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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Ultrasonic welding machine splices wire bundles with one pulse - TheFabricator.com

Ultrasonic welding machine splices wire bundles with one pulse

July 18, 2012

Sonobond Ultrasonics offers the Dual Head SpliceRite™ ultrasonic wire splicer. It accommodates large wire bundles with one pulse, handling stranded copper wire bundles with cross sections of 1.89 to 3.94 sq. in. It also handles lightly tinned or oxidized wires up to 2.36 sq. in. without...

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Multiprocess welding system uses 115- or 208-/230-VAC input

July 18, 2012

Victor Technologies has introduced the Fabricator® 211i, a fully integrated GMAW/SMAW/GTAW inverter welding system. The 57.3-lb. unit uses either 115- or 208-/230-VAC, single-phase primary power, 50 or 60 Hz. It delivers 5 to 150 amps on 115 VAC and 5 to 210 amps on 230 VAC. Voltages are switched...

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Updates released to welding headgear, digital controls - TheFabricator.com

Updates released to welding headgear, digital controls

July 17, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced new digital controls and new headgear for its Arc Armor® Digital Elite™, Digital Performance™, and Digital Pro-Hobby™ series auto-darkening welding helmets. The company also has introduced welding helmets with two female-inspired...

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Two-stage regulators keep gas delivery consistent - TheFabricator.com

Two-stage regulators keep gas delivery consistent

June 26, 2012

Victor Technologies has introduced Victor® Professional EST4 EDGE™ series two-stage gas regulators for acetylene, oxygen, inert gases, CO2, methane, and hydrogen. The regulators feature an efficient internal flow path to help improve consistency from full to empty cylinder. They...

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Gas apparatus products updated - TheFabricator.com

Gas apparatus products updated

June 21, 2012

ESAB's Global Center of Excellence for Gas Apparatus has introduced an updated line of Purox Elite and Oxweld Elite series gas apparatus products. The product lines include welding handles, cutting attachments, hand cutting torches, regulators, and complete...

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Welding helmets include arc-on time tracking - TheFabricator.com

Welding helmets include arc-on time tracking

May 21, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced its newly redesigned Arc Armor® Titanium Series™ welding helmets for heavy-use and high-amperage applications. They feature InfoTrack™ technology, which allows the operator to track arc-on time and set alarms and timers via a digital clock....

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Portable welding system offers GMAW, SMAW, GTAW in one package - TheFabricator.com

Portable welding system offers GMAW, SMAW, GTAW in one package

May 16, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new Multimatic™ 200, an all-in-one, compact, portable, multiprocess welding power source that performs GMAW, SMAW, and GTAW. The new Auto-Set™ Elite feature allows operators to set weld parameters based on material type and thickness, as...

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Production monitoring software delivers weld performance information anywhere

May 9, 2012

Lincoln Electric's CheckPoint™ production monitoring software enables users to obtain performance information on their Lincoln Electric welding machines and operations wherever they are, from any computer and almost any mobile device, without the need to install, purchase, or maintain specialized...

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Rolling tote kit organizes soldering, brazing tools - TheFabricator.com

Rolling tote kit organizes soldering, brazing tools

May 1, 2012

The TurboTorch® TDLX roller-mounted tote kit from Thermadyne features a telescopic pull handle that allows users to roll a bag carrying a 50-lb. acetylene B tank. Its multiple pockets are designed to hold all equipment necessary for soldering and brazing, including brazing rods, solder rolls,...

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Welding helmet's filter shade changes with flip of a switch - TheFabricator.com

Welding helmet's filter shade changes with flip of a switch

April 25, 2012

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products offers the Aristo® Tech 5-13 welding helmet with variable-shade autodarkening filter (ADF) lens technology for professional welders. The helmet has a variable 5-13 digital control for adjustment of shade level, sensitivity, and delay. Its Quick Set™...

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Antispatter compound protects surfaces from welding spatter buildup

April 16, 2012

Pico Chemical Corp. has introduced Pico Weld Kote HD, an environmentally friendly, water-based antispatter compound that protects metallic work surfaces, welding gun nozzles, tips, jigs, and fixtures from hot welding spatter buildup. The oil-free concentrate is applied by spray, brush, swab, or...

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Pipe-to-pipe weld heads available in three models - TheFabricator.com

Pipe-to-pipe weld heads available in three models

April 9, 2012

Model OP modular pipe-to-pipe weld heads are available from Orbitalum Tools GmbH. The compact units perform automated orbital GTAW with filler wire on unalloyed, low-alloy, and high-alloy pipes and their black-and-white connections. With their small modules (base machine, head module, and cold...

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Noncorrosive antispatter is readily biodegradable - TheFabricator.com

Noncorrosive antispatter is readily biodegradable

April 5, 2012

Sunshine Makers Inc. has introduced Simple Green® antispatter. Nonflammable, noncorrosive, nonhazardous, and readily biodegradable, the solvent-free spatter-release product is safe for use around welded surfaces being prepared for painting and plating. It contains no silicon and is safe for...

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Welding gloves designed for specific welding applications - TheFabricator.com

Welding gloves designed for specific welding applications

March 22, 2012

The IRONCAT® line of welding gloves from West Chester Holdings is designed for the heat shielding, dexterity, and protection requirements of SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW applications. The SMAW gloves feature thick materials to withstand high heat. The 14-in. length provides forearm coverage, while...

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Re-engineered welding machines use less fuel - TheFabricator.com

Re-engineered welding machines use less fuel

March 21, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has re-engineered its Bobcat™ line of engine-driven welding machines. The new design reduces sound by as much as 33 percent, the company reports. The machine is up to 5 in. shorter and 55 lbs. lighter, depending on the model. The electronic fuel injection option...

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