The Buddy Tig 160 is a robust and durable invertor tig welder for the professional welder. The machine provides state of the art welding performance and reliabilty through use of the latest high grade IGBT technology.
Designed for Durability
The Buddy™ Tig 160 is a user friendly, robust and still lightweight TIG machine, offering HF start and a stick (MMA) mode. The internal electronics are cooled by a highly efficient fan for added reliability and monitored by a thermal protection system. The machine has been equipped with three heat sinks which further extending the life time of the product. The casing has been designed to withstand harsh environments and is rated to IP 23S standard. The machine incorporates both a shoulder strap and a robust carry handle.
The Buddy™ Tig 160 provides superior TIG welding with smooth arc characteristics. The HF arc start prevents contamination of the weld material and electrode. The built in gas valve automatically controls the gas flow ensuring a low gas consumption. The operator can chose between 2 stroke and 4 stroke torch trigger mode. The machine can weld mild steel or stainless steel with or without filler material.
The Buddy™ Tig 160 provides a smooth DC (Direct Current) welding power which allows you to weld most metals such as alloyed and non alloyed steel, stainless steel and cast iron. The arc force and hot start settings are adjusted automatically according to the set welding current giving excellent arc starts and welding performance across the amperage range of the machine. The Buddy™ Tig 160 can weld most electrodes from 01.6-3.2 mm.
The control panel on the Buddy™ Tig 160 is very easy to use with one adjustment knob to set the weld current and one to set the slope down time in TIG mode or the arc force in MMA mode.
• Plant Fabrication & Maintenance
• Site Maintenance/Repair
• Civil construction
• General Fabrication
Superior arc characteristics – Smooth welding conditions
Generator compliant – Suitable for use with generators
Easy to use – Set the welding current and slope down / arc force and weld with excellent result
Practical design – makes the power source easy to carry which enables use at almost any work site
Robust design – withstands harsh environments
Can be used with extended mains cable – provides extended working range
4 meter HF TIG torch
3 meter welding cable and return cable kits
The Buddy Tig 160 delivers 160A at 16.4V on a 25 per cent duty cycle, or 100A at 14V on a 60 per cent duty cycle. However, the machine is also capable of MMA (stick) welding, for which it delivers 160A at 26.4V on a 25 per cent duty cycle, or 100A at 24.0V on a 60 per cent duty cycle. Typical applications for this versatile welding inverter include plant fabrication and maintenance, site maintenance and repair, civil construction, general fabrication, and agricultural fabrication and repairs.
ESAB has designed the Buddy Tig 160 to be lightweight and portable, so it is supplied complete with a carry handle and shoulder strap. Versatility is further enhanced by the machine’s ability to operate via extended mains cables or from a generator set. Both mild steel and stainless steel can be Tig welded, with or without filler materials, and most MMA electrodes from 1.6mm to 3.2mm diameter can be used.
Ease of use is a major advantage of the Buddy Tig 160, which features a simple control panel with two rotary knobs, one for setting the welding current and the other for setting the slope-down time in Tig mode or arc force in MMA mode. When operating in Tig mode, the machine benefits from smooth arc characteristics and an HF start function that prevents contamination of the weld material and electrode. The operator can choose from two-stroke and four-stroke torch trigger modes, and an integral gas valve helps to minimise gas consumption.
The Buddy Tig 160 has a highly efficient fan for cooling the electronics, plus three heat sinks and a thermal protection circuit. Together, these features help to ensure a long, trouble-free operating life. State-of-the-art welding performance is provided by means of high-grade IGBT technology. Included with each Buddy Tig 160 is an ESAB ET 17 Tig torch with a 4m cable and 2.4mm tungsten electrode, and also a 3m MMA welding and return cable kit.