MIG Family

Diameters / Packaging

Diameters
2 LB SPOOL / 10 LB CARTON
12.5 LB SPOOL
12.5 LB SPOOL (Canada Only)
33 LB SPOOL
33 LB STEEL SPOOL
44 LB SPOOL
44 LB SPOOL (Canada Only)
44 LB SPOOL Buy America
44 LB SPOOL TESTED
44 LB STEEL SPOOL
60 LB COIL
60 LB COIL Buy America
60 LB SPOOL
250 LB DRUM
500 LB BOX
500 LB BOX Buy America
500 LB BOX TESTED
500 LB DRUM
500 LB DRUM (Canada Only)
500 LB DRUM TESTED
900 LB BOX
900 LB BOX Buy America
1000 LB BOX
1000 LB BOX Buy America
1000 LB BOX INFINITY-PAK
1000 LB DRUM
1000 LB DRUM (Canada Only)
1000 LB REEL
0.025 IN ED030583 ED015790
0.030 IN ED030631 ED023334 ED561111 ED032926 ED030771
0.035 IN ED030632 ED028676 ED561117 ED032927 ED031411 ED021274 ED561006 ED033704 ED025945 ED021275 ED029914 ED034394,ED032904 ED021056 ED561178 ED032847 ED034429 ED036632 ED028827 ED561207 ED033271
0.040 IN ED027384 ED561014 ED031937 ED031032 ED561209
0.045 IN ED029042 ED561114 ED032928 ED031412 ED021276 ED561007 ED033703 ED033328 ED025946 ED021277 ED029915 ED032906 ED034248 ED020532 ED561179 ED036219 ED032849 ED033706 ED036633 ED028828 ED561208 ED031616
0.052 IN ED021278 ED561008 ED033705 ED021279 ED029916 ED032907 ED020533 ED032850 ED033702 ED029084 ED561194 ED031617
1/16 IN ED011666 ED033710 ED033707 ED029225 ED032851 ED029085

SuperArc® L-56®

MIG (GMAW) Wire

AWS: ER70S-6

SuperArc® L-56® is Lincoln Electric's premium copper coated MIG wire and an excellent choice for welding on metals with a medium to high presence of millscale.

DETAILS

Lincoln's premium copper coated MIG wire, SuperArc® L-56® is an excellent choice for welding on metals with a medium to high presence of millscale.

Features

  • High levels of manganese and silicon deoxidizers tolerate medium to heavy mill scale surfaces
  • Excellent toe-wetting provides optimal bead appearance
  • Copper coated for long contact tip life
  • Supports short-circuiting, globular, axial spray and pulsed spray transfer
  • Available to meet Buy America. Choose a Buy America MTS product from the list of Available Types or contact a Lincoln Electric representative

Typical Applications

  • Medium to heavy mill scale base material
  • Sheetmetal to 380-485 MPa (55-70 ksi) yield strength material
  • Automotive repair
  • Robotic or hard automation
  • Structural steel, Pressure vessels

Welding Positions

  • All

Shielding Gas

  • Mixed Shielding Gas|100% CO2

Special Features

Service Information

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BEFORE USE, READ AND UNDERSTAND THE SAFETY DATA SHEET (SDS) FOR THIS PRODUCT AND SPECIFIC INFORMATION PRINTED ON THE PRODUCT CONTAINER. SDS Search page

See test result disclaimer

CONFORMANCE

CONFORMANCES SPECIFICATION CLASSIFICATION
AWS AWS A5.18 ER70S-6
ABS ABS - Part 2 3YSA H5
CWB CSA W48 B-G 49A 3 C1 S6 (B-G 49A 3 C G6)
DNV-GL DNV - 2.9 III YMS H5
DB ISO 14341-A G 42 3 C1 3Si1, G 46 4 M21 3Si1
LR LR - Chapter 11 3YS H5
MIL MIL-E-23765/1D MIL-70S-6

MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

Classification Shielding Gas Polarity Yield Strength @ 0.2% Offset
MPa (ksi)
Tensile Strength
MPa (ksi)
Elongation
%
Charpy V-Notch
J (ft-lbs) @ -30°C (-20°F)
Charpy V-Notch
J (ft-lbs) @ -40°C (-40°F)
ER70S-6 Requirement 100% CO2 DC+ 400 (58) min. 480 (70) min. 22 min. 27 (20) min.
Typical Result, As-welded 100% CO2 DC+ 420 (61) 530-570 (77-82) 25 43-121 (32-89)
Typical Result, As-welded 75% Ar, 25% CO2 DC+ 430 (62) 530-600 (77-86) 23 62-182 (46-135) 42-156 (31-115)
Typical Result, As-welded 90% Ar, 10% CO2 DC+ 490 (71) 600 (87) 24 87-109 (64-80)

WIRE COMPOSITION

Classification %C %Cr %Mn %Mo %Ni %P %S %Si %V %Total Cu
ER70S-6 Requirement 0.06 - 0.15 0.15 max. 1.40 - 1.85 0.15 max. 0.15 max. 0.025 max. 0.035 max. 0.80 - 1.15 0.03 max. 0.50 max.
Typical Result 0.07-0.10 0.01-0.05 1.41-1.58 0.01 max. 0.03 max. 0.003-0.013 0.013 max. 0.80-0.98 0.005 max. 0.13-0.29

TYPICAL OPERATING PROCEDURES

Diameter Transfer Mode Shielding Gas Polarity CTWD
mm (in.)⁽¹⁾
Wire Feed Speed
m/min (in/min)
Voltage
volts
Approx. Current
amps
Melt-off Rate
kg/hr (lb/hr)
0.025 in (0.6 mm) Short Circuit Transfer 100% CO2 DC+ 9-12 (3/8-1/2) 2.5 (100) 17 35 0.4 (0.9)
0.025 in (0.6 mm) Short Circuit Transfer 100% CO2 DC+ 9-12 (3/8-1/2) 6.4 (250) 19 80 0.9 (2.0)
0.030 in (0.8 mm) Short Circuit Transfer 100% CO2 DC+ 9-12 (3/8-1/2) 1.9 (75) 17 35 0.4 (0.9)
0.030 in (0.8 mm) Short Circuit Transfer 100% CO2 DC+ 9-12 (3/8-1/2) 3.8 (150) 18 70 0.8 (1.8)
0.030 in (0.8 mm) Short Circuit Transfer 100% CO2 DC+ 9-12 (3/8-1/2) 7.6 (300) 22 130 1.6 (3.6)
0.035 in (0.9 mm) Short Circuit Transfer ⁽²⁾ 100% CO2 DC+ 9-12 (3/8-1/2) 2.5 (100) 18 80 0.7 (1.6)
0.035 in (0.9 mm) Short Circuit Transfer ⁽²⁾ 100% CO2 DC+ 9-12 (3/8-1/2) 3.8 (150) 19 120 1.1 (2.4)
0.035 in (0.9 mm) Short Circuit Transfer ⁽²⁾ 100% CO2 DC+ 9-12 (3/8-1/2) 6.4 (250) 22 175 1.8 (4.0)
0.035 in (0.9 mm) Spray Transfer 90% Ar / 10% CO2 DC+ 12-19 (1/2-3/4) 9.5 (375) 23 195 2.7 (6.0)
0.035 in (0.9 mm) Spray Transfer 90% Ar / 10% CO2 DC+ 12-19 (1/2-3/4) 12.7 (500) 29 230 3.6 (8.0)
0.035 in (0.9 mm) Spray Transfer 90% Ar / 10% CO2 DC+ 12-19 (1/2-3/4) 15.2 (600) 30 275 4.4 (9.6)
0.045 in (1.1 mm) Short Circuit Transfer ⁽²⁾ 100% CO2 DC+ 12-19 (1/2-3/4) 3.2 (125) 19 145 1.5 (3.4)
0.045 in (1.1 mm) Short Circuit Transfer ⁽²⁾ 100% CO2 DC+ 12-19 (1/2-3/4) 3.8 (150) 20 165 1.8 (4.0)
0.045 in (1.1 mm) Short Circuit Transfer ⁽²⁾ 100% CO2 DC+ 12-19 (1/2-3/4) 5.1 (200) 21 200 2.5 (5.4)
0.045 in (1.1 mm) Spray Transfer 90% Ar / 10% CO2 DC+ 12-19 (1/2-3/4) 8.9 (350) 27 285 4.2 (9.2)
0.045 in (1.1 mm) Spray Transfer 90% Ar / 10% CO2 DC+ 12-19 (1/2-3/4) 12.1 (475) 30 335 5.7 (12.5)
0.045 in (1.1 mm) Spray Transfer 90% Ar / 10% CO2 DC+ 12-19 (1/2-3/4) 12.7 (500) 30 340 6.0 (13.2)
0.052 in (1.3 mm) Spray Transfer 90% Ar / 10% CO2 DC+ 12-19 (1/2-3/4) 7.6 (300) 30 300 4.8 (10.7)
0.052 in (1.3 mm) Spray Transfer 90% Ar / 10% CO2 DC+ 12-19 (1/2-3/4) 8.1 (320) 30 320 5.2 (11.5)
0.052 in (1.3 mm) Spray Transfer 90% Ar / 10% CO2 DC+ 12-19 (1/2-3/4) 12.3 (485) 32 430 7.8 (17.1)
1/16 in (1.6 mm) Spray Transfer 90% Ar / 10% CO2 DC+ 12-25 (1/2-1) 5.3 (210) 27 325 4.8 (10.7)
1/16 in (1.6 mm) Spray Transfer 90% Ar / 10% CO2 DC+ 12-25 (1/2-1) 6.0 (235) 28 350 5.4 (12.0)
1/16 in (1.6 mm) Spray Transfer 90% Ar / 10% CO2 DC+ 12-25 (1/2-1) 7.4 (290) 29 430 6.7 (14.8)

NOTES

Note
⁽¹⁾ CTWD (Contact Tip to Work Distance). Subtract 1/4 in (6.4 mm) to calculate Electrical Stickout
⁽²⁾ Procedures in these areas are procedures for short circuiting mode using 100% CO2. When using 75% Argon, 25% CO2 for short circuit transfer, reduce voltage by 1 to 2 volts.