I've been looking at your welding system. I didn't
see any information about MIG, TIG, or Flux Core welding using your welder as the
supply. I'm more interested in the MIG and Flux Core possibilities than the TIG.
We do not make a portable MIG spool feeder or a MIG spool gun. However, we do make adapter kits which allow our systems to be used as supply sources for high quality spool guns and spool feeders. Best of all, if you pay the freight both ways, we will install the adapter for you free of charge!
Without a doubt, MIG is great for sheet metal work and for production work in the shop. And TIG, in the hands of a skilled operator, produces a great looking, high quality weld. However, for outdoor repair work stick offers a number of advantages. This is why most commercial quality engine driven welders (even those units which provide TIG and MIG functions also) are constructed to provide stick functionality .
Most of our customers buy the ZENA system for field repair work where the job of the hour might be on a cast iron farm implement, a engine block, a front end loader mount, a grader blade, pipe or pipe casing welding, gouging/cutting, hard surfacing a digging or cutting tool, etc. Typically, working with thicker materials (often with improper cleaning and/or preparation) -- with most repair beads being relatively short (often taking less than 5 rods to accomplish). For this sort of repair, stick can be just about as fast as MIG.
A number of different rod types (i.e., various types and sizes of mild steel, low hydrogen, stainless, Nomacast, nickel, aluminum, hard surfacing, etc.) can be easily carried into the field in moisture proof rod carriers (or in small sealed manufacturer's packs) where carrying a wide variety of spools (and keeping them rust/moisture/corrosion free) can be difficult or impractical for the average farmer or service person. Also our early focus group research indicated a lot of dissatisfaction with the quality of flux core MIG welds when working with thicker materials. Most seemed to feel that gas shielding was much better for quality work. Of course both MIG and TIG weld quality can suffer in windy (and/or wet) conditions where shielding gas effectiveness decreases and where the weld may cool improperly. Because of this, and because all weather reliability and cost are very important to most of our customers, our prime focus has been stick.
With all this said, we would be happy to add MIG capabilities to any ZENA welder which you may purchase. Just let us know.
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