Aug 27, 2010

Fabshield XLR-8 and XLNT-6 Wires from Hobart Brothers Feature New Packaging, Helmet Stickers

TROY, Ohio. August 27, 2010-Hobart Brothers now offers its premier Hobart® Fabshield® XLR-8 and Fabshield XLNT-6 self-shielded flux-cored wires in a new packaging design. Each package features a screen-printed box with the product logos, along with valuable wire parameter information to assist customers in proper welding procedure. The new packaging also helps differentiate between the two wires with a quick glance, so that both distributors and customers can easily stock and inventory the products. Hobart Brothers has also included cool helmet stickers in every box.

Hobart Brothers Fabshield XLR-8 wire offers all-position welding capabilities, while the Fabshield XLNT-6 wire has been designed for flat and horizontal welding applications. Both wires offer excellent slag removal, along with high impact strengths at low temperatures and are designed to improve productivity on demanding heavy equipment, barge or tank fabrication and field repair applications. They also excel in structural steel erection, bridge construction and ship fabrication. The Fabshield XLR-8 wire offers low hydrogen weld deposits-less than 6.7ml per 100g of weld deposit-and is capable of producing vertical-up welds at high current levels. Testing shows that it has the most reliable out-of-position welding capabilities (at both high and low heat inputs) of any T-8 self-shielded flux-cored wire in its class.

The Fabshield XLNT-6 wire provides high deposition rates and excellent arc stability, allowing contractors to improve their productivity compared to using comparably classified stick electrodes. This wire provides a tensile strength of 87,200 psi. Hobart Brothers offers the Fabshield XLR-8 wire in 1/16-, .072- and 5/64-inch diameters and the Fabshield XLNT-6 wire in 5/64- and 3/32-inch diameters.

Hobart Brothers is dedicated to the highest level of Performance Welding™. For product specification sheets or to learn more about Hobart Brothers products, visit, email [email protected], call 1-800-424-1543, fax 1-800-541-6607, or write Hobart Brothers Company, 101 Trade Square East, Troy, OH 45373.

Hobart Brothers Company of Troy, Ohio, is a leading manufacturer of welding filler metals marketed under the brand names Hobart, Tri-Mark, McKay and Corex. Hobart Brothers Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works, Inc. based in Glenview, Ill. ITW is a multinational manufacturer of a diversified range of value-adding and short-lead-time industrial products and equipment.