If your small business or hobby requires welding work, but you’ve been reluctant to contend with the broad choice of electrodes, the complexity of striking an arc and the skill required to maintain a good weld, then Afrox has just the solution for you.
Afrox recently launched its Transarc® 180P PortaMIG welding machine to meet the specific needs of DIY enthusiasts and small enterprises. This handy portable welder harnesses inverter based technology, offers a heavy duty cycle and has stable arc characteristics.
Johan Pieterse, business manager for Manufacturing Industries at Afrox, says the PortaMIG concept takes the MIG welding process to whole new level.
“The major benefit of this new MIG welding machine is its portability,” says Johan. “In the past, MIG welding machines were big and bulky and incorporated a large gas cylinder. The streamlined new PortaMIG has a much smaller gas cylinder and is available on a free lease, so no deposit or rental fee is required.
This hi-tech MIG welding machine is suitable for a variety of job requirements and comes
standard with a torch, cables as well as the cylinder filled with a shielding gas consisting of
an Argon-CO2 mixture. The supply voltage is domestic 220V and, once the machine is correctly set up, you can just plug in and start welding. An instructional DVD and a user manual are included.
For welding projects requiring faster turn around and higher efficiency, Pieterse recommends the PortaMig. “MIG welding is a faster process compared to conventional welding process such as MMA. The MIG process does not leave any flux residue,” he says. “It is much faster because MIG is a semi-automated process, meaning that wire is automatically fed into the welding pool when the control is pressed, but an operator is still needed to manipulate the gun.”
As with any other welding process, there are safety requirements, such as a welding helmet, gloves, apron and spats (to protect your shoes). A full range of Personal Protective Equipment is available from your local Afrox Gas & Gear retail outlet.
So, what are you waiting for? You no longer need to dream about the metal projects you could be undertaking. Get yourself a PortaMIG welding machine and make your dreams a reality.