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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Welding machine delivers 520 amps with Tier 4 final engine

February 11, 2015

Lincoln Electric has introduced the Vantage® 520 SD engine-driven welding machine/generator, equipped with a Tier 4 final- (T4F-) compliant engine that meets all new EPA diesel fuel emission standards. The unit is designed to handle SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, pipe welding, FCAW, and arc gouging. New...

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GMAW system made for piping applications

February 5, 2015

The Lincoln Electric Co. has introduced an orbital GMAW system suitable for industries such as pipeline, construction, and process piping. The system is driven by the APEX® 3000 mechanized controller and pairs with the HELIX® M85 weld head and track ring. Each component in the system can...

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AC/DC inverter offers modes for GTAW, MMA welding

February 5, 2015

The new Parweld 320A XTI 353 AC/DC inverter is a lightweight, portable machine for production applications. The unit can be used in both AC and DC modes for GTAW or MMA welding. Square-wave AC output and power pulsing help maximize productivity and reduce heat input, the company reports. The AC...

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Welding equipment catalog updated

January 28, 2015

Lincoln Electric’s 2015 equipment catalog details its GMAW, GTAW, and multiprocess welding equipment, as well as plasma cutting systems, welding automation, fume control systems, training products, orbital welding systems, accessories, and welding gear. The catalog has been released in print,...

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Welding systems provide remote control of power source

January 19, 2015

The new multiprocess XMT® ArcReach™ systems from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. allow welding operators to set voltage at the weld joint without the use of control cables. This capability minimizes unnecessary trips to the power source. Voltage control at the weld joint also helps minimize operator...

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Microwelding machine offers seam welding mode

January 14, 2015

Sunstone Eng. has unveiled the Orion 200i2 micropulse arc welding machine. The all-in-one head contains the welding unit and touchscreen user interface, mounted on a single-point-attached articulating swing arm. Features include an all-in-one arm-mounted welding unit; welding waveforms that...

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GMAW system introduced

January 6, 2015

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Continuum™ 500 industrial GMAW system. According to the company, the machine offers improved arc starts and stable arc performance for welding on thick or thin metals. The modular system, which features user-friendly controls, provides 500 amps of...

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Compact power source meets output requirements from power-intensive to precise

December 15, 2014

Designed to withstand harsh environments, the new Dimension™ 650 multiprocess welding machine from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. combines durability, output, efficiency, and capability in a small, easy-to-handle package, says the manufacturer. It provides power-intensive output for heavy welding and...

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Sequencing system offers welding operators step-by-step instructions

December 12, 2014

The Weld Sequencer from Lincoln Electric allows welders to view each weld in the operational sequence pictorially and log results automatically. The welding power source parameters, such as voltage, wire feed speed, and waveform mode, are set for each discrete weld. The software includes...

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Remote amperage control works with constant-current GTAW power sources

December 8, 2014

CK Worldwide offers the SGACV Steady Grip™ remote amperage control. With its removable or adjustable pistol grip-style handle, the unit allows trigger-finger control of the GTAW process. The control can be used with most CC GTAW power sources and provides machine contactor on/off, gas...

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Portable wire feeder withstands extreme abuse

December 3, 2014

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products offers the new MobileFeed 201AVS, a suitcase-style portable wire feeder. The machine is designed to provide even, secure wire feeding for smooth operation in a variety of industrial welding applications. Weighing less than 30 lbs., the compact unit is designed to fit...

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Multiprocess inverters designed for extreme-use applications

December 2, 2014

Tweco®, an ESAB brand, has introduced the ArcMaster® 401MST (GMAW/SMAW/lift GTAW) and ArcMaster 401S (SMAW/lift GTAW) power sources for on-site and portable welding applications. The units have a 10- to 400-amp output. At 16.5 by 8.3 by 17.7 in., they weight 54 and 46 lbs., respectively....

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Multiprocess welding machine comes with optional portable wire feeder

December 1, 2014

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced Warrior™ 400i Multi-Voltage, a multiprocess welding machine with 230-V, three-phase or 460-V, three-phase power. Designed for GMAW, FCAW, SMAW, and GTAW, as well as arc gouging, the unit can be equipped with the new MobileFeed 201AVS wire feeder....

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Compact multiprocess welding machine is portable

November 6, 2014

The Power MIG 210 MP from Lincoln Electric is a multiprocess welding machine that performs GMAW, as well as DC SMAW, DC GTAW, and self-shield FCAW. Push-and-turn digital controls and a color display screen simplify setup and operation, while the all-metal wire drive and sheet metal construction...

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Live welding guidance system helps welders establish proper technique

October 8, 2014

Realityworks® Inc. has introduced the guideWELD™ LIVE welding guidance system to its line of Real Career® welding products. The system takes the step from simulation to real life, providing live welding guidance to help users establish proper position and technique while welding. The system...

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