Lincoln Electric Presents Servo-Driven Feeder for Robotic Steel Fabrication: AutoDrive® S

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03 October 2015

Lincoln Electric Presents Servo-Driven Feeder for Robotic Steel Fabrication: AutoDrive® S

New system delivers consistent bead profiles, reduces spatter and minimizes clean-up

AutoDrive® S

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Cleveland – The AutoDrive® S, Lincoln Electric’s servo-driven, wire-feed system for robotic welding cells, provides an ideal solution for industries requiring precise automated MIG welding on steel, including trailer manufacturing, automotive and general fabrication applications.

Using touch-retract starting technology, a feature that increases productivity and reduces long term operating costs by delivering consistent, optimal starts, the AutoDrive S also boasts improved contact tip life for increased productivity. Delivering positive wire-feed control for superior feeding, thanks to its servo-drive technology, the AutoDrive S eliminates burnback and “dog bones” and reduces spatter by 85 percent over standard feeding technology. This results in better quality welds with a more consistent bead profile. What’s more, the AutoDrive S eliminates post-weld clean-up, reducing scrap and maintenance needs.

The AutoDrive S is rated at 500 amps at 100 percent duty cycle and offers a wire feed speed range of 300-800 inches per minute.
Compatible with multiple Power Wave® power source models, the AutoDrive S is available in One-Pak® packages, which include feeders and all accessories needed to equip a robotic cell.

For additional details and product specifications, view brochure E10.17.1 on

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 47 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 19 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries. For more information about Lincoln Electric and its products and services, visit the company's website at
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