Product News: Welding Equipment & Supplies

Rugged Welder/Generator employs Tier 4i-compliant engine.

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Press Release Summary:

June 23, 2014 - Along with 600–700 A welding output, Air Vantage® 650 (K2961-1) provides 20 kW of continuous, 3-phase, 240 Vac power and 12 kW of single-phase AC power for auxiliary use. Chopper Technology® promotes maximum DC arc welding performance for stick/TIG/MIG welding, flux-cored wire, downhill pipe, and arc gouging. Users can gouge using up to ½ in. carbons with built-in air compressor and weld using up to 0.120 in. Innershield® cored wires and 3/32 in. Lincore® hardfacing cored wires.

Original Press Release

Lincoln Electric Introduces Rugged Air Vantage® 650 Engine Driven Welder to U.S. Market

Press release date: June 12, 2014

Cleveland — Lincoln Electric’s Air Vantage® 650 (K2961-1) engine driven welder/generator is now available for sale in the United States.  Equipped with a Tier 4i-compliant Cummins® engine, the Air Vantage 650 is a rugged machine designed for welding and gouging needs commonly associated with heavy industrial applications like mining and repair.

Lincoln Electric’s Chopper Technology® ensures superior DC arc welding performance for virtually any process:
Stick welding
TIG welding
MIG welding
Flux-cored wire
Downhill pipe
Arc gouging

The Air Vantage 650 enables users to gouge using up to ½-inch carbons with the built-in air compressor and weld using up to 0.120-inch Innershield® cored wires and 3/32-inch Lincore® hardfacing cored wires.

In addition to the superior welding output (600-700 amperage range), the Air Vantage 650 offers plenty of auxiliary power – 20 kW of continuous 3-phase, 240V AC power and 12 kW of single-phase AC power.

For more information on Lincoln Electric’s Air Vantage 650, visit to obtain Bulletin C6-240.

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 48 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 19 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries. For more information about Lincoln Electric and its products and services, visit the Company’s website at

Media Contacts:
Robin Suttell – or 216.696.0229
Greg Coleman – or 216.383.2462

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