Press Release Summary:
Power Wave(TM) 355/Power Feed(TM) 10 Welding System is comprised of digitally-controlled inverter power source and industrial wire feeder. It provides control of welding parameters and allows user to select welding output waveform using Mode Selector Switch. Inverter offers 350A at 60% duty cycle. Power Feed 10 features 4-driven rolls in heavy duty drive system for feeding every wire type. Guide ensures alignment and allows positive wire loading.
Original Press Release:
Lincoln Electric Introduces Industry's First True Compact High Performance Industrial Inverter Welding System
Power Wave(TM)355 with Power Feed(TM)10 - High Performance Welding System
Cleveland, Ohio -- The Power Wave(TM) 355 / Power Feed(TM) 10 welding system is comprised of a high-efficiency inverter power source and a rugged industrial wire feeder designed to work specifically with Lincoln's Power Wave units. The Power Wave
355 uses Waveform Control Technology(TM) to produce optimal arc characteristics for almost any MIG or flux-cored welding application, including those on exotic alloys. The Power Feed 10, which communicates digitally with the power source, sets the standard for performance and ease of use. The compact design and 350 amp rating place this welding system squarely in the right price, size and feature range for fabrication shops demanding a robust multi-process welding system with advanced arc control capability.
The Power Wave 355 / Power Feed 10 welding system provides complete control of all welding parameters at the feeder and allows the user/operator to select the right welding output waveform by using the Mode Selector Switch on the front panel of the Power Feed 10 wire feeder.
The system's digital communications between wire feeder and compact power source make set up easy and configuration extremely flexible. The power source, wire feeder control box and wire drive system can be separated to allow maximum flexibility when configuring a work station, with no loss of control or capability.
Since the system uses one common control cable for all components, configuration, ordering and set-up is much easier than traditional welding systems. With the Power Wave 355 and Power Feed 10 extension cable design, additional cables can be
added to extend existing cables, rather than replacing full cables.
The heart of the new system is the Power Wave 355, Lincoln's digitally-controlled, inverter power source. The patented power source is capable of complex, high-speed waveform control when used in combination with Lincoln's Power Feed 10 wire feeder.
The Power Wave 355 features enhanced arc starting characteristics and superior waveform control, which results in reduced arc spatter, reduced fumes, and exceptionally smooth arc welding performance. The new Power Mode provides enhanced welding
performance at the low end. Also, the new Pulse on PulseTm Mode for aluminum MIG welding makes it easy to produce an excellent bead profile and allows for faster travel speed than Pulse or CV MIG processes.
The Power Wave 355 is energy efficient (88%) and can handle high output applications while still producing precise welds. Providing 350 amps at a 60% duty cycle maximum rated output and 300 amps at a 100% duty cycle, the Power Wave 355 is capable of GMAW pulse, Synergic GMAW, GMAW (short arc and spray), FCAW
(Innershieldg and OutershieldS), and stick procedures.
Lincoln's Power Feed 10 wire feeder features 4-driven rolls in a heavy duty drive system that produces powerful drive torque for competently feeding every wire type. Knurled knobs are used throughout the drive system so that no tools are required for drive roll and split wire guide changeovers.
Users also benefit from the Power Feed's new one-piece split wire guide system. This guide ensures perfect alignment throughout the wire feeder and allows for positive wire loading. In addition, a new tension adjustment system automatically applies pressure when the feed door is closed.
The control box can also be tailored by choosing from among several optional control panels, which can be installed to expand the capabilities of the welding system. Users have the ability to choose a control panel configuration that best fits their budget, growing needs and shop environment.
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.
For more information on Lincoln's Power Wave(TM) 355 / Power Feed(TM) 10 welding system, please request brochure E5.145 by contacting The Lincoln Electric Company at 22801 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44117-1199, via phone at 1-888-355-3213 or at the company's web site: www.lincolnelectric.com.