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Leading training school apprentices use Kemppi welding equipment

Kemppi welding equipment is being used by young apprentices at the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) to learn the art of welding.

One of Australia’s leading training schools, CIT provides a wide range of education and training courses designed to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. With a choice of almost 450 courses, it currently teaches some 21,000 students. The Institute offers a comprehensive range of welding courses both for people seeking to become professional welders as well as for welding enthusiasts.

The Institute’s relationship first began with Kemppi Australia in 2012 when Kemppi was asked to sponsor some equipment for the welding department.

David Green, Managing Director of Kemppi Australia said they were pleased to equip the Institute with their welding equipment as it was a first rate institution when it came to teaching the process of welding.

Steven McMahon, Head of Department, Automotive, Metals & Logistics at CIT explained that many of the teachers were familiar with the Kemppi brand and they wanted to install some Kemppi equipment for the students to use.

Kemppi supplied a wide range of welding equipment including a FastMig Pulse 450 water-cooled pulse MIG, Kempact Pulse 3000 MIG, Kempact 251A standard adaptive MIG, a MinarcMig Evo 200, a MasterTig MLS 2300 ACDC with ACX pulse panel and a MinarcTig Evo 200 MLP standard DC pulse TIG.

Both the students and the teaching team were quickly impressed by the quality and capability of the Kemppi welding machines, especially their intuitive use as well as sophisticated technology.

Since their initial intake of Kemppi equipment, CIT has placed an order for additional machines including five FastMig basic KM400 – standard MIG/MAG and six MasterTig MLS 2300 ACDC – pulse ACDC TIG.

According to Steven, this new equipment allowed the Institute to furnish a further seven welding bays for student use. Working closely with the Institute, Kemppi assembled, tested and commissioned the equipment. Kemppi also provided one-on-one training the following day.

The Institute is currently organising a trade evening to showcase their Kemppi welding equipment. Scheduled for May, the trade event will cater for both students and industry alike and provide an opportunity to demonstrate the capability of Kemppi equipment.

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