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ESAB Group
Hertford Road
Waltham Cross
EN8 7RP
UK
[t] +44 1992 659134
[f] +44 1992 788053


As a logical step following his invention of the covered welding electrode back in 1904, Oscar Kjellberg founded ESAB. Since then, the company has constantly improved on existing methods and materials. At the same time, ESAB has developed new methods to meet the challenge presented by technological progress. Today the company produces consumables and equipment for virtually every welding and cutting process and application. 100 years of continuous research, development and manufacture have made ESAB the world leader in welding, cutting and also an international supplier of products, know-how and services that none can match. ESAB's subsidiaries and distributors worldwide are ready to handle your requirements - large and small alike.


CD-Rom that explains how welding efficiency can be maximised released by ESAB
08 July, 2007
A new CD-Rom that explains how welding efficiency can be maximised using automation, the correct choice of consumables and process optimisation has been released by ESAB. It is available free of charge upon request.
ESAB's COLUMBUS programming system
07 July, 2007
ESAB Automation
Group-wide certification for ESAB for implementation of an Environmental Management
06 July, 2007
While many thousands of companies around the world have already achieved ISO 14001 certification somewhere, ESAB is one of very few global companies to have achieved ISO 14001:2004 certification everywhere. This is believed to be a world first for teh welding and cutting industry.
Welding and Cutting: Health and Safety issues
05 July, 2007
Although there is a considerable array of legislation that governs what can and cannot be done in welding and cutting operations, there are still hazards to be considered relating to arc flash, hot metal, sharp edges, noise, vibration, dust, fumes and awkward postures.
Origo YardFeed 200 launched by ESAB
04 July, 2007
The Origo YardFeed 200, a wire feed unit designed to complement the Origo Mig welding power sources for applications that require the operator to work at a distance from the power source, has been launched by ESAB.
ESAB is launches three new Tig welding machines
03 July, 2007
ESAB is launching three new Tig welding machines, the Origo Tig 3000i models TA23, TA24 and TA24AC/DC. All three have different characteristics and features, making them suitable for a wide range of applications.
ESAB's elf-shielded cored welding wire saves time in quay construction project
02 July, 2007
Construction contractor Aug Prien GmbH & Co KG of Hamburg, Germany, has carried out the welding work for the extension of the Pred
New edition of Svetsaren now available
01 July, 2007
The new edition of Svetsaren, ESAB's welding and cutting journal, is now available. Copies of the 52-page full-colour magazine can be requested free of charge, or a PDF version can be downloaded directly from the ESAB website. This issue of Svetsaren has a particular focus on cutting, along with useful material relating to welding products and consumables.
Marathon Pacs now available to mid-volume fabrications
30 June, 2007
ESAB Marathon Pacs with 250 or 475 kg of wire considerably enhance productivity and quality for large-volume users of stainless steel MIG welding wire, and now mid-volume users can enjoy the same advantages without the consumption requirements and capital investment associated with the full-size Marathon Pacs.
ESAB Suprarex precision plasma cutting machine investment transforms Afon Engineering
29 June, 2007
Afon Engineering of Swansea is a fabricator that specialises in cutting, profiling, rolling, bending and forming plates from materials up to 50mm thick. Typical contracts include pressure vessels, bridgework, offshore skidwork and pipework.
ESAB sees further success
28 June, 2007
Founded over 100 years ago, ESAB is a global supplier of welding and cutting solutions and is Europe
TXH range of Tig torches launched by ESAB
27 June, 2007
The TXH range of Tig torches for welders who want the best quality torch with features that truly meet the needs of their applications is being launched by ESAB. Designed with the operator in mind, the torches are easy and comfortable to use.
Steel supplier improves production efficiency by investing in plasma profiling machine
26 June, 2007
International Metal Service UK's Birmingham facility specialises in the supply of abrasion-resistant and high-yield, high-strength steel plate and profiles.
Caddy Tig has new, microprocessor controlled power supply
26 June, 2007
ESAB's all new Caddy Tig HF has a completely new, microprocessor controlled power supply to give advanced welding features that include high frequency or lift arc TIG starts and MMA functions, with up to 150A welding current available.
Livermore celebrates move to new premises
25 June, 2007
WE Livermore and Son (Engineers) Ltd is a well established distributor of welding equipment, the current owner's father having started the business in Cardiff in 1949.
Submerged arc welding with cored wires
25 June, 2007
A new four page guide from ESAB, Submerged arc welding with cored wires, contains considerable technical information.
115 grades of ESAB, Filarc and Murex welding consumables are now CE marked
24 June, 2007
ESAB Group has announced that 115 grades of ESAB, Filarc and Murex welding consumables are now CE marked and available from stock for use in the fabrication of land-based structures conforming to the requirements of the Construction Products Directive that came into force throughout Europe.
Cored wires for Submerged arc welding, most productive of all standard welding processes
24 June, 2007
Using cored wires for Submerged arc welding, the most productive of all conventional welding processes, provides increased metal deposition rates compared to solid wires, giving a dramatic increase in productivity on all commonly welded steels.
ESAB Automation
23 June, 2007
New literature has been published on ESAB Automation
ESAB offers new PSF 2100 range of self-cooled and water-cooled MIG welding guns
23 June, 2007
The new PSF 2100 range of self-cooled and water-cooled MIG welding guns from ESAB provide productivity and performance where it counts. The result of many years of R&D and practical experience, all torches in the range are robust, well balanced, lightweight and are easy to use.
ESAB introduces welding equipment ideally suited for use in motor industry
22 June, 2007
Thanks to this innovative one-touch, single button technology, The QSet technology within the MA23A control panel automatically stabilises the short arc during the first few seconds of welding.
New MIG/MAG welding guns available in ESAB PSF 2100 range
22 June, 2007
Seven new MIG/MAG welding guns are available in the ESAB PSF 2100 range which is making its international exhibition debut at Essen. As well as five air cooled guns, with ratings from 160A to 410A, there are two heavy duty water cooled guns for applications demanding continuous current up to 440A using mixed gasses. Maximum rating rises to 500A with CO2.
ESAB to support Truflame
21 June, 2007
Europe
ESAB's new Aristo system provides high performance and great flexibility
21 June, 2007
Thanks to its modular design the sturdy, all-new dependable Aristo system can be configured to meet any present and future requirements for MIG/MAG, DC - TIG, and MMA welding.
New numerical controls for cutting machines from ESAB Automation
20 June, 2007
ESAB Automation
Prowelder 160 and 250 microprocessor controlled TIG power sources improve welding and increases productivity
20 June, 2007
ESAB's new Prowelder 160 and Prowelder 250 microprocessor controlled TIG power sources provide both high quality welding and increased productivity.
Caddy welding machines you can take anywhere
19 June, 2007
ESAB has already sold in excess of 100,000 of its Caddy welding machines worldwide which are a lightweight repair and maintenance tool that you can take anywhere.
ESAB's new LAW 420 and 520 MIG/MAG welding rectifiers
19 June, 2007
New LAW 420 and 520 MIG/MAG welding rectifiers from ESAB Ltd incorporate new software in the controller to give improved starts and better low current performance as well as a quieter arc.
Origo Mig 320 step-switched power source for MIG/MAG welding
18 June, 2007
ESAB can offer the Origo Mig 320 step-switched power source for MIG/MAG welding. This robustly constructed machine is both powerful and versatile, delivering 320A at a 30 per cent duty cycle and capable of being used with interconnection cables up to 35m long.
Eco-Tech launched by ESAB
18 June, 2007
A new anti-spatter spray, Eco-Tech, that has a number of advantages compared with old-style sprays containing dichloromethane has been launched by ESAB. Eco-Tech is highly effective, does not harm workers' health or damage the environment, and will alleviate fears about insurers not providing public liability cover (which can happen when sprays are used containing carcinogenic dichloromethane).
New Issue of Svetaren 1/2006
10 September, 2006
In Svetsaren 1/2006:
New highly versatile M3 plasma cutting machine, users can switch easily between the cutting modes
10 September, 2006
With Esab Automation
New single-phase MIG/MAG welding machines
10 September, 2006
ESAB has introduced the OrigoMag range of step-regulated MIG/MAG welding power sources for those who want high-quality equipment for producing good results on less complex tasks. The key to the success of the single-phase OrigoMag C150, C170, C200 and C250 machines is a Power Smoothing Device that delivers performance comparable with that of three-phase machines.
ESAB has introduced the Aristo Mig C3000i integrated welding power source
09 September, 2006
ESAB has introduced the Aristo Mig C3000i integrated welding power source and wire feeder, the Aristo Mig L3000i power source, and the Aristo Feed L3004 wire feed unit for use in conjunction with the Aristo Mig L3000i. These have all been developed specifically for professional users working with advanced welding applications requiring welding currents of up to 300A and wire diameters up to 1.2mm.
New from ESAB, OrigoMag is the ideal welding machine for less complex welding jobs
09 September, 2006
New from ESAB, OrigoMag is the ideal welding machine for less complex welding jobs that still require high quality. OrigoMag C150, C170, C200 and C250 are step-regulated power sources for MIG/MAG welding. They are designed for light and medium duty applications. A built-in wire feeder and the low weight of the units make them ideal for farmers, repair shops and batch production users.
New self contained air filtration units are compatible with welding & grinding/spraying helmet
09 September, 2006
Two new self contained air filtration units, developed for compatibility with ESAB
ESAB automated beam welder cuts the cost of fabricating custom beams
08 September, 2006
IJM TimberFrame is the longest established timber frame company in Ireland, offering a one-stop shop for people building new homes to an architect's designs or one of IJM's own designs. In addition to supplying and erecting the timber frame, IJM can also supply doors, doorframes, skirting, architrave, stairs, plasterboard, roofing felt and battens, as well as hot-press shelving and water tank support stands.
EAGLE portal cutting machines which are designed for precision plasma cutting
08 September, 2006
Esab Automation now has an extended range of EAGLE portal cutting machines which have been designed for precision plasma cutting. There are four models in the range which combine high productivity with high accuracy. Advanced process integration ensures consistently high levels of cutting quality.
ESAB has launched the latest in its line-up of plasma cutting machines
08 September, 2006
ESAB has launched the latest in its line-up of plasma cutting machines, the portable, heavy-duty POWERCUT 875 Plasmarc. Capable of cutting any thickness from thin sheet up to 32mm (for mild steel), the POWERCUT 875 Plasmarc is suitable for most applications where a portable plasma cutting machine is required.
New low cost compact portal cutting machine
07 September, 2006
ESAB Automation has introduced the new FALCON low cost, compact portal cutting machine. It will appeal to small and medium sized companies looking for a competitively priced cutting solution that optimises quality, productivity and efficiency of production.
ESAB programming system introduced to make profile cutting processes simple, efficient & cost-effective
07 September, 2006
ESAB Automation
New brochure for ESAB
07 September, 2006
Cutting systems, processes and accessories available from ESAB Automation are highlighted in the company
Guide to advantages of refurbished cutting machines
06 September, 2006
A guide to the specification of refurbished profile cutting machines has been published by ESAB Automation, the UK
User-friendly MIG welders from ESAB
06 September, 2006
ESAB has launched the Origo Mig C3000i integrated welding power source and wire feeder, the Origo Mig L3000i power source, and the Origo Feed L3004 wire feed unit for use in conjunction with the Origo Mig L3000i. These have all been developed specifically for professional users working with general welding applications requiring welding currents of up to 300A and wire diameters up to 1.2mm.
ESAB achieves ISO 14001 Group Certification
06 September, 2006
ESAB announces that it has received group Environmental Management System certification for ISO 14001. The company believes it is the first in the welding and cutting business and in the entire steel industry to achieve group certification for multiple locations worldwide.
New profile cutting and bevel technology for dished ends production
05 September, 2006
Boiler making demands the assembly of complex components, but before this can be carried out all parts must be prepared as accurately as possible. Three dimensional parts such as pipes and dished ends can be particularly difficult and for high quality bevel and profile cutting of these components, ESAB Automation has introduced the VBA Wrist. This innovative 3D process technology can also be used for both normal 2D vertical weld and edge preparation of steel plate.
A new technology from ESAB is revolutionising the way welding parameters are optimised
05 September, 2006
A new technology from ESAB is revolutionising the way welding parameters are optimised for short-arc welding. QSetTM, which is believed to be unique, offers the potential for significant set up time savings, as no trial-and-error set-up procedures are required, plus it can offer improved weld quality, reduce the need for post-weld cleaning and enable operators to produce high-quality joints with minimal set-up time and maximum productivity.
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products introduces the LHF 405 Pipemaster rectifier
05 September, 2006
A sturdy and robust SCR-controlled rectifier specifically designed for heavy-duty MMA welding with coated electrodes, basic Tig welding and air-arc gouging. Designed to provide high reliability and outstanding welding performance over a wide current and voltage range, the rectifier is ideal for use in pipelines, shipbuilding and offshore applications, general fabrication, civil construction, repair and maintenance, power generation and process industry applications.
A wire feed unit designed to complement the Aristo Mig high-specification welding power sources
04 September, 2006
ESAB has introduced the Aristo YardFeed 2000, a wire feed unit designed to complement the Aristo Mig high-specification welding power sources for advanced applications that require the operator to work at a distance from the power source. Robust and reliable yet also extremely portable, the Aristo YardFeed 2000 incorporates numerous features to help ensure exceptional quality and productivity.
Marathon PAC for large welding wire users
04 September, 2006
For users of more than 250kg of spooled welding wire per year, ESAB has developed the Marathon Pac to lower operating costs and improve welding quality.
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