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Welding with the iWave The intelligent TIG welding system

THE FRONIUS TIG WELDING SYSTEM THAT MAKES NO COMPROMISES

PRECISE. DURABLE. INTUITIVE. WITH THE iWAVE SERIES, NOT ONLY CAN YOU SMASH EVERYDAY WELDING TASKS; YOU CAN ALSO UNLEASH YOUR WELDING POTENTIAL AND MAKE YOURSELF FUTURE-PROOF. FLEXIBLE.

 

Top quality – for every weld and every material: with its targeted heat input and improved ignition function, iWave gives you maximum control over your arc while significantly reducing ignition delays.

All the operating controls on the iWave series have likewise been designed for maximum control. This makes the systems intuitive to use, leaving you free to concentrate solely on the challenges of your welding task.

Need a system that can master the full array of welding challenges? If so, iWave Multiprocess PRO is the perfect choice: in addition to offering every imaginable TIG function, it also accommodates all MIG/MAG welding process variants.

iWave: Complete freedom to unleash your welding potential.

iWave highlights



TARGETED HEAT INPUT

MAXIMUM CONTROL OVER THE WELD POOL

CycleTIG allows you to control the arc, in turn giving you maximum control over heat input. The short welding times make it easy to keep a safe handle on the weld pool. As a result, you can weld even the thinnest of materials with ease.



INTUITIVE OPERATION

DYNAMIC GRAPHICS-BASED MENU NAVIGATION – IN OVER 30 LANGUAGES

No additional documentation. No wild goose chases. Just follow your instincts. Our intuitive menu navigation concept eliminates unnecessary detours during welding, allowing you to make the required settings with confidence.



MULTIPROCESS PRO

ONE SYSTEM FOR ALL PROCESSES (iWave 300i–500i)

iWave and Multiprocess PRO – your key to unbridled welding freedom. Along with every possible TIG function, all MIG/MAG welding process variants are accommodated within a single system. Benefit from the modular concept that allows you to expand your high-tech welding system platform according to your exact needs. Simply choose from the following Welding Packages: Standard, Pulse, PMC, or LSC and CMT.



REPRODUCIBLE IGNITION PROCESSES

IGNITION DELAYS REDUCED BY UP TO 71%*

Ignition processes that are fast and – perhaps even more importantly – reproducible. Regardless of the material characteristics and without having to adjust any ignition parameters manually. That’s what you get when you opt for RPI auto – our intelligent ignition function.

* Compared to RPI off | Test series conducted under laboratory conditions: 200 A welding current / 0.5 s welding time / 1,000 ignitions!



INDUSTRY 4.0 READY

CONTACTLESS DATA TRANSFER AND AUTHENTICATION

Ready for Industry 4.0 and anything else that comes its way: from WLAN and Bluetooth right through to NFC, iWave supports all the major connection standards so that you can put it to the best possible use.

The iWave welding system variants at a glance

iWave 190i AC/DC  iWave 230i DC or
iWave 230i AC/DC
iWave 300i DC or
iWave 300i AC/DC
iWave 400i DC or
iWave 400i AC/DC
iWave 500i DC or
iWave 500i AC/DC
 3-190 A (TIG) 3-230 A (TIG)   3-300 A (TIG) 3-400 A (TIG)  3-500 A (TIG) 
 230 V single-phase or
120-230 V single-phase (MV)
230 V single-phase or
120-230 V single-phase (MV) 
400 V three-phase or
200-600 V three-phase (MV) 
400 V three-phase or
200-600 V three-phase (MV) 
400 V three-phase or
200-600 V three-phase (MV) 
 Gas-cooled  Gas-cooled or water-cooled Gas-cooled or water-cooled  Gas-cooled or water-cooled  Gas-cooled or water-cooled 
 TIG, MMA TIG, MMA  TIG, MMA, and
MIG/MAG (all WPs) 
 TIG, MMA, and
MIG/MAG (all WPs)
TIG, MMA, and
MIG/MAG (all WPs) 
Connectivity (WLAN,
Bluetooth, NFC) as std. 

 Connectivity (WLAN,
Bluetooth, NFC) as std.

 Connectivity (WLAN,
Bluetooth, NFC) as std.
Connectivity (WLAN,
Bluetooth, NFC) as std. 
Connectivity (WLAN,
Bluetooth, NFC) as std. 
Ethernet optional   Ethernet optional  Ethernet and SpeedNet
as standard
Ethernet and SpeedNet
as standard 
Ethernet and SpeedNet
as standard 

Multiprocess PRO
iWave 300i-500i

One welding system for all welding processes (TIG – incl. HF – and MIG/MAG right through to WP CMT, MMA, and CEL) with no compromises on quality.

  • iWave DC: 300i/400i/500i
  • iWave AC/DC: 300i/400i/500i
More about iWave Multiprocess PRO

TIG
iWave 190i-500i

The intelligent TIG welding system for industrial applications and outstanding quality whatever the materials involved.

  • iWave DC:230i/300i/400i/500i
  • iWave AC/DC: 190i/230i/300i/400i/500i
MAXIMUM MODULARITY WITH THE iWAVE TIG WELDING SYSTEM Adaptable and expandable based on a modular approach: thanks to the standardized interfaces, you can mold iWave perfectly to meet your requirements. Customization not only encompasses system configuration but also the range of functions on the welding system – and is even possible at a later date.
Multilock welding torches

One hosepack for any application.

More about the iWave accessories

 

1
Trolleys & accessories

Flexible transport units for mobile use.

More about the iWave accessories
2
Software options

Alongside the many other options, you might – for example – be interested in the CycleTIG function for easier TIG welding.

All iWave functions

3
Power source

The heart of the iWave welding system. DC or AC/DC, 190-500 A, Standard or Multivoltage (MV), etc.

4
Cooling unit

Optimum cooling capacity with optional water cooling.

All iWave functions

5
Industry 4.0 ready

Thanks to Bluetooth, NFC, and WLAN connectivity, the iWave supports contactless connection – e.g., to the RC Pedal for remote control.

Find out more

6
Data management solutions

WeldCube for local or central data documentation.

All iWave functions

7
Accessories

From personal protective equipment to electrode grinding machines – we can offer you a comprehensive range of accessories

More about the iWave accessories
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1
Multilock welding torches

One hosepack for any application.

More about the iWave accessories

 

2
Trolleys & accessories

Flexible transport units for mobile use.

More about the iWave accessories
3
Software options

Alongside the many other options, you might – for example – be interested in the CycleTIG function for easier TIG welding.

All iWave functions

4
Power source

The heart of the iWave welding system. DC or AC/DC, 190-500 A, Standard or Multivoltage (MV), etc.

5
Cooling unit

Optimum cooling capacity with optional water cooling.

All iWave functions

6
Industry 4.0 ready

Thanks to Bluetooth, NFC, and WLAN connectivity, the iWave supports contactless connection – e.g., to the RC Pedal for remote control.

Find out more

7
Data management solutions

WeldCube for local or central data documentation.

All iWave functions

8
Accessories

From personal protective equipment to electrode grinding machines – we can offer you a comprehensive range of accessories

More about the iWave accessories

Improved control

A safe bet for improved results

Made by welders for welders: all the operating controls on the iWave series have been designed with your daily tasks in mind – in terms of their sturdiness, colors, legibility, and brightness. That also goes for the settings, as all the key work parameters are directly available on the very first menu level. The plain text display supports over 30 languages for maximum intelligibility. Not only that, but operation while wearing gloves has never been easier.

iWave 300i-500i

Plain text display in over 30 languages gets you to the relevant setting as quickly as possible

Intuitive and reliable: the system is operated using the central press-and-turn button or via the touchscreen. Users receive direct support in the form of graphic-based instructions and dynamic visualizations when making changes to parameters. 

Dynamic graphics-based operating concept

  • Immediate graphic feedback whenever various welding parameters are changed
  • 7" color plain-text display and touchscreen
  • More than 30 language options
  • All work parameters located on 1st menu level
  • Status display: configured additional functions and main settings at a glance
  • 5 EasyJobs
  • Touchscreen can even be operated while wearing gloves
  • Full-screen mode: increases display size by around 40%
  • Configurable 1st menu level

Straightforward. Clear. Structured.

The iWave operating controls

Status bar Configured main settings and additional functions at a glance (e.g., welding process, operating mode, polarity, HF).
1
Navigation bar Direct access to the main process parameters at the touch of a button.
2
Touchscreen

The 7" color display is even easy to operate while wearing welding gloves.

Touchscreen

3
Full-screen mode

In this mode, the display size is increased by 40% and only the main work parameters are shown. This ensures clarity and means that the display can also be read easily from a distance.

Touchscreen

4
If required: 5 EasyJobs

With this function, you can save all the parameters for recurring welding tasks, and retrieve them quickly and easily whenever you need them.

Touchscreen

5
USB interface For easy software updates.
6
Wire threading The welding wire is fed automatically through the hosepack and welding torch at the touch of a button without having to open the feed rollers. None of the shielding gas escapes during this process.
7
Gas test If it has not been used for a while, the hosepack can be flushed with shielding gas by pressing the gas test button. That way, the gas shield is already in place when the arc ignites.
8
NFC field

NFC field, e.g., for user management and locking/unlocking the power source with an NFC card or fob

Touchscreen

9
Combined press-and-turn button For easy parameter setting.
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1
Status bar
Configured main settings and additional functions at a glance (e.g., welding process, operating mode, polarity, HF).
2
Navigation bar
Direct access to the main process parameters at the touch of a button.
3
Touchscreen

The 7" color display is even easy to operate while wearing welding gloves.

Touchscreen

4
Full-screen mode

In this mode, the display size is increased by 40% and only the main work parameters are shown. This ensures clarity and means that the display can also be read easily from a distance.

Touchscreen

5
If required: 5 EasyJobs

With this function, you can save all the parameters for recurring welding tasks, and retrieve them quickly and easily whenever you need them.

Touchscreen

6
USB interface
For easy software updates.
7
Wire threading
The welding wire is fed automatically through the hosepack and welding torch at the touch of a button without having to open the feed rollers. None of the shielding gas escapes during this process.
8
Gas test
If it has not been used for a while, the hosepack can be flushed with shielding gas by pressing the gas test button. That way, the gas shield is already in place when the arc ignites.
9
NFC field

NFC field, e.g., for user management and locking/unlocking the power source with an NFC card or fob

Touchscreen

10
Combined press-and-turn button
For easy parameter setting.

iWave 190i-230i

Easy and intuitive operation

  • Immediate graphic feedback whenever various welding parameters are changed
  • 4.3" color plain-text display
  • More than 30 language options
  • All work parameters located on 1st menu level
  • Easy to operate while wearing gloves
  • Status display: configured additional functions and main settings at a single glance
  • 5 EasyJobs and 3 user-defined parameters on 1st menu level
  • Configurable favorites button

User management

INDIVIDUAL AUTHORIZATIONS FOR DIFFERENT USERS

Complete control: the integrated authorization system allows you to assign individual permissions to each user. When someone logs in with a key card or fob, the system immediately knows what they are – and are not – allowed to do. And if you want the perfect solution for assigning and administering authorizations for multiple welding systems centrally, you need look no further than our Central User Management.

Easy administration on the welding system
Create new users in just five steps: create and define role, create and define user, assign card, AND YOU’RE DONE.

Easy locking and unlocking
The welding system can be unlocked really easily with a card or key fob. You also have the option of using a dedicated NFC card.

Manage individual authorizations for each welding system
This means people can only perform actions on the system for which they have been specifically authorized.

PC-based user management
Efficiency savings of more than 90% (measured in clicks) when setting up an account for someone who needs access to 20 systems. * Compared to creating the account directly on the welding system display

Central User Management
A clear reduction in complexity: only one tool required to manage different systems.

More about Central User Management

Industry 4.0 ready

Full connectivity: contactless data transfer and authentication

Industry 4.0 performance levels: iWave supports all the main communication standards. Wirelessly connect peripheral devices to the welding system in next to no time – that means anything from high-tech welding helmets (such as the Vizor Connect) to remote controls. Use WLAN to integrate welding systems directly into your network for easy firmware updates.



NFC

For user management – or for locking and unlocking the welding system with ease.


WLAN

For complete network capability – to enable updates and use of the Smart Manager function without an Ethernet connection (data documentation).


Bluetooth

For connecting wireless remote controls and Bluetooth-enabled welding helmets.


CycleTIG

For targeted heat input

TIG welding made easy: all thanks to the CycleTIG function. Based on the principle of stitch welding, this function offers additional setting options and new parameter combinations for improved welding results.

 

  • Excellent weld appearance
    Achieved with the TACKING function
  • Targeted heat input
    Ideal for welding light gage sheets and for edge hardfacing welds
  • Easy control of the weld pool
    No burn-through – even in the case of corner and butt welds
  • Reduction in temper colors
    For sensitive usage locations
  • Easy handling
    For clean welds
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TIG ignition

Stable and reproducible

Noticeably better: iWave takes TIG welding ignition behavior to a whole new level. We have optimized the HF ignition process and adapted the ignition behavior to suit the various electrode diameters.

RPI AUTO* – IGNITION DELAYS REDUCED BY UP TO 71%**

Are you looking for a faster ignition process that is fully reproducible – regardless of the material characteristics involved? If so, iWave offers an off-the-shelf solution in the form of RPI auto. The new ignition mode is the next logical step in the development of the proven “RPI on” function. The welding system now makes changes to the ignition settings automatically – including when it is necessary to counter deteriorations in ignition and without any need for manual intervention.

 

* Only available on iWave AC/DC
** Compared to RPI off | Test series conducted under laboratory conditions: 200 A welding current / 0.5 s welding time / 1,000 ignitions!

How they measure up  RPI off   RPI on  RPI auto
Reproducible ignition processes  ••  •••  ••••
Minimal ignition delay  •••  •  ••••
Minimal electrode load  •••  •  ••
Gentle action on the
weld surface
 ••••  ••  •••

Complete freedom

iWAVE MULTIPROCESS PRO – FOR TIG, MIG/MAG, AND MMA 

It’s all within your grasp: a single system to cover every welding process – from TIG and MIG/MAG through to MMA – and every process variant. And one that is also future-proof because it allows you to accommodate all the requirements of Industry 4.0.

The right solution for today, tomorrow, and beyond: with iWave Multiprocess PRO, you can easily master the full array of welding challenges. Intuitive, flexible, and always crystal clear. Ready when you are.

Find out more about Multiprocess PRO

Further iWave functions

Arc ignition

SoftStart

1. SoftStart

Contact ignition – by touching the workpiece with the electrode.

High frequency (HF)

2. High frequency (HF)

Touchless ignition via high-voltage pulses when the torch trigger is actuated.

Touch HF

3. Touch HF

A special form of high-frequency ignition – ignition only takes place once the workpiece and electrode make contact. This enables ignition at a precise point without any risk of tungsten inclusions.

Stopping the welding process

TIG Comfort Stop

1. TIG Comfort Stop

Stops the welding process without a torch trigger – by briefly lifting and lowering the electrode.

2. Arc break voltage

Definable arc break voltage – for stopping the welding process. The arc is switched off as soon as the set voltage is reached.

Tacking
Quick and easy tacking

Time savings of up to 50% when tacking materials

The TACKING function causes the weld pool to oscillate briefly at the beginning. As a result, you can tack your components together in a single step because the material of both edges merges beautifully – without burning the edges. Very little to no temper coloration occurs at the tacking points. What’s more, no filler metal is required – even with small air gaps of up to 1.5 mm.

Automatic cap-shaping

In just 2 seconds

This function* allows a cap to be formed very quickly based on the set electrode diameter. In this way, you can save yourself a ton of work time.

Example: Electrodes with Ø 1.6 mm

Time required (without function):
91 seconds
Time required (with function):
2 seconds
Savings:
~ 1.5 minutes
8 times per day
~ 12 minutes
5 days/week ~ 1 hour
40 weeks/year
~ 40 hours

Savings: One working week per year and per welder.

The right arc for every application

Weld however you like: for AC welding, iWave allows you to select the waveforms yourself. In other words, the ones that characteristically produce your preferred weld properties for the welding task at hand. If necessary, you can also combine different waveforms.

 

Waveforms:

Sine

AC/DC

Ideal for thick components or for filling and final runs.

Hard rectangle

AC/DC

Ideal for a thick oxide layer when working with aluminum alloys.

Soft rectangle

AC/DC

Active Wave technology reduces arc noise by up to 10 dbA and is suitable for universal use.

Triangle

AC/DC

Ideal for root passes.

Sine

DC

Ideal for corner welds, filling and final runs, and overlay welding.

Hard rectangle

DC

Ideal for butt welds on CrNi steels up to approx. 3 mm.

Soft rectangle

DC

Active Wave technology reduces arc noise by up to 10 dbA and is suitable for universal use.

Pulses

Standard range of functions

  • Pulse current setting
  • Pulse frequency setting
  • Pulse frequency up to 2 kHz

Extended range of functions with OPT/i Pulse Pro

  • Base current setting
  • Duty cycle setting
  • Pulse frequency up to 10 kHz
  • DC waveforms

Tungsten electrode protection

Automatic gas post-flow

Ensures that the tungsten electrode and weld are protected by a gas shield, thereby preventing oxidation. The gas post-flow time is calculated on the basis of the set welding current and electrode diameter.

Warning in the event of electrode overload

  • Monitoring and notification with DC and AC/DC
  • AC current offset and balance also taken into account

Temporarily higher outputs

For welding over tacking points and with sufficient penetration for narrow corner welds.

Slow and controlled lowering

Of the main current during welding for changing the filler metal.

Adjustable upslope and downslope

For the intermediate/lowering current. Especially important when welding aluminum to allow outgassing of the weld pool and to prevent pores.

Synchronized welding

Both arcs automatically harmonized in a reliable way thanks to “Sync Mode”

Smashing the challenge: our “Sync Mode” makes simultaneous two-sided TIG welding with alternating current easier than ever before. This is the ultimate welding challenge, which we have overcome by automatically harmonizing both arcs. As a result, two welders can work together in perfect synchronism. 

Go to blog article "Synchronized TIG welding"


WeldCube Light

Minimal local documentation

Record mean values for every weld directly in the welding system and export them in PDF format – as standard and at no additional cost. 

More about WeldCube Light


WeldCube Basic

Enhanced local data documentation with a configurable range of functions

The solution for anyone who needs more than just mean values and wants to get their hands on actual values, limit monitoring, and editing functions for set values: WeldCube Basic. Like the other versions, this one also records data directly in the welding system.

More about WeldCube Basic


WeldCube Premium

Central data documentation

The ability to store your welding data centrally in a database significantly reduces the amount of time and effort required for documentation and administration. The intelligent management, statistics, and analysis functions – including graphic visualization – provide you with a fantastic overview of your welding production activities.

More about WeldCube Premium

Multilock TIG welding torches

ONE HOSEPACK FOR EVERY APPLICATION – CUSTOMIZABLE AND VERSATILE.

Your welding challenges, your choice: customize our TIG welding torches to suit your specific applications. With Multilock, anything is possible! Would you prefer a large handle or a small one for optimum ergonomics? Do you want a JobMaster display integrated into the handle so you can control the power source during welding via the welding torch? Or are you looking for various gas nozzles and torch bodies for better component accessibility? As we’ve already said: your welding challenges, your choice.

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Accessories

Optional water cooling

  • Plug & Weld
  • Optimum cooling capacity
  • Easy replacement of torch body on water-cooled systems
  • Options can be easily added
Cooling units
CU 600t
CU 600t MV
CU 1100i
CU 1100i MC
CU 1200i
Pro MC
CU 1400i
PRO MC
CU 2000i
PRO MC

Mains voltage (+/- 10%) [V] 1 x 230 1 x 120 / 1 x 230
400 V 200-230 V /
400-460 V 
24 VDC
24 VDC
24 VDC
Max. pump pressure [bar]
4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 5 4 5
Cooling capacity at 40°C and 1 l/min [W]
400 400 800 800 800 900 1,500
Dimensions l / w / h [mm] 706 / 260 / 219
706 / 260 / 219
710 / 300 / 230
710 / 300 / 230
710 / 300 / 230
710 / 300 / 230
710 / 300 / 230
Weight [kg]
10.3 12.9 13.6 16.5 11.7 12 23

Fronius Cooling Liquid | FCL 10 & 20

High-performance coolant for TIG and MIG/MAG applications

  • Increased corrosion protection
  • Biodegradable and environmentally friendly
  • Improved storage life

WS2

Tungsten with max. 2.0% rare-earth oxides

Suitable for all materials. Excellent ignition properties. Longer service life than WT or WC electrodes.

WC20

Tungsten with 2.0% cerium oxide

Suitable for all materials. Excellent ignition properties. Significantly higher current-carrying capacity than WP electrodes.

WP

Pure tungsten

For AC with aluminum and magnesium alloys. Ignition problems with DC. Low current-carrying capacity. Smooth, spherical electrode tip.

GP / WL15

Tungsten with 1.5% lanthanum oxide

Suitable for all materials. Longer service life than WT or WC electrodes but poorer ignition properties.

WPS packages

Qualification of welding procedure specifications by adopting standard welding procedures according to EN ISO 15612

How should the WPS package be used?

  • Welding procedure specification number assigned to the relevant Fronius WPS
  • WPS takes effect when signed off by the manufacturer’s welding coordination personnel
  • WPQR reports sent on request
CrNi WPS package

TIG Grinder

Self-contained grinding system for easy grinding and cutting.

TIG Grinder Mobile

Mobile version of the electrode grinding machine.

Gas pressure regulator

For optimum outlet pressure. Available for all conventional welding gases.

We are a responsible company

We believe in sustainability

Like all Fronius products, iWave has been designed and built with sustainability in mind – by which we mean a long service life, repairability, and recyclability. By using the latest technology, we help to take the pressure off people and the environment, and to safeguard the future for subsequent generations by making it one worth living in.

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