and tandem applications. The torches work with three different product setups: standard (external cable), hollow wrist helix (rotation ±220 degrees), and hollow wrist...

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Hard-hat head assembly added to respirators -

Hard-hat head assembly added to respirators

May 16, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has added a hard hat option to its current powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) line. The hard hat is paired with Titanium Series™ auto-darkening welding helmets, which feature InfoTrack™ digital lens technology. The respirators protect against hazardous...

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Wire feed system offered -

Wire feed system offered

May 9, 2013

Fronius offers the PowerLiner wire feed system for all standard wire types with a diameter of 0.02 to 0.06 in. The wire electrode is guided by rollers set at an angle of 90 degrees. Seventy-six rollers are used for each yard of wire feeding hose, promoting rolling friction rather than slip...

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Welding helmet shape helps keep wearer cooler

May 9, 2013

Save Phace has introduced the Extreme Face Protector (EFP) Gen Y series of welding helmets, offering welding, grinding, and splash protection. The helmets offer an adjustable 4/9-13 auto-darkening filter with grind mode integrated into a 180-degree viewing lens. The face-forming design helps the...

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Welding machines provide GTAW, SMAW -

Welding machines provide GTAW, SMAW

May 1, 2013

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced Heliarc® AC/DC GTAW and SMAW machines. Three new GTAW models are offered: the 281i, a 280-amp unit for single-phase 230 connections; the 283i, a 280-amp unit for three-phase 460 connections; and the 353i, a 350-amp, three-phase 460 unit for...

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Tungsten electrodes available for mechanized, robotic GTAW -

Tungsten electrodes available for mechanized, robotic GTAW

April 23, 2013

Tri-Mix (color code chartreuse) and 2 percent lanthanated (color code blue) tungsten electrodes are available from CK Worldwide. The Tri-Mix nonradioactive electrodes (A5.12M/A5.12:2009-AWS Class EWG) can be used in both AC and DC GTAW applications. Comprising 98.34 percent tungsten, 1.5...

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Welding training device allows for testing 18-in. joints

April 22, 2013

RealWeld Systems Inc. has announced that its patent-pending RealWeld Trainer™ system will support welding of 18-in. joints, which meets or exceeds the test requirements of the AWS B2 specification for plate welding. The system, designed for a welding booth, can be used while under the hood with...

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Portable calibration unit extends servicing capabilities to equipment owners -

Portable calibration unit extends servicing capabilities to equipment owners

April 22, 2013

Swagelok Co. has introduced the Swagelok® M200 portable calibration unit, designed to provide on-site orbital welding power supply maintenance. The unit allows for immediate calibration of a Swagelok welding system M200 power supply. Portable calibration helps minimize downtime, which is...

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Antispatter, cooling fluids introduced for welding applications

April 1, 2013

Thermacut has introduced three new welding chemical products: a heavy-duty antispatter and two glycol-based cooling fluids. The nonflammable, solvent-based antispatter evaporates quickly to provide an effective surface coating. By preventing spatter buildup in welding applications, the antispatter...

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Compact wire feeder allows for mobility during welding

March 13, 2013

Fronius has introduced the VR 5000 Case briefcase-format wire feeder. The portable unit has been developed for use in dusty, damp, and salty environments. Used in combination with TransSteel GMAW power sources designed for separate wire feed units, it gives welders a coordinated system for...

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Welding brushes designed for different base metals, applications -

Welding brushes designed for different base metals, applications

March 6, 2013

Lincoln Electric offers the Radius™ line of welding brushes, designed for cleaning base material before welding starts and between each pass. The line contains several models, organized by base material. The stainless steel brush has steel-wire bristles and comes in three sizes: a small,...

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Orbital welding system captures welding information for reporting -

Orbital welding system captures welding information for reporting

February 27, 2013

The APEX™ 2100 orbital GTAW system is available from Lincoln Electric. Housed in a modular cabinet, the system integrates a welding power source, controller, water cooler, and accessories required to drive the orbital weld head and pipe clamping system. The system monitors, adjusts, and...

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