17 May 1996

Copper transforms welders lifespan

A COPPER-WOUND transformer is incorporated on a 230amp arc welder from Spaldings.

According to the Lincs-based firm, using copper as opposed to the more conventional aluminium increases transformer life.

The Truecraft welder can be used both in 240V and 415V, is turbo fan coded and will cope with welding rod sizes from 2.5 to 4mm (0.1 to 0.16in). Price is £208 (01522-500600).