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Elektron Releases New MIG/MAG Welders

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May 1, 2014—Elektron’s new MultiMIG 511 and 522 MIG/MAG inverter welders are now available, the company announced on Wednesday.

The two welders are both included in the Ford 2015 F-150 Collision Repair Program. They are designed to weld and braze aluminum alloys, galvanized sheet metal, stainless steel and high-strength steel.

“Technicians in North America typically don’t have a lot of experience repairing aluminum, which can make them nervous about proper welding techniques,” says Mickey Swartz, director of global product management, collision, for Elektron parent company Vehicle Service Group (VSG). “Repairing aluminum requires training and the right equipment. I’ve heard from a number of technicians that our Elektron MIG/MAG welders transform a novice or even an average welder into a good aluminum welder. Shops should invest in a welder that gives their technicians the confidence that they’re doing right.”

The welders come programmed with synergic curves that preset welding parameters aimed at limiting setup time and training. Multiple programmable options are also available to customize the welders’ operation to meet specific customer needs and working conditions. The welders have high-duty cycles and the power required for most body shop applications using up to 1.2 mm welding wire, as well as the push-pull torch style that’s essential for smooth aluminum wire feed.

Complete specs for both products are available at chiefautomotive.com.

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