Cleveland, Ohio-based Lincoln Electric has introduced the Vantage 520 SD engine-driven welder/generator to its comprehensive line of welding technology and hardgoods.

The new Vantage 520 SD joins the larger Vantage 600 SD and Air Vantage 600 SD to form a Severe Duty group of welders suitable for such extreme environments as mining, construction and pipe welding.

Each is equipped with a Tier 4 Final (T4F) compliant engine that meets all new EPA diesel fuel emission standards.

To deliver improved arc characteristics and other advantages, the Vantage SD series welders share a new digital platform. The results are smoother arc action, faster arc response and improved pipe welding capabilities, including reduced spatter. New pulsing capabilities provide improved arc control for out-of-position work and can be used to reduce heat input, resulting in less distortion of the base material.

The new vNatage 520 SD is engineered to handle a variety of processes, the company explains, including:

  • Stick welding
  • TIG welding
  • MIG welding
  • Pipe welding
  • Flux-cored wire welding
  • Arc gouging

ArcLink® digital communication enables fast, reliable digital communication with advanced wire feeders like the Power Feed® 25M portable semi-automatic wire feeder or other components. With access to the Power Feed® 25M, welding teams can take advantage of user memory presets for common repeated welding application procedures, as well as operator limits and lockouts. Both features help eliminate operator error on critical welds.


Welding issue

The welding business is in focus in the upcoming April Edition of gasworld magazine.

Welding job rod

The Welding Issue will tackle welding equipment and consumables, safety in cutting and welding courtesy of Linde Gases, requirements in gas delivery, an exploration of challenges in the welding business from ITW Miller, and an interview with Lincoln Electric.

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market.

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