ESAB Welding and Cutting Products recently announced that the Renegade ET 300iP DC TIG/Stick inverter, which features controls for pulsed TIG welding and high frequency (HF) or Lift TIG arc starts options, is in stock and ready to ship in the U.S. and Canada. ESAB had previewed the unit at FABTECH 2017 (view video) in November.
The Renegade ET 300iP produces a top output of 300 amps at 40% duty cycle, weighs 37 lbs. and measures 12.6 x 7.8 x 18.11 in. It connects to 230 V 1-phase power and 230 V to 480 V 3-phase power (±10 percent) with auto-sensing functionality and no rewiring required. It has a pulse frequency adjustable up to 999 pulses per second (PPS) and a peak pulse width (or duration) adjustable between 10 and 90%. Pulsed TIG welding can be used to improve weld puddle control, control the weld bead profile, reduce heat input and increase travel speeds.
“Renegade ET 300iP enables tailoring the pulsed DC TIG welding arc to the application, which is especially useful when welding thin material and working on applications such as stainless steel pipes in the food, process piping and mechanical contracting industries,” says Doug Smith, Product Business Manager — Light/Industrial Arc Equipment, ESAB.
The unit features an intuitive digital readout display that makes it easy to set parameters and read them from a distance in any light, while a remote amperage control with digital display extends operator range by providing extreme accuracy over long distances. Renegade ET 300iP also provides adjustable gas pre- and post-flow, adjustable upslope/downslope, 2- and 4-stroke trigger functionality, offers a remote foot pedal compatibility and includes a water-cooled option. It converts from a water-cooled system to an air-cooled portable system in minutes, and conversion does not require tools.
“Renegade is a next-generation shop and field machine for DC welding. It offers more power and a design that’s easier to move around any jobsite,” says Smith. “When Renegade can’t be located next to the work piece, its strong output enables the use of long welding cables and longer work leads.”
Superior Stick Output
Renegade ET 300iP can weld with Stick electrodes up to 1/4 in. and has gouging capabilities with carbons up to 3/16 in., making it the most powerful welder in its weight class. Other Stick performance features include semi-synergic Hot Start, a process that provides optimal energy during the starting sequence, improves strike performance and reduces sticking. Similarly, the Adjustable Arc Force function enables the operator to adjust the arc characteristics to get a crisp and controlled arc or a softer arc with less spatter, tailoring the arc for different electrodes, applications and operator preference. Preferences can be stored in one of three memory functions.
For those who want superior arc performance in a DC Stick/TIG machine without pulsing controls or HF arc starts, ESAB introduced the Renegade™ ES 300i Stick/TIG welder earlier this year. Like all Renegade units, it features easy-to-grab front, rear and top handles that give the operator maximum flexibility for lifting the machine. Operators can easily pass obstacles, climb stairs, pass through manholes and lift the unit onto racks, making Renegade an optimal welding machine for applications such as ship and offshore yards, construction, pipe, repair and maintenance and heavy fabrication.