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Do You Need More Welding Power in Your Construction Operation?

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Does your welding equipment provide enough power to get jobs done? Learn how new technologies deliver the welding power you need.
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Construction welding power 

Structural steel requires big power. If you’re relying on traditional welding equipment, welders may not be getting the optimized power they need to run thicker wires and remove more material while gouging. That means they’re working harder or longer to accomplish the same tasks — delaying project timelines and costing money. 

Learn how new XMT® 650 ArcReach® Systems provide power for all your welding needs, both on the jobsite and in the shop. 

Dedicated gouging capabilities

XMT 650 ArcReach Systems deliver integrated gouging at the wire feeder with a field-proven, constant current (CC) gouge process, so there’s no need for a separate power source for gouging. Although a CV process can provide satisfactory performance for gouging, most industries prefer the arc characteristics of a CC gouge process, which provides arc consistency and a deeper, cleaner trough.

Operators can remove more material per pass with an optimized gouge process without sacrificing control of the material being removed. In addition, the isolated gouging stud allows easy connection for gouging at the point of use, eliminating the need to disconnect the wire feeder and swap leads. 

Weld power for bigger jobs

Welding systems used in structural steel fabrication need the power to run large-diameter welding wires and gouging electrodes for the thicker materials and complete joint penetration welds used in many applications. Using larger diameter wires helps operations minimize downtime and improve productivity thanks to the ability to put more filler metal in the joint on each pass and less frequent spool changeover. 

XMT 650 ArcReach Systems provide 650 amps of power at 100% duty cycle to meet a wide range of job needs in your operation. The ArcReach 16 wire feeder is specifically designed for applications using 3/32-inch wire and 60-pound spools. 

Elevated arc performance

Traditional welding equipment may not deliver the arc performance your operators need to consistently produce quality welds. 

With XMT 650 ArcReach Systems, operators get elevated arc performance across jobs. The system provides the ability to run a vast range of wire diameters with ideal power — regardless of what wire size an operator uses. This offers flexibility for your operation to take on more jobs without sacrificing performance. 

In addition, the ArcReach 16 wire feeder uses a heavy-duty drive motor with tachometer control that provides accurate and consistent wire-feed speed from the start of the weld to the finish and from one weld to the next, providing consistent arc quality. It has a wide voltage range for small and large wires with no contactor chatter or arc outages.

Get next-level power 

XMT 650 ArcReach Systems let you minimize downtime and maximize productivity, all while improving operator safety and ensuring that operators are producing high-quality welds. Learn more about the power delivered by these systems here.