All-In-One IronMan™ 250 MIG Welder Offers Easy-To-Control Arc

APPLETON, Wis., Aug. 4, 2008––Hobart Welding Products has introduced the IronMan™ 250, a DC/CV, single-phase, MIG/FCAW power source.  The unit runs wire from .023 inch to .045 inch diameter and has a wire feed speed range between 90 and 750 IPM.  The IronMan 250 welds 22 gauge (.030 in.) to 1/2 inch thick (amperage range of 30 to 250 amps), making it most appropriate for the auto body repair, light fabrication and farm/ranch markets.  For optimized aluminum welding, add the Olympic 30A spool gun and module.

A key feature of the IronMan 250 is the excellent short arc MIG performance it provides, allowing an easy-to-control arc. “On my last project, I did a lot of vertical down welding,” says Pete Theis, owner of PT Welding & Driveshaft Repair Inc., La Crescent, Minn.  “On some machines, the puddle tries to beat you going down hill, but the IronMan really ran well.  I was real impressed.”

Other features of the IronMan 250 include:

  • A sloped front panel, making controls easy to see and access
  • Increased duty cycle (60 percent at 200 amps), which increases productivity through longer weld times
  • Low amperage draw (34 amps at 230V), which saves energy
  • Infinite wire speed control, which allows precise adjustment of penetration and weld bead shape
  • Built-in thermal overload to protect against overheating

 The unit comes complete with a built-in wire feeder, running gear, cylinder rack, regulator/flow gauge, MIG gun, cable clamp and extra tips. Hobart backs the IronMan 250 with its 5/3/1 warranty, which covers the transformer for five years, the switches, controls and valves for three years and the torch for one year. For a detailed spec sheet or free literature, visit, call 1-877-HOBART1 (462-2781) or write to Hobart Welders at P.O. Box 100, Lithonia, GA 30058.

Hobart Welders offers a complete line of industrial-grade Stick, MIG, TIG and spot welders, plasma cutters and generator/welding power sources designed for easy use. Hobart Welders and products are available through farm, tool and traditional welding supply distributors. Free Hobart literature can be obtained by calling toll-free 877-HOBART1 (877-462-2781), faxing 877-327-8132 or writing Hobart Welders, P.O. Box 100, Lithonia, GA  30058.

Hobart Welders is a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW). Based in Glenview, Ill., ITW is a multinational Fortune 200 company that engineers and manufactures fasteners, components, assemblies and systems for customers around the world.

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