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New ESAB Rebel 3-phase welders

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ESAB Welding & Cutting Products have unveiled their Rebel™ EMP 255ic and Rebel EMP 320ic multi-process welder for MIG/MAG, DC MMA and TIG welding. Both units weigh 31.4 kg and use 400 V +/-10% 3-phase supply voltage. Rebel EMP 320ic provides a rated output of 320 A/30 V at 40% duty cycle and maximum output of 350 A/34 V making it more than capable of running both solid and flux cored wires in heavy industrial applications. Rebel EMP 255ic provides a rated output of 255 A/26.8 V at 40% duty cycle and maximum output of 300 A/34 V ideal for industrial applications requiring 1.0 - 1.2 mm wires.

New ESAB Rebel 3-phase welders

“These Rebels are the most industrial Rebels yet. Their strong output enables users to gain the productivity benefits of spray arc welding with a wide array of wires on mild steel, stainless steel and even aluminium,” says Martin Freibergs, Business Product Manager Industrial/Light Industrial Product Systems, ESAB. “With a four-wheel roll system and a top wire speed of 20.3 m/min. combined with great torque, they can ensure accurate and consistent feeding of wires of all diameters.”

In addition to its excellent MIG/MAG capabilities, these multi-process Rebels also handle full MMA performance with electrodes up to 5 mm diameter, as well as gas-cooled TIG applications with a dedicated gas valve for professional TIG welding using Lift TIG starts.

Freibergs says that, “Traditional welders with similar outputs are typically single-process MIG machines. They often fall short when it comes to power and long welding cycles. Rebel EMP 320ic offers fabricators a machine with true industrial performance for shop work and the power, portability and multi-process flexibility contractors need for structural steel erection.”

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Rebel EMP 255ic and Rebel EMP 320ic maintain the benefits of other Rebel EMP welders, including the colour TFT-LCD display.

“The multilingual user interface provides a graphical and intuitive way of selecting processes and setting parameters,” says Freibergs. Also part of Rebel DNA is ESAB’s sMIG (smart MIG) technology for quick and easy results when short circuit MIG welding. The sMIG function monitors the operator’s technique and continuously adapts to provide a stable arc and superior, repeatable welds.

“You can actually hear sMIG fine tune the arc after a few seconds of welding, dialling in that perfect ‘sizzling bacon’ sound that signifies proper welding parameters,” says Freibergs. “This technology reduces downtime when changing parameters, helps train new operators and can improve consistency between welding stations.”

Rebel design is compact with a small footprint, and the machine can hold both 200 and 300 mm bobbins. Both units use the same tough case that measures 686 x 292 x 495, allows users to bring the powerful Rebel to the jobsite, manoeuvre it around a workshop using the customised 2-wheeled trolley or keep it on the work bench, providing unmatched flexibility for shop and field work.

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