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Welding with the Artis The Mobile TIG Welding Machine

Artis—The compact and versatile Fronius TIG welding machine

Your craftsmanship, our technology

We provide you with the right technology to allow you to concentrate fully on your TIG weld.

Our compact Artis 170/210 product family offers a wide range of functions and helps you to unleash your full welding potential.

Our main focus was to ensure that the mobile TIG welding machine makes the best possible use of the input voltage. This not only makes the Artis energy-efficient, but also extremely reliable and productive, which will ultimately make your welding experience more enjoyable!

Artis highlights

Ease of use, wide range of settings

Not just packed with technology, the Artis also has a user-friendly operating concept incorporating a simple press-and-turn button and a clear, illuminated function display. Eleven parameters can be selected directly and without a background menu.

Robust, lightweight, and functional

The function carrier is the central element in the structural design of the welding machine, keeping all components in place. Like the housing, it is made of durable plastic and tested for mechanical stresses that far exceed the standard. This guarantees the highest level of robustness possible while keeping the weight to a minimum.

40% duty cycle at maximum output power

Weld for four minutes without a break at 170 or 210 amperes, depending on the model.

30% mains voltage tolerance at maximum output power

This is an enormous advantage, especially in poorly protected grids. The inverter technology perfectly compensates for voltage fluctuations or input voltage that is too low, so that the maximum output power is always supplied.

96–265 V mains voltage supply

The high bandwidth of the power supply makes the Artis 170/210 compatible with almost any grid worldwide

Artis TIG welding machines: Versions at a glance

Functions  Artis 170/EF
Artis 170/NP 
Artis 170/XT*/B
Artis 170/XT*/NP
Artis 210/EF
Artis 210/NP 
Artis 210/XT*/B
Artis 210/XT*/NP 
Mains voltage U1  1 x 230 V  1 x 120 V 1 x 230 V   1 x 230 V  1 x 120 V  1 x 230 V
Mains voltage tolerance -30%/+15%   -20%/+15%


 -30%/+15%  -20%/+15%

 -30 %/+15 %

Cos phi  0.99
40% D.C. 170 A   140 A  170 A  210 A  170 A   210 A
60% D.C. 155 A  120 A  155 A  185 A   130 A  185 A 
100% D.C. 140 A   100 A   140 A  160 A  100 A  160 A
Protection class  IP 23
Dimensions l × w × h 435 x 160 x 310 mm 
Weight 9.8 kg (21.6 lb)  9.9 kg (21.8 lb) 9.8 kg (21.6 lb)   9.9 kg (21.8 lb)
Mark of conformity CE   CE/CSA CE   CE/CSA

*XT formerly MV (multivoltage) 

Artis TIG welding machines

The Artis is available in the power categories 170 A and 210 A with gas cooling.

All technical data and additional information

The TIG welding functions

  • Gas pre-flow time/gas post-flow automatic and manual
    The welding machine that thinks with you. Artis automatically calculates the duration of the optimal gas post-flow time according to the set welding current. This improves the gas shield of the end of the weld and tungsten electrode.
  • Trigger Mode OFF: automatic shutdown
    Once the welding process is complete, the welding current switches off automatically after a specific change in the arc length.
  • TAC function for time savings of up to 50% when tacking materials
    The weld pool is made to oscillate by means of pulse currents. This makes it easier to tack components together and reduces tacking time, leaving hardly any or no temper colors on the tacking points.
  • PTD—pulse/TAC display function curve
    This allows you to add two additional welding parameters, “pulse” and “TAC”, to the function curve on the control panel.


  • TIG Pulse function: Welding even with thin sheet thicknesses
    Pulse welding is primarily used for out-of-position welding or when welding especially thin materials. The pulse setting range is 1 Hz to 990 Hz.
  • Touch high frequency ignition
    If, for example, the restricted component accessibility necessitates the use of welding torches without a torch trigger, Touch HF ignition is required. The machine detects contact with the workpiece and
    —after a defined period of time has elapsed
    —ignites the arc exactly at the desired point.
  • TIG welding torch with different operating options
    We offer TIG welding torches with standard, Up/Down function, long trigger, or potentiometer, depending on your requirements.
  • Spot and stitch welding: recurring welded joints
    The spot welding mode allows you to apply welding spots at even intervals. With the freely adjustable stitch pause time, you can also continue this as stitch welding.

The MMA welding functions

  • Electrode pulse welding
    The electrode pulse mode enables better weld properties in out-of-position welding and increased gap-bridging ability. It is ideal for welding vertical-up seams.
  • HotStart function when igniting the arc
    To make the electrode easier to ignite, the current is increased on the welding machine for a fraction of a second during ignition.
  • Cellulose electrodes
    Optimum characteristic for welding Cel electrodes. This requires a higher open circuit voltage or ignition power.
  • Arc-force dynamic
    If basic electrodes are welded with coarse droplet material transfer at a low current (underloaded), there is a risk of sticking. To rule this out, more current is supplied for split seconds just before sticking.  The electrode burns freely, preventing sticking.
  • Anti-stick
    If a short circuit occurs (electrode sticks during MMA welding), the welding current is interrupted. This prevents annealing of the electrode and serious weld faults.

Sophisticated operating concept Clear function display and intuitive navigation using press-and-turn button. Over 10 parameters can be selected directly and without a background menu.
Press-and-turn button For setting the key welding parameters on the function curve
Gas test button For checking the gas flow and purging the hosepack after a long period of downtime
Welding process setting button For 2-step, 4-step, and electrode mode
Welding process status indicator For 2-step, 4-step, and electrode mode
Individually adjustable Various settings in the background menu
Press-and-turn button
For setting the key welding parameters on the function curve
Gas test button
For checking the gas flow and purging the hosepack after a long period of downtime
Welding process setting button
For 2-step, 4-step, and electrode mode
Welding process status indicator
For 2-step, 4-step, and electrode mode
Individually adjustable
Various settings in the background menu

For today, tomorrow, and beyond

The future is in your hands

400 V protective circuit
Prevents damage when the device is connected to a voltage supply that is too high.

PFC—Power Factor Correction
Ensures sinusoidal current consumption, making effective use of the available power. Only as much power is drawn from the grid as is necessary. This saves energy, makes it possible to use longer grid leads, improves generator compatibility, and leads to higher welding currents, all without tripping the automatic circuit breaker.

Time shutdown/standby mode
After a defined period of time, the power module switches off. The device enters standby mode to minimize energy consumption during this time.

Low power consumption
Thanks to an improved power module design and Power Factor Correction technology, the Artis 170/210 uses up to 40% less input power than comparable competitor devices while maintaining the same output power.

FAQs: TransTig vs Artis

“Trans…” (derived from transistor) has been a part of our naming system for over 40 years now, and we are setting new standards once again by renaming the TransTig product line as the Artis.

The name Artis is derived from the Latin “arte, artesano” (art, artisan). This is because TIG welding is the most difficult manual welding process and in order to master it, a welder must possess a great deal of precision and skill.

This new look supports our pathway towards a more open and modern image—away from our technology-oriented approach towards a name that reflects the function and benefits for welders

Proven quality with a new name and design.

We achieved this by including all the technical highlights and features of the TransTig in the Artis as well. In addition to the name and color scheme, the UI has also been optimized so it is now even easier to read.

XT stands for eXTended and consists of a number of features, including the possibilities offered by MV (multivoltage). This allows single-phase devices from 96 to 265 V to be supplied with power.

XT also stands for optimal generator compatibility.

The integrated Power Factor Correction (“PFC” for short) improves the power factor and reduces losses such as reactive power or interference, making the XT versions even more energy-efficient.

Only in remaining stocks. For new orders, the Artis will replace the TransTig.
As with all discontinued products, Fronius guarantees the availability of spare parts for 10 years. We often repair products well beyond this period.
Yes, TIG welding torches, electrode holders, and the return lead cable of the TransTig are also compatible with the new Artis.

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