Tomorrow Morning i start testing the first Production run of the new PowerArc 160 STH . Stick HF and Lift Tig
Here is a early picture of units not quite ready for testing.
Attachment not working. S/F....Ken M
your back at the plant again? your a busy guy!!
So the unit I purchased last week, marked TIG 160, and which I tested today(works fine is a prototype or preproduction model or something? S/F....Ken M
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The cards are using for accountability for each work process and also to record any issues during calibration and scope readings. It stays with the machine till the final stage of testing then it is removed when unit is packaged.
Thanks Duncan for posting pictures like this from the factory, it shows you guys are putting serious efforts into this brand, not like some other knock off brands i dealt with in the past. May i suggest something, you guy`s should have these pictures on your website, it shows that you guys are constantly testing and improving your products, people that are corious of this brand but have doubts, this might swing them into a sale??
I think the 160STH is going to be a great seller. The 110volts and HF start. Compact and light weight but enough power for most jobs.
Sounds good, thanks for the reply. My limited playing with the unit has gone well. Portability seems good. A little more compartmentalization in the case would have been good for a portable unit like this. Perhaps offering an aftermarket Pelican or Stormcase type container for those of us who will be using it in a maintainance application around animalistic coworkers? Both TIG and stick function is OK. Very happily surprised by the adjustable post flow, was not expecting that. Would like some form of down slope, as there does not appear to be any at present, and dropping from high amperage to zilch is not optimal. Very happy with the stick electrode holder and ground clamp, but in the near future I'll probably be adopting a compact torch and foot pedal simply due to preference. I supose I should call about options for foot pedal? S/F....Ken M
In honesty, I was originally looking for a simple portable stick unit, and mission creep got me into the TIG stuff. Just a function of my personality. For example, I was looking for a nice MIG 240v hobby welder and wound up buying a Lincoln PowerMIG300. I may very well wind up getting another more advanced unit sooner or later. As you say, the I-TIG 200 is the same size as the 160 and also dual voltage. Several of my co workers have expressed interest in this one should I decide to part with it, so that may happen sooner than later. S/F....Ken M
Man that looks useful. How much does it weigh?
Hobart Handler 210 with spool gun
Hobart Stickmate LX
Thermal Arc 400GMS
40 amp Northern Tools plasma torch
130 chicago electric tig welder
90 amp chicago electric flux mig
10"-22" Grizzly lathe
15"-5.5" Grizzly vertical end mill
In need of nice TIG machine. drooling over PowerTig 250ex
All boxed up in the included case, I'd say it goes 40lbs or so, not including the argon tank. Add a 40cf argon tank in your other hand and it's portable enough. There's a pretty decent carry strap on the unit itself, so you could bunji the cables & gas line and just carry the unit. S/F....Ken M
Nope, the 160 is much smaller. I'll snap a picture next time I'm back at the shop. S/F....Ken M
Lincoln Power MIG 300
Miller 225 Thunderbolt (sold it)
Lincoln Squarewave 175 TIG(traded it for)
Miller DEL 200 welder/genset
Thermal Dynamics 1250XL plasma cutter