Lincoln Electric has added two new models in its industrial Vantage engine-driven welder series. The Vantage 600 SD and Air Vantage 600 SD are each equipped with a Tier 4 Final compliant turbo-charged diesel engine that meets all new EPA diesel fuel emission standards. Designed for heavy industrial applications such as mining, both engine-driven welders are engineered to handle a variety of processes that include stick, TIG and MIG welding; flux-cored wire welding and arc gouging.
The Vantage and Air Vantage series have been re-engineered using a new digital platform, according to Lincoln, which claims that its Waveform Control Technology delivers smoother arc characteristics, faster arc response and improved pipe welding capabilities, including reduced spatter. New pulsing capabilities provide improved arc control for out-of-position work and can be used to reduce heat input, resulting in less distortion of the base material. The Vantage 600 SD and Air Vantage 600 SD models feature a Deutz turbo-charged, 64-hp TD2.9L4 engine. These Vantages produce 600 amps/40 volts at 60% duty cycle and 575 amps/43 volts at 100% duty cycle. In addition, each is capable of delivering 12,000 watts single phase or 20,000 watts three-phase, 120/240 volt AC generator power. The Air Vantage 600 SD also includes a premium VMAC belt-drive rotary screw compressor capable of producing 150 psi system pressure with on/off capabilities and separate gauges for monitoring compressor hours and pressure.