June 14, 2011
Hobart Brothers has expanded its Tri-Mark® Matrix™ metal-cored wire line to include 0.063-in.-dia. wire for welding on applications composed of thicker materials. The wire also is available in 0.045- and 0.052-in. diameters.
The wire is designed for use in high-volume robotic welding applications, particularly those in the heavy equipment manufacturing industry. According to the manufacturer, the wire is formulated for good arc starting, consistent wire feeding, improved seam tracking and touch sensing, extended consumable and liner life, reduced spatter, and reduced buildup at the drive rolls.
The wire creates a consistent weld bead shape that resists cracking, the company reports. It is available on 33-lb. plastic spools that ship in heat-sealed, VCI-impregnated bags, or it can be purchased in a 750-lb. X-Pak drum with a rubber gasket and VCI-impregnated interior.