ESAB’s new Marathon Pac Ultra bulk wire packaging.Click image to enlarge

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the Marathon Pac Ultra 1,100-lb. bulk welding wire drum.

The Marathon Pac Ultra features a strong outer box and reinforced corners for stabilizing the inner drum to prevent wire movement during shipping. Marathon Pac Ultra retains ESAB’s trademarked octagonal inner drum as well as ESAB’s reverse coiling technology to ensure that the wire comes out straight for better process stability, less spatter and improved targeting, positioning the wire at the centre of the weld joint.

Marathon Pac Ultra holds 22 percent more wire than the previous ESAB drums and 100 lbs. more than competitive drums. An extra 100 lbs. of wire is 18,416 ft. of .045-in. wire or 30,417 ft. of .035-in. wire. Marathon Pac Ultra can provide an additional eight to 16 or more hours of welding time before the drum needs to be rethreaded, depending on process and parameters.

“The Marathon Pac Ultra has been tested and certified to the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) 3E standard to provide our customers with wire integrity assurance and smooth, uninterrupted feeding performance for higher productivity,” says Roberto Guerrero, global packaging engineer, ESAB.

A new desiccant and plastic bag with VCI (volatile corrosion inhibitor) protect the wire against moisture and corrosion. Drums are shipped two at a time using heavy-duty straps to secure them to a wooden pallet (instead of being wrapped with stretch film). A new side window on the hood makes it easy to monitor wire level without removing the hood.

ESAB packages many of its most popular solid wires in Marathon Pac Ultra drums, including OK Aristorod non-copper-coated MIG wire, Purus MIG wire for reduced post-weld cleanup and Spoolarc premium copper-coated MIG wires for any quality carbon steel or low alloy application.

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