Engine Driven Welding Machines

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An engine driven welding machine is a generator that produces power for Stick, TIG, MIG, and Flux-Cored welding by pairing with a gasoline, diesel, or propane fueled engine. An engine driven welder is often used for outdoor purposes when there is no electric power available for arc welding. These machines are primarily used for powering machinery on a job site, from fans to pumps to air compressors. In the event of a power outage, they can also be used as a backup generator.

Engine drive welders can also be used for indoor purposes when plug-in power is not conveniently available. If you choose to operate a welding machine indoors, always make sure you are in an open space with good ventilation.

Choosing an Engine Driven Welder

When choosing an engine driven welding machine, there are several factors you should consider. The type of welder that you get is ultimately reflective of the job functions that you need it to perform. Before purchasing a new machine, consider these factors:

1. Application

What do you want your engine driven welder to be able to do? Many choose a machine that can perform a variety of processes, usually Stick, Flux Cored, MIG, and TIG. Some may look for other applications like pipe welding or arc gouging. You should also consider the material being welded, as well as the size of the job. Whether you’re welding a mild steel plate or participating in a small repair job will affect what kind of welder you are looking for.

2. Power

Depending upon what processes you would like your welder to perform, it will require differing wattage levels. Engine Driven welders offer power from 5,000 to 20,000 watts. If you need to perform simultaneous activities, you may need a higher wattage. Running power tools, for example, will alter the number of watts you need. To run an air compressor, you need at least 8,200 watts.

3. Fuel

Gasoline, diesel, and propane engines are used in conjunction with an engine driven welding machine. Each of these options offers different benefits and disadvantages. Gas engines tend to offer a lower product cost and are often a smaller size. Diesel engines, however, use less fuel and have longer lives. Different jobs can require different engine types.

4. Portability

If the job you’re performing requires your engine driven welder to be portable, a gasoline engine would be the best decision. They tend to be smaller and easier to carry or lift inside the work area.

Engine Driven Welders from Mitrowski Welding

Mitrowski Welding offers a large selection of new, used, and reconditioned welding equipment from major brands like Lincoln, Miller Electric, and more. Our inventory is always changing, and we strive to find the best welding equipment for our customers. We can also recondition and service your engine driven welders.

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