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Old 02-26-2008, 07:13 PM
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This is a first for me. What would they use this for?

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Old 02-26-2008, 07:31 PM
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Think 2 welding stations ,4 torches per station ,rotating up to 90% ,usually only 8-10% placing the 4 welds on a wheel.Just one option.
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:06 PM
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We have one in our classroom at school. That way we just have to turn on one machine and then we just run lead to all of our booths. I didn't realize they were so expensive though.
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:23 PM
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We had several of those when I worked on the UPS hub in Tampa,Fl. had leads running all over the building off those machines put together alot of miles of conveyor belt with them .I would say in an industrial setting or even a school setting it would be better and maybe even cheaper in the long run that 8 seperate machines.

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Old 02-26-2008, 10:27 PM
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i have been on a furnace job where there were 12 furnaces 120 feet high for super heating oil before cracking it...there were 4 of these machines parked between each 2 furnaces they the safety departments like these in plant settings..in an emergency they can cut power almost instantly ...no combustion engines running and no fumes being spewed into any confined space work in the area..and they do work nicely too
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:09 AM
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We would call that an 8-pack or 8-gang welder. Used a lot in construction and maintenance where the crew size can get fairly big and power is easy to come by.

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I never used an 8 pack, but we had several 6 packs on a couple of high rise jobs. Cheaper to run than 6 gassers or diesels...quieter too.
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:02 PM
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I have welded with one of those before . The two things that I hate about them is walking back and forth adjusting them , and when a guy forgets which is his and turns yours up or down , Not good when you are tacking up . Dan
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