Lincoln Electric Launches New Activ8X™ with CrossLinc® Technology

ClevelandLincoln Electric® launches the new Activ8X with CrossLinc® Technology. Ideal for the shipyard or construction site, this portable, semiautomatic wire feeder allows users to activate their shipbuilding, offshore or construction operations with safety, quality and productivity.
The Activ8X was designed with the user in mind. Understanding the need for durability on the jobsite, engineers included Field Armor for added protection. The impact-resistant, flame-retardant case provides rugged durability for tough conditions, while the Potted PC Boards protect from moisture and corrosion. The product is also complete with a Maxtrac® Wire Drive System, a heavy-duty cast aluminum wire drive system that provides reliable feeding and durability, and tachometer feedback to ensure accurate wire feed speed.
Small enough to fit through manways and light enough to carry throughout the worksite, the Activ8X wire feeder also allows remote control of the power source without the need for control cables via CrossLinc Technology. This includes True Voltage Technology (TVT) which ensures users get the desired voltage set at the arc, even from hundreds of feet away from the power source, and automatically compensates for voltage drops across long welding cables.
The Activ8X wire feeder will work with any CV or CC power source as a simple, across-the-arc feeder. However, when paired together with a CrossLinc Technology compatible power source, communication will be established, and welding output is controlled from the feeder without control cables. CrossLinc Technology compatible feeders and power sources from Lincoln electric carry an X in their name, such as the “Activ8X” or “Flextec® 350X.”
CrossLinc with True Voltage Technology (TVT) improves all aspects of operation. By reducing jobsite clutter and the unnecessary movement of personnel across jobsites, eliminating unintentional machine adjustments and trips to the power source, and minimizing rework with easy adjustment settings, the Activ8X improves safety, quality and productivity on the worksite.
As the lightest construction feeder on the market today, the Activ8X wire feeder is compact enough for any worksite. The system accepts up to 8 in. (203 mm) diameter wire spools.
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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 60 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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