Multiprocess Welding Power Source offers energy efficiency.

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Flextec(TM) 450 features Flexible Technology(TM) that delivers up to 500 A welding power. Portable system is capable of stick, Touch Start DC TIG®, MIG, and flux-cored welding, as well as arc gouging with up to 3/8 in. carbon. Featuring compact, IP23-rated case, it has sunlight-readable digital ampere and volt meters and selectable hot start allowing operator to turn it off for thin materials or on for when extra starting amperage is needed. Unit operates in temperatures up to 131°F.

Original Press Release:

Lincoln Electric Releases New Flextec(TM) 450, a Global Multi-Process Welder Designed to Deliver Performance While Providing Energy Savings

Flextec(TM) 450

Cleveland - Lincoln Electric has introduced the new Flextec(TM) 450, a multi-process welding power source designed specifically for fabrication, construction, automotive, production and educational applications around the globe.

The new machine features Lincoln's Flexible Technology(TM), which delivers up to 500 amps of welding power and the latest inverter technology for faster arc response and considerable energy savings. The machine's multi-process capability includes stick, Touch Start DC TIG®, MIG and flux-cored welding, as well as arc gouging with up to a 3/8 inch (9.5 mm) carbon.

The latest inverter technology - commonly available at a much higher price point - provides measurable advantages over conventional welders, including:

- Faster arc response for smoother arc action and more consistent bead appearance

- Low power consumption for reduced daily operational costs

- Enhanced portability, translating into 30% less weight, size and footprint

The Flextec 450 includes a compact, durable case that is IP23 rated for operation and storage in extreme field environments. It is also Desert Duty(TM) Rated, allowing welding outputs in extreme temperature operation up to 131°F (55°C).

The machine's user interface is designed with the operator in mind, allowing even the most novice welder to effectively weld. The Flextec's bright, digital amp and volt meters are easy to monitor - even in sunlight - and can be preset for precise procedure control. It also includes a selectable hot start, allowing the operator to turn it off for thin materials or flip it on for the extra starting amperage required for thick, rusty or dirty material.

The Flextec 450 includes variable arc force, allowing an operator to dial in the "soft" or "crisp" arc characteristics required for a specific application. For example, a crisper arc is used to increase penetration or reduce electrode sticking on some applications. This machine also features remote control capability.

Lincoln Electric's new Flextec 450 is available at local welding distributors. Or visit to obtain Bulletin E5.95 to learn more.

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 extraction equipment and plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment. The company holds a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market.

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