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olcop
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Help identify a welder

Post by olcop » Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:50 pm

Trying to help a friend identify a welder he bought at auction. As background, it is red and it was in with a group of Lincoln welders,
but it was the only one not showing a Lincoln label, I have searched both the Lincoln and miller sites with no luck trying to look it up by the serial number and the part number
I does have a metal tag attached, but shows no manufacturer anywhere we can find.
The tag is as follows:
Model number: MV445DPM111
Serial number: 1035
Part number: 900239
Year of manufacture: 10/02
Duty cycle: 60%
69 volts--39 amps---28 KVA---230/460/3---24KW
The welder is very clean inside and inside also shows a label that says "made in the USA"---it appears to be quality built and very well made.
It has a lifting eye built in that sticks through the top to facilitate lifting it with a cable and hook.
The best way I can describe it, is that it looks like the welders used on construction sites, but it has no drive engine
any help or info will be greatly appreciated.
olcop

woodguy
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Re: Help identify a welder

Post by woodguy » Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:55 pm

Google the part number MV445DPM111 and it will take you to a data sheet.

Russ Hanscom
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Re: Help identify a welder

Post by Russ Hanscom » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:20 pm

http://www.hotfoil.com/article.cfm?id=63

Looks like a quality machine - 400 amps at 60% duty is impressive.

olcop
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Re: Help identify a welder

Post by olcop » Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:31 pm

Thanks guys,
I went to the site and there is some info available there;
Have a couple of follow up questions if you don't mind;
Is this the type of machine that can be used in a fab shop, it will be used daily under moderate to severe conditions, it will be used inside a building.
Is there an adapter to convert it to utilize a Lincoln LN 7 feeder?
thanks,
olcop

Russ Hanscom
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Re: Help identify a welder

Post by Russ Hanscom » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:17 pm

From the description, I would consider it a production shop capable machine, certainly has the duty cycle for one - just watch the electric meter spin!

As to accessories, you will have to dig into the literature or contact a dealer or rep.

redneckalbertan
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Re: Help identify a welder

Post by redneckalbertan » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:00 pm

I would consider this an industrial machine well suited for a fab shop.

I did not read the manual, but I skimmed through it, it has some interesting features and claims to fame. It would be interesting to see how well it burns wire and if it lives up to it's claims!

According to the literature it has a 14 pin amphenol (spelling??) plug which, I believe, is the same as the Licoln LN-7. It should plug in and work BUT I make no guarantees. I noticed a pin out listing for the plug on the machine and it should be checked against a pin out diagram for the feeder you use to make sure they are the same.

Have fun with the new machine!

olcop
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Re: Help identify a welder

Post by olcop » Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:10 am

redneckalbertan wrote:I would consider this an industrial machine well suited for a fab shop.

I did not read the manual, but I skimmed through it, it has some interesting features and claims to fame. It would be interesting to see how well it burns wire and if it lives up to it's claims!

According to the literature it has a 14 pin amphenol (spelling??) plug which, I believe, is the same as the Licoln LN-7. It should plug in and work BUT I make no guarantees. I noticed a pin out listing for the plug on the machine and it should be checked against a pin out diagram for the feeder you use to make sure they are the same.

Have fun with the new machine!
We are just about down to the wire on the install, but have run into a situation, the welder has a pin type/ screw on connector for the feeder and the Lincoln LN-7 feeder has terminal ends---I am asking if you or anyone knows of a converter/adapter type plug that could be used to change the feeder over to a pin type connector---I'm envisioning a device that will accept bolt/screw on connectors on one side and a pin type plug in on the other.
Any more help, info or suggestions will be appreciated
olcop

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Re: Help identify a welder

Post by choprboy » Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:58 pm

You will have to be a bit more precise on exactly what kind of connector is currenly on the machine, Dinse?, Tweco?, solid taper pin at what size?

You can use a lug-to-socket converter, or just make a short cable with lug on one end, plug on the other. Some example catalogs:
Stoody catalog:
http://www.stoodyind.com/Catalogs/FISC/ ... tpg189.pdf
Lenco catalog:
http://www.lencocanada.com/files_300-02/300-2.pdf
Dinse catalog:
http://dinse-us.com/wp-content/uploads/ ... ets_US.pdf
Tweco:
http://www.esabna.com/us/en/products/in ... atId=24398

A previous thread:
http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/vie ... 2&t=101796

Once you determine what you want, try CyberWeld or WeldFabulous for buying stuff.

olcop
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Re: Help identify a welder

Post by olcop » Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:15 pm

Didn't study all the info you sent, but it looks like the welding cable fittings---what I need is a hook up for a Lincoln wire feeder---was hoping someone offered one that only required attaching the terminal ends to a pin type plug.
I will check all the sites you have mentioned, just to see if I missed it.
Thanks
olcop

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