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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Power sources, inverter introduced - TheFabricator.com

Power sources, inverter introduced

March 19, 2012

Kjellberg Finsterwalde Schweißtechnik und Verschleißschutzsysteme GmbH has introduced three new products. The PULS 400 pulsed power source is designed for industrial use from light to heavy. It offers both GMAW and E-manual welding, making it suitable for the automotive,...

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Water-cooled GTAW torch designed to reduce overheating - TheFabricator.com

Water-cooled GTAW torch designed to reduce overheating

March 19, 2012

Weldcraft has introduced the WP-280 water-cooled GTAW torch, designed with Super Cool™ technology to reduce downtime caused by overheating. The torch body includes an antirotation feature to prevent handle movement during welding. The Tri-Flex™ hose and cable assembly is designed to...

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Arc welding reel handles cable current to 400 amps

March 15, 2012

Hannay Reels' AWCR heavy-duty arc welding reel is designed to handle cable current up to 400 amps. It is equipped with a rotary electrical device ready to use with any unwound cable length. The chain-and-sprocket drive is powered by a compressed-air motor and operates a standard auxiliary rewind....

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Auto-darkening welding helmet can be used in weld, grind mode - TheFabricator.com

Auto-darkening welding helmet can be used in weld, grind mode

March 6, 2012

The new Tweco® WeldSkill® auto-darkening welding helmet from Thermadyne Industries Inc. features four sensors and can be used in both weld mode and grind mode. The 16-oz., solar-powered helmet has a 3.86- by 1.69-in. viewing area that darkens even for GTAW at 5 amps. The helmet darkens in 33...

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Semiautomatic wire feeder designed for shipbuilding, offshore, construction, pipe welding applications - TheFabricator.com

Semiautomatic wire feeder designed for shipbuilding, offshore, construction, pipe welding applications

January 23, 2012

Designed for use in shipbuilding, offshore, construction, or pipe welding operations, the Activ8™ modular wire feeder from Lincoln Electric is small enough to fit through ship manways and light enough to carry around the site. The 27-lb., portable wire feeder can feed self-shielded FCAW...

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SAW power source allows switching between AC, DC without stopping welding process

December 20, 2011

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the Aristo 1000 AC/DC power source for SAW. The inverter power source, which can be connected to three-phase input voltage supply (from 380 to 575 V at 50 or 60 Hz), uses patent-pending technologies to deliver high-quality welding with low power...

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GMAW process extends travel speeds beyond the limits of normal spray arc welding - TheFabricator.com

GMAW process extends travel speeds beyond the limits of normal spray arc welding

November 27, 2011

ESAB Welding and Cutting Products has introduced Swift Arc Transfer (SAT™), a GMAW process that uses OK AristoRod™ noncopper-coated wires at travel speeds beyond the limits of normal spray arc welding. During GMAW the arc follows a natural sequence of short arc, mixed arc, spray...

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Darkening welding filter developed with welder feedback - TheFabricator.com

Darkening welding filter developed with welder feedback

October 3, 2011

ArcOne offers the iDF™ Intelligent-Darkening-Filter, developed with feedback from welders. Features include standard and auto-variable shade adjustment of 3/5-14, special GTAW mode with upslope and downslope control, and eight unique memory settings to customize each helmet. The filter...

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Autodarkening welding helmets feature LCD optics - TheFabricator.com

Autodarkening welding helmets feature LCD optics

September 19, 2011

The new VIKING™ 3350 series autodarkening welding helmets from Lincoln Electric feature LCD optics for a clear, natural view in varied ambient light settings. The solar-powered helmets, augmented with a user-replaceable lithium battery, have a 3.34-in.-high viewing area in a U.S.-standard...

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Welding outfits cut material up to 8 in., weld material up to 3 in. - TheFabricator.com

Welding outfits cut material up to 8 in., weld material up to 3 in.

September 8, 2011

Thermadyne® Industries' Victor® brand offers newly configured Journeyman® Select outfits that come standard with ESS4 Edge series regulators and environmentally friendly packaging. In addition to the regulators, the outfits also include the 2460 cutting attachment and the 315 FC torch handle...

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Electronic welding helmet switches from clear to dark in 0.0005 seconds - TheFabricator.com

Electronic welding helmet switches from clear to dark in 0.0005 seconds

August 29, 2011

Linde Gases, a division of the Linde Group, has announced the introduction of the OHE350 electronic welding helmet, constructed for use in arc welding to protect welders in the construction, manufacturing, and engineering sectors. The high-speed electronic darkening filter lens, which offers...

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Compact three-in-one welding system delivers up to 180 amps of welding output power - TheFabricator.com

Compact three-in-one welding system delivers up to 180 amps of welding output power

August 23, 2011

Thermal Arc®, a Thermadyne® brand, offers the first in a series of three-in-one multiprocess, fully integrated, portable welding systems for GMAW, SMAW, and GTAW applications. The Fabricator® 181i system delivers up to 180 amps of welding output power from a 33-lb., compact system. Standard...

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Orbital welding machine interface requires minimal operator training - TheFabricator.com

Orbital welding machine interface requires minimal operator training

August 15, 2011

Magnatech's Tubemaster 517 orbital welding machine integrates a controller and orbital head with standard GTAW power supplies. An intuitive, symbol-based interface requires minimal operator...

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Limited-edition Captain America welding helmet introduced - TheFabricator.com

Limited-edition Captain America welding helmet introduced

August 15, 2011

Lincoln Electric has introduced the limited-edition Captain America™ VIKING™ 2450 series welding helmet. It features Marvel®'s Captain America comic character bearing an American flag motif and armed with his shield. The solar-powered helmet is battery-assisted with...

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Flux-cored wires designed for high-strength pipe welding applications - TheFabricator.com

Flux-cored wires designed for high-strength pipe welding applications

August 9, 2011

Hobart Brothers has announced the availability of two new self-shielded, flux-cored wires designed to improve welding performance on high-strength pipe welding applications.The Hobart® Fabshield® 79T8™ and Fabshield 79T8 Ni2™ wires provide out-of-position welding capabilities...

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