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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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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Trailing shields help prevent oxidation, discoloration when welding stainless steel, titanium, duplexes

September 9, 2009

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Ltd. offers trailing shields that can be fitted to torches to provide additional argon shielding during welding.Available for all makes of GTAW, GMAW, and plasma torches for manual or automatic welding, the shields help ensure that the hot weld zone is shielded with...

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Semiautomatic welding guns designed, tested for extreme-environment applications

August 11, 2009

Lincoln Electric has introduced a new line of Magnum® PRO semiautomatic welding guns. The 250, 350, 450, and 550 guns for GMAW, pulsed GMAW, and flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) processes are specifically designed and tested for extreme-environment welding applications.They are built for...

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Spot welding system features continuous process tape between electrodes, sheets

August 11, 2009

The DeltaSpot spot welding system from Fronius features a continuous process tape that runs between the electrodes and the sheets. This protects the electrodes; brings clean, fresh material to the contact points before each weld; and helps reduce total energy consumption.The flexible and totally...

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Nitrogen purging system eliminates oxide deposits during brazing

July 14, 2009

Western Enterprises has announced the availability of a system that uses nitrogen for purging oxygen from AC line sets to eliminate oxide deposits during the brazing process.This system, called the HVAC VN series, consists of a regulator with an integrated cylinder valve and a lightweight aluminum...

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Stainless steel electrodes weld high-strength steels

July 14, 2009

Arcos Industries LLC offers bare wire and covered stainless steel electrodes, designed for welding stainless steels to mild steels and for welding high-strength steels that are difficult to weld with ferritic electrodes.Both the bare wire (ER312) and covered (E312) products are suitable for welding...

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Weld backing tape suitable for up to 240 amps

July 14, 2009

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Ltd. has published a four-page leaflet about its Argweld® weld backing tape. Three different grades of tape are available for welding up to 240 amps.The tape is placed at the back side of a weld, eliminating the need to manufacture backing bars and manipulate them...

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7-axis welding robot offers improved torch access into tight places

July 14, 2009

Motoman has introduced the seven-axis VA1400 Versatile Arc welding robot. Located in the lower arm, the seventh (E) axis acts as an elbow, which helps improve torch access into tight places and allows the robot to reach both sides of a part. The robot is available in floor-, wall-, or...

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Mechanized pipe welding system requires less welder skill and effort

June 30, 2009

The Piper Bug Pipe Welding System from Bug-O Systems is a digitally controlled programmable welding travel carriage integrated with Lincoln Electric® Invertec® V350-PRO Power Source. The Piper Bug features a positive rack and pinion drive system and a digital control box in which all...

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