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ESAB introduces new process controller

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., introduced the A2-A6 Process Controller PEK system. This controller is adapted for use with ESAB’s automatic power sources LAF 631/1001/1251/1601 and TAF 801/1251 and can be used for submerged arc welding, GMAW welding and arc gouging. The control system is connected to the power source via a control cable and incorporates a CAN bus system for data transfer. The system is designed for ease of use with a clear text menu and a large display to keep the user informed about main parameters such as current, voltage and travel speed. Users can choose from a large number of different language options, allowing them to work in their native language in most cases. Manual control keys for wire feed and travel direction allow fast access to frequently used settings. Turn knobs allow easy adjustment of wire feed speed, voltage and travel speed during the process. The welder can pre-set welding parameters by selecting them and turning the setting knob. Up to 255 different parameter sets, including secondary conditions, can be stored and used during the welding process. PEK allows the user to define limits for the settings as well as for the measured parameters and will alert the user if the weld parameters move outside the allowed limits. A USB slot allows the user to file all settings and configurations, so valuable production data can be restored within minutes. Security is provided by three-level user accounts. With more than 100 years of experience, ESAB Welding & Cutting Products is one of the world’s largest and most knowledgeable manufacturers of welding and cutting equipment and welding filler metals. Recognized as the technological leader in the industry, ESAB is committed to providing customized solutions for its customers. For more information on ESAB automation equipment, visit www.esabna.com or call 1-800-ESAB-123.