ESAB launches the Robust Feed U82 wire feeder

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has launched the Robust Feed U82 wire feeder, which includes a full suite of advanced process control functions that help users increase competitiveness through consistent weld quality and appearance, address workforce skill issues, improve productivity and reduce operating costs through more uptime.

The feeder is designed to work with ESAB’s Aristo® 500ix and Aristo Mig 4004i Pulse power sources for MIG, pulsed MIG, flux cored and TIG welding, as well as carbon arc gouging.

The Robust Feed U82 combines the extreme durability of a portable, enclosed feeder and the precision wire feeding and control of a shop-style feeder. Its PreciDrive wire drive system delivers better arc starts and stops without backlash or play in the gears and features a 4-wheel drive system.

Large diameter (38 mm) drive rolls offer more gripping area and provide more pushing force without deforming soft cored and aluminum wires, a common source of feeding problems. It handles solid wires up to 5/64 in. and cored wires up to 3/32 in. and feeds wire at speeds of 32 to 984 inches per minute.