Lincoln Electric Australia introduces the Power Wave Advanced Module to increase flexibility for manufacturers by providing a versatile welding solution. The module has AC welding capability to run aluminium processes.
Matt Albright, product manager for welding equipment at Lincoln Electric explains the Power Wave Advanced Module provides customers with a solution to increase weld process control by expanding their welding capabilities.
The new welding system module performs several welding processes including shielded metal arc, metal inert gas (MIG), pulsed MIG, tungsten-electrode inert gas (TIG) and Surface Tension Transfer (STT).
STT is a controlled MIG short circuit transfer process that uses current controls to adjust the heat independent of wire feed speed, resulting in superior arc welding performance, good penetration, low heat input control and reduced spatter and fumes. With STT welding capability, the module can also help weld open root gaps with high frequency inverter technology.
The Power Wave Advanced Module reduces burn-through and increases wire feed speed and cleaning. It incorporates a high frequency starting mode that can be controlled at the wire feeder or power source user interface. The careful use of high frequency starting can improve the appearance of TIG welding arc starts, helping to reduce contamination caused by scratch starts.