Multi-Process Welders

New Product Announcements From: 7/26/2004 Modern Machine Shop

The new Power Wave 355 ArcLink power source is a welding system with a Power Feed 10M wire feeder featuring push-pull aluminum MIG capabilities. The system is capable of Stick, TIG, MIG, Synergic MIG, Pulsed and Flux-Cored welding as well as arc gouging. The system also uses the company's digital communication protocol, ArcLink, for welding.

The system is factory programmed with over 60 standard Waveform Control Technology welding programs, allowing for selection of the right wave shape for numerous applications. For each program, the arc has been optimized for each wire type and size for smooth arc performance. According to the company, tighter control of welding process variables, ease of equipment use with a high degree of process versatility and improved weld consistency are a few of the benefits of this technology.

The system also has input power flexibility. It can operate on any input voltage from 200 to 575 V three-phase power, or 208 to 575 V single-phase power. The unit's rated output is 350 amps at 60 percent duty cycle and 300 amps at 100 percent duty cycle.

When it comes to aluminum, the push-pull capability of the Power Feed 10M allows for the ultimate in aluminum welding. Controls at the wire feeder, rather than at the power source, make it easy to select all welding parameters close to your work. Also, the company says their Pulse-on-Pulse welding mode improves cleaning action when welding aluminum and delivers a TIG-like appearance to the weld bead.

The company's Power Mode maintains a stable, smooth arc for short arc welding on thin materials, and the system's inverter technology is said to provide high power efficiency, excellent welding performance and a lightweight, compact design. The company says environmental, mechanical and weld testing ensures ruggedness and reliability.

The system is manufactured under a quality system certified to ISO 9001 requirements and is covered by a three-year warranty on parts and labor.

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