Friday, January 18, 2013

Lincoln Electric’s Activ8™ Semiautomatic Wire Feeder Now Available in One-Pak® Option



Ideal for shipbuilding, offshore, construction or pipe welding operations, the Activ8™ portable wire feeder from Lincoln Electric is the smallest, lightest wire feeder on the market and is now available in a One-Pak® configuration that includes a Magnum® PRO Curve™ 300 gun. With the One-Pak®, welders can enjoy the convenience of receiving a wire feeder and gun matched for most applications in the shipbuilding, construction or pipeline industries.

The Activ8™ One-Pak® includes the following:
  •     Activ8™ Wire Feeder with internal contactor, gas solenoid, arc-sensing lead and clip [15 ft (4.5 m)] and a K1500-2 Gun Bushing.
  •     Magnum® PRO Curve™ 300 Gun with 15 ft (4.5 m) gun cable, 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) liner, and K466-10 Gun Connector Kit.
Key features of the Activ8™ include:
  •     Designed specifically for 8 in. (200 mm) spools.
  •     Compatible with any DC CV and/or CC power source.
  •     Simple controls include front WFS knob and internal-booted Cold Feed and/Gas Purges, Trigger Interlock and CV/CC switches.
  •     Across-the-arc operation (voltage sensing) uses a sense lead and contactor to enable weld current.
  •     Standard shielding gas apparatus can be used for FCAW-G and GMAW processes.
  •     Tough plastic case, molded from high-impact, flame-retardant material, is durable and lightweight enough to withstand repeated drop testing.
The portable wire feeder is capable of feeding self-shielded FCAW or FCAW-G and GMAW (MIG) gas-shielded wires at 50-800 IPM (1.3 – 20.3 m/min). It will handle GMAW wires .023 - .052 in. (0.6 – 1.3 mm) in diameter and FCAW wires of .035 – 5/64 in. (0.9 – 2.0 mm) in diameter. The Activ8™ is rated at 330 amps at 60 percent duty cycle and weighs in at only 27 lbs. (12.2 kg).

At the heart of the Activ8™ wire feeder is the MAXTRAC® Drive System, which features the following:
  •     Dual gear-driven drive system to ensure positive feeding performance.
  •     Patented wire drive with tool-less drive roller and wire guide changes for quick spool replacement.
  •     Tachometer-controlled motor to power drive rolls for smooth, steady feeding without wire slippage.

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