The unveiling of the Renegade ES 300i MMA (SMAW)/LiveTIG (GTAW) welder has been announced by ESAB Welding & Cutting Products. The inverter-based MMA/TIG machine offers power in a compact format: it weighs 15kg, measures 460x200x320mm and produces a top output of 300A at 40% duty cycle.
Front, rear and top handles 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 a suitable welding machine for application such as ship and offshore yards, construction, pipe, repair and maintenance and heavy fabrication.
“Renegade is a next generation field welding machine, offering more power and a design that’s easier to move around any jobsite,” said Martin Freibergs, Business Product Manager – Arc Equipment, ESAB. “When Renegade can’t be located next to the work, its strong output enables the use of welding cables and work leads up to 100m, and a remote amperage control extends operator range by providing extreme accuracy over long distances.”
For added location flexibility, automatic voltage detection enables the machine to accept three-phase primary power input ranging from 230-480V (±10%).
Renegade’s handle design offer built-in storage and security for the welding cables so operators can quickly pack up and go by wrapping the cables around the handles and locking them in with a dedicated shoulder strap. Renegade’s rugged composite casing was designed to withstand the roughest environments and more mechanical impact than any other machine on the market.
Renegade has an amperage output range of 5-300A, including LiveTIG for TIG welding where HF ignition can’t be used. Renegade can weld with electrodes up to 6mm has gouging capabilities with carbons up to 4.8mm diameter.
Performance features include Adjustable 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 find the right balance between arc control, penetration and weld bead appearance. Preferences can be stored in one of three memory functions.
Freibergs added: “As a next-generation inverter, Renegade provides state-of-the-art weld control for a more stable arc, less spatter and improved arc starts and stops.”