ESAB Rebel™ 235ic Welders Offer Unbeatable Combination  of Power, Portability and Performance

March 7, 2017

Florence, SC – ESAB Welding and Cutting today announced that its Rebel™ 235ic Series of welding machines is in stock and available for purchase through traditional and online welding distribution outlets. With two models to choose from, Rebel EMP 235ic for MIG/Stick/TIG and Rebel EM 235ic for MIG-only, Rebel 235ic is the most mobile welder in its class and has the power and performance to handle the most demanding job, as it offers industrial multi-process performance in a portable, integrated package.

Unmatched Portability and Multi-process Performance

At 53 lbs. and with a 235-amp rated output at 40% duty cycle (maximum output is 250 amps/30 volts), Rebel 235ic has the best power-to-weight ratio in its category, allowing users who need maximum flexibility when moving a welding machine around the shop or working in the field. The machine automatically detects the correct single-phase input power from 90 to 270V. Rebel 235ic comes wired with a 230V plug; users simply need to attach the supplied power adapter to connect to 120V power. Rebel 235ic holds 4-, 8- or 12-in. wire spools, features dual gas ports with solenoid valves and has optional single- and dual-cylinder carts, remote amperage controls and spool guns for MIG aluminum.

"Customers told us they wanted a more powerful Rebel without sacrificing arc performance, portability and primary power flexibility. Rebel 235 delivers on that promise," says Doug Smith, Product Business Manager - Arc Equipment, ESAB.

Smith notes that traditional welders in the 200- to 250-amp category are typically single-process MIG machines that weigh about 200 lbs. Users have difficulties moving these machines around the shop with built-in wheels and occasionally require a mechanical hoist or heavy machinery such as a fork truck to get in tight, hard-to-reach areas, resulting in excessive down time. With Rebel 235ic, ESAB is redefining this class of welders, one that is truly portable, powerful and multiprocess.

"Fabricators can use the specifically designed cart for Rebel 235ic to easily maneuver around the shop. The large, deep treaded wheels allow the user to move over cables and uneven flooring. Plus, they can also detach Rebel 235 to tackle any job, anywhere in the shop or out in the field," says Smith. Four handles enable easy lifting and positioning of the unit.

Rebel EMP 235ic and Rebel EM 235ic both feature ESAB's exclusive sMIG (smart MIG) technology that enable users to begin MIG welding - with an extremely stable arc - just by setting metal thickness and wire diameter. The EM model features conventional controls for voltage and amperage, while the EMP model features an advanced TFT/LCD color display. The display helps users access operating instructions, an owner's manual, a parts list and enables switching between two operating modes; Basic Mode to simplify operation or an Advanced Mode adds a full-suite of professional-grade arc controls.

Unmatched Power

Rather than designing Rebel 235ic around an arbitrary output number, ESAB designed the unit around the most commonly used filler metals by industrial shops, mobile fabricators, farmers, schools and maintenance facilities.

"Our goal with Rebel 235ic was to let operators weld a wide range of applications and metal thicknesses from 22 gauge to 1/2 in.," says Smith. "Most importantly, Rebel 235ic covers the full range of .035 solid wires in both short arc and spray arc transfer. This allows the user to really take the full advantage of .035 solid wire for increased throughput and productivity. It handles .023 and .030 solid wires beautifully for thin-gauge work. For thicker material, it also welds with .045 solid wires and .030 to .052 self-shielded and gas shielded cored wires." In addition, the multiprocess Rebel EMP 235ic handles Stick rods up to 5/32 in. and TIG rods up to 3/16 in.

"Rebel 235ic's Flux-Cored capability will appeal to steel fabricators who want to use products such as ESAB's Dual Shield wires," adds Smith. "ESAB Dual Shield wires have excellent all-position capabilities, high deposition rates and excellent bead appearance, along with traditional gas-shielded cored wire benefits."Rebel 235ic comes with a 3 year warranty and is backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products is a recognized leader in the welding and cutting industry. From time-honored processes in welding and cutting to revolutionary technologies in mechanized cutting and automation, ESAB's filler metals, equipment, and accessories bring solutions to customers around the globe. For more information, visit or call 1-800-ESAB-123.
Rebel 235 Series
Weighing 53 lbs. and with a 235-amp output at 40% duty cycle, Rebel 235ic has the best
power-to-weight ratio in its category, as well as the flexibility to use 120V to 230V
primary power.

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