Series of Lightweight Welders Offer FlexibilityJanuary 17, 2017
Esab Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, SC, showcased a variety of welding and products and technologies at FABTECH, including hands-on demonstrations of the new gas-metal-arc (GMA)-only and GMA/stick versions of the company’s Rebel 215ic-series welders.
All Rebel 215ic models offer 120-V 230-V primary flexibility, lightweight (40-lb.) portability and Esab’s sMIG (smart MIG) function, which enables users to begin GMA welding with an extremely stable arc just by setting metal thickness and wire diameter. Unlike competitive units, there is no need to enter information for shielding gas mix, claim company officials.
“After a few seconds of welding in the sMIG mode, you can clearly hear Rebel automatically fine tune the arc to match your individual welding style,” says Doug Smith, product business manager of arc equipment for ESAB.
Rebel also operates in a conventional mode for those who prefer to manually adjust the GMA arc, and the EMP and EMS models provide an advanced mode that gives operators control over such GMA functions as voltage trim, inductance, burn-back control and gas pre- and post-flow. When connected to 230-V primary power, the Rebel EMP 215ic provides a GMA output of 20-220 amps, a stick output of 30-160 amps and a gas-tungsten-arc (GTA) output of 5-240 amps. When connected to 120-V primary power, the unit provides a GMA output of 15-130 amps, a stick output of 5-110 amps and a GTA output of 5-140 amps.