TOUGH COST-EFFECTIVE WELDER
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.
DETAILS, MATT HERON, KEMPPI REGIONAL SALES MANAGER, NEW ZEALAND
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