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ESAB is giving readers of Manufacturingtalk the chance to win a Caddymig C160i portable MIG/MAG welding unit with a built-in wire feeder, ideal for agricultural, transport and education applications.

The Caddymig machine, also said to be suitable for auto-repair, light metal fabrication, household and furniture and tack welding applications, is a compact, inverter-powered unit offering excellent portability, according to the company.

The lightweight unit weighs just 11.4kg and is used for the MIG/MAG welding of mild steels for repair and maintenance and assembly work in the workshop, outdoors or at different sites.

The unit can be used off a single-phase 230V mains connection; alternatively, it can be powered by a 5.5Kva portable generator.

The unit can be used with gasless cored wire.

These new Caddymig inverter units incorporate several time-saving and quality-enhancing features, according to ESAB.

The C160i offers semi-automatic welding and versatility.

Configured for mild steels, the unit provides an automatic voltage setting, optimised for 0.8mm solid or cored wires and plate thickness from 0.5mm to more than 4mm.

The unit has a power factor correction that gives 30 per cent more power from the same fuse size and complies with European Harmonics demands; in other words, it uses energy efficiently.

The Caddymig C160i comes complete with 3m torch, a 3m mains cable including a plug, a 4.5m gas hose with a quick connector and a hose clamp, a return cable with a clamp, a simple shoulder strap, fitted wear parts in a torch/feeder (for 0.8mm wire) and an instruction manual.

Also included is 1kg of ESAB OK Autrod 12.51 0.8mm copper-coated wire for mild-steel welding results.

To enter, readers need to identify how much the ESAB Caddy weighs.

Readers can send their answers by email to, including their full name, company position, company name, company address, contact telephone number, email address, business activity and number of welders.

Terms and conditions are as follows: completed entries must be received by 6 September 2010; only one entry per person is permitted; the judges’ decision is final (no correspondence will be entered into); and only responses with full details will be entered into draw.

For further information on the new Caddymig C160i, please click onto the attached product factsheet or email

As part of ESAB, a world leading supplier of welding and cutting solutions, ESAB Group (UK) Ltd have access to a product research and development programme, the envy of the welding industry.

The brand is synonymous with world leading expertise  and today the company produces consumables and equipment for virtually every welding and cutting process and application.

As a logical step following his invention of the covered welding electrode back in 1904, Oscar Kjellberg founded ESAB. Since then, the company has constantly improved on existing methods and materials. At the same time, ESAB has developed new methods to meet the challenge presented by technological progress.

More than 100 years of continuous research, development and manufacture have made ESAB a world leader in welding, cutting and also an international supplier of products, know-how and services that none can match.

At is UK headquarters, ESAB Group (UK) Ltd have a team of highly experienced and qualified staff who are always available to offer help and advice on all aspects of welding and cutting. 

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