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April 11, 2012 - Rated 650 A @ 100% duty cycle with amperage range of 10-815 A, IP23- and Desert Duty(TM)-rated Flextec(TM) 650 comes in 21.83 x 16.3 x 29.33 in. case and is suited for large welding wire diameter operations on thick materials. FLEXible TEChnology(SM) lets welders use various processes - stick, Touch Start TIG® (DC), MIG, flux-cored CV submerged arc, and arc gouging - on numerous applications, including heavy equipment and transportation, construction, and welding education.

Lincoln Electric Co. Inc., The

22801 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH, 44117, USA

Original Press Release

Lincoln Electric's Flextec(TM) 650 Launched for Multi-Process Welding in Heavy Equipment and Construction Environments

Press release date: March 30, 2012

Simple Operation for Large Welding Wire Diameter Operation on Thick Materials

Cleveland - The Flextec(TM) 650 multi-process welder from Lincoln Electric delivers up to 650 amps of welding power. Its FLEXible TEChnologySM allows welders to use a variety of processes - stick, Touch Start TIG® (DC), MIG, flux-cored CV submerged arc and arc gouging - on numerous applications, including heavy equipment and transportation, construction and welding education.

The inverter-based Flextec(TM) 650 is rated at 650 amps at 100 percent duty cycle with a robust amperage range of 10-815 amps, while weighing in at only 165 pounds in a case that measures only 21.83 inches high by 16.3 wide x 29.33 deep. Lincoln Electric Ready-Pak® and One-Pak® packages configured with popular Lincoln Electric wire feeders and accessories are structured for easy ordering. Job site-ready rack packages are also set for future release.

Built with quality and reliability in mind, the Flextec(TM) 650's features include the following:

  • Flexible multi-process capability for handling the widest range of welding applications
  • Low power consumption resulting in operating cost savings
  • Lighter in weight for enhanced portability
  • Selectable hot start for extra starting amperage
  • Faster arc response with variable arc control
  • Remote control operated by a foot pedal or hand control up to 100 feet away

    The Flextec(TM) 650 is IP23 and Desert Duty(TM) rated, meaning it can operate in extreme field environments. Welding outputs are rated for extreme temperature operation up to 55° C. Tough PC boards stand up to dust and humidity, while the Fan-As-Needed(TM) feature reduces power consumption, dirt intake and damaging thermal cycling.

    To request a copy of the Flextec(TM) 650 product literature, call (888) 355-3213 to obtain bulletin E5.96.

    The Lincoln Electric Company, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, fume control systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market.

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