11 best firms of welding machines

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Welding machines have been serving people for many years for joining metal blanks. This specialized equipment is popular for its high productivity and strength of the seam. Today, a wide range of welding machines is presented on the domestic market. They differ in operating principle, power, energy consumption and cost. To choose the best option for working with metals, you should heed the recommendations of our experts.

How to choose a welding machine

Appointment of the welder. First of all, the selection of a welding machine should start with defining the goals and tasks that the equipment will have to solve.

  1. Professional devices are designed to work smoothly throughout the shift. They must be of high performance, power and suitable for a specific type of metal. Most often, these requirements are met by welders with a voltage of 380 V.
  2. For solving everyday tasks, light and compact devices are required. They are not used every day, the main task of such welders is to periodically connect steel workpieces. Most residents do not have a three-phase network, so you will have to stop looking at models with a voltage of 220 V. When choosing such a device, it is important to pay attention to its resistance to interruptions in the household network, which is often found in the Russian province.

Types of welding machines. There are several arc welding devices available.

  1. Welding transformers are traditional equipment for joining steel billets. These models are distinguished by affordable prices, reliability and unpretentiousness. This type of welder is most often done by citizens with their own hands. But the units are heavy and bulky, and only professionals can achieve a good quality weld.
  2. Welding rectifiers look more modern. In them, the role of a transformer is played by semiconductor valves that convert alternating current into direct current. With the help of such a device, it is possible to obtain a stable arc and an even seam. But the cost of rectifiers is high, they can operate from the power grid, so their use is limited to the industrial sector.
  3. Semiautomatic welding machines become indispensable equipment when it is necessary to connect thin workpieces. A thin (0.6-1.6 mm) wire is used as an electrode. Thanks to the possibility of supplying inert gas to the working area, it is possible to obtain a perfect seam. The disadvantages of semiautomatic devices include high price, heavy weight and bulkiness. You can meet such equipment in factory shops or in body shops.
  4. Inverter welders are the most modern type of equipment. Passing through such a device, the current changes its technical characteristics several times. As a result of these transformations, a high efficiency (95%) of the apparatus, compact dimensions and low weight are obtained. Inverters can be used both in three-phase and in a household network. This type of welder also has disadvantages. This is a high price, poor protection of internal parts from dust, chips and moisture.

We have selected 11 best manufacturers of welding equipment for our review. All of them sell a wide range of welders on the Russian market. When distributing places in the rating, the opinion of the expert community and the feedback of domestic welders were taken into account.

Rating of the best firms of welding machines

Nomination a place Name of product rating
Rating of the best firms of welding machines 1 Wester 5.0
2 BLU EWELD 4.9
3 FUBAG 4.8
4 Aurora 4.7
5 Eurolux 4.6
6 Resanta 4.5
7 Svarog 4.4
8 Quattro elementi 4.3
9 ELITECH 4.2
10 FoxWeld 4.1
11 Cedar 4.0

Wester

Rating: 5.0

Wester

The German manufacturer Wester uses innovative technologies in the development of its products. Therefore, the welding machines of this brand are renowned for their exceptional reliability and durability. The experts drew attention to the adaptation of equipment to Russian conditions, the manufacturer managed to get certified in our country. The German company produces the widest range of welding equipment, from transformers to MMA inverters. Despite the Chinese assembly, all Wester products come with a 3-year warranty. The brand becomes the winner of our rating.

Users appreciate the quality of the welder's workmanship. They note the rich completeness of individual models; along with the equipment, burners, gaiters, a Chameleon mask, magnets, wire, etc. often come.

Advantages

  • high quality;
  • a large assortment;
  • adaptation to Russian conditions;
  • durability.

disadvantages

  • not found.

BLU EWELD

Rating: 4.9

BLU EWELD

The Italian company BLU EWELD supplies welding machines to 120 countries around the world. Since the founding of the brand (1963), its employees have focused on the development of new equipment. By introducing advanced technologies, the manufacturer manages to achieve its goals. For example, the experts named the Inver-Plus 12000 model the best spot welding machine in 2010. Equipment of the Italian brand is supplied to the service centers of famous car factories Ford and Honda. But the manufacturer is not limited only to the sale of his products, he provides services for the training of employees to work on welding equipment.

Domestic users appreciated the quality of EWELD welders BLU. Only when the voltage in the network drops by 30-40 V, they stop working.

Advantages

  • rich assortment;
  • Hi-tech;
  • high-quality assembly;
  • reliability.

disadvantages

  • sensitivity to current quality.

FUBAG

Rating: 4.8

FUBAG

The production experience of the German company FUBAG has already passed the 40-year mark. The company produces equipment for the construction industry and household use. The experts included the brand in our rating for its combination of affordability and consistent quality. New samples of welders are being developed at the technology center located in France. Developments are being implemented at 19 factories that are scattered around the world. The company has an enviable track record, in 2018 the FUBAG IQ inverter was recognized as the winner at the international competition IF DESIGN AWARD.

Russian welders confirm the high quality of FUBAG machines. The household models IR 160 and IR 200 are in high demand. Of the shortcomings, there is a large mass.

Advantages

  • stable quality;
  • affordable price;
  • wide range of models;
  • compactness.

disadvantages

  • heavy weight of some models.

Aurora

Rating: 4.7

Aurora

Aurora welding machines are made in China's Riland Power Source Technology plant. It has been operating since 1993, but the supply of welders to the Russian retail network began only in 2012. In a short time, the manufacturer managed to conquer a significant part of the world market. All products have been certified in accordance with the requirements of international standards CCC, CE, GS, CSA. At the same time, the Chinese manufacturer takes care of the environment, introducing environmentally friendly technologies at the factories. The experts gave the brand the fourth place in our rating.

Russian consumers liked Aurora Overman 200 inverter devices most of all. They are assembled with high quality, unpretentious and reliable in operation. The disadvantages include high weight and lack of spare parts in stores.

Advantages

  • affordable price;
  • good quality;
  • environmentally friendly production;
  • reliability.

disadvantages

  • heavy weight;
  • no spare parts.

Eurolux

Rating: 4.6

Eurolux

Eurolux was founded in Germany in 1991. Thanks to the rapid development of the company, its products have become in high demand in the vastness of Eastern Europe. But the manufacturer did not stop there, aiming at the Central Asian market. All production sites (in different countries of the world) are equipped with modern equipment, and the manufactured products have international certificates. The experts drew attention to the use of a unique inverter IGBT technology, thanks to which the equipment became light and compact.

The brand ranks high in our rating based on user reviews. They are surprised at the lightness, compactness and ease of use of welding machines. Of the minuses, short wires are noted.

Advantages

  • lightness and compactness;
  • unique inverter technology;
  • ease of use;
  • reliability.

disadvantages

  • short wires.

Resanta

Rating: 4.5

Resanta

One of the most famous manufacturers in the post-Soviet space is the Resanta company. In 1993, an enterprise appeared in Latvia, which began to produce voltage stabilizers. Later, welders were also mastered. Today, the brand's products are well known to consumers in Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. Deliveries are also made to the countries of the European Union. The experts remembered the victory of the ASN-500/1-C device at the Electro-2009 exhibition. For high productivity and decent quality, the brand gets into our rating.

Domestic welders speak flatteringly about such features of Latvian devices as compactness, high-quality assembly and reliability. Among the shortcomings, there is an unreliable clamping of the mass and the ingress of dust into the body.

Advantages

  • simplicity and reliability;
  • affordable price;
  • high-quality assembly;
  • compact size.

disadvantages

  • unreliable ground contact;
  • dust accumulates inside the case.

Svarog

Rating: 4.4

Svarog

Since 2005, equipment for welding under the Svarog brand has been produced by the Chinese concern Jasic Technology. Four research institutes are looking for new solutions and technologies. Since 2007, devices under the Svarog trademark have been sold on the Russian market. Very quickly, welders gained popularity due to their low cost, unpretentiousness and ease of use. The experts included the brand in our rating for a wide range of welding equipment, the quality of which is confirmed by the ISO 9001 certificate.

The most popular models among Russian users are Svarog 160 and 200. They are not afraid of power surges, both professionals and beginners can cope with the devices. Only the highest quality electrodes must be purchased.

Advantages

  • low price;
  • endurance;
  • compactness;
  • ease of use.

disadvantages

  • exactingness to the quality of electrodes.

Quattro elementi

Rating: 4.3

Quattro elementi

The Italian company Quattro Elementi adheres to the idea of ​​the four elements (water, air, earth and fire), offering consumers an appropriate range of equipment. The manufacturer specializes in the production of pumps, compressors, heaters, construction tools and welders. The firm has created an extensive dealer network in Russia, which includes 250 service centers. Experts note such advantages of welding equipment as compactness, forced cooling, quick-detachable wires. The brand gets into our rating for good build quality.

Users praise Italian welders for their lightness, compactness, and resistance to voltage drops. Of the minuses, there are short wires, inconvenient carrying handles.

Advantages

  • high-quality manufacturing;
  • effective cooling;
  • quick-detachable wires;
  • developed dealer network.

disadvantages

  • uncomfortable handles;
  • short wires

ELITECH

Rating: 4.2

ELITECH

The famous Russian brand ELITECH was invented by LIT Trading. Today, the production of electrical products has been established in several countries (Belarus, China, Italy). In the rich assortment of goods, there was a place for welding machines. They belong to the budget segment, while good workmanship is confirmed by the international certificate ISO 9001. The products also meet the requirements of the Russian PCT standards. Experts praise the brand for its affordability, a developed network of service centers (over 100).

Welders like the convenience of handling equipment, lightness and compactness of the machines. The manufacturer failed to take a higher place in the rating due to weak wires and inconvenient setting of current parameters.

Advantages

  • low price;
  • ease of use;
  • advanced service;
  • unpretentiousness.

disadvantages

  • weak wires;
  • inconvenient to set the current.

FoxWeld

Rating: 4.1

FoxWeld

Another large Italian manufacturer of welding equipment was included in our rating. The FoxWeld brand supplies its products to many countries around the world, focusing on quality and variety of models. Russian experts note such an important feature of welders as a high degree of protection. The brand's products have international and Russian certificates, dealerships and service centers are successfully operating in Russia.

Welders are impressed by the ease of use of FoxWeld machines. Thanks to the Chinese assembly, the equipment is sold in Russia at a reasonable price. The reliability of welding products, unpretentiousness to voltage drops deserved praise. Of the minuses, users highlight the rigidity of the wires, which is especially noticeable at low temperatures.

Advantages

  • Italian quality;
  • affordable prices;
  • good protection;
  • ease of use.

disadvantages

  • coarse wires in the cold;
  • great weight.

Cedar

Rating: 4.0

Cedar

Close cooperation of the Russian and Chinese companies led to the creation of the Kedr brand. Most of the models of welding machines are developed by our specialists, and the production sites are located in the Middle Kingdom. The Chinese company has accumulated the necessary experience, the first welders were produced in 1993. The brand occupies a leading position in the field of inverter technology, offering machines for all types of activities. The experts included the brand in our rating for reasonable prices, equipment performance in low temperatures.

In the reviews, many flattering words were said about the excellent quality of the seam. Welding machines are reliable and unpretentious. The disadvantages of Cedar products are short wires and high weight.

Advantages

  • affordable price;
  • high-quality welding seam;
  • resistance to low temperatures;
  • reliability.

disadvantages

  • short wires;
  • great weight.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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