Leading international welding equipment manufacturer, Kemppi, has launched the new Kemppi X3 MIG family, an evolution of its popular HiArc MIG range. The X3 is a basic and cost effective MIG alternative to Kemppi’s premium FastMig welding family, but with a high duty cycle and robust design is suitable for the tough and demanding conditions found in the metal fabrication industry.
Available as a gas-cooled MIG/MAG welding package with carbon arc gouging, the X3 MIG Welder delivers excellent performance with up to 500 amperes at a 60% duty cycle. The machine is equipped with a wire feeder for 300mm wire spools and accepts wire diameters from 0.8 to 1.6mm, and with cored wires up to 2.0mm.
It also offers outstanding welding control to deliver quality welds. The MIG/MAG process of the X3 MIG Welder has been carefully tuned at the Kemppi welding lab to give the arc excellent stability. This makes the arc easy to manage and minimises spatter, even when using inexpensive CO2 shielding gas. With less spatter, the need for post-weld grinding is reduced, and welders can use more of their time for productive welding.
In addition, the machine has a range of functions that fine-tune the start and end of welds, improve the quality of the weld and help boost productivity. These include Crater Fill, Burn Back, Hot Stop, Soft Start, Hard Ignition and Creep Start.
Plus, the machine is also very energy efficient. Kemppi is the number one pioneer in welding inverter technology, and the X3 MIG Welder uses the latest IGTB inverter technology to reduce its energy usage and minimise costs.
A practical, no-nonsense machine for the professional welder, the Kemppi X3 MIG Welder is both robust and rugged. The system’s wire-feeder features a fully enclosed and impact resistant dual-skin cabinet to protect the wire spool and feed mechanism so that it can withstand rough handling.
Compact and lightweight, the machine is easy to move between work sites. Ergonomically positioned handles ensure easy manoeuvring of the machine. Plus, carriage and wheel set options are available to further facilitate easy transportation.
The X3 MIG Welder is simple to operate. The control panel communicates with the welder entirely by symbols. To select the basic features, the welder just pushes the appropriate buttons and makes selections with the adjustment knob. During welding, wire feeder control knobs are used to adjust the wire feed speed and voltage. What’s more, the X3 MIG Welder automatically takes care of adjusting the amperage according to wire feed speed in order to create top quality welds.
‘The X3 MIG Welder contains all you need for basic welding work at a very competitive price,’ says David Green, Managing Director, Kemppi Australia. ‘It’s the perfect companion for all professional welders out there, who just want to get the job done ? quickly and without compromising quality.’
Kemppi Australia | Welding Machines & Accessories
Manufacturers of electric arc , MIG, TIG and MMA welding machines and related accessories
Kemppi Australia Pty Ltd is a subsidiary of Kemppi Oy, Finland a leading global designer and
manufacturer of electric arc welding equipment and welding software solutions . Kemppi incorporates the latest industry technology to deliver high-end equipment that increases welding quality and productivity.
The Kemppi family established Kemppi Oy in 1949 and it remains a wholly owned family operation.
In 2011, turnover exceeded 110m Euro. Today, the business employs over 600 people globally. It imports via 15 international subsidiaries and exports directly to a further 70 markets.
Kemppi’s headquarters and main manufacturing facility are located on a 30,000 square metre site in Lahti, Finland. The facility incorporates electronic and welding equipment manufacturing plants that are accredited to both ISO9001 and ISO14001. The company also has overseas manufacturing operations in Suzhou, China and Chennai, India.
To ensure complete control of product quality and supply chain management, Kemppi Oy invested in its own high-tech automated manufacturing plant for printed circuit boards which are integrated within the Kemppi range of equipment.
The company also owns its own software development company, JPP Soft , this software is developed and used exclusively within Kemppi products and welding software solutions.
Kemppi Australia commenced operations in 2000. From its head office in Smithfield, Sydney, it provides sales, customer service and logistical support for the Australian, New Zealand and Pacific island markets. The modern Australian facility combines a distribution warehouse, which maintains local stocks of equipment and spare parts, together with a service workshop and purpose-built welding demonstration bays.