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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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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Submerged arc flux designed for spiral pipe seam welding

June 9, 2009

Lincoln Electric has introduced Lincolnweld® SPX80 submerged arc flux, designed for ID and OD submerged arc spiral pipe seam welding. The flux features low-temperature impact properties, a smooth bead profile, self-peeling slag, high-speed welding capability, and H8 diffusible hydrogen...

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GMAW power sources designed to produce GTAW-like appearance

June 9, 2009

Thermal Arc® offers the PowerMaster® SP range of SmartMIG™, PulseMIG™, and TwinPulse® GMAW power sources. These fully digital, microprocessor-based machines offer precise weld control using intelligent pulsing and synergic wave design, the company reports.Simultaneous microprocessor control...

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330-amp welding torch handles extreme applications

June 9, 2009

Abicor Binzel has introduced the new Abi-Flux welding torch. Rated at 330 amps, the torch is suitable for extreme applications in pipeline construction, cladding, and rail-joint welding, as well as repair work.The torch is equipped with a quick-change, 360-degree-rotatable swan neck and a...

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Unicable's rotating power connection relieves stress

May 12, 2009

Tregaskiss has introduced the TOUGH GUN™ LSR (Low-Stress Robotic) unicable. It includes a rotating power connection that relieves stress caused by routine cable torsion and features a protective conduit to shield the cable components from harsh welding environments.The unicable has been...

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Aluminum filler metals meet AWS Specification A5.10

May 12, 2009

Hobart Brothers has added two new lines of aluminum solid welding wires and GTAW cut lengths to its McKay® brand of filler metals. The company joined in a strategic relationship with Maxal Aluminum to offer the new products.Smootharc™ 5356 is a magnesium-based alloy that provides good...

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Air compressor/generator/welding machine welds at up to 350 amps

May 12, 2009

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Trailblazer® 302 Air Pak™ gasoline engine-driven welding machine, generator, and air compressor. It is designed to serve as a self-contained power source that welds at up to 350 amps and provides 13,000 W of Accu-Rated™ generator power and...

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Portable DC welding machine comes with instructional setup/operation DVD

May 12, 2009

Thermal Arc offers the compact 95S packaged for SMAW and lift GTAW. The 10-lb. unit delivers 95 amps of power and comes with an instructional setup and operation DVD.The SMAW package includes an inverter welding power source, a Tweco® Weldskill®-style electrode holder with 10-ft. lead,...

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Sub-arc welding viewing system operates in high-temperature, EMI environments

April 14, 2009

The XVC-S from Xiris Automation Inc. is designed for viewing sub-arc welding processes. It provides the operator with a real-time view of the weld during welding; acts as a setup tool to position the welding torch before welding; and can be used to adjust the welding position or parameters.The...

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GMAW machine automatically selects wire feed speed, voltage

April 14, 2009

By integrating the exclusive Auto-Set™ feature into a GMAW machine, Miller Electric has created the Millermatic® 212 Auto-Set™. Auto-Set automatically selects wire feed speed and voltage after the operator inputs wire diameter and material thickness.The machine is equipped with...

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