Leading Australian welding supply company, WIA (Welding Industries of Australia) has launched a new range of portable MIG welders with stick and TIG welding capabilities.

The new Weldmatic 200i MIG welder weighs just 13kg making it suitable for onsite maintenance, while its versatility offers the user flexibility in welding processes.

Willem Corbett, Development Engineer – Equipment with WIA explains that the Weldmatic 200i portable MIG welder can be used in many different types of applications. Recommended for maintenance teams who are never sure what the next job will involve, the lightweight Weldmatic 200i MIG welder can also TIG weld or stick weld as required.

With 200 Amps of MIG, 170 Amps of stick and 200 Amps of Lift-Arc capability, the single phase, multi-process Weldmatic 200i can be used to successfully weld mild steel or aluminium to very high professional quality.

The machine is suitable for use in fencing, mining and manufacturing maintenance, building and construction industries, and by contractors and rural workshops through to DIY users.

Key features of Weldmatic 200i MIG welders include ability to operate with or without shielding gas to suit both gas shielded and gasless flux cored wires; choice of shielding gas or gasless wires eliminating need for the user to have a shielding gas bottle, reducing both cost and weight; easy setup and adjustment even for first time operators using a suggested setting chart; simple selection of gas and wire type with infinitely variable voltage and wire speed indicated on the digital display; and in-built VRD delivering added safety when operating in stick or Lift-TIG mode, meeting the requirements of AS1674.2 CAT C.

For additional operator safety, the machine’s 240 Volt power source features a built-in thermal protection device that will disable the machine if operated beyond its safe thermal operating zone. The machine is also fully compliant with Australian Standards AS 60974.1 and AS1674.2 CAT C.

The Weldmatic 200i is supplied with industrial grade components, including a tradesman quality gun and cable complete with euro connector for easy fitting and removal.

The total package includes a 3m euro gun cable, a 3m work lead, a twist lock electrode holder, a gas regulator, two drive rollers, 0.6/0.8/0.9/1.2 tips and ES6 sample wire 0.8mm, plus two optional gas bottle trolleys.

The Weldmatic 200i welder comes standard with a 2-year unlimited warranty on the power source, covering parts and labour, and is supported by an Australia-wide service network.