WIA (Welding Industries of Australia) has launched a new range of lightweight,
portable welders designed to deliver heavyweight performance in professional or
One of Australia’s leading welding supply companies, WIA has released the
impressive Weldarc 180i DC stick and DC TIG welding machines for professional as
well as serious DIY users. Weighing just 6.5kg, the lightweight and compact 180
Amp machine delivers both portability and performance required for onsite and
field maintenance applications.
The TIG welding mode features Lift Arc starting, which allows the arc to
slowly build up, eliminating the need for scratch starting or the possibility
of tungsten electrode damage and workpiece contamination.
WIA’s Weldarc 180i welders can be used with long extension leads often
found in the Australian workplace, and will keep welding successfully despite a
voltage drop, unlike conventional portable welding machines on the market.
Key features of Weldarc 180i DC stick and DC TIG welding machines include
built-in Arc Force constantly monitoring arc voltage and boosting output during
low arc voltage; optimised and tested for compatibility with appropriate
portable generators; Hot Start feature offering the welder even better arc
starting when in manual arc mode; ability to use Cellulose electrodes with ease,
otherwise difficult on smaller welders; and built-in VRD delivering added
safety when operating in stick or lift-TIG mode and meeting the requirements of
site work to AS1674.2 CAT C.
Fully compliant with Australian Standards AS 60974.1, WIA’s Weldarc 180i
assures operator safety with the power source featuring a built-in thermal
protection device that activates if the machine is operated beyond its safe
thermal operating zone.
The lightweight Weldarc 180i portable welding machines work with 2.0-4.0mm
electrodes operating from a 15A 240Vac supply. Weldarc 180i welders are
recommended for use in a wide range of industries including mine and
manufacturing maintenance, building and construction industries, food and wine
sectors, contractors and rural workshops through to the DIY enthusiast.
Weldarc 180i welding machines are backed by a 2-year unlimited warranty
on the power source covering parts and labour, and supported by an Australia-wide
service network as standard, providing customers the assurance of reliability
The package includes a heavy duty work clamp, an
industrial twist lock electrode holder and a carry case with a padded shoulder