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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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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Cleaning station designed for hand-held GMAW guns

December 7, 2009

Arndt Enterprise Ltd. has introduced the HRP-3V nozzle cleaning station, designed for welding shops using hand-held GMAW guns. The system can be used with any GMAW gun brand and all sizes of nozzles and contact tips.The station with pneumatic reamer is designed to reduce operator downtime. When...

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Self-cleaning treatment enhances welding nozzle life

November 10, 2009

Secoa Technology has introduced a treatment process that transforms customers' current welding nozzles into PerfectArcs™ self-cleaning weld nozzles. The nozzles are suitable for almost any manual or robotic GMAW process, including operations using tandem and/or custom weld nozzles. The...

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Backing tape for pipeline joints permits arc welding up to 240 amps

November 10, 2009

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Ltd. has published a four-page leaflet about weld backing tape for pipes and pipelines. Weld backing tape is used to allow pipeline welding from one side only, producing a smooth, flat, slag-free weld on the back side, the company reports.The literature shows three...

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Welding simulator provides real-time technique feedback

November 10, 2009

Lincoln Electric has developed a new way to teach welding techniques through a virtual welding system called VRTEX™ 360. The system incorporates technology Lincoln recently acquired from VRSim Inc., an East Hartford, Conn.-based developer of training software and graphic simulation for...

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Lightweight welding helmets feature enhanced field of vision

November 10, 2009

Fronius offers the Vizor 3000 welding helmets in Standard, Plus, and Professional styles, along with corresponding Air models. The field of vision has been increased by 33 percent over the previous Vizor 1000 welding helmet, while the weight has been decreased by 15 percent.On all models, the cover...

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AC/DC welding power source produces GTAW, SMAW welds in various materials

October 13, 2009

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the CaddyTig 2200i AC/DC power source, designed to produce GTAW and SMAW welds in a variety of materials. The compact power source features advanced inverter technology and an impact-resistant, lightweight polymer and aluminum casing.The unit's control...

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