ESAB Rebel™ EMP 205ic AC/DC multi-process welder

09 November 2018

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products will feature hands-on demonstrations of Rebel™ EMP 205ic AC/DC, the world's first true all-process, portable, inverter-based welding system, at SEMA 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Rebel EMP 205ic AC/DC enables users to TIG weld with AC and DC outputs, MIG weld with solid wires (steel, stainless or aluminium), Flux-Cored weld with gas-shielded and self-shielded wires and Stick weld.

"For professional fabricators or tradesmen who want to weld all metals with all processes and use only a single unit, the ultimate welder has always been a multi-process CC/CV power source with an AC/DC TIG output," says Doug Smith, Product Business Manager; Arc Equipment, ESAB. "We have delivered that innovation with Rebel EMP 205ic AC/DC, which leverages our unique Rebel platform."

"Rebel EMP 205ic AC/DC offers best-in-class performance in all processes. Users were very adamant not to compromise Rebel's MIG, TIG-DC and STICK capability, especially on a 120V input line. They simply wanted us to add full functional TIG-AC capability in the same Rebel housing - and we delivered. I invite SEMA attendees to conduct their own evaluation and put the Rebel EMP 205ic AC/DC to the challenge," says Smith. Booth visitors can use the AC output to TIG weld aluminium, the DC output to TIG weld mild steel or stainless steel and the MIG output to weld steel. It can weld material up to 1/4 inch thick in a single pass using any process.

Widely considered the most challenging welding process, TIG welding provides more control over the weld bead profile and appearance. Rebel EMP 205ic AC/DC helps operators achieve better results by providing the type of advanced TIG controls found on industrial units.