Lincoln Electric Introduces Quality Assurance for Orbital MIG Welding

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21 January 2015

Lincoln Electric Introduces Quality Assurance for Orbital MIG Welding

New orbital MIG system improves quality and productivity for orbital welds

Orbital MIG Welding

APEX 3000

APEX 3000 and HELIX M85

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Cleveland The Lincoln Electric Company introduces an orbital metal inert gas (MIG) welding system that is ideal for industries where orbital welds are subject to exceptionally high standards, such as pipeline, construction or process piping.

Combined with the Lincoln Electric Power Wave® technology, the system redefines industry-wide parameters for quality, consistency and productivity. The system is driven by the APEX® 3000 Mechanized Controller, and it pairs with the HELIX® M85 weld head and track ring. Each component in the system has the ability to operate together, while the Power Wave advanced process welder can function independently.

The HELIX M85 weld head, as a digital system, calculates and controls travel time, weld speed and other variables, thereby alleviating complicated setup work on the front end. The track ring design allows the operator to install or remove the track in seconds. It also eliminates binding and compensates for work surface heat expansion. The gear-driven track resists wear, ensuring quality and consistency. The system also features an ergonomic, hand-held pendant with icon-based interface and full-color screen.

“Quality and productivity don’t have to be difficult,” said Carlos Richmond, product manager, mechanized automation at Arc Products, a Lincoln Electric company. “Our new system offers the kind of versatility and efficiency that’s expected for achieving superior orbital MIG welds the first time.”

To learn more about the new orbital MIG welding system, visit or call 800-770-0063.

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 48 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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