Product News: Welding Equipment & Supplies

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

Press Release Summary:

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

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.

The Lincoln Electric Company - Cleveland, OH

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 -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, 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

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Greg Coleman – or 216.383.2462


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