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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GMAW guns enhanced with new look, more flexibility

March 30, 2010

Tregaskiss has brought a new look and more flexibility to its line of TGX™ Semi-Automatic GMAW Guns—at no additional charge. Designed for light- to medium-duty welding applications, the following TGX guns are available: XL 400 amp, XL300 amp, XS 300 amp, XS 260 amp, and XS 180 amp....

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Flex-neck torches offer improved joint access

March 30, 2010

To help provide better joint access, Weldcraft offers several GTAW torches with flex-neck designs. The company's WP-9, WP-17 and WP-26 Series of air-cooled torches all feature an optional 'F' or flex-neck model (e.g. WP-17F) for welding applications with limited joint access and/or difficult joint...

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Water-cooled GMAW guns, consumables introduced

March 30, 2010

Bernard introduces its customizable W™-series water-cooled GMAW guns and new water-cooled Centerfire™ consumables to meet the wide ranging needs of high-amperage, water-cooled MIG applications. Featuring exceptional durability and hundreds of possible configurations, W-Guns offer users...

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Self-shielded flux-cored welding gun enhanced

March 30, 2010

Bernard Welding Equipment has announced improvements to its Dura-Flux self-shielded flux-cored welding gun. A variety of trigger guards, cable lengths, neck styles, and direct plugs allow users to customize the gun for their applications. The company now offers six different cable lengths ( 8 ft....

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Wire feeder/welding machine designed for GMAW, FCAW on mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum

March 23, 2010

Lincoln Electric has updated its POWER MIG® 216 wire feeder/welding machine line with the new 216 model for GMAW and FCAW on mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. The machine, which provides 30 to 250 amps, arrives spool gun-ready, allowing welders switch quickly to aluminum wire welding...

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Electric flux recovery unit mounts onto welding tractor

March 5, 2010

Weld Engineering Co. Inc. has released the ALT-2-C, an electric flux recovery unit that mounts directly onto Lincoln Electric's Cruiser™ welding tractor. The unit uses a 1.9-HP motor and patented self-cleaning dust and fines filter. Recovered flux is separated automatically, and new flux can...

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Autodarkening welding helmet has variable-shade filter

March 5, 2010

ArcOne® offers the Carrera™ lightweight, variable-shade, autodarkening welding helmet. The racing-style helmet features a variable-shade 1000FCF filter that includes shades 9 to 13, sensitivity, delay, and grind...

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Solar-powered autodarkening welding helmets built to handle demanding environments

March 5, 2010

Lincoln Electric has added a second series to its Viking™ autodarkening welding helmets. The existing 700G series and new 750S series helmets are solar-powered, lightweight, and built to handle demanding work environments, according to the manufacturer. The 700G series features a...

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DC power sources designed for mechanized SAW, GMAW

February 9, 2010

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the LAF DC power sources. The three-phase, fan-cooled DC welding power sources are designed for mechanized SAW or GMAW. They can be used in combination with the company's A2-A6 equipment and A2-A6 process controllers (PEK or PEI). All welding...

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Virtual welder training system developed

February 9, 2010

Fronius has developed Virtual Welding, a training tool that consists of a simulated torch and workpiece, a PC, and a screen. The arc and the weld seam are virtual creations. A magnetic tracking system converts hand movements into a virtual world displayed on a screen or 3-D glasses. An extra sensor...

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Hard hat respiratory system retrofits to welding helmets

February 8, 2010

ArcOne's® new Clean-Air Flow™ respiratory system with hard hat is the first of its kind allowing welders to retrofit any ArcOne welding helmet into a hard hat respiratory system, the company says. Available in different configurations, the system has been developed from the ground-up...

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Push-pull welding guns designed for aluminum fabrication, production welding environments

January 12, 2010

Lincoln Electric has introduced two push-pull welding gun models for aluminum fabrication and production welding environments.The Panther™ semiautomatic, gooseneck-style gun provides smooth wire feeding with dual-driven rolls for added pulling power without damaging the wire. It also features...

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SAW flux packaging for high-production applications introduced

January 12, 2010

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the BigBag for delivering flux for high-production SAW applications. The woven polypropylene bag, which has a polyethylene inlay to prevent moisture pickup, contains 2,200 lbs. of flux. Secondary protection also is provided by a foil wrap on each...

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Robotic-ready pipe welding, cutting system welds pipe root, changes on-the-fly to pulse spray GMAW

December 15, 2009

Lincoln Electric Automation has introduced the latest generation of its RoboPipe™ system for automated carbon steel, stainless steel, and duplex stainless steel pipe welding and fabricating.The system is driven by the Power Wave® 455M/STT® welding machine, rated to deliver 450 amps,...

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Portable inverter welding power sources suited to steel welding

December 15, 2009

Fronius has developed the TransSteel 3500 and TransSteel 5000 inverter welding power sources. According to the company, the units' intuitive functions and wire feed system are suited to steel welding. With their compact design and light weight, the power sources are portable.The central control...

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