LN-742 and LN-742H
Semiautomatic Constant Speed Wire Feeders
LN-742 and LN-742H
• Unique variable wire run-in speed
and acceleration provide controlled
arc starting. Matches starting performance to power source starting
dynamics, wire type, welding procedures, and operator technique.
• Dynamic braking system stops wire
feed motor quickly to minimize
crater sticking problems.
• Solid state control compensates for
wire drag and input line variations to
maintain accurate wire feed speed.
• Tool-less quick release wire drive
tension system and gun cable
connections for easy wire or gun
changes.
• Presettable wire feed speed, run-in
speed, and cold inch speed.
The LN-742 is a semiautomatic constant speed wire feeder for MIG and
flux-cored arc welding. Powered by a
new 42 volt motor drive system, the
LN-742 is available in standard or high
speed models, with either a 2 or 4 roll
wire drive system.
Designed for welding procedure flexibility and simplicity, the LN-742’s
keypad panel provides finger touch
control for welding procedure parameters. In addition, a unique arc starting
control system allows you to set run-in
wire feed speed and acceleration for
smooth, clean arc starts. This feature
is ideal for critical arc starting on mild
and low alloy steels, stainless steels,
aluminum, and alloy materials where
starting precision is a must.
The LN-742’s digital meter can be set
for English or metric display, allowing
2
either inches per minute or meters per
minute procedure setting. This makes
the unit ideal for multinational corporations and contractors who require
procedure flexibility.
ADVANTAGE
LINCOLN
• LN-742 model feeds up to 1/16”
(1.6mm) solid and 3/32” (2.4mm)
flux-cored wires, from 50-770 inches per minute (1.27-19.5 m/min)
wire feed speed.
• LN-742H high speed model feeds
up to .045” (1.2mm) solid or fluxcored wires, from 80-1200 inches
per minute (2.03-30.5 m/min) wire
feed speed.
• 2 or 4 roll wire drive system for
positive wire feeding.
• Trigger mode selection for standard
2-step, interlocking 4-step and
timed spot welding.
• Gas solenoid and timer controls for
preflow and postflow gas, burnback
and spot times.
• Cold inch and gas purge control.
• Digital voltmeter with auto-polarity
and memory feature to display and
recall the last arc voltage reading.
• Optional remote voltage control kit
provides procedure control at
LN-742.
• Optional wire feeder remote control
kit provides remote voltage and wire
feed speed control up to 16 ft. (5m)
from wire feeder. Ideal for boom
mounted feeders and where the
operator wants control at the arc.
• 3 year warranty on parts and labor.
• Manufactured under a quality
system certified to ISO 9002
requirements.
A CLOSER LOOK
Gas Purge Control
Cold Inch Control
Large digital display for easy
viewing of adjustable welding
parameters
Keys used to increase or
decrease wire feed speed
and inch speed
Wire feed speed and inch
speed controls
Trigger Mode Control
Preflow, Postflow, Burnback
and Spot Time Controls
TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS
Product
Name
Ordering
Information
LN-742
2 roll
K617-1
Wire Speed
Range
IPM (m/min)
50-770
(1.27-19.5)
Wire Size Range
in. (mm)
Solid
Cored
.025-1/16”
(0.6-1.6)
Input
.045-3/32”
(1.2-2.4)
42 VAC
LN-742H
2 roll
K617-2
LN-742
4 roll
K618-1
LN-742H
4 roll
K618-2
80-1200
(2.03-30.5)
.025-.045”
(0.6-1.2)
.025-.045”
(0.6-1.2)
50-770
(1.27-19.5)
.025-1/16”
(0.6-1.6)
.045-3/32”
(1.2-2.4)
80-1200
(2.03-30.5)
.025-.045”
(0.6-1.2)
.025-.045”
(0.6-1.2)
Weight
(net)
Dimensions
HxWxD
24 lbs.
(10.9 kg)
10.9 x 9.8 x 9.6 in.
(277 x 249 x 244mm)
28.7 lbs.
(13.0 kg)
11.1 x 11.6 x 9.7 in.
(282 x 295 x 246mm)
50/60 Hz
4 Amps
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THE TOTAL
SOLUTION
DRIVE ROLL AND
GUIDE TUBE KITS
2 roll
Steel Wire Sizes:
.023-.025 (0.6mm) solid
.030 (0.8mm) solid
.035 (0.9mm) solid
.035 (0.9mm) cored
.045-.052 (1.2-1.3mm) solid
.045-.052 (1.2-1.3mm) cored
.052-1/16 (1.3-1.6mm) solid or cored(1)
.068-3/32 (1.7-2.4mm) cored(1)
Aluminum Wire Sizes:
.035 (0.9mm)
3/64 (1.2mm)
1/16 (1.6mm)
(1)
KP653-025S
KP653-030S
KP653-035S
KP653-035C
KP653-052S
KP653-052C
KP653-1/16
KP653-3/32
KP654-035A
KP654-3/64A
KP654-1/16A
4 roll
KP655-025S
KP655-030S
KP655-035S
KP655-035C
KP655-052S
KP655-052C
KP655-1/16
KP655-3/32
KP656-035A
KP656-3/64A
KP656-1/16A
Not for LN-742H models.
Choose from a complete line of
Lincoln products to generate the total
solution for your welding application:
• CV-250, CV-300, CV-400, CV-655
CV400-I, CV500-I, DC-400,
DC-600*, and DC-655.
• Invertec™ V350-PRO and V300-I
power sources.
• Ranger 9, Ranger 275, Ranger 300
DLX, Commander 300* and 500*
engine driven welders.
• MIG and flux-cored gun and cable
assemblies.
• A full line of MIG and FCAW wires.
* Must buy optional 42VAC Kit for Codes below
10500.
REQUIRED
OPTIONS
INPUT CABLE ASSEMBLIES
14 Pin/Twist-Mate™ Cables
K591
Rated 400 amps, 60% duty cycle:
2/0 (67mm2) cable with
Twist-Mate™ and 14 pin MS-type
connector. 10, 25 and 50 ft. (3, 8,
15m) lengths.
Order K591-10, -25, or -50.
K593
Same as K591 but includes gas and
water hoses in 10 ft. (3.0 m) length.
Order K593-10.
14 Pin/Stud Cables
K592
Rated 600 amps, 60% duty cycle:
3/0 (85mm2) cable with lugs and 14
pin MS-type connector. 10, 25 and
50 ft. (3, 8, 15m) lengths.
Order K592-10, -25, or -50.
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K619
Rated 350 amps, 60% duty cycle: 1/0
cable (53mm2) with lugs and 14 pin
MS-type connector. 10, 25 and 50 ft.
(3, 8, 15m) lengths.
Order K619-10, -25 or -50.
INPUT CABLE ASSEMBLY SELECTION GUIDE
14 Pin
CV-250
CV-300
V350-PRO
CV400-I
CV500-I
V300-I
Twist-Mate
Semiautomatic
Wire Feeder
Magnum gun and
cable assembly
14 Pin/Twist-Mate™ Input Cable Assemblies
K591
400 amp, 60% duty cycle.
K593
400 amp, 60% duty cycle. Includes gas
and water hoses. 10 ft. (3.0 m) only.
CV-400
CV-655
DC-400
DC-600 (Above
code 10500)
DC-655
Ranger 9
Ranger 275
Ranger 300 DLX
Commander 300*
Commander 500*
14 Pin
Stud
Semiautomatic
Wire Feeder
Magnum gun and
cable assembly
*Requires K1597-2: 42 VAC Kit.
14 Pin/Stud Input Cable Assemblies
K592
600 amp, 60% duty cycle.
K619
350 amp, 60% duty cycle.
42 Volt Transformer
(K1520-1)
DC-600 (Below
code 10500)
14 pin
Stud
Semiautomatic
Wire Feeder
Magnum gun and
cable assemblies
Terminal/Stud Input Cable Assemblies
K592
600 amp, 60% duty cycle.
K619
350 amp, 60% duty cycle.
NOTE A: Specify length when
ordering input cable assemblies.
See Required Options.
NOTE B: Connections are for current
equipment design. Subject to change
without notice.
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OPTIONS
AVAILABLE
COIL ADAPTER
60 lb. (27.2 kg) Adapter
Adapts 60 lb. (27.2 kg) coils of Lincoln
electrode to 2” (51mm) spindle.
Order K1504-1.
READI-REEL® ADAPTERS
30 lb. (14 kg) Adapter
Adapts 22-30 lb. (10-13.6 kg) Lincoln
Readi-Reels of electrode to 2”
(51mm) spindle. Order K363P.
Quantity of 15, Order K363P-15.
SPINDLE ADAPTERS
For Readi-Reels and Spools
2” O.D. spindle for mounting ReadiReels and 2” (51mm) I.D. spools up to
60 lb. (27.2 kg) capacity to a K303
stand. Order K162-1.
K1504-1
K363P
For 14 lb. (6 kg) Innershield® Coils
Permits 14 lb. (6 kg) Innershield
electrode coils to be mounted on 2”
(51mm) O.D. spindles. Order K435.
WIRE REEL STAND
For use with 50-60 lb. (22.7-27.2 kg)
coils. Includes 1” (25.4mm) spindle,
wire reel, lift bail and dust shield.
Order K303.
K303
50-60 lb. (27.2 kg) Adapter
Adapts 50-60 lb. (22.7-27.3 kg)
Lincoln Readi-Reels of electrode to 2”
(51mm) spindle. Order 438.
Quantity of 15, Order K438-8.
K438
Universal Wire Reel Stand
For use with Lincoln 10-60 lb.
(4.5-27.2 kg) wire packages that use a
2” (51mm) spindle. Hole in stand fits
over lift bail. Optional swivel platform
is K1557-1. Order K1524-1.
K1524-1
Caster Kit - Light Duty
Mounts to the K1524-1 wire reel
stand. Allows for easy movement
of wire feeder. Order K1556-1.
Water Solenoid Kit
Includes solenoid and fittings for use
with water-cooled guns and Magnum
water coolers. Order K590-1.
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K1556-1
OPTIONS
AVAILABLE
Undercarriage
Includes mounting frame, front
casters, rear wheels and handle.
For use with K303 only. Order K163.
Insulated Lift Bail
Allows the entire wire feeder to
be hung from a crane or hook.
Use with K1524-1. Order K1555-1.
Swivel Platform
Mounts to the lift bail on the power
source and bottom of the K1524-1.
Wire feeder may be lifted off if needed. Compatible with Light Duty
Caster Kit. Includes “lazy susan”
parts tray. Order K1557-1.
K1557-1
Water Solenoid Kit
Includes solenoid and fittings for use
with water-cooled guns and Magnum
water coolers. Order K590-1.
Water Connection Kit
Same as K590-1 except does not
include solenoid for water coolers
requiring continuous flow.
Order K590-2.
K1555-1
Magnum® Products, including:
200-550 amps, air-cooled, and
water-cooled gas-shielded welding
guns.
115V/42V Transformer Kit
Provides a way to use the LN-742
on power sources that have 115V
AC available on terminal.
Order K1520-1.
Swivel Platform For mounting wire
feeder on top of suitable Lincoln
power sources when using K303 wire
reel stand. Order K178-1.
Fume extraction systems and guns.
(K179 not recommended as it would
only run full speed).
Innershield Electrode Guns
Available 250-600 amps.
K178-1
K1520-1
ADAPTERS
K864
Y connection adapter for connecting
Lincoln 6 pin plug K857 remote
voltage control kit and 14 pin input
cable assemblies to power sources
with a 14 pin receptacle. Order K864.
REMOTE CONTROL KITS
K857
For remote adjustment of output voltage. Consists of a control box, four
conductor cable, and 6 pin MS-type
(Amphenol) connector.
28 ft. cable - Order K857.
100 ft. cable - Order K857-1.
K589-1
Portable pendant connects to LN-742
for remote control of arc voltage and
wire feed speed up to 16 ft. (5m)
away from wire feeder. Order K589-1.
K864
K775
For remote adjustment of output voltage. Consists of a control box with 28
ft. (8.5m) of four conductor cable for
terminal strip connection.
Order K775.
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RECOMMENDED
OPTIONS
REMOTE VOLTAGE CONTROL SELECTION PROCESS
DC-600
Terminal Strip
K775
Wire Feeder Input Cable Asbly.
(Terminal Strip)
K857
6 Pin
Ranger 9
Ranger 275
Ranger 300 DLX 14 Pin
Commander 300
Commander 500
Wire Feeder Input Cable Asbly.
(14 pin)
CV-250
CV-300
*CV-400
*CV-655
*DC-400
*DC-655
V350-PRO
K857
14 Pin
* Equipped with 14 pin MS-type
connections as standard, and each
model has easy access to terminal strip
connection if required.
K864 Adapter
Subject to change without notice.
Wire Feeder Input Cable Asbly.
(14 pin)
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