Portable Wire Feeders reduce scrubbing with drive roll design.

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With max load of 365 A @ 60% duty cycle, 23.4 x 8.5 x 12.8 in. Warrior® YardFeed 200 provides remote control of voltage and wire feed speed at feeder. Unit holds 8 in. dia spool of wire and runs from .023 in. solid wire to 1/16 in. Flux-Cored wires. Powered off welding arc, MobileFeed 301AVS 21 x 17 x 8 in. voltage-sensing feeder works with any CV or CC welding power supply, handles wire spools up to 12 in., and runs .023–5/64 in. dia wires. Duty cycle is 450 A @ 60%.

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ESAB Launches Warrior® Yardfeed 200 and Mobilefeed 301AVS Portable Wire Feeders

Florence, SC – ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has launched its new Warrior® YardFeed 200 and MobileFeed 301AVS, which join the previously launched MobileFeed 201AVS to provide a complete line of portable wire feeders compatible with the Warrior 400i MV CC/CV and Warrior 500i power sources. All feeders deliver premium feeding performance, especially with the cored wires common in construction, field repair, railcar, ship and barge building.

The Warrior YardFeed 200 provides remote control of the voltage and wire feed speed at the feeder, including the ability to pre-set wire feed speed. It holds an 8-in. diameter spool of wire and can run wire diameters from .023-inch solid wire to 1/16-inch Flux-Cored wires. Maximum permissible load is 365 amps @ 60% duty cycle. The unit measures just 23.4 x 8.5 x 12.8 inches, so it easily fits through manholes, portals and other hard-to-reach areas. A high-strength steel casing and steel frame protect controls and connectors.

"The Warrior YardFeed enables easy handling in cramped spaces, such as those found in the ship/barge, off-shore and construction industries," says Dave Perkins, North America Technical Product Manager. "Additionally, the ability to adjust voltage and wire feed speed remotely can increase productivity when operators need to change welding parameters, such as using hotter settings for welding in the flat position and cooler settings for welding vertical up."

The MobileFeed 301AVS wire feeder is a voltage-sensing feeder powered off the welding arc, and it works with any CV or CC welding power supply. The MobileFeed 301AVS has a duty cycle of 450A at 60 percent, handles wire spools up to 12-inches and runs .023- to 5/64-inch diameter wires (it comes from the factory with drive rolls for welding .045- to 1/6-inch wires). It has an empty weight of 35 lbs. and measures 21 x 17 x 8 inches. MobileFeed 301 AVS features a super impact-resistant, flame-retardant case that protects against dirt, metal grit, and moisture, as well as extreme abuse from grinding sparks, corrosive chemicals, and drops.

"Because it eliminates the need for a control cable, the MobileFeed 301AVS is for contractors who value simplicity and performance," says Perkins. "When paired with a CV power source, the MobileFeed 301AVS produces quality MIG short arc welds with smaller diameter solid wires, which makes it handy for construction side projects."

Both feeders have sun-friendly voltage and wire feed speed displays that are easy to read outdoors. Both units also feature a drive roll design that combines two lower gear-driven rollers with two upper idler/smooth pressure rollers. This design produces considerably less scrubbing of the wire, reducing debris generation by 8-12 times than that typically created from a 4-roll drive system. Reduced debris extends liner life by 30 to 60 percent. In addition, an upper idler system doesn't mar the wire like a 4-roll drive system, resulting in 4X to 6X longer contact tip life with cored wires.

The voltage-sensing MobileFeed 201AVS provides similar benefits to the 301AVS but in a lighter, more compact package. It weighs 28 lbs. empty, measures 18.5 x 14.5 x 7.375 inches and uses wire spools up to 8 inches. The MobileFeed 301AVS has a duty cycle of 450A at 60 percent and runs wires from .025- to 1/6-inch.

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products is a recognized leader in the welding and cutting industry. From time-honored processes in welding and cutting to revolutionary technologies in mechanized cutting and automation, ESAB's filler metals, equipment, and accessories bring solutions to customers around the globe. For more information, visit www.esab.com or call 1-800-ESAB-123.


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