MIG welding machines are available for every application from D.I.Y to light industrial and heavy-duty production work. MIG welding equipment is available for a complex range of welding processes, including Short Circuiting, Spray Arc and Pulsed MIG. MIG welding machines are designed to be easy to use, reliable and rugged to provide the speed, flexibility and high weld quality you need from your MIG welding equipment.

Mig Welding Equipment Types

1. Single Phase Entry Level (DIY) Type
2. Single Phase Up To 300amps
3. 3 Phase Up To 500amps
4. 3 Phase With Pulse Arc Control
5. Multi-Systems

1. Single Phase Entry Level (DIY) Type

 

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Highly portable – 100 amp, 230v 1ph input, step-less current control, complete MIG welding package, which includes MIG torch, work return clamp & selected accessories. Ideal for DIY and light duty repair applications.

 

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Turbo fan-cooled MIG welding unit with non-live MIG torch and a work return clamp. This type of MIG welding equipment will operate from a 230v 1ph supply and will weld 0.6mm to 0.8mm mild steel wire up to 5kg reels. Portable and ideal for DIY, car body and light repair work.

2. Single Phase Up To 300amps

 

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The larger single phase MIG welding equipment packages feature a Euro connection torch and can have outputs in excess of 300 amps. Features include MIG spot timer, step-less current control and a heavy-duty under gear, which is capable of taking a full size gas cylinder. Designed to weld 0.6-1.2mm wire on reels of up to 15kg. This equipment can also be used for the welding of aluminium, but the quality will not be as good as that which can be achieved with Pulsed MIG welding. To operate this equipment a fuse rating of up to 32amps may be required.

3. 3 Phase Up To 500amps

 

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3-phase high-duty MIG welding equipment packages, providing amperages upwards of 400A output, can be used for the MIG welding of steel, stainless steel, aluminium and bronze wires, up to 1.2mm diameter and feature multiple output voltage positions and a spot welding timer. These MIG Welding Equipment packages would normally include a Euro connector 3 metre torch, clamp and selected accessories. Designed to support an industrial gas cylinder and having a separate wire feed unit with a 4 roll drive feeding system.

4. 3 Phase With Pulse Arc Control

 

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The introduction of Pulsed MIG welding offers an infinitely variable power, inverter welding machine for MIG/MAG welding of steels, stainless steels and aluminium. The finish and weld integrity achievable on aluminium is comparable with the quality obtained on much thinner sections using GTAW. This type of equipment is also suitable for welding using bronze wires, as recommended for the repair of car bodywork. These MIG welding equipment packages are normally supplied complete with a 4 roll drive wire feed unit, a water cooler/recirculation unit and MIG torch.

5. 3 Phase Multi-Systems

   

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Multi-process MIG welding machines can come in various specification, from conventional CC/CV systems to the more popular inverter technology MIG welding packages. Most have outstanding arc characteristics on both constant current and constant voltage processes. This provides great welding versatility with Stick, MIG and Cored wires, with the option of a TIG facility in a single power source.
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The information on this site is designed to give an overview of the MIG processes available in todays market place and is not a complete view of all of the MIG Welding Equipment available to the potential end user.