Lincoln Electric Introduces New Power Wave® C300
Lincoln Electric, Automation Division Posted 04/27/2010
Portable, powerful and compact wire feeder welder designed for multiple processes and materials
- Patent pending technology allows for automatic input voltage reconnection
- Advanced user interface customizable for multiple operators, processes and settings
- Industry’s highest efficiency rating at 88-percent at 250A with a 0.97 power factor
- Standard Production Monitoring™ 2 software enables weld data to be monitored
- Durable and rugged case designed for harsh environments
The newest addition to Lincoln Electric’s popular Power Wave® family – the C300 – is a portable, multi-process power source specifically designed with high-end functionality for a wide variety of materials and applications. It is ideal for applications and materials where arc performance is critical – including aluminum, stainless steel and nickel. The Power Wave C300 provides one machine for nearly every weld job imaginable including production welding, construction, aerospace, automotive repair, general fabrication or a training environment.
Technology and Power
The Power Wave C300 features Lincoln’s new patent-pending PowerConnect™ Technology, which allows you to automatically switch from 200-600 volts, 50 or 60 hertz and single- or three-phase welding with no manual reconnect. This technology provides a constant welding output with an incredible input line voltage compensation range of up to +43-percent and down to -60-percent when used on 460 VAC input. The C300 also utilizes the latest patent pending Tribrid™ Power Module that offers an industry leading 88-percent efficiency at 250 amps and a power factor of 0.97 for low operating costs.
The Power Wave C300’s high-speed iArc™ digital controls are more than 90 times faster than the previous generation, with Ethernet included as a standard feature. The advanced interface allows the user machine to customize the machine’s processes and settings for multiple operators.
The C300 features eight memory locations to easily and quickly recall procedures with the ability to lock in operator limits to ensure quality.
Included with the C300 is the new Production Monitoring™ 2 software as a standard feature that enables weld data to be monitored and stored. It’s Waveform Control Technology® provides industry leading arc performance focused on high quality and increased productivity and allows users to choose from RapidArc®, Power Mode® and future applications that can be downloaded free of charge from www.powerwavesoftware.com.
Compact and Portable
Adapting to almost any environment, the Power Wave C300’s new compact style and design are IP23 rated and designed to hold up to almost any environment. Weighing just 91 lbs, the size offers users a portable, easy to transport system, easy to take with them even for off-site welding applications.
The Lincoln Electric Company, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems and plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market.