Lincoln Electric Designs New Submerged Arc Flux Specifically for Wind Tower Welding

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16 April 2009

Lincoln Electric Designs New Submerged Arc Flux Specifically for Wind Tower Welding

Lincolnweld® WTX™

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Cleveland – Recognizing the unique demands faced by wind tower manufacturers, Lincoln Electric has introduced Lincolnweld® WTX™ - a submerged arc flux designed to meet the strict requirements of wind tower welding applications. 

Created for submerged arc welding on wind tower bases and door frames, Lincolnweld WTX provides a number of industry leading features, including:

- Excellent twin and multi-arc AC and DC operations, affording increased productivity when combined with Lincoln’s Power Wave® AC/DC 1000®

- Low temperature impact properties, making Lincolnweld WTX capable of producing Charpy V-Notch test results exceeding 20 ft-lbf (27J) at -80 ?F (-62?C)

- Outstanding performance when welding circumferential and longitudinal butt and fillet welds, providing a multi-purpose flux capable of achieving optimal results on a variety of wind tower seam welding applications

- Smooth bead profile, allowing for the achievement of excellent toe angles, tie-in and bead appearance on interior and exterior applications alike

For maximum performance, Lincoln Electric recommends Lincolnweld WTX be used with the Lincolnweld L-61 electrode on both longitudinal and circumferential seam welds. The combination of Lincolnweld WTX flux and L-61 wire meets the F7A8-EM12K-H8 AWS classification and allows welds to exceed the demanding mechanical property requirements specified for cold weather wind tower applications.

Lincoln also offers another flux/wire combination with Lincolnweld WTX flux with Lincolnweld L-70 wire, which is capable of producing a higher tensile strength, meeting the F8A4-EA1-A3-H8 AWS classification.

To request a copy of Lincoln’s Lincolnweld WTX product literature, call (888) 355-3213 or visit to obtain Bulletin C5.10.3.

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, fume extraction equipment and plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment. The company holds a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market.

Attn: Magazine Staff – Please send prospect lead inquiries only to Lincoln Electric c/o Ultimate Lead Systems, Inc., P.O. Box 739, Berea, OH 44017. 


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