Victor Technologies has just released its Fabricator 211i inverter welder that will MIG, TIG and stick weld on 120 VAC or 208/230 VAC at 50 or 60 hz. The versatile 57-pound machine has an out put of 5 to 150 amps on household current, and from 5 to 210 on 230 VAC.
The Fabricator 211i has an MSRP of $1,399 and includes a Tweco MIG gun, Stick electrode holder and work clamp and a Victor regulator. Options include a TIG torch and a foot control, a spool gun for MIG aluminum, carts for organization and convenience and a roll cage for protection.
Priced considerably below competitor's 3-in-1 machines, the Fabricator 211i offers portability and choice of input power along with the convenience and productivity of a 210-amp MIG welder, says David Wilton, Victor's vice president of global welding products. He also notes the machine is very forgiving of generator power and the associated voltage fluctuations of generators.
The Fabricator 211i draws 22% less primary current than competitive MIG welders and is less likely to trip circuit breakers. It can produce it's full rated output on a 30-amp 230 VAC circuit and has proven to be easier on the watt-hour meter because it uses electricity more efficiently than competitors.
The inverter circuitry of the 211i responds to changing welding conditions within 13 microseconds (13 millionths of a second) and can detect, clear and re-establish stable weld conditions before many competitive models are aware of an unstable arc.
All Victor welding machines are tested for their rated output at 104 degrees Fahrenheit, so operators can be assured of rated capacity even in hot weather.
Be sure to watch this space in the future for Farm Progress's own review of the 181i Farm-Pack combination machine (a close relative of the 211i) from Victor Technologies.
For more information visit www.victortechnologies.com.