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KEMPPI has launched the new Kemppi X3 MIG fam­ily, an evo­lu­tion of its HiArc MIG range. The X3 is a ba­sic and cost ef­fec­tive MIG al­ter­na­tive to Kemppi’s premium FastMig weld­ing fam­ily, but with a high duty cy­cle and ro­bust de­sign is suit­able for the tough and de­mand­ing con­di­tions found in the metal fab­ri­ca­tion in­dus­try, says the man­u­fac­turer.

Avail­able as a gas-cooled MIG/MAG weld­ing pack­age with car­bon arc goug­ing, the X3 MIG Welder de­liv­ers ‘ex­cel­lent’ per­for­mance with up to 500 am­peres at a 60 per­cent duty cy­cle. The ma­chine is equipped with a wire feeder for 300mm wire spools and ac­cepts wire di­am­e­ters from 0.8 to 1.6mm, and with cored wires up to 2.0mm.

Kemppi states the welder also of­fers out­stand­ing weld­ing con­trol to de­liver qual­ity welds. The MIG/MAG process of the X3 MIG Welder has been care­fully tuned at the Kemppi weld­ing lab to give the arc ex­cel­lent sta­bil­ity, which makes the arc easy to man­age and min­imises spat­ter, even when us­ing in­ex­pen­sive CO2 shield­ing gas, says Kemppi. The com­pany adds that with less spat­ter, the need for post­weld grind­ing is re­duced, and welders can use more of their time for pro­duc­tive weld­ing.

In ad­di­tion, the ma­chine has a range of func­tions that fine-tune the start and end of welds, im­prove the qual­ity of the weld and help boost pro­duc­tiv­ity. Th­ese in­clude Crater Fill, Burn Back, Hot Stop, Soft Start, Hard Ig­ni­tion and Creep Start.

Kemppi says the ma­chine is also very en­ergy ef­fi­cient, ro­bust and rugged. The sys­tem’s wire-feeder fea­tures a fully en­closed and im­pact re­sis­tant dual-skin cab­i­net to pro­tect the wire spool and feed mech­a­nism so that it can with­stand rough han­dling.

Com­pact and light­weight, the ma­chine is easy to move be­tween work sites. Er­gonom­i­cally po­si­tioned han­dles en­sure easy ma­noeu­vring of the ma­chine. Plus, car­riage and wheel set op­tions are avail­able to fur­ther fa­cil­i­tate easy trans­porta­tion.

Kemppi says the X3 MIG Welder is sim­ple to op­er­ate. The con­trol panel com­mu­ni­cates with the welder en­tirely by sym­bols. To se­lect the ba­sic fea­tures, the welder just pushes the ap­pro­pri­ate but­tons and makes se­lec­tions with the ad­just­ment knob. Dur­ing weld­ing, wire feeder con­trol knobs are used to ad­just the wire feed speed and volt­age and the X3 MIG Welder au­to­mat­i­cally takes care of ad­just­ing the am­per­age ac­cord­ing to wire feed speed in or­der to cre­ate top qual­ity welds.


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