WCA03 Settings for 5356 Aluminum Welding with
HTP Pro Pulse Welders
WCA03 Settings for 5554 Aluminum Welding with
HTP Pro Pulse Welders
If you want to join our Pro Pulse 220 MTS waitlist, please give us a call at 847-357-0700. We expect to receive new inventory around September.
The Pro Pulse™ 220 MTS—a multi-process machine capable of MIG, synergic MIG, synergic pulsed MIG, DC TIG, and Stick—offers a manual mode as well as 22 synergic programs, both with and without pulse, giving you the advantage of a virtually spatter free weld! Parameter selection on pulsed process welders can be complex, but the Pro Pulse 220 MTS features synergic technology, making parameter selection more intuitive and automatic. In fact, the Pro Pulse 220 MTS, with its three-step process, makes setup a breeze and gets you welding in minutes—simply select your process, wire diameter, and material thickness during automated setup. The 8 square inch LCD featured on the Pro Pulse 220 MTS adds to setup simplicity by telling you which gas your application requires; the LCD also enables you to easily view and adjust your weld parameters.
The Pro Pulse 220 MTS also offers ST-arc. The ST-arc function reads welding parameters back to the welding machine live (while welding), and monitors and keeps the arc length constant, while allowing the stick-out (contact tip to work distance) to vary. ST-arc, essentially, allows the new welder to focus on the location of the weld, as well as the travel speed, and also allows the experienced welder to keep a perfectly uniform bead and uniform heat input, which enables the welder to achieve good welds in tight corners—a feat that couldn't be reached previously with conventional welding equipment.
The Pro Pulse 220 MTS also allows you to set and store up to 30 different weld jobs, and with the Trigger Job function, you can apply three of the 30 different weld jobs to the welding gun trigger—simply depress the trigger to call up each job. Essentially, with the Pro Pulse 220 MTS, you get multiple, highly specialized MIG welders in one compact and light-weight package. And with the addition of a TIG welding torch and remote control, the versatile Pro Pulse 220 MTS also functions as a lift-arc, DC TIG welder.
Here at HTP, we pre-programmed the Pro Pulse 220 MTS with 22 synergic programs (both pulse and non-pulse) and one classic, fully manual program, each geared toward welding applications using mild steel, aluminum, stainless steel, silicon bronze, or flux-cored wires.
Pulse welding on mild steel gives you excellent penetration, due to the extremely hot spray arc, and also gives you perfect puddle control for both in- and out-of-position welding. Remarkably, the Pro Pulse 220 MTS, when used on clean material, provides a virtually spatter free weld—from start to finish—which results in a very smooth bead appearance, with no need for cleanup.
You can also weld aluminum with or without pulse. Our advanced, synergic programs and the Swiss-made wire feed assembly featured on the Pro Pulse 220 MTS enable you to feed aluminum wire with repeatable precision through our standard MIG welding gun. The ability to maintain a stable and smooth arc at 22 amps allows you to weld aluminum as thin as 1/32" (0.031"). Our pre-programmed Double Pulse program allows you to make "MIG like TIG" welds with the desired "stack of dimes" look. And for all welders who are in a hurry and never have time to preheat aluminum, the Pro Pulse 220 MTS features a built-in hot start function, which lets you set a predetermined amount of time that you weld at a hotter setting before switching back to your standard setting. We also incorporated a crater fill function for aluminum welding, which minimizes crater cracks in your welds. Since 4043 and 5356 aluminum alloys feed and weld differently, the Pro Pulse 220 MTS comes set up with programs for both.
In addition to mild steel and aluminum, we also included programs that allow you to pulse weld stainless steel. Again, pulse welding stainless steel provides nearly spatter free welding. We also included the option to adjust pre- and post-flow gas, as well as slope down for MIG, which allows your stainless welds to turn out "like TIG".
And for those who weld galvanized steel or sheet metal, we included a silicon bronze program that allows you to weld silicon bronze with a pulsed spray arc. A pulsed spray arc enables you to weld galvanized steel or sheet metal without melting the zinc coating or without distorting the sheet metal. Lastly, we included gas-less flux-cored programs, as well as gas shielded flux-cored programs for your structural welding and fabrication needs. A simple polarity reversal on the front of the machine allows you to weld using flux-cored wire without shielding gas. You also want to reverse polarity for TIG welding.
A light-weight design makes the Pro Pulse 220 MTS the ideal MIG for use both in the workshop and on the job site, and the multi-process nature of the machine offers nearly endless possibilities when welding.
Please note: We test all 26 Series MIG guns for welding aluminum prior to shipment so you may notice slight signs of wear or use.
|Input Voltage||230V (208 to 240V)|
|Input Amperage||MIG: 35A
TIG & Stick: 40A
|Maximum Output Amperage||200A (220A f/10 seconds)|
|Minimum Output Amperage||MIG: 12A
TIG & Stick: 4A
|Maximum Recommended Thickness
*Single pass capacity varies depending on the material being welded and the settings of the machine.
|1/4" to 3/8"|
|Duty-Cycle||35% @ 200A (77º F)
100% @ 140A (77º F)
25% @ 200A (104º F)
60% @ 140A (104º F)
100% @ 120A (104º F)
|Arc Voltage||13 to 35V|
|Open Circuit Voltage||75V|
|Electronic Overload Protection||Yes|
|Cooling (On-demand, electric fan, variable speed)||Fan (Forced Air)|
|Wire Spool Capability
*Up to a 44 Lb. weight capacity; 8" spools recommended for double pulse aluminum welding.
|8" and 12"|
*Depends on the material being welded (not all wire can be welded in all sizes).
|.023" to .045"|
|Wire Feed Rate (In./Min.)||55 to 630 IPM|
|Dimensions (Length x Width x Height)||19-3/4" x 10" x 14-1/2"|
*Without wire and cables.
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Very pleased works perfect on aluminium right out off the box I also bought a tig torch works perfect too too bad there is no ac for tig another thing to mention is there was for every whip a complete set off lots of consumables in a nice sorting box and the whips are good quality so are the tig torch is a ck
When I bought my first Pro Pulse, little did I now how AWESOME the pulsed-spray transfer method was! It's a great short-circuit MIG in it's own right, but when you put 90/10 or 92/8 Argon/CO₂ for steel Pulse on 030 diameter wire (ER70S-6 or ER70S-3), the results are phenomenal. Dial it in CORRECTLY with Start Speed, Start %, use ½" stick out, and you get rewarded with spatter free welds, with very good puddle control, and a very deep fusion profile! On the 030 pulse program, it maxes out on ¼" steel at 175A, but that is all you need. Look at the pics showing how deep the fusion profile is. With the 26 series gun for aluminum, you can load it up with a 5lb 8" or 16lb 12" spool and weld aluminum to your heart's content. The aluminum pulse programs give you amazing control for doing uphill while pulsing very high amps for good fusion depth. You do HAVE TO READ the manual if you don't know what you're doing with regards to pulsed-spray welding, or seek help from HTP, because if all this is new to you, you will get lost and you won't know what you're doing wrong. But once you understand how to set it all up, it will be a piece of cake. I'm just a hobbyist and I have no trouble getting great welds. Oh, and get the slider amptrol! The ability to control the welding current on-the-fly is indispensable! You can taper down the weld at the end to eliminate the fish-eye crater, and you can control your own hot-start as well! The 4T function can also be used for this (hot-start), and you can also set the slope-down on the machine, but you can also still use the slider with the 4T function and it gives the ultimate control of the weld puddle.
I bought my first HTP welder 24 yrs ago. I haven't 'needed' another one until now, which speaks to their reliability, and customer support. Mine still gets the job done, but the capabilities of this machine are incredible. My HTP 110 is still running strong, but I splurged on this, and have been incredibly pleased. It's a professional-level machine, for a non-pro. I'd gotten accustomed to adjusting speed and power dials for years with my old unit. When a neighbor brought over mixed sizes of metals for a repair, I dialed in close to what I thought and the 220 MTS adjusted and made me look like a pro. I can't wait to try MIG-aluminum. First time welding, I noticed an immediate reduction in splatter, increase in ***********, and no fiddling required; clean welds, no fuss, created a beautiful stack of coins. I couldn't believe it. I'd never achieved that result. It's utilization is high, so I just keep welding and don't have to wait for the machine; it just keeps going. The machine is legit. More importantly, the people are solid. When I phoned in my purchase, the owner (Jeff) answered after normal business hours. I remembered his voice from ~24 yrs ago. He'd given tips over the years when I'd phoned in struggling, and he had always been super helpful, patient. His team is solid, and does the right thing for the customer. It's so refreshing to do business with a company (of people) that obviously are experts in welding, but don't focus on BS marketing; they offer quality products and give a damn.
This machine is NOT the typical Chinese import that is built to a price with plastic control components and and a screaming obnoxiously loud cooling fan that requires ear protection just because it is powered up. Instead you get a commercial qualIty - no compromise instrument with excellent customer support to match all at not much more than the ****** stuff. Love the double pulse feature. It makes up for a lack of talent and at greatly reduced splatter. I had a technical usage question (not their responsibility) and a short time later, I received a call from a famous YouTube content creator with an excellent answer. I think this is the best deal on earth if you are considering a great machine at a great price.