Multi-Process Welder simplifies welding in harsh environments.

Press Release Summary:

Offering facilitated setup and operation, Flextec® 500 is compatible with various wire-feeder types, including analog, digital, and across the arc, and delivers 5–500 A of inverter welding power. This 125 lb, IP23-rated welder, rated at 450 A, 38 V at 100% duty cycle and 500 A, 40 V at 60% duty cycle, delivers multi-process arc characteristics for stick, DC TIG, MIG, flux-cored, and arc gouging. Fully encapsulated electronics are environmentally protected.

Original Press Release:

New, Rugged Flextec® 500 from Lincoln Electric Simplifies Welding in Harsh Environments

Multi-process welder offers rugged performance in a lightweight package for construction, shipbuilding, fabrication and more

Cleveland – The new Flextec® 500 multi-process welder from Lincoln Electric delivers up to 500 amps of inverter welding power with quick-and-easy setup and operation. Designed with harsh operating conditions in mind, it holds up to the rigors of tough environments – construction, fabrication, shipbuilding and other heavy-duty applications.

Broadly compatible with a variety of wire-feeder types, including analog, digital and across the arc, the Flextec 500 delivers premium, multi-process arc characteristics for stick, DC TIG, MIG, flux-cored and arc gouging. The machine’s streamlined operator control panel reduces setup time, simplifying process selection.

With an output range of 5 to 500 amps, the Flextec 500 is rated at 450 amps, 38 volts at 100 percent duty cycle or 500 amps, 40 volts at 60 percent duty cycle. Despite the substantial welding output, this compact new model weighs in at only 125 pounds (56.7 kilograms). Flexible input power capability allows the welder to run on 380 through 600 volt, three phase input power.

Fully encapsulated electronics are environmentally protected in this IP23-rated welder. The unit’s internal components are designed and tested to run cool for long life in high-temperature environments.

Also available is the Flextec 500P, which delivers up to 500 amps of inverter-based pulse welding for applications where precise heat input control is critical.

For more information, view brochure E5.97 on

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 47 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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