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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Dual-operator welding generator features two CST 280 SMAW/GRAW inverters - TheFabricator.com

Dual-operator welding generator features two CST 280 SMAW/GRAW inverters

July 25, 2011

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new Big Blue® 450 Duo CST, a dual-operator diesel engine-driven welding generator that features two CST 280 SMAW/GTAW inverters and 12,000 W of continuous three-phase power in a single unit. Powered by Mitsubishi's S4L2 4-cylinder diesel engine,...

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Multiprocess welding machine offers pulsed GMAW capabilities - TheFabricator.com

Multiprocess welding machine offers pulsed GMAW capabilities

July 11, 2011

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the XMT® 450 MPa multiprocess welding machine, rated at 450 amps at 100 percent duty cycle. The inverter-based power source offers pulsed GMAW capabilities with up to 0.052- and 0.0625-in. wires when matched with 74 MPa Plus and AlumaFeed™...

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Portable DC welding machine delivers up to 200 amps for SMAW and GTAW

July 11, 2011

Thermadyne® offers the Thermal Arc® 201 TS portable welding machine that delivers 100 amps on standard 115-V circuits for SMAW and 150 amps for GTAW. When used on 208- to 230-V circuits, maximum output is 200 amps for either welding process. The unit's power and portability make it suitable for...

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Powered air-purifying respirator features NIOSH-approved HE filter - TheFabricator.com

Powered air-purifying respirator features NIOSH-approved HE filter

June 27, 2011

Kimberly-Clark Professional offers the new Jackson Safety brand R60 Airmax powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR). It features a NIOSH-approved HE filter that locks into place for particulate contaminants. According to the manufacturer, the PAPR can help provide protection in accordance with...

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Autodarkening welding helmet equipped with grind mode - TheFabricator.com

Autodarkening welding helmet equipped with grind mode

June 27, 2011

Weldmark® has introduced the 8VS9-13H autodarkening welding helmet. Its internal filter offers shades from 9 to 13, with customizable sensitivity and delay adjustments. It also is equipped with grind mode for visibility and safety. The helmet offers a 5-amp GTAW rating and features a...

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Stainless steel water coolers provide long-term cooling in GTAW, GMAW, and plasma cutting applications - TheFabricator.com

Stainless steel water coolers provide long-term cooling in GTAW, GMAW, and plasma cutting applications

June 27, 2011

Weldcraft offers six models of stainless steel water coolers, designed to provide consistent, long-term cooling in GTAW, GMAW, and plasma cutting applications. Each of the water coolers is available in 115- and 230-V models and operates on single-phase power. The 2500SS and 2502SS water coolers...

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Portable welding carriage designed to weld both sides of stiffener ribs or I-beams - TheFabricator.com

Portable welding carriage designed to weld both sides of stiffener ribs or I-beams

June 14, 2011

Koike Aronson's Wel-Twin is a heavy-duty, portable welding carriage designed to weld on both sides of a stiffener rib or I-beam up to 24 in. tall. Common uses are for shipbuilding, trailer building, and custom I-beam construction. The unit is attached magnetically from both sides of the plate...

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Welding gun flexible barrel bends from 180 degrees to beyond 90 degrees - TheFabricator.com

Welding gun flexible barrel bends from 180 degrees to beyond 90 degrees

June 14, 2011

MK Products has introduced a flexible barrel that bends from 180 degrees to beyond 90 degrees depending on the application. The Flex Barrel offers the ability to weld in difficult areas found in aluminum welding. It also can be used for hard-wire applications. The product is designed to fit...

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Semiautomatic GMAW gun liners now offered on additional guns - TheFabricator.com

Semiautomatic GMAW gun liners now offered on additional guns

May 31, 2011

Tregaskiss is making its QUICK LOAD™ liners standard on TOUGH GUN™ and TGX™ semiautomatic GMAW guns as of July 2011. The liners have been standard on all TOUGH GUN robotic and automatic GMAW guns since 2010. The liners are installed from the front end of the GMAW gun in less...

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Stainless steel electrode designed to handle food service welding applications - TheFabricator.com

Stainless steel electrode designed to handle food service welding applications

May 9, 2011

Arcos Industries LLC has introduced a bare-wire stainless steel electrode that resists corrosion and is designed to handle food service welding applications. Arcos 309LSi was developed with a higher silicon content to deliver smooth bead appearance and good wetting action. This wire provides...

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Welding machine updated with gas engine

May 2, 2011

Lincoln Electric has updated its Outback® 145 with a Kohler® 9.5-HP model CH395 OHC (overhead cam) gasoline engine. The welding machine is designed for contractors, maintenance crews, farmers, and ranchers, as well as for use on service trucks where portable DC SMAW and AC generator power are...

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Welding package designed for multiprocesses

April 18, 2011

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the MultiMaster® 300, an industrial ready-to-weld package for GMAW, DC GTAW, and SMAW. It is designed for general fabrication, civil construction, repair and maintenance, and pipe welding. Proprietary Super Switch™ technology features a...

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GTAW glove features glide patch - TheFabricator.com

GTAW glove features glide patch

April 18, 2011

John Tillman Co. has introduced the 1338 GTAW glove, made from abrasion-resistant top-grain goatskin. It features a glide patch that protects the side of the glove and eases movement when dragging a gun. The straight thumb aids gripping on the gun, while a reinforced thumb strap adds strength....

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Mobile GMAW systems suitable for medium-sized construction, various repair work - TheFabricator.com

Mobile GMAW systems suitable for medium-sized construction, various repair work

April 5, 2011

Kjellberg Finsterwalde offers the KJELLmig 180, 230, and K350 mobile GMAW units. They are designed for medium-sized steel construction companies and for use in vehicle repair work, agriculture, industry, and craft. Using argon or mixed gases, the units can weld unalloyed, low-alloyed, and...

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Welding nozzle rental program introduced

April 5, 2011

A new GMAW nozzle rental program has been introduced by WeldDaddy, a business unit of Secoa Technology. The Single & Tandem Annual Rental (STAR) program provides qualifying companies the option to rent self-cleaning PerfectArcs™ nozzles instead of buying them. A key component of the program...

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