Semiautomatic Wire Feeders

Activ8 Wire Feeders

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Top Features

  • Breakthrough Size and Weight
  • Simple Controls
  • Across-The-Arc Operation (Voltage Sensing)
  • Tough Plastic Case
  • MAXTRAC® Wire Drive System





Wire Feeder


Equipment Details

Portable, Semiautomatic Wire Feeder

Activate your shipbuilding, offshore, construction or pipe welding operations with the Activ8 portable wire feeder. Small enough to fit through ship manways and light enough to carry around the site, the Activ8 is designed for tough welding environments with limited access. Compatible with compact 8 in. (203 mm) wire spools, the Activ8 can be used with any DC CV or CC power source.

  • Breakthrough Size and Weight – Smallest and lightest construction wire feeder on the market today.
  • Simple Controls – Wire feed speed knob on the front; booted Cold Feed/Gas Purge, Trigger Interlock and CV/CC switches inside.
  • Across-The-Arc Operation (Voltage Sensing) – Uses a sense lead and a contactor for enabling welding current
  • Tough Plastic Case – Molded from a high impact, flame retardant material for high durability and low weight.
  • MAXTRAC® Wire Drive System
    • Dual gear-driven drive system ensures positive feeding performance.
    • Patented wire drive features include tool-less drive roll and wire guide changes for quick spool replacement.
    • A tachometer controlled motor powers the patented drive rolls for smooth, steady feeding without wire slippage.
Input Power
Rated Output
Input Current
Output Range
Solid Wire Size Range
Cored Wire Size Range
Wire Feed Speed Range
Generator Output
Type of Engine
HP and speed
Wire Speed Range IPM (m/min)
Duty Cycle at Rated Amperage
Rated Amperage
Tungsten Range
Gun Type
Cable Length
Wire Diameter
Number of Cables
Dimensions (H x W x D)
Net Weight