ENGINE DRIVEN WELDERS Vantage 500 (Compact Case) ® Processes Stick, TIG, MIG, Flux-Cored, Gouging Product Number K2686-2 - U.S. and Canada K2686-1 - Export Output Range See Back Page HP @ Speed (RPM) 45 HP @ 1850 RPM Rated Output Current/Voltage/Duty Cycle 500A/40V/100% 525A/38V/60% Weight/Dimensions (H x W x D) 1290 lbs. (586 kg) Number of Cylinders 4 See back for complete specs Compact Design! APPLICATIONS Get a 500 amp welder in a compact case! The same size as the Vantage® 300 and 400! A turbo-charged diesel engine with Lincoln Electric Chopper Technology® makes this a reality! Also, less weight than traditional 500 amp welders makes the Vantage® 500 compact design a great choice for installation on truck beds where available space and weight capacity are limited. Construction Maintenance and Repair Rental Fleet 35.9 x 25.3 x 60.0 in. (913 x 642 x 1524 mm) 46.6 in. (1184 mm) To Top of Exhaust Tube FEATURES ISO 9001:2000 14001:2004 THE LINCOLN ELECTRIC COMPANY Publication E6.214 | Issue Date 05/11 Web Update: 11/12 © Lincoln Global, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 22801 St. Clair Avenue • Cleveland, OH • 44117-1199 • U.S.A. PH: +1.216-481-8100 • www.lincolnelectric.com OUTPUT INPUT L Engine: 4 Cylinder 1800 RPM TurboCharged Perkins® – 4 cylinder 1800 RPM Perkins® turbo-charged diesel engine runs smooth and quiet. Standard engine gauges allow you to monitor performance at a glance. –More HP for output at high alititude than a naturally-aspirated engine. Innovative Service Access – Lockable, removable sliding engine access door provides ample space for engine and oil filter work without requiring a large clearance space on your truck. –Battery drawer on front of machine and top-mounted radiator cover provide convenient access to these systems. –Patented tilt down control panel for easy servicing of internal components. –Patented radiator cap cover is latched for easy access and is lockable. IN CO LN ELECT RI C Compact Case with Stainless Steel Enclosure – One of the most compact 500 amp machines available. Suitable for many pickup and service trucks (subject to vehicle capacity limits). –Standard stainless steel roof, side panels and engine-access door deliver added protection and durability. Multi-Process Welding - Separate Arc Gouge Mode – Select one of five process modes, including CC-stick, downhill pipe (for stick), DC Touch Start TIG®, CV-wire or new arc gouging mode which maximizes output with up to 3/8 in. (9.5 mm) carbon rods. Plenty of AC Generator Power – 22 kW peak (20 kW continuous) 3-phase 240V AC generator power. Will power industrial equipment such as a plasma cutter, pump or inverter welder. –13 kW peak (12 kW continuous) 1-phase AC generator power for common construction tools. Two Year Extended Warranty Available in the U.S.A. and Canada. PERFORMANCE Arc Performance • Built-in “hot” start for easier starts and restrikes minimizing the electrode “sticking” to the work. • 500 amps @100% duty cycle with output range up to 525 amps using Chopper Technology®. All ratings are at temperatures of 104°F/40°C. • Downhill pipe mode with active arc force control – enhanced downhill pipe welding mode. Excellent for cellulosic electrodes. Fast travel speeds, especially on fill passes. Arc control adjustment for a soft, buttery arc or a more forceful digging arc. WHAT IS CHOPPER TECHNOLOGY®? • Standard DC Touch Start TIG® welding, not scratch start, for easy arc starting that avoids tungsten contamination and the use of high-frequency equipment. WHAT IS TOUCH START TIG®? Traditional weld control is more variable around the desired output. Touch Start TIG® uses a very low voltage to sense when the tip of the tungsten electrode is touched to the work piece. When this occurs, a complete circuit is established. When the tungsten is then raised from the work piece, the circuit senses a change in voltage and initiates the appropriate welding current and voltage to support the TIG welding process. Chopper Technology® delivers extremely fast response for tighter output control. Patented and award-winning Lincoln Electric Chopper Technology® delivers superior DC arc welding performance for general purpose stick, downhill pipe, DC TIG, MIG, cored-wire and arc gouging. Benefits of Chopper Technology® include: - Easy arc starting - Smooth arc action - Low spatter levels - Excellent bead appearance Enjoy the added benefits of Lincoln Electric’s Touch Start TIG® when DC TIG welding. Not only do you avoid tungsten contamination when arc starting, but you also don’t need extra high frequency equipment. • Excellent CV wire welding with cored-wire and MIG (CO2 and mixed gas). Generator Performance • VRD™ (Voltage Reduction Device™) reduced OCV (open circuit voltage) in CC-stick welding mode for added safety. WHAT IS VRD™? The VRD™ provides additional safety in the CC-stick weld mode,especially when working in an environment with a higher risk of electrical shock such as wet areas and hot, humid, sweaty conditions. The VRD™ reduces the OCV at the welding output terminals while not welding to less than 30 volts DC. The VRD™ is activated by flipping a toggle switch inside the machine to the “ON” position. Indicator lights monitor the voltage: green for less than 30 volts while not welding, and either red (greater than 30 volts) or green while welding, depending on the actual voltage of the arc. Other weld modes when VRD™ is on: Downhill Pipe – There is no output. CV-Wire – OCV is not reduced. Touch Start TIG® – No difference in operation. TIG is normally a low voltage (less than 30 volts) operation. • 3-phase 240V AC generator power rated at 22 kW peak (20 kW continuous) output to power industrial equipment such as a plasma cutter, pump or inverter welder. Simultaneously weld and use 3-phase AC power – for example, up to 12,000 watts can be delivered while welding at 250 amps. Compare to competitive product which has 3-phase power available as an extra cost factory-only option. • 3-phase 240V receptacle on control panel eliminates the need to hard-wire the connections. Compare to competitive product which usually requires hard-wired connections. • The Vantage® 500 provides added value at the job site by delivering up to 13 kW peak (12 kW continuous) watts of 1-phase AC auxiliary power for equipment such as a Lincoln Electric plasma cutter. Also use for lights, grinders and other common construction tools. And, you can simultaneously weld and have access to AC power – 12,000 watts can be delivered while welding at 250 amps. Compare this to competitive product which has high output 1-phase AC power available as an extra cost factory option. • AC generator voltage is constant at 120V or 240V at any weld dial setting. VRD™ portion of nameplate with green light on. • Two 120V GFCI modules sealed from moisture for more reliable operation. • All receptacles are circuit breaker protected. Each receptacle has a spring-loaded weather protective cover which keeps each receptacle protected from the environment when not in use. • CC-stick mode is optimized for general purpose stick using E7018 low hydrogen electrode. SIMULTANEOUS WELDING AND AC GENERATOR POWER 1 Phase Watts Amps Weld Amps 0 100 200 300 400 500 PLUS 12,000 50 11,100 50 10,900 50 9,10043 6,90023 2,40011 3 Phase Watts Amps OR 20,000 50 19,200 50 18,000 48 15,100 40 11,700 31 3,90010 [ 2 ] | Vantage® 500 Simultaneous 1 and 3 Phase Watts Amps OR —50 —50 —48 9,100— 6,900— 2,400— FEATURES Single-side engine access with lockable sliding door. Convenient slide-out battery drawer below control panel. Fuel, oil pressure and engine temperature gauges help you monitor performance. Patented latched and lockable radiator cap cover. Output automatically switches to remote mode when remote device is connected. For the CC-stick, downhill pipe and Touch Start TIG® modes, the machine output dial becomes a maximum current limit for more fine tuning with the remote control dial or Amptrol™. Handy oil drain valve and tube makes oil changes easy. • Simple Controls – Keeps training time to a minimum. The flip-down control panel door keeps less frequently used dials out of the way. Scratch-resistant Lexan® nameplate. automatic idler for greater fuel economy and reduced noise. Glow plug button for cold weather starting. • Digital weld meters for amps and volts output make it easy to precisely set your procedures. • Engine hour meter for scheduled maintenance. • More HP for output at high altitude than a naturally-asirated engine. • Output at welding terminals controlled by electronic contactor. Can be switched to “Weld Terminals On” or to “Remotely Controlled”. • Large 20 gallon (76 liter) fuel tank provides run time for an extended day–9 hours of welding at 500A/40V/100% duty cycle output, or 33 hours at high idle. • Great Engine Choice – 45 HP water-cooled 4 cylinder Perkins® 404D-22T turbo-charged diesel engine. Engine has an • LN-25 Ironworker™ across-the-arc wire feeder is a recommended option. Other across-the-arc choices are the LN-25 PRO and LN-15. •14-pin connector for Lincoln Electric wire feeders with control cables: LF-72, LF-74, LN-7 GMA, LN-8, LN-15 and LN-25 PRO Dual Power. Also compatible with Magnum® SG Spool Gun System. • Two Vantage® 500 units can be paralleled in the CC-stick mode to increase output. KEY CONTROLS 2 1 24 25 23 22 21 3 20 4 5 6 19 18 7 17 16 15 10 11 13 12 Note: Control panel door not shown. Vantage® 500 | [ 3 ] 14 1. Glow Plug Button 2. Weld Mode Selector Switch 3. Run/Stop Switch 4. Hour Meter 5. Start Push Button 6. Engine Idler Switch 7. Fuel Level, Engine Temperature and Oil Pressure Gauges 8. Engine Protection Light 9. Engine Battery Charging Light 10. 120 VAC Circuit Breakers 11. 120 VAC Receptacles 12. Covered Weld Output Terminals + and 13. Sealed GFCI Modules 14. Ground Stud 15. 120/240 VAC Full-KVA 1-Phase Receptacle 16. 240 VAC Full-KVA 3-Phase Receptacle 17. Full-KVA 1- and 3-Phase Circuit Breaker 18. 14-Pin Wire Feeder Connector 19. 6-Pin Remote Control Connector 20. Arc Force and Inductance/Pinch Control Dial 21. Welding Terminals Control Switch 22. Wire Feeder Voltmeter Polarity Switch 23. Digital Amps and Volts Output Meters 24.VRD™ Indicator Lights 25. Output Control Dial QUALITY AND RELIABILITY • Simple wire harnessing keeps connections to a minimum for greater reliability. Lead and harness strain reliefs on all control connections help ensure trouble-free performance. • Printed circuit boards are environmentally-shielded using Lincoln Electric’s engineered potting and protective frame trays. • Engine protection system includes automatic shutdown for low oil pressure or high engine temperature. • Indicator light turns on for low oil pressure or high engine temperature. A second indicator light turns on if the engine battery charging system malfunctions. • Dependability and long life aided by all-copper windings in rotor and stator with high quality insulation. • Circuit breaker protection on the battery ignition system provides added component protection. • Standard stainless steel roof, side panels and engine-access door deliver added protection, durability and corrosion-resistance. Eliminates the need to paint or replace rusting panels. • Environmental friendly engine! Engine has a closed breather system to keep the engine compartment and ground clean. This system eliminates oil mist from collecting inside the engine compartment, especially on surfaces that would lower engine cooling efficiency. • Manufactured under a quality system certified to ISO 9001 requirements and ISO 14001 environmental standards. • CSA (Canadian Standards Association) Certified. • Self-bleeding engine simplifies startup if your fuel tank runs dry. • Three-year Lincoln Electric warranty on welder (engine is warranted separately by the manufacturer). • Perkins® engine camshaft is gear-driven. No timing belt maintenance. MACHINE SPECIFICATIONS Product Name Ordering Information Description Vantage® 500 K2686-2 U.S. and Canada 500 Amp DC Welder with Engine Gauges K2686-1 Export 22,000 Watts Peak 20,000 Watts Continuous AC Power 3-Phase 13,000 Watts Peak 12,000 Watts Continuous AC Power 1-Phase CC Rated Output(1) Current/Voltage/Duty Cycle CV-Rated Output(1) Current/Voltage/Duty Cycle DC Constant Current 500A/40V/100% 525A/38V/100% 30-525A DC Constant Voltage(2) 500A/40V/100% 525A/38V/100% 14-40V Single Dial Continuous Control DC Pipe Current 300A/32V/100% 40-300A Touch Start TIG® Range 250A/30V/100% 20-250A Generator AC Power(3)(4) Dimensions HxWxL inches (mm) Weight lbs. (kg) 22,000 Peak Watts, 60 Hz 35.9 x 25.3 x 60.0 (913 x 642 x 1524) 1290 (586) Two 120V Duplex Receptacles w/ Sealed GFCI Modules 20A Per Duplex 40A Total(5) To top of exhaust tube: 46.6 (1184) Wire Feeder Power 120V/60Hz 42V/60Hz Arc Gouge 500/40V/100% 30-525A 3-Phase Full KVA Receptacle 50A@240V Single Dial Continuous Control 60V DC Max OCV @1850 RPM (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) 1-Phase Full KVA Receptacle 50A@240V 50A@120V Each Branch Circuit(5) High Altitude: For maximum rating, derate the output 1% for every 2,000 ft. (610 m) up to 6,000 ft. (1828 m) and 2% for every 2,000 ft. (610 m) over 6,000 ft. (1828 m). High Temperature: For maximum rating, derate 2 volts for every 18°F (10°C) above 104°F (40°C). DC Constant Voltage capability provides convenience and added safety when welding in electrically hazardous conditions. When welding, available auxiliary power will be reduced. Output voltage is within +/- 10% at all loads up to rated capacity. 120V will operate either 60 Hz or 50/60 Hz power tools, lights, etc. Circuits cannot be wired in parallel to operate the same device. ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS Engine Model Perkins® 404D-22T(6) EPA Tier 4i (6) Description 4 Cylinder, 4 Cycle Water-Cooled, Turbo-Charged, Diesel Engine, 12V Electric Start, Dry Type Air Cleaner, Fuel Filter with Water Separator Horsepower & Displacement Dry Capacities Operating Speeds Fuel Consumption 45 HP@1850 RPM FUEL: 20 gals (76 ltrs) 500A Load 1850 RPM 2.2 Gal/H 8.1 Ltr/Hr OIL: 11.2 qts (10.6 ltrs) High Idle 1850 RPM 0.6 Gal/Hr 2.2 Ltr/Hr RADIATOR COOLANT: 11.5 qts (10.9 ltrs) Low Idle 1400 RPM 0.4 Gal/Hr 1.4 Ltr/Hr 136 cu. in. (2.2 ltrs) Perkins® warranty is 2 years/2,000 hours, all non-electric components, 3 years major non-electric components. See warranty for details. [ 4 ] | Vantage® 500 SYSTEM SELECTION Ready-Pak® Welding Packages (Assembled) Order: K2728-3 Vantage® 500 Perkins® Ready-Pak® Package - U.S. and Canada Ready-Pak® Welding Package (Assembled) One-Pak® Welding Packages (Unassembled) Order: K3244-3Vantage® 500 Perkins® One-Pak® Package - U.S. and Canada K2724-3Vantage® 500 Perkins® One-Pak® Package - Export Get a welding package with one order number. Each Package Contains: • Vantage® 500 • Medium Welder Trailer (K2636-1) • Duo-Hitch® 2 in. (51 mm) Ball/Lunette Eye Hitch (included) • Fender and Light Kit (K2639-1) • Cable Rack (K2640-1) • Cable Connectors - two (K2487-1) • Electrode Cable 3/0, two 50 ft. (15.3 m) lengths (K2485-3) • Electrode Cable 3/0, 10 ft. (3 m) (K2483-3) • Work Cable 3/0, 50 ft. (15.3 m) (K2484-3) • 400A Electrode Holder (K909-8) • 500A Work Clamp (K910-2) One-Pak® Welding Packages (Unassembled) (Only major items shown.) Vantage® 500 K2640-1 Cable Rack Vantage® 500 | [ 5 ] K2636-1 Medium Welder Trailer Duo-Hitch® 2 in. (51 mm) Ball/Lunette Eye Hitch (included) RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES GENERAL OPTIONS 120V Power Plug Kit (20A) Provides four 120V plugs rated at 20 amps each, and one dual voltage, full KVA 1-phase plug rated at 120/ 240V, 50 amps. 120V plug may not be compatible with common household receptacles. Order K802N Full-KVA Power Plug (1-Phase) One dual voltage plug rated at 120/240V, 50 amps. NEMA 14-50P. Order T12153-9 Full-KVA Power Plug (3-Phase) One plug rated at 240V, 50 amps. NEMA 15-50P. Order T12153-10 Full-KVA Adapter Kit (1-Phase) Provides convenient connection of Lincoln Electric equipment having a 240V AC 1-phase plug (NEMA 6-50P) to the full-KVA receptacle on Lincoln engine-driven welders. Order K1816-1 Medium Welder Trailer For heavy-duty road, off-road, plant and yard use. Includes pivoting jack stand, safety chains, and 13 in. (330 mm) wheels. Stiff .120 in. (3.0 mm) welded rectangular steel tube frame construction is phosphate etched and powder coat painted for superior rust and corrosion resistance. Low sway suspension gives outstanding stability with manageable tongue weight. Wheel bearings are packed with high viscosity, high pressure, low washout Lubriplate® grease. Includes a Duo-Hitch® – a 2 in. (51 mm) Ball/Lunette Eye combination hitch. Overall width 60 in. (1524 mm). Overall length 124 in. (3150 mm). Order: K2636-1 Trailer K2639-1 Fender & Light Kit K2640-1 Cable Rack Four-Wheeled Steerable Yard Trailer For off-road, plant and yard use. Includes an automatically engaging drawbar lock when the drawbar is raised to the verticle position. 13 in. (330 mm) wheels. Wheel bearings are packed with high viscosity, high pressure, low washout Lubriplate® grease. Stiff 3/16 in. (4.8 mm) welded rectangular steel frame construction is phosphate etched and powder-coat painted for superior rust and corrosion resistance. Also includes a DuoHitch® – a 2 in. (51 mm) Ball/ Lunette Eye combination hitch. Overall width 55 in. (1397 mm). Overall length 132 in. (3353 mm). Order K2641-2 Spark Arrestor Kit Mounts to muffler exhust tube. Virtually eliminates spark emissions. Order K903-1 Cold Weather Heater and Tarp Kit For engine starting and operation in extreme cold weather conditions down to -40°F (-40°C) (with the use of 0W40 synthetic oil and arctic diesel fuel). Includes 120V AC oil pan heater, 120V AC engine block heater, and radiator grill tarp. Order K2679-1 Polarity/Multi-Process Switch For easy polarity switching. Example: DC-stick root pass on pipe and DC+ stick for hot, fill and cap passes. Also for an easy process change. Example: DC+ stick root pass on pipe and DC- Innershield® self-shielded flux-cored wire for hot, fill and cap passes. 6 and 14-pin remote connections can be made to this unit. For all Lincoln Electric Chopper Technology® engine-driven welders. Mounts on roof with K2663-1 Docking Kit. Order K2642-1 Docking Kit Secures the K2642-1 Polarity/MultiProcess Switch to the engine-driven welder roof. Release latch permits removal of K2642-1 Polarity/MultiProcess Switch. Made from stainless steel for rust-free operation. For all Lincoln Electric Chopper Technology® engine-driven welders. Order K2663-1 STICK OPTIONS Accessory Kit Includes 35 ft. (10.7 m) 2/0 electrode cable with lug, 30 ft. (9.1 m) 2/0 work cable with lugs, headshield, filter plate, cover plate, work clamp and electrode holder. 400 amp capacity. Order K704 Remote Output Control Consists of a control box with choice of two cable lengths. Permits remote adjustment of output. Order K857 for 25 ft. (7.6 m) K857-1 for 100 ft. (30.5 m) Remote Output Control with 120V AC Receptacles Remote weld output control box with two 120V AC receptacles having GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) protection. One cord for both remote and power. 100 ft. (30.5 m) length. Permits remote adjustment of weld output and power for tools (such as a grinder) at the work. 20 amp capacity. Order K2627-2 [ 6 ] | Vantage® 500 TIG OPTIONS Pro-Torch™ PTA-26V TIG Torch Air-cooled 200 amp torch (2 piece) equipped with valve for gas flow control. 25 ft. (7.6 m) length. Order K1783-9 Magnum® Parts Kit for PTA-26V TIG Torch Magnum® Parts Kit provides all the torch accessories you need to start welding. Parts kit provides collets, collet bodies, a back cap, alumina nozzles and tungstens in a variety of sizes, all packaged in an easy to carry reclosable sack. Order KP509 Foot Amptrol™ Provides 25 ft. (7.6 m) of remote output control for TIG welding. (6-pin plug connection). Order K870 Hand Amptrol™ Provides 25 ft. (7.6 m) of remote current control for TIG welding. (6-pin plug connection). Velcro straps secure torch. Order K963-3 (one size fits all Pro-Torch™ TIG Torches) Square Wave™ TIG 175 For AC TIG Welding with square wave performance, use the AC generator of the engine-driven welder to supply the power (full rated output may not be available). Easy setup. Includes torch, foot Amptrol™ and gas regulator and hose. Requires the K1816-1 Full KVA Adapter Kit. Order K1478-5 Invertec® V205-T AC/DC One-Pak® Package For AC TIG welding with square wave performance, use the AC generator of the engine-driven welder to supply the power. Easy setup. Includes torch, parts kit, regulator and hose kit, Twist Mate™ torch adapter, work cable with Twist Mate™ end and Foot Amptrol™. Requires K1816-1 Full-KVA Adapter Kit. Order K2350-2 RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES WIRE FEEDER OPTIONS PLASMA CUTTING LN-25 Ironworker™ Wire Feeder Portable CV unit for flux-cored and MIG welding with MAXTRAC® wire drive system. Includes digital meters for wire feed speed/amperage and voltage, gas solenoid, internal contactor and 5/64 in. (2.0 mm) drive roll kit for cored wire. Has 83% reduced wire feed speed capability for 6 o’clock pipe welding with Innershield® wire. Order K2614-9 Tomahawk® 1000 Cuts metal using the AC generator power from the engine-driven welder. Requires the T12153-9 Full-KVA Power Plug (1-Phase). Order K2808-1 K126™ PRO Innershield® Gun For self-shielded wire with 15 ft. (4.5 m) cable. For .062-5/64 in. (1.6-2.0 mm) wire. Includes K466-10 Connector Kit. Order K126-12 Drive Roll and Guide Tube Kit For .068-.072 in. (1.7-1.8 mm) cored or solid steel wire. Order KP1697-068 Magnum® PRO 350 Ready-Pak® 15 ft., .035-5/64 in. Magnum® PRO MIG/flux-cored welding guns are rated 100% duty cycle. The guns are designed for high amperage, high duty cycle applications in extreme environments where heat-resistance and fast serviceability are key. Order K2652-2-10-45 Drive Roll and Guide Tube Kit For .035 in. and .045 in. (0.9-1.1 mm) solid steel wire. Order KP1696-1 Magnum® SG Spool Gun Hand held semiautomatic wire feeder. Requires SG Control Module and Input Cable. Order K487-25 SG Control Module The interface between the power source and the spool gun. Provides control of the wire speed and gas flow. For use with a spool gun. Order K488 Input Cable (For SG Control Module) For Lincoln engine power sources with 14-pin MS-type connection, separate 115V NEMA receptacles and output stud connections. Order K691-10 Vantage® 500 | [ 7 ] PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Product Name Product Number Rated Output Current/Voltage/Duty Cycle Output Range Vantage 500 K2686-2 U.S. and Canada K2686-1 Export 500A/40V/100% 525A/38V/60% Vantage® 500 One-Pak® K3244-3 U.S. and Canada K2724-3 Export 30-525A DC 40-300A Pipe 20-250A DC TIG 14-40V CV 30-525A Gouge 3-Phase AC Power: 22 kW Peak, 20 kW Continuous 1-Phase AC Power: 13 kW Peak, 12 kW Continuous Vantage® 500 Ready-Pak® K2728-3 U.S. and Canada ® Engine Perkins® 404D-22T Turbo Diesel EPA Tier 4i Number of Cylinders HP @ Speed (rpm) HxWxD inches (mm) 4 45 @ 1850 Machine only: 35.9 x 25.3 x 60.0 (913 x 642 x 1524) To top of exhaust tube: 46.6 (1184) Net Weight lbs. (kg) 1290 (586) ___ ___ For best welding results with Lincoln Electric equipment, always use Lincoln Electric consumables. Visit www.lincolnelectric.com for more details. CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE POLICY T he business of The Lincoln Electric Company is manufacturing and selling high quality welding equipment, consumables, and cutting equipment. Our challenge is to meet the needs of our customers and to exceedtheir expectations. On occasion, purchasers may ask Lincoln Electric for information or advice about their use of our products. Our employees respond to inquiries to the best of their ability based on information provided to them by the customers and the knowledge they may have concerning the application. Our employees, however, are not in a position to verify the information provided or to evaluate the engineering requirements for the particular weldment. Accordingly, Lincoln Electric does not warrant or guarantee or assume any liability with respect to such information or advice. Moreover, the provision of such information or advice does not create, expand, or alter any warranty on our products. Any express or implied warranty that might arise from the information or advice, including any implied warranty of merchantability or any warranty of fitness for any customers’ particular purpose is specifically disclaimed. Lincoln Electric is a responsive manufacturer, but the selection and use of specific products sold by Lincoln Electric is solely within the control of, and remains the sole responsibility of the customer. Many variables beyond the control of Lincoln Electric affect the results obtained in applying these types of fabrication methods and service requirements. Subject to Change – This information is accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of printing. Please refer to www.lincolnelectric.com for any updated information.