ESAB Welding & Cutting Products’ new Coreweld C6 LF is a low manganese emission, high efficiency metal-cored welding wire was developed to meet new US EPA regulations and guidelines from the American Conference of Government Industrial Hygiene (ACGIH) for manganese exposure limits.
Coreweld C6 LF has more than 50 per cent lower manganese content and is designed to provide excellent operating qualities while significantly reducing welding manganese exposure when compared to standard metal-cored electrodes of the same classification, according to the company.
ESAB’s optimized formulation helps reduce exposure to manganese in the welding environment while providing good mechanical properties and low weld metal diffusible hydrogen levels. Coreweld C6 LF offers the same enhanced features of ESAB’s standard Coreweld C6 with welder-friendly operating characteristics, including consistent arc stability, very low spatter, good bead shape and minimal clean-up in an easy-to-use wire. Its low diffusible hydrogen level helps avoid hydrogen-induced cold cracking in the welding of high strength steel.
By using the right combination of low manganese emissions welding wire such as Coreweld C6 LF, argon-based shielding gases and GMAW power supplies, shops can improve the safety of the working environment.
Coreweld C6 LF is well suited for both hand held and robotic or automated applications in the automotive industry, as well as for civil construction, mobile and heavy equipment, shipbuilding, rail car manufacturing, and general fabrication.