Mangum Welders shows off Australia’s smallest digital TIG AC/DC welder
Magnum Welders’ Mini Digital TIG 200E, which at 8kg is Australia’s smallest digital TIG AC/DC welder, is attracting so much interest that it was a finalist in the recent Machine of the Year Awards at Henty Machinery Field Days in NSW.
In developing the AC/DC Pulse TIG/Arc/Aluminium 200amp welder, Magnum Welders owners Graeme and Helen McLaren managed to take 22kg off the 30kg weight of the previous equivalent welder.
Helen says they achieved its portable size, light weight and low power consumption by using the latest Pulse Width Modulation and IGBT Inverter technology to replace heavy transformers.
“The parameters on the front panel can all be adjusted continuously via one dial, such as start current, crater arc current, welding current, base current, duty ration and upslope/downslope time,” she says.
“There is also pre/post gas, pulse frequency, AC frequency, hot start, arc force and arc length.
“When welding, it takes high frequency and high voltage for arc igniting to ensure the success ratio of igniting arc.’’
Its features include: 2T/4T exchange function; DC function for mild steel, stainless steel, copper, chrome moly and non-ferrous metal materials; AC function for welding aluminium and aluminium alloy materials; and a digital LCD display to show current output.
The Mini Digital TIG 200E comes with a 3m electrode holder lead, 3m earth clamp lead, and 4m gas hose. It costs $1750 plus signature-on-delivery postage and handling, and comes with a two-year warranty.