All the action will be at the Afrox stand at this year’s Nampo show, with a full range of quality welding and cutting solutions on display to keep the business of farming running at full potential. Included in the lineup are new products, live demonstrations and competitions with fantastic prizes.
“As industry leaders, we’re very much a one-stop shop when it comes to supplying the equipment and consumables needed to service and maintain farming equipment,” says Events Manager Mark Perfett. “As a value-added service, our trained specialists will be manning the stand to advise farmers on the most suitable processes and applications for their individual needs.
“We’re focusing on cost-conscious farmers who service and maintain their own equipment and we’re committed to helping them achieve real savings on the self-fabrication of their ploughs, scarifiers and other farming equipment.
“Today’s sophisticated processes definitely require the kind of specialist technical support that Afrox is able to offer,” says Mark. “Different materials require specific welding consumables and this influences the welding machine set-up, as well as the shielding gases required. The wrong product choice could cause failure in the field, making the self-sufficiency option expensive, with re-fabrication and downtime costing the farmer dearly. It makes sense to buy a trusted brand, such as Afrox’s top quality products, to help grow a farming business for many years to come.”
Afrox has recently introduced two new welding machines to its Transarc range of DC inverters. These are robust and reliable portable power sources which harness the latest global advances in inverter technology. The machines’ high duty cycle makes them ideally suitable for both maintenance and production environments in African work conditions.
A dedicated Afrox industrial welding range has been launched to cater for both light and medium fabrication requirements. On the MIG machine side, the range includes the Afrox Industrial 200C single phase inverter for light duty manufacturing; the compact 275C three phase machine with a built-in wire feeder developed for structural steel welding and general fabrication and the heavier duty 350R.
The ever-popular 180P PortaMIG takes pride of place in the range. Ideal for light industrial applications around the farm, this portable welder harnesses inverter based technology, has a heavy duty cycle and stable arc characteristics.
Afrox’s consumable range covers all the different welding processes such as Flux cored, MIG, MMA, and TIG welding. Each range of welding consumables offers conventional carbon steel material up to highly specialised types of material, including creep resistant steel, nickel based alloys as well as non ferrous alloys.
Also on display at the Afrox stand will be its limited edition chromed PortaPak® welding and cutting set, incorporating an all-new 2011 design, to commemorate this industry stalwart’s 30 years of service to the South African industry. The PortaPak® meets a specific requirement in the agricultural sector for transporting welding and cutting equipment to difficult-to-get-to jobs. Afrox has made it light and robust, with a mass of only 29 kg, while still delivering industrial strength capabilities.
“Safety is our highest priority and we urge our visitors to Nampo to take the same approach and speak to us about ensuring that everyone using welding equipment on the farm is appropriately equipped with personal protective equipment (PPE),” says Product Manager Lourens Le Roux.
The Afrox range of welding and cutting equipment, together with associated consumables, is available through co-ops, certain local distributors and Afrox retail outlets in the region.