Worker safety, weld quality, productivity and equipment reliability come to mind when welding on site or on large structures. In these environments, it is typical for the operator to work closely with a rugged, compact and lightweight wire feeder, connected to a weather-resistant power source hundreds of feet away. Until now, portable wire feeders have been available in two configurations: basic ‘across-the-arc’ models or portable feeders equipped with an added control cable.
‘Across-the-arc’ models are powered by the weld cable. This configuration provides the benefit of fewer cables running back to the power source, but voltage control at the point of use is not possible. The addition of a control cable to the system allows the operator to adjust voltage at the point of use, but these cables can be costly and add additional complexity to the production environment.
Reduce the chance for injury by reducing the number of cables underfoot
as well as unnecessary movement and lifting.
- Reduce jobsite clutter by removing cumbersome control cables.
- Eliminate unnecessary movement of personnel across the jobsite.
- No need to drag heavy control cables around the site.
Greater operator control makes it easy to meet WPS specifications.
- Full voltage control at the feeder results in the correct settings for every weld.
- Accurately compensate for voltage drop across long cable runs.
- Eliminate unintentional machine adjustments by helpers or other operators.
Work faster, reduce movement and minimise rework.
- Setup faster with fewer cable connections.
- Eliminate helpers or trips to the power source to make procedure adjustments.
- Minimise rework with easy settings adjustments.