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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Stainless steel electrodes suitable for surfacing, welding over gaps

November 11, 2008

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced two self-shielded, flux-cored stainless steel electrodes designed to weld stainless steels and for the cladding of carbon steels. The lower penetration of the wires makes them suitable for surfacing and for welding over gaps.SelectAlloy 308LTO-3 contains a nominal...

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Cladding system applies corrosion-resistant alloys to pipeline inner walls

November 11, 2008

The ARC-05P from ARC Specialties is a PLC, GTAW, vertical-bore cladding system that circumferentially overlays corrosion-resistant alloys to the inner wall of carbon steel pipeline. The end result is a pipeline with the strength of carbon steel to withstand the pressure of deep sea, and the...

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Torch series introduced

November 11, 2008

Victor Equipment Co. now offers a series of cutting, welding, and heating torches and outfits.The Performer® is the lightest outfit in the series and can weld from 1/32 in. to 1-1/4 in. and cut 1/8 in. to 6 in. The SuperRange® II is a medium-duty outfit suitable for cutting and heating with...

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Gooseneck system for GMAW guns facilitates quick style change

October 14, 2008

Tregaskiss now offers a QUICK LOAD™ gooseneck system for its curved-handle TOUGH GUN™ GMAW guns. The system allows welding operators to change gooseneck combinations quickly, minimizing downtime and providing the exact angle for specific welding applications, states the manufacturer....

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GTAW torch withstands high-amperage applications without overheating

October 14, 2008

Weldcraft's WP-12 water-cooled GTAW torch is designed to withstand high-amperage applications without overheating, minimize downtime, and improve operator comfort. It is rated at 500 amps at 100 percent duty cycle for DC GTAW.The torch features 100 percent copper construction to help ensure maximum...

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Reconditioning system for welding gas cylinders removes contaminants

October 14, 2008

Viking Blast & Wash Systems' welding gas cylinder reconditioning system, the GC440, removes rust, enamel paint, and other surface contaminants from gas cylinders ranging in size from 12 in. dia. to an SSPC-SP6 surface finish on a continuous-flow basis.In an 8-hour day, the system can clean...

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Portable weld curtain sets up, breaks down in seconds

October 14, 2008

A & A Mfg. has released a new portable weld curtain. The curtain sets up and breaks down in seconds, according to the company, and can be transported to new workstations with its roller wheels.When extended, maximum height is 72.0 in. Width is 74.5 in. When retracted, the curtain stands only 4 in....

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Industrial chairs ergonomically designed for welders

October 14, 2008

Synetik Design Inc. has developed a line of ergonomic seating products for welders.The company's patented Stag4 and Flex chairs are designed to provide a safe, comfortable position while...

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Hardsurfacing wires are impact, abrasion resistant

September 16, 2008

Designed to provide impact and abrasion resistance, Hobart Brothers McKay® VertiWear® 600 and VertiWear® AP hardsurfacing wires help increase part life, prevent excessive equipment wear, and reduce the need for extra parts inventory, the company states.The 600 wires are suitable for...

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Arc welding technology to be showcased at FABTECH

September 16, 2008

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. offers a variety of equipment for arc welding that will be on display at the 2008 FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show.The PipePro system, suitable for field and shop fabrication, features the company's RMD (Regulated Metal Deposition) process, a precisely controlled...

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Power sources, components optimized for sub-arc process

September 16, 2008

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced two Sub Arc DC Series power sources; the heavy-duty, four-wheel-drive Sub Arc Tractor; and complete sub-arc system components.The Sub Arc DC 650 (650 amps at 100 percent duty cycle) and Sub Arc DC 1000 (1,000 amps at 100 percent duty cycle) are the company's...

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High-deposition welding guns feature durable, heat-resistant handle with rubberized grip

September 16, 2008

Bernard offers its HD Q and S-Guns designed for high-deposition welding. The welding guns feature a durable and heat-resistant handle with a rubberized grip for maneuverability. They also have an armor-protected locking trigger with an optional dual-schedule switch.The guns use Stay-Tite technology...

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Digital FCAW orbital pipe welding system uses push-pull system for positive feeding

September 16, 2008

A new Pipeliner model from Magnatech uses a push-pull system for positive feeding. The 30-lb. standard wire spool helps lower consumable cost, according to the manufacturer. The head welds pipes from 6 in. to 60 in.The system allows contractors to use standard 30-degree V bevels to help eliminate...

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Arc welding robot has dresspack routed inside upper arm

September 3, 2008

ABB's IRB 1600ID (integrated dressing), robot has its dresspack routed inside the robot's upper arm, which makes it suitable for arc welding.The dresspack carries all the media necessary for arc welding, including power, welding wire, shielding gas, and pressure air.On conventional robots, the...

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Bare, covered electrodes meet military, nuclear application specifications

August 12, 2008

Arcos Industries LLC manufactures a line of bare and covered welding electrodes. The company's range of consumables includes high-alloy, stainless steel, and nickel-alloy electrodes.The welding wires help deliver good slag release; wetting action; weld profile characteristics; and a smooth, stable...

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