Leading Australian welding supply company WIA Welding Industries of Australia introduces the impressive Weldarc 180i DC stick and DC TIG welding
Designed to address the needs of both professional and serious DIY users,
the compact 180 Amp welding machine weighs just 6.5kg, offering the user the
portability and performance required for onsite and field maintenance
However, the portable design of WIA’s Weldarc 180i welders suits long
extension leads often found in the Australian workplace, and will keep welding
successfully despite a voltage drop unlike conventional portable units.
The Weldarc 180i is suitable 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.
Key features of Weldarc 180i DC stick and DC TIG welding machines include
built-in Arc Force feature constantly monitoring arc voltage and boosting
output during low arc voltage; optimised and tested for compatibility with
appropriate portable generators; built-in Hot Start feature offering even
better arc starting when in manual arc mode; ability to handle Cellulose
electrodes with ease; and built-in VRD delivering added safety when operating
in stick or lift-TIG mode, meeting the requirements of site work to AS1674.2
The TIG welding mode features Lift Arc starting, which allows the arc to
slowly build up, eliminating the need for scratch starting and possibility of
tungsten electrode damage, and workpiece contamination.
Fully compliant with Australian Standards AS60974.1, WIA’s Weldarc 180i
offers built-in operator safety, with the power source featuring a thermal
protection device that activates if the machine is operated beyond its safe
thermal operating zone.
The lightweight Weldarc 180i welder suits 2.0-4.0mm electrodes operating
from a 15A 240VAC supply. The package includes a heavy duty work clamp, an
industrial twist lock electrode holder and a carry case with a padded shoulder
These welding machines are also supported by a 2-year unlimited warranty
on the power source covering parts and labour as well as an Australia-wide
service network as standard, providing customers the assurance of reliability