New TIG kit on the market

Louise Smyth

Fronius has expanded its portfolio of manual power sources with three new devices for Tungsten Inert Gas welding (TIG). The MagicWave 230i, 190 and TransTig 230i are extremely practical, powerful and quiet. Thanks to their rapid signal processors, they always achieve the exact current curve that allows for maximum arc stability with the lowest possible noise emissions. With its intuitive menu navigation, users are able to access the correct parameters in just a few steps and can then concentrate fully on achieving a clean weld seam.

The most powerful power source is the MagicWave 230i for AC welding. It can communicate with other devices via Bluetooth, WLAN and NFC technology, and can be networked with them. The MagicWave 190 is ideal for welding materials such as steel, stainless steel or aluminium. The AC power source features gas cooling and is the best choice for a wide range of uses.

An integral part of the new line is the TransTig 230i for DC welding. Weighing 15.9 kilograms, it is especially light. This manual power source is suitable for all welding applications apart from aluminium. As with the MagicWave 230i, the power source can also be supplied with an optional water-cooling system. Using Bluetooth, WLAN and NFC, the TransTig 230i can also connect wirelessly to devices such as an intelligent welding helmet, remote control or even a smartphone.

The multilingual operating concept of the manual power source with a 4.3-inch full-colour display allows for intuitive and extremely simple operation. Using the favourites button, welders can easily retrieve and set parameters that they often use. The modular design is a particular advantage: users can expand these devices as desired with different function packages. These include the job function, which can store up to 999 jobs at the same time, the PulsPro package to obtain all pulse functionalities, additional data documentation and limit monitoring. The
latter aids the user in setting a defined parameter window and keeping to certain welding parameters. USB ports allow software updates to be
installed and welding data to be documented.

Every device is available as a multivoltage version. Using the Fronius Power Plug - a lockable plug connector on the rear of the power source -
the mains cable or plug can be changed quickly and easily depending on where the device is being used. This means it can be used anywhere in the world - even with different mains voltages. Fronius has also redesigned the welding torch: an ergonomic grip combined with a torch changing
system as standard increases comfort and convenience, and allows for even more precise handling. The integrated, high-performance LED illuminates the seam area efficiently, leaving the welder to concentrate entirely on their task and achieve excellent results.

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