Welding System Algorithmically Corrects Beginning Welder’s Arc
Esab introduces its Rebel EMP 215ic, a 120-230V, CC/CV welding system that offers multi-process arc performance, location flexibility, lightweight portability and an operator interface intended to make it easy for beginners to use. A unique sMIG (“smart MIG”) function enables users to begin MIG welding with an extremely stable arc just by setting metal thickness and wire diameter.
The system includes three models. The full-featured EMP 215ic offers all of the capabilities noted above. The EMS 215ic provides all of the same capabilities, features and functions, except that it does not have a TIG output. The EM 215ic provides MIG, sMIG and flux-cored welding outputs and features a more traditional interface with digital meters.
The Rebel has two operating modes, Basic and Advanced, that are designed to make welding easy for beginners or enable those with more experience to fine-tune parameters. With the Rebel’s sMIG function, users begin MIG welding by setting metal thickness and selecting wire diameter. According to Esab, the system will automatically adapt to any common steel, stainless, chrome-molybdenum or aluminum filler metal-gas combination, and provide a stable MIG arc. Using a built-in algorithm, sMIG monitors the operator’s technique and continuously adapts the MIG output to provide a stable arc and repeatable welds.
The unit comes ready to weld, the company says. Included with the unit are a professional-grade Tweco Fusion 180 MIG gun, a Tweco stick electrode holder, a Victor gas regulator, a TIG torch, all required hoses and cables and a sample of general-purpose electrodes and a 2-lb spool of Esab’s Weld ER70S-6 solid wire. An optional spool gun provides MIG aluminum capabilities.