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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Self-shielded flux-cored welding gun introduced

October 9, 2007

Bernard's Dura-Flux™ is the company's first self-shielded, flux-cored welding gun.The gun features a nonmetallic trigger that the company says absorbs less heat than metal triggers and is designed to increase operator comfort. The trigger is also made with a sealed microswitch to keep dust...

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GMAW machine has seven voltage taps

October 9, 2007

The 77-lb. Handler® 210 all-in-one GMAW machine from Hobart Welding Products has 25 to 210 amps of welding power in a 77-lb. package. It welds mild steel up to 3/8 in. and aluminum up to 1/4 in., yet provides low-end control that enables it to weld 24-ga. material without burn-through or excess...

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Welding curtain protects, enhances vision

October 9, 2007

The Spectra Orange See-Thru Curtain™ from Wilson Industries filters both welding arc images and all far UV radiation and blue light, while transmitting outside light into the welding booth to aid the welder's vision. The curtain also provides safety to surrounding areas.The company recommends...

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Console control displays welder's location in weld process

September 11, 2007

Thermatool Corp.'s HAZ Control Technology™ displays the combined effects of weld power, frequency, V length, impeder function, and wall thickness on the operator console. Designed to provide optimal HAZ, the control displays the welder's exact location in the weld process window.The control...

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Flux-cored wires suitable for less experienced welders

September 11, 2007

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the Dual Shield X series of flux-cored wires. The wires are designed to be more forgiving than traditional flux-cored wires and are suitable for less experienced welders, the company reports.The wires provide a range of operating parameters, high...

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Welding power supply works in both EN, EP modes

September 11, 2007

OTC Daihen Inc. has introduced the DL350 low-spatter, low-input-heat, digital inverter welding power supply. Designed for use with the Daihen AX series robots, the power supply welds in both EN and EP modes and comes standard with GMAW capability for materials as thin as 0.028 in. with gaps up to...

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Antispatter sprayer is refillable, rechargeable

August 7, 2007

The Wizard Shield™ metal-protectant spray can from ELCo Inc. is a refillable and rechargeable sprayer that applies the company's Blue Magic™ or Blue Chill™ welding antispatter solution.The heavy-duty spray can is easy to refill and recharges quickly using compressed air, the...

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Covered electrode welds nickel-copper alloys

August 7, 2007

Arcos Industries LLC offers 9N10, a covered electrode used primarily to weld nickel-copper alloys to themselves and to steel. It is also used for cladding steel joints with nickel-copper alloy and for surfacing steel with a nickel-copper weld metal.The electrode, designed to provide corrosion...

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GMAW work space system provides organization

August 7, 2007

The Bottle Bug from Western Fabricators is a storage system designed to help welders organize GMAW machines and surrounding work space.The laser-cut system, formed from 10-ga. steel, includes a regulator wrench and designated hook for bottle safety caps. The system is notched for gas hoses,...

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Autodarkening welding helmets have three arc sensors

July 24, 2007

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced two designs to its Performance Series™ line of autodarkening welding helmets.The Motorsports™ helmet features a competition yellow background with red and green tearaways and checkered-flag graphics on all sides. Fire Storm™, which...

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Flux-cored wires suitable for high-pressure steam, gas piping

July 10, 2007

Hobart Brothers Co. offers low-alloy, gas-shielded, flux-cored wires suitable for high-pressure steam and gas piping, boiler manufacturing, and certain casting applications.Designed for steels containing 1.25 percent chrome and 0.5 percent molybdenum, the TM-81B2 and TM-811B2 wires can be used...

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Water-cooled, air-cooled torches designed for confined, harsh environments

July 10, 2007

Weldcraft's WP-22 and WP-23 machine torches, available in 7-in. or 4-in. sizes, are designed for mechanized GTAW in confined and harsh environments.All four torch models have front or back tungsten loading and tightening, as well as a heavy-duty power cable. Optional gas lenses are...

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Protective welding sleeve introduced

June 12, 2007

Torch Wear® has introduced its X-Treme welding sleeve, featuring a three-layer design to provide protection.Applications for the sleeve include carbon-arc, sub-arc, spray-arc, and heavy-arc welding, as well as pipe and heavy GTAW and standard GMAW. The sleeve exceeds Hazard Risk Category 4...

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Covered electrode welds nickel-chromium-molybdenum alloys

June 12, 2007

Arcos Industries LLC offers Arcos 1N12, a high-nickel covered electrode used to weld nickel-chromium-molybdenum alloys to themselves and to steel. It is also suitable for welding 5 and 9 percent nickel steels for low-temperature service to themselves, to low alloys, and to stainless steel.The...

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Welding generator has optional stainless steel case

June 12, 2007

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. now offers an optional stainless steel case for its PRO 300 multiprocess welding generator.The case is designed to protect the generator's motor from adverse weather conditions and corrosive environments. According to the manufacturer, simulated tests of the case's...

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