Leading Australian welding supply company, WIA (Welding Industries of
Australia) has launched a new range of portable MIG welders with stick and TIG
The new Weldmatic 200i MIG welder weighs just 13kg making it suitable
for onsite maintenance, while its versatility offers the user flexibility in
Willem Corbett, Development Engineer – Equipment with WIA explains that
the Weldmatic 200i portable MIG welder can be used in many different types of
applications. Recommended for maintenance teams who are never sure what the
next job will involve, the lightweight Weldmatic 200i MIG welder can also TIG
weld or stick weld as required.
With 200 Amps of MIG, 170 Amps of stick and 200 Amps of Lift-Arc
capability, the single phase, multi-process Weldmatic 200i can be used to
successfully weld mild steel or aluminium to very high professional quality.
The machine is suitable for use in fencing, mining and manufacturing
maintenance, building and construction industries, and by contractors and rural
workshops through to DIY users.
Key features of Weldmatic 200i MIG welders include ability to operate
with or without shielding gas to suit both gas shielded and gasless flux cored
wires; choice of shielding gas or gasless wires eliminating need for the user
to have a shielding gas bottle, reducing both cost and weight; easy setup and
adjustment even for first time operators using a suggested setting chart; simple
selection of gas and wire type with infinitely variable voltage and wire speed
indicated on the digital display; and in-built VRD delivering added safety when
operating in stick or Lift-TIG mode, meeting the requirements of AS1674.2 CAT
For additional operator safety, the machine’s 240 Volt power source
features a built-in thermal protection device that will disable the machine if
operated beyond its safe thermal operating zone. The machine is also fully
compliant with Australian Standards AS 60974.1 and AS1674.2 CAT C.
The Weldmatic 200i is supplied with industrial grade components,
including a tradesman quality gun and cable complete with euro connector for
easy fitting and removal.
The total package includes a 3m euro gun cable, a 3m work lead, a twist
lock electrode holder, a gas regulator, two drive rollers, 0.6/0.8/0.9/1.2 tips
and ES6 sample wire 0.8mm, plus two optional gas bottle trolleys.
The Weldmatic 200i welder comes standard with a 2-year unlimited
warranty on the power source, covering parts and labour, and is supported by an
Australia-wide service network.