View Full Version : Powcon Cyclomatic Strata 375-STM
02-07-2007, 05:13 AM
I am seeking information on a welder in my possession.
It's a Strata 375-STM, made by Powcon Cyclomatic.
Its model number is 270117-002
The questions I have are:
1) Is this an inverter welder? If so, what is inverter welding?
2) Does Powcon/Strata/Cyclomatic still exist? Do/did they have a good name in the industry?
3) Are parts, such as TIG attachments easy to come buy, along with other maintainence items?
4) How valuable is a welder such as this to replace in todays market?
Any other info on this and comparable welders would be GREATLY appreciated.
02-07-2007, 07:15 AM
If it's a powcon welder, it's probably an inverter. They made some non-inverter machines, but you don't see them as often, but they are there. I did a quick search and found absolutely nothing on anything you listed...so, you may be one of the few folks that have this welder.
Arc Products is the folks that provide support for old powcons. If there is info on your welder, they should have it. Powcon has been bought out, eaten up, traded and moved around. As a stand-alone company, they no longer exist. As for thier name...thier name is pretty much synonymous with "inverter welders" in the earlier years of the technology. It's their technology that most inverters are based on today. Some of the folks that first started powcon moved on to build the arcon welders...
But, arcon is not powcon.
Tig parts are pretty standard. You can typically (with an adapter or two) use pretty much any tig torch with any tig-capable welder...as long as you match the torch's amp ratings with the welder's and provide appropriate cooling.
Powcons are not terribly valuable, but they are typically very nice. I have a few of the 300 series and I value them higher than the price I could get for them...obviously, I still have them.
Post a picture of the welder. This might help narrow it down. If you can post a picture of the inside, this would help also. Some of the powcons get re-badged and thus the name sometimes is less important than what it's guts are.
02-08-2007, 03:01 AM
Thanks Smithboy, thats awesome to hear.... I will endeavour to get some pics on here asap. It may make no difference, but I am in Australia, and the welder was purchased new here originally, so it may be some sort of 'export' model.
Thank you for your help so far!
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