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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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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Diesel welding machines designed for reduced fuel usage - TheFabricator.com

Diesel welding machines designed for reduced fuel usage

September 26, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. offers two new diesel welding machines/generators for multiprocess welding that comply with EPA Tier 4 Final emissions regulations. The Trailblazer® 325 is designed to extend run times by 55 percent, reduce fuel use by as much as 25 percent, and reduce noise by 40...

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Flux-cored electrode designed for stress-relieved applications - TheFabricator.com

Flux-cored electrode designed for stress-relieved applications

September 19, 2013

Select-Arc Inc. offers a gas-shielded, flux-cored electrode designed for welding carbon and certain low-alloy steels in applications in which excellent mechanical properties are required in both the as-welded and stress-relieved conditions. The 7000-SR is an all-position electrode with a low...

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Inverter welding machines' welding control processor operates at 20 nanoseconds

September 18, 2013

OTC-Daihen offers five new Welbee digital CV/CC inverter welding machines from a 350-amp basic model to a 500-amp models with advanced pulsed GMAW and ultralow spatter control technologies. All models have a USB port to transfer up to 100 stored programs from machine to machine, as well as optional...

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Welding coat is machine-washable - TheFabricator.com

Welding coat is machine-washable

September 12, 2013

Torch Wear has introduced what it says is the first truly washable welding coat. The Torch Wear® Utility II welding coat weighs less than 2 lbs., provides a thermal performance value (ATPV) of 12 cal./cm2, and is machine-washable in cold water. The abrasion-resistant coat repels sparks,...

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Fuel injection helps welding machine save fuel - TheFabricator.com

Fuel injection helps welding machine save fuel

September 5, 2013

Lincoln Electric has introduced the K3928-1 Ranger® 305 G EFI, which combines a multiprocess welding machine with a Kohler® 25-HP electronic-fuel-injection (EFI) engine. The new engine option helps the unit start in cold weather. A new option to the standard Ranger 305 G with a Kohler...

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GTAW power supply delivers multipurpose welding for tube, pipe - TheFabricator.com

GTAW power supply delivers multipurpose welding for tube, pipe

September 4, 2013

The Liburdi Group of Companies, Dimetrics® Division, has introduced the ORBITIG™ 240 GTAW power supply and control system. The lightweight, portable welding power supply employs PC-controlled, segmented schedule generation for flexible parameter control of the welding process. The new...

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MMA inverter power source withstands tough conditions - TheFabricator.com

MMA inverter power source withstands tough conditions

August 15, 2013

EWM Group offers the Pico 350 cel puls MMA inverter power source for GMAW CC and CV welding, as well as GTAW lift arc welding. The unit, which can be used in temperatures from -13 to 104 degrees F, can be used in tough conditions. It is impervious to dirt and water, making it suitable for...

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Gas pressure regulator maintains flow without pressure adjustments - TheFabricator.com

Gas pressure regulator maintains flow without pressure adjustments

August 12, 2013

Linde Gases has introduced the SMOOTHFLO™ gas pressure regulator. The single-stage regulator delivers performance similar to that of a multistage regulator, says the company. The regulator delivers continuous optimal flow throughout the day with three turns of the pressure-adjusting knob...

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