Suitcase style portable wire feeder
- March 13, 2015
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products introduces the new MobileFeed 201AVS, a rugged, suitcase-style portable wire feeder.
It features powerful feeding mechanisms to provide even and secure wire feeding for exceptional reliability and smooth operation in a range of industrial welding applications, according to the company. Small in size and extremely lightweight, ESAB's newest wire feed unit weighs less than 30 lb (13.6 kg) and is designed to fit through a 16 in. (41 cm) manhole.
The new wire feeder is a versatile voltage-sensing wire feeder for use with any CV or CC welding power supply. MobileFeed is powered off the arc, so only the welding cable is required for basic operation. This feeder's high duty cycle of 450A at 60 percent ensures trouble-free operation for high-amperage applications. A quick-change four-roll feed unit provides powerful, dependable wire feeding and quick, tool-less wire changeover. Digital meters for both Voltage and Wire Feed Speed (WFS) ensure more arc time and are labor-saving for critical welds using specific welding parameters.
The MobileFeed 201AVS 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. An optional remote control allows voltage to be adjusted away from the power supply, reducing setup time and enabling long welds in difficult-to-reach areas.
This new wire feeder has a tachometer-controlled wire speed for better feed speed accuracy and consistency. In addition, it is equipped with a sun-friendly display and wider viewing angles that make it easy to read settings in difficult lighting conditions.