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FLEX and BUFFALO

A complete range of rugged installations for MMA/TIG welding and gouging.

2001-370R

2006-829

2000-184

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2006-901

2008-166

Power, ruggedness, compactness and thyri


SAF-FRO FLEX 400 and BUFFALO 500 and 650 can withstand the most difficult working conditions (tropical climate, high relative humidity, etc). Combining power with reliability, the FLEX 400 and the BUFFALO 500 and 650 can cope with all MMA

For welding in the wide open spaces

1347-002

The FLEX and BUFFALO installations offer exceptional gouging performance: 6.3 mm electrode (FLEX 400), 8 mm electrode (BUFFALO 500), 13 mm electrode (BUFFALO 650). The BUFFALO and FLEX units can also be stacked and connected in parallel, reducing their footprint.

0255-002

1529-012

For Gouging

1347-001

3551-046

1794-030

stor* technology for the best of welding


and TIG welding and gouging applications, even when you need power and you have to use long welding cables (outdoor work, on site, pipeline laying, ship building, etc). Using thyristor technology, all welding parameters, are held constant with main supply, maintained with in tolerance limits of 15 %.

Selection Table Welding current Rated current @ 60% Duty cycle at 40 C Max. electrode diameter Cellulosic Max. gouging diameter Remote control Wheels kit Ampermeter/Voltmeter TIG MIG Generator compatible Input Weight

BUFFALO 350 i CC/CV 5 - 350 A 300 A 30 % 6.3 mm NO 5 mm Option Included Included, digital Yes with TIG module Yes with MIG module No 400 V - 50-60 Hz 29 kg

FLEX 400 10 - 400 A 300 A 35 % 6.3 mm Yes 6.3 mm Option Included Included, digital Yes TIG lift Yes Yes 230/400 V - 50-60 Hz 146 kg

BUFFALO 500 20 - 500 A 450 A 45 % 6.3 mm Yes 10 mm Option Option Option Yes with TIG module Yes Yes 220/380/415 V - 50-60 Hz 180 kg

BUFFALO 650 20 - 630 A 470 A 35 % 6.3 mm Yes 13 mm Option Option Option YES with TIG module Yes Yes 220/380/415 V - 50-60 Hz 190 kg

BUFFALO 350i CC/CV


Buffalo concept (multi process) Inverter technology Light (29 kg) and powerfull

FLEX 400
Simple and rugged installation: MMA process (coated electrode) Gouging
2008-166

FLEX 400

TIG welding (LIFT START) Delivered with wheels, and voltmeter/ampermeter

BUFFALO
Centre of all your welding applications MIG process TIG process MMA process Gouging Automatic applications TIG/Plasma

BUFFALO
2006-756 1529-012 2006-829 2006-901

1311-012

1311-003

* Except Buffalo 350i CC/CV, inverter technology

BUFFALO 350i CC/CV


1881-038

BUFFALO 350i CC/CV is a very rugged, extremely compact and heavy duty inverter base MMA machine able to operate in extreme conditions thanks to its rugged construction though incorporating advanced technology. Mobile thanks to its reduced size and weight, it is a multi-process installation suitable for most application.

1 Plug for remote control 2 Current adjustment

6
2006-759

potentiometer
3 Arc Force setting

potentiometer
4 On/off switch 5 Process selector switch 6 Digital display

1 2 3

A concentration of power
Power, ruggedness and reliability, Mobility thanks to its reduced size and its light weight (29 kg) and the wheels kit, Digital display, Multi process. Sectors of activity concerned: Heavy boilermaking, Transport and especially railway and shipyard,
2001-370R 2001-487
BUFFALO 350 cc/cv

Metal structure fabrication.

Options:
2002-472

For MMA: A B-Box remote control:* Cat. no. W 000 305 048 For MIG smooth current: B BB-Box remote control:* Cat. no. W 000 305 112 C Wire feed unit DV 44i 10 m: Cat. no. W 000 305 117 D MIG unit: Cat. no. W 000 305 111 E Torch PROMIG NG 341 3 m: Cat. no. W 000 345 066 For TIG DC: A B-Box remote control:* Cat. no. W 000 305 048 F PROTIG 30 V R 5 m: Cat. no. W 000 306 026 For MIG on-site: A B-Box remote control:* Cat. no. W 000 305 048 E Torch PROMIG NG 341 4 m: Cat. no. W 000 345 067 G Wire feed unit DEVIDARC: Cat. no. W 000 305 090

2001-372

2006-951

F
0237-049

* Remote control with digital display on request.

0254-018

2001-375

FLEX 400
1529-020

Dedicated to the professional users of coated electrode welding, FLEX 400 is a rugged equipment for MMA welding but also for TIG welding and gouging. The structure is designed for heavy duty on-site welding, with all kind of electrodes up to 6.3 mm.

1 On/off switch 2 Arc on 3 Digital ampermeter 4 Digital voltmeter

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2008-164

10

11

5 Hot-Start adjustment 6 Arc-Force adjustment 7 Thermal security 8 Current adjustment 9 TIG/MMA selector 10 Local/remote current adjustment switch 11 Remote control socket

Main Features
2008-166

Pre-setting of the welding current from 10 to 400 A (stepless regulation), Stabilized output with compensation of the input voltage, Fan stop automatically after about 8 minutes of rest,
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Options:
Remote control: Cat. no. W 000 219 557

Can be equipped with a remote control box, Digital ampermeter/voltmeters, Heavy duty cycle 300 A at 60 %,

Torch PROMIG NG 341 3 m: Cat. no. W 000 345 066 Torch PROMIG NG 341 4 m: Cat. no. W 000 345 067

TIG DC welding with a torch with valve, TIG LIFT starting, Suitable for gouging (carbon electrode 6 mm max),
0237-049

2006-951

0254-018

Hot-Start and Arc Force functions adjustable on the front panel, Working with 50 m cables (right size).

PROTIG 30 V R 5 m: Cat. no. W 000 306 026

Wire feed unit DEVIDARC: Cat. no. W 000 305 090

BUFFALO 500 and 650


BUFFALO can withstand the most difficult working conditions. Combining power with reliability, the BUFFALO can cope with all arc and TIG welding and gouging applications.
2006-829 1794-030 2006-901

1 Optional: ampermeter/voltmeter 2 Arc Force adjustment:

essential to improve the melting of coated electrodes, including cellulosic electrodes


3 Welding current continuous

2 1

3
4

regulation
2006-831

6
5

4 Safety features: thermal

cut-out lamp, protection against lack of cooling


5 Multiprocess selector:

ARC: all types of electrode, rutile, basic or cellulosic, TIG: with torch with integral cock or TIG box, gouging
6 Hot Start: this setting ensures clean arc striking with coated electrodes
2000-362

Main Features
47 mm hoisting ring: ideal for moving the unit around the site. Burn-back control: the BUFFALO 500 and 650 incorporate SAF-FROs burn-back control system. Maintenance: the cooling fan cuts in according to the welding current and time of use, reducing maintenance and minimizing ingress of dust, especially when gouging. The electronics inside the BUFFALO units are sealed for protection.

Options:
1529-09-QB 1529-018

1529-11-QB

Wheels kit Cat. no. W 000 305 045

Site trolley Cat. no. W 000 305 047

Remote controller Cat. no. W 000 305 057

Standalone MIG-MAG welding set DEVIDARC Cat. no. W 000 305 090
0947-047

1529-010

1529-15

Voltage reducing device (10 V) Cat. no. W 000 305 044

Ampermeter/voltmeter Cat. no. W 000 305 046

TIG box M 200 Cat. no. W 000 305 050

0237-049

Technical characteristics
Primary Three phase power supply Consumption at max. current Secondary No-load voltage Welding current Protection index at 100 % Duty cycle at 60 % at 40 C at 35 % Welding Electrodes diameter Gouging Dimensions (L x W x H) Net weight Standard

BUFFALO 350 i CC / CV

FLEX 400

BUFFALO 500
230/400/440 V - 50-60 Hz 94/54/49 A 68 V 20-500 A IP 23 350 A 450 A 500 A (at 45%) 1.6 to 6.3 mm 10.0 mm 820 x 510 x 570 mm 180 kg 190 kg EN 60974-1; EN 60974-10 13.0 mm 130/73/68 A 75 V 30-630 A IP 23 370 A 470 A 630 A

650

400 V 10% - 50/60 Hz 28.5 A 93 V 5-350 A IP 23 S 250 A 300 A 350 A 1.6 to 6.3 mm 6.0 mm 525 x 300 x 390 mm 29 kg EN 60974-1; EN 60974-10

230/400 V - 50/60 Hz 83/48 A 80 V 10-400 A IP 23 230 A/29 V 300 A/32 V 400 A/36 V 2.0 to 6.3 mm 970 x 670 x 730 mm 146 kg EN 60974-1; EN 60974-10

To order
Power source Add-ons: Accessories kit MMA 400 A Remote control box 10 m Torch PROTIG 30 V 5 m Maintenance box for PROTIG 30 V Ampermeter/voltmeter 15 m extension for remote box Wheels kit Site trolley Voltage reducer DEVIDARC

BUFFALO 350 i CC / CV
W 000 263 711 W 000 260 682 W 000 305 048 W 000 306 026 W 000 306 443 included included W 000 305 090

FLEX 400
W 000 263 698 W 000 260 682 W 000 219 557 W 000 306 026 W 000 306 443 included included W 000 305 090

BUFFALO 500
W 000 263 700 W 000 305 057 W 000 305 046 W 000 305 056 W 000 305 045 W 000 305 047 W 000 305 044 W 000 305 090 -

650
W 000 263 701 -

BUFFALO 500 and 650


A C D B

BUFFALO + wheels kit


A E C

Dimensions in mm A 820 B 570 C 510 D 690 E 710

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