Inverter Welding Power Sources feature digital controls.

Press Release Summary:

Modular Power Wave® 455M Robotic and 455M/STT Robotic can perform Stick, TIG, MIG, Flux-Cored, Pulsed and Gouging processes. Units offer 88-90% efficiency and 95% minimum power factor at rated output. They can operate on any input voltage from 208-575 V. Waveform Control Technology(TM) uses electronic regulation circuitry to control and shape output waveform. Optional DeviceNet® and Ethernet® communication modules provide networking capabilities.

Original Press Release:

Lincoln's New Power Wave® 455M Robotic and 455M/STT Robotic Power Sources Offer High Performance and Digital Controls

Cleveland, OH -- The new Power Wave® 455M Robotic and 455M/STT Robotic are high performance, digitally controlled inverter welding power sources from The Lincoln Electric Company. Intended for manufacturing facilities and fabrication shops, these top-level power sources are designed to deliver multi-process capability, expansion capability and high productivity. The benefit of the machines' modular design is that both robotic, hard automation and semiautomatic applications can be performed from a single machine platform, including these processes: Stick, TIG, MIG, Flux-Cored, Pulsed and Gouging. These units are ideal for welding all types of materials, including steel, stainless steel and aluminum.

With their capabilities for high-speed, waveform control, the new Power Waves can be part of a modular, multi-process welding system. Optional DeviceNet® and Ethernet® communication modules provide networking capabilities and allow the power sources to communicate with other industrial machines to create a highly integrated and flexible welding cell.

What makes the Power Wave 455M Robotic and 455M/STT Robotic unique is that they utilize ArcLink(TM), Lincoln's industry-leading digital communications protocol. ArcLink is the best choice for applications requiring seamless, time-critical integration to the power source.

With these systems, operators and managers have access to real-time process and production monitoring of items such as arc current, voltage and wire feed speed as well as access to internal data acquisition and real-time machine status, including fault/alarm conditions and arc time.

An additional benefit of the new Power Waves is that, since they are based on software controls, they can be easily upgraded as new features and technologies become available.

Attributes of the Power Wave inverters, include:
o High efficiency (88-90 percent)
o 95 percent minimum power factor (at rated output)
o Capable of operating on any input voltage from 208 to 575 volts.
o Able to handle Stick, TIG, MIG, Flux-Cored, Pulsed, and Gouging

The Power Wave 455MJSTT, in particular, features Lincoln's Surface Tension Transfer® process, which controls heat input for good penetration and reduced spatter and smoke.

Both Power Waves have patented Waveform Control Technology(TM), which uses electronic regulation circuitry to control and shape the output waveform. The units contain a large library of welding programs that define output characteristics for welding processes.

Power Wave power sources and Waveform Control Technology fall under Lincoln's Nextweld(TM) group of welding solutions. Nextweld is the seamless integration of Lincoln's Waveform Control Technology, digital communications and power electronics. This integration provides major benefits to the fabrication industry including improved operating efficiencies, higher productivity, high quality welds and reduced costs.

The Lincoln Electric Company, Cleveland, Ohio, is a world leader in the design and manufacture of arc welding equipment and consumables, robotic welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment.

This product is available at a welding supply store near you. Or, call 1-888-355-3213 or visit to obtain Bulletin E10.90 to learn more about the Lincoln's Power Wave 455M Robotic and 455M/STT Robotic.

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