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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GTAW power unit features 20 levels of programming

March 8, 2016

Otto Arc Systems Inc. has introduced the OW-ARC 180 GTAW power supply, which uses both fusion and open-wire feeder heads and more than 20 levels of programming. Features including a 10-in. color screen, USB port, remote pendant, printer, fault detection, and water cooling system are integrated...

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Portable welding system offers mobility

February 17, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new SubArc portable welding system, a self-contained, ready-to-weld system that can be positioned and adapted to meet the needs of the application. Built to provide flexibility in SAW applications, including those found in pressure vessel, pipe...

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Orbital pipe welding systems feature autoprogramming

February 15, 2016

Magnatech’s Pipemaster power source models are used for multipass orbital pipe welding. The 515 model has a 150-amp output, and the 516 model either 200- or 400-amp output. They control weld head mechanical functions for torch rotation, wire feed, torch oscillation, arc voltage control, and...

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Full-line catalog highlights welding, cutting products

February 4, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has published its 2016 full-line catalog of welding and cutting products. The 116-page catalog provides specifications for and comparisons of GMAW machines, GTAW machines and torches, SMAW machines, metal cutting and engine-driven welding machines/generators, automation,...

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Hand-held unit monitors weld oxygen content

February 4, 2016

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® offers the PurgEye® 100 Weld Purge Monitor® to help obtain nonoxidized, zero-color welds by monitoring the oxygen content. The unit is suitable for use when purging with inert gas and when welding metals such as stainless steel, titanium, and nickel alloy, which...

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Welding system adds safety for job site, shop environments

January 26, 2016

Lincoln Electric has introduced the Flextec® 350X multiprocess welding power source for all DC wire, SMAW, and GTAW processes and gouging up to 3/16 in. Engineered for outdoor use and harsh environments, this IP23-rated welding machine features fully protected components. The unit uses...

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Welding machine/generator designed for high-output welding, gouging

January 11, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Big Blue® 600 Pro welding machine/generator. The 600-amp machine handles jobs that require high output for welding, gouging, and auxiliary power. This replacement for the Tier 4 Interim Big Blue 500 features a Kubota V2403 turbocharged four-cylinder,...

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Welding machine offers pulse GMAW

January 6, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Big Blue® 350 PipePro SF engine-driven welding machine/generator. It features FieldPro™ Smart Feeder compatibility for improved efficiency in field welding applications. The multiprocess system can run conventional SMAW, DC GTAW, FCAW, and GMAW....

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Robotic welding power source offers online integration

December 29, 2015

The new-edition Aristo® Mig 5000iR robotic welding power source from ESAB Welding & Cutting Products offers improved arc starts, enhanced arc stability, and an improved crater-fill function at weld stop, says the company. The 500-amp unit’s robot interface offers increased storage and...

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Welding power source data analysis system developed

December 28, 2015

Fronius has developed the WeldCube documentation and data analysis system. It can connect up to 50 power sources, enabling continuous data monitoring. The unit is based on an industrial PC with integrated software. It is compatible with all digital Fronius series, with the DeltaSpot resistance...

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Welding machine designed for high-output welding, gouging applications

December 24, 2015

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Big Blue 600 Pro welding machine/generator, featuring an EPA Tier 4 Final–compliant engine. The 600-amp machine is suitable for jobs requiring high output for welding, gouging, and auxiliary power. It uses a Kubota V2403 turbocharged four-cylinder...

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Online resource helps free welding instructors from curriculum development

December 17, 2015

Lincoln Electric has launched U/LINC™, a curriculum of lesson plans, videos, student handouts, assessment tests, and presentations designed to streamline the teaching experience and free welding school instructors from curriculum development. With more than 1,500 teaching assets and growing,...

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Multiprocess power source comes in standard, construction models

December 16, 2015

Lincoln Electric’s new Flextec® 350X is a multiprocess power source engineered for use outdoors and in harsh environments. The IP23-rated welding machine, which features fully protected components, is designed to run cool, even in high-temperature settings. The machine handles all wire, DC...

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Welding machine designed for pipe welding

December 16, 2015

The new Cross Country™ 300 engine-driven welding machine from Lincoln Electric is designed for cross-country or process piping welding. According to the company, the small-footprint machine is excellent for root, fill, and cap passes and designed for cellulosic or low-hydrogen stick...

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Multiprocess welding system provides industrial-quality arc in compact package

December 10, 2015

ESAB has introduced the Rebel™ EMP 215ic, a 120- to 230-V, CC/CV welding system that offers true multiprocess arc performance and portability. A sMIG (smart MIG) function enables users to begin GMAW with a stable arc by setting metal thickness and wire diameter. There is no need to enter...

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