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New ESAB Renegade ES 300i MMA/LiveTig welder  offers more power in portable package

March 17, 2017

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has announced the unveiling of its new Renegade ES 300i MMA (SMAW)/LiveTIG (GTAW) welder. The inverter-based MMA/TIG machine offers extreme power in a compact format: it weighs 15 kg, measures 460 x 200 x 320 mm and produces a top output of 300 amps at 40% duty cycle. Easy-to-grab 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 an optimal 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," says 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 100 m, 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 230V to 480V ±10 percent.

Renegade's unique 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.

Power and Performance

Renegade has an amperage output range of 5 to 300 amps, including LiveTIG for TIG welding where HF ignition can't be used. Renegade can weld with electrodes up to 6 mm has gouging capabilities with carbons up to 4.8 mm diameter, making it the most powerful welder in its weight class.

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.

"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," says Freibergs.

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products is a recognised leader in the welding and cutting industry. From time-honored processes in welding and cutting to revolutionary technologies in mechanised cutting and automation, ESAB's filler metals, equipment, and accessories bring solutions to customers around the globe.

The new ESAB Renegade MMA/TIG inverter weighs 15 kg, produces a top output of 300 amps at 40% duty cycle and offers additional features that make it ideal for industrial field welding applications.