September 16, 2013 By Mary Del
The newest addition to the Hobart family of AWS E70T-1 welding wires — the Hobart FabCO 70XHP gas-shielded flux-cored wire — offers low fume generation rates to help improve operator comfort, and high deposition rates that help increase productivity, the company says. The new wire complements the FabCO TR-70 and FabCO RXR wires currently offered under the Hobart brand. The new FabCO 70XHP wire offers the highest level of performance and the lowest visible fume levels of the trio. The FabCO TR-70 wire is best suited for all-round performance, while the FabCO RXR wire offers greater performance for welding through mill scale and rust, the company explains. The FabCO 70XHP wire is designed for use in applications found in heavy equipment manufacturing, shipbuilding and railroad car maintenance and repair, all of which tend to have enclosed environments where fume reduction is desirable. The wire can also be used to weld non-alloyed and fine grain steels, as well as steel structures. The FabCO 70XHP wire has been designed for both single- and multi-pass welding, and can be used in the flat and horizontal position.