Thermal Arc FABRICATOR 181i

Thermal Arc® FABRICATOR 181i

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The Fabricator® 181 is a single phase 230 VAC input wire welder with

Constant Voltage (CV) output characteristics designed for MIG (GMAW) and
Flux Cored (FCAW) welding applications. With an output range of 40 to 180
Amps, the Fabricator 181 allows you to weld materials down to 26 gauge 
and materials up to 1/4”.


The Fabricator 181 features a quick disconnect fitting gun allowing the 
operator to set up out-of-the-box very easily and quickly and is a timesaving
and convenient feature when removing the torch to clean or when replacing
the liner. Other features include a feeder drive system which has a rugged
non-conductive feedhead, a low noise constant speed drive motor, an easily
adjustable idle roll pressure arm and one feedroll which runs mild steel and
stainless steel wire. 


This unit comes set up for .030” diameter solid wire and the feed roll 
also contains a groove for .023”/.035” wire. Optional kits are also available 
to convert the gun and feed system to use .030”, .035” and .045” flux 
cored and self-shielding wire (mild steel and stainless steel) and .035” 
aluminum wire. 


The Fabricator 181 comes equipped with: a built-in wire feeder and wire spool
hub; a 2 lb. spool of .030” solid wire; quick connect Tweco® welding gun and
cable; work cable and clamp; input power cord; regulator and flowgauge; spare
contact tips and nozzles. 


The Tweco FABGUN™ 250 MIG Gun fitted to the Fabricator 181 offers robust 
construction, unparalleled reliability and easy replacement of consumable
parts. It also has an operating capacity in excess of the capacity of the
Fabricator 181 and is available in 12 ft. (3.66 m) lengths and connects to 
the power source by a quick-disconnect fitting

Specifications: 
  • Airgas SKU: TACW1003181
  • Output 60% Duty Cycle: 70A (1 ph)
  • Output Rangem: 40 - 180 Amps, DC Single Phase
  • Input Voltage: 230 Volts
  • Maximum OCV: 30 Volts
  • Input Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Welding Gun Length: 12 ft / 3.66 m
  • Input Cord Length: 6 ft / 1.83 m
  • Shielding Gas: Ar, CO2 or C25
  • Spool Sizes: 1 or 2 lbs. (4" / 102mm Diameter) 10 lbs (8"/203mm Diameter)
  • Work Cable Length: 10 ft / 3.1m
  • Approvals: IEC974-1, IP23S
  • Net Weight: 66 lbs. (30 kg)


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