SMENCO has introduced the latest range of welders from Fronius designed for mobile welding applications.

The new AccuPocket from Fronius is an MMA welding system with a high-performing lithium-ion rechargeable battery and a low overall weight. The MMA welders allow exceptional freedom of movement in manual electrode and TIG welding. AccuPocket taps the concentrated power of lithium-ion technology for use in welding equipment.

Repair welding in the field, especially high up in the mountains, out in the country or at exposed locations has up until now involved costly and time-consuming preparations including installing long mains supply leads or big, heavy 8 kVA generators.

With the introduction of the AccuPocket mobile welders, there is no longer any need for mains power in the vicinity. Now jobs needing up to six 3.25 mm electrodes or up to 18 X 2.5 mm electrodes can be welded autonomously. For more substantial welding applications, a small, compact 2 kVA generator is sufficient to provide unlimited welding power or reduction in arc quality.

Thanks to AccuBoost Technology, AccuPocket welds extremely reliably and utilises its built-in power reserve to achieve perfect ignition and welding properties. Featuring very small dimensions, low weight and rugged build, the welder’s advanced functional design makes the AccuPocket the perfect companion at any field worksite.

AccuPocket has won two international awards, the prestigious Red Dot and Plus X Award for its new design.

Key features of the AccuPocket MMA mobile welders include a completely redesigned external shape to meet the harsh demands of everyday welding; new and dynamic lines; intelligent combination of metal and plastic for portability, robustness and technology; integral high-performance rechargeable battery momentarily delivering high level short-circuiting currents during welding, reliably minimising electrode-sticking with AccuBoost; and latest generation LiFePO4 batteries small, light yet extremely powerful, and compliant with stringent safety standards.

Safety features include voltage monitoring of all battery cells; cell balancing during charging; charge monitoring; short-circuit-proof; protection against overcharging; and protection against exhaustive discharge and overheating.

The BMS Board – Battery Management System includes monitoring all cells for uniform charging and discharging, ensuring all battery cells have uniform voltage and temperature; and safety cut-out.

The permanently mounted battery-pack is highly robust for mobile use; has a fixed, solid mounting for perfect transmission of high welding currents, and no exposed battery-connections. The battery pack is based on optimum cooling concept with additional fans for extra-along lifespan. It is also easy to service.