A special mine welding version of the ZENA™ mobile welding system is now available. Made specifically for operation in highly corrosive mining environments, the ZENA™ mobile mine welder can be installed into virtually any mine vehicle (tractors, ATV's, trucks, emergency vehicles, forklifts, etc.), transforming it into a self-contained mobile welding station with performance and operating features that equal or exceed heavy and expensive transportable engine-driven industrial welders.
A unique (patent pending) solid-state control system allows the operator to control welding power from controls built into our electrode holder. There is no need to vary engine speed to control welding power, nor does the operator have to go back and forth between the vehicle and the work site to make adjustments to the equipment.
Our welder also utilizes technology to make it particularly easy to start and maintain a welding arc and which allows the operator to control weld penetration to a degree that makes welding a real pleasure.
For operator safety, power IS NOT supplied to the electrode holder UNLESS the operator depresses and holds a push-button safety control. Welder output is also ELECTRICALLY ISOLATED from the vehicle and earth ground. Try changing welding rods and/or welding while standing in a pool of water with any other stick welder. It can be very uncomfortable and very unsafe -- with the ZENA system, it's a snap!
The welder produces a very high frequency DC output in both standard and reverse polarity modes and produces an extraordinarily fine bead and a welding joint with better appearance and less impurities than most standard stick welders. Further, when compared with the welding performance of other DC welders, the the ZENA mobile mine welder provides greatly increased welding efficiency (arc temperature and penetration). Simply stated, a 150 amp. output from the ZENA welder is functionally equivalent to 180 amps. or more from an ordinary welder!
Thanks to cutting-edge technology, all ZENA welders, from our popular 150 amp model to our monster 600 amp systems, are ultra-compact, producing more power for a given size without sacrificing reliability or performance in any way. Compact sizing also makes installation/conversion relatively easy.
Usually the ZENA mobile mine welder is installed to work with a vehicle's existing electrical system. However, the welder's power generating unit can also be used to replace the vehicle's existing alternator. Operating (when not welding) as a high current power source that outperforms stock alternators.
High quality 20 foot long welding cables are standard equipment on all mine welders, and longer length cables (from 30 to 200 feet) are available on a custom order basis.
The ZENA mobile mine welder is available in four basic models:
ZENA mine welders are distributed:
US & Foreign Patents Pending
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