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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Three-in-one welding machine handles light-duty projects - TheFabricator.com

Three-in-one welding machine handles light-duty projects

December 6, 2013

Victor Technologies™ has introduced the Tweco® Fabricator® 141i three-in-one welding machine, a multiprocess unit that runs off 115-V household power. It offers 10 to 140 amps of power for GMAW and lift GTAW and 90 amps for SMAW, making it suitable for light-duty welding projects...

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Straight oxyfuel cutting torch handle designed for comfort, durability - TheFabricator.com

Straight oxyfuel cutting torch handle designed for comfort, durability

December 6, 2013

Victor Technologies™ has introduced the Victor® ST400 straight torch. It incorporates the patented Victor 400 series contoured handle, which uses Zamak high-strength, engineered, zinc-aluminum alloy to resist deformation, and features an ergonomic shape to help improve operator...

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Welding robot offers improved welding speed - TheFabricator.com

Welding robot offers improved welding speed

December 4, 2013

Yaskawa Motoman offers the new 6-axis MA1440 arc welding robot, which features a 6-kg payload. The wrist hole is 23 percent larger than the MA1400 model, and the robot is up to 15 percent faster. A new contoured arm structure reduces interference by enlarging the close-range motion area of the...

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Monitoring tool captures real-time arc-on, deposition, and welding output info - TheFabricator.com

Monitoring tool captures real-time arc-on, deposition, and welding output info

November 26, 2013

A new Internet-based industrial welding information management system from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. provides real-time data from the weld cell. Insight Core™ automatically collects and reports arc-on time, arc starts, and quality performance based on amperage and voltage. The system is...

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Welding system module allows welding process customization - TheFabricator.com

Welding system module allows welding process customization

November 18, 2013

The Lincoln Electric Co. has introduced the Power Wave® Advanced module with AC welding capability to run aluminum processes. The welding system module performs several processes: SMAW, GMAW, pulsed GMAW, GTAW, and Surface Tension Transfer® (STT®). STT is a controlled GMAW...

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GTAW torch redesigned - TheFabricator.com

GTAW torch redesigned

November 18, 2013

Parweld's new Eco-Grip GTAW torch features an ergonomic handle, replacing the previous barrel style. A new finger location has been added to the base of the handle to offer greater comfort at the bottom and top of the torch. An integrated ball joint has been added to help improve flexibility...

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Gas blender mixes shielding gases on-site - TheFabricator.com

Gas blender mixes shielding gases on-site

November 12, 2013

CONCOA has introduced a new blender that enables users to create precise custom-blended gas mixtures on-site for industrial GTAW and GMAW applications. Designed to eliminate cylinder handling, the BlendMaster&rade; 657 series provides 0 to 25 percent blend adjustability for two-component...

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Ethernet interface updated for digital power sources - TheFabricator.com

Ethernet interface updated for digital power sources

November 7, 2013

Yaskawa Motoman offers a digital interface for Miller Electric Mfg. Co.'s new Auto-Axcess® E series digital power sources. The Ethernet interface allows control of weld data monitoring parameters through the Insight Centerpoint™ application. The robot program communicates the part...

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Entry-level welding helmet weighs 18.6 oz. - TheFabricator.com

Entry-level welding helmet weighs 18.6 oz.

October 30, 2013

The new, lightweight VIKING™ 1740 series auto-darkening welding helmet is available from Lincoln Electric. Weighing 18.6 oz., the entry-level helmet series features solar power with battery assist, eliminating the need for an on/off switch. A continuously variable, internal, 9-13 shade...

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Gas mixer delivers 44,617-SCFH flow rate - TheFabricator.com

Gas mixer delivers 44,617-SCFH flow rate

October 28, 2013

Witt has introduced the MG1000, a gas mixer with a flow rate of up to 44,617 SCFH. The new system generates a mixture from two noncorrosive, nontoxic gases; an EEx version is available for flammable gases. Covering mix percentages of 0 to 100 percent, any concentration can be mixed and...

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GTAW torch line introduced - TheFabricator.com

GTAW torch line introduced

October 16, 2013

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced TXH™ GTAW torches, designed for use with GTAW machines that have an OKC connection, including ESAB Caddy® Arc; Caddy® Tig; and Heliarc® 281i, 283i, and 353i models. Remote versions operate with CAN-bus-controlled machines....

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Push/pull welding torches available in gas-cooled, water-cooled models - TheFabricator.com

Push/pull welding torches available in gas-cooled, water-cooled models

October 9, 2013

TBi Industries GmbH offers PP-TX push/pull welding torches. They offer up to 500 amps with 100 percent duty cycle and a maximum cable length of 39.37 ft. One gas-cooled and two water-cooled models are available. The torches are supplied with a standard PCB that enables quick connection to the...

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Vertical rolling, welding equipment aids tank manufacturing - TheFabricator.com

Vertical rolling, welding equipment aids tank manufacturing

October 8, 2013

Carell Corp. offers Imcar vertical bending and welding equipment for tank manufacturing. The semiautomatic vertical systems combine economy of motion, reduced material handling, optimization of space, and multitasking capabilities, the company reports. Coil stock is fed vertically into the...

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GMAW platform captures increased arc information - TheFabricator.com

GMAW platform captures increased arc information

October 8, 2013

Fronius offers the TPS/i modular GMAW appliance platform. According to the manufacturer, the platform provides a stable arc, low spatter, and high efficiency and penetration. The process control system is about 2,000 times faster than in the previous-generation platform, the company says,...

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Auto-darkening welding helmet features four welding arc sensors - TheFabricator.com

Auto-darkening welding helmet features four welding arc sensors

October 1, 2013

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products now offers the new Warrior™ Tech 9-13 auto-darkening welding helmet for use in all welding applications. The lightweight helmet protects the wearer from UV/IR radiation, heat, and spatter. Four welding arc sensors in the lens provide high response...

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