X8 MIG Welder

The future of welding is here

The most advanced multi-process welding equipment in the market

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Now available in Finland, Germany, Norway and The Netherlands

The X8 MIG Welder covers it all, from synergic and pulsed MIG/MAG and stick (MMA) welding to MIG brazing, cladding, and gouging. The intelligent equipment provides you with extremely precise control of the arc, high-duty welding performance up to 600 A, and native connectivity with WeldEye welding management software. Supreme usability based on actual user needs is engineered in every aspect of the power source, wire feeder, welding guns, user interface, and other components.

Developed, designed and manufactured in Finland, the X8 MIG Welder introduces the digital WPS (dWPS) function, which improves quality control and renders the printed WPS unnecessary. With an upgradeable power source, a multi-voltage power supply option, and the wide range of Kemppi application software available, the X8 MIG Welder adapts easily to any welding environment and meets even the most extreme expectations of industrial welding.

Key benefits

Wise processes

Wise processes

Optimized arc characteristics for any welding application

Faster setup configuration

Faster setup configuration

Compared to standard MIG welding equipment

Correct welding parameters

Correct welding parameters

Ensured by digital WPS (dWPS)

Key applications

Oil rigs

Oil rigs

Process pipelines

Process pipelines

Pressure vessels and boilers

Pressure vessels and boilers

References

Buster Boats

Buster Boats is a well-known aluminum boats manufacturer and a market leader in its industry. They excel in producing highly reliable, low-maintenance boats, and in R&D.

The X8 MIG Welder is a first-class equipment for demanding, high-quality aluminum welding from the point of view of both arc performance and usability.

Kimmo Multaniemi, Foreman Boat Production, Buster Boats

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Benefits

  • Best arc characteristics for high speed and aluminum (WiseFusion), narrow gap (RGT), root pass (WiseRoot+), thin sheet (WiseThin+) and low spatter welding in globular transfer mode (WiseSteel)
  • Precisely controlled, upgradeable welding current up to 600 A
  • Digital WPS feature allows the welder to quickly and easily access the WPSs
  • Innovatively designed wire feeder ensures safe and ergonomic loading of filler wire spool
  • Well-balanced welding guns with an ergonomic handle design make welding more comfortable and productive
  • Wire feeder and welding gun lighting enable working in dimly lit conditions
  • Tool-free coolant filling with an integrated cooling unit
  • Includes a fleet management service free of charge
  • Native connectivity to WeldEye software modules Welding Procedure and Qualification Management, Welding Quality Management and Welding Production Analysis

Extreme performance

Never underestimate the performance of the X8 MIG Welder. In addition to excellent standard welding performance, Kemppi's Wise special processes and functions ensure optimal arc characteristics for whatever you are welding. For example, WiseSteel reduces spatter by 30% and enables a 30% increase in travel speed in steel welding, while Reduced Gap Technology (RGT) allows the reduction of joint volume to bring 25% savings in filler materials and 38% savings in arc time with material thickness of 25 mm.

Supreme usability

High-quality welding requires careful preparation. When comparing the X8 MIG Welder with standard MIG welding equipment, its usability aspects in terms of innovative and user-friendly wire feeder, wireless user interface for power source and digital WPS speed up the setup configuration easily by 30%. When you can speed up the setup configuration process, you will have more time to focus on the welding itself.

Always the right parameters

Printed WPSs give all the necessary guidance for welding, but it's up to the welder to set the right parameters and weld accordingly. By utilizing Control Pad – the X8 MIG Welder's wireless user interface –   to select the digital WPS (dWPS) via WeldEye, the power source is automatically set up according to the limits presented in the WPS. Faster setup and 100% certainty over WPS-compliant welding – what could be better?

WiseSteel

The WiseSteel welding function tackles challenges related to globular transfer. This is achieved by alternating short-circuit transfer with spray transfer, which produces sound welds characterized by a regular fish-scale pattern.

My Fleet

My Fleet is a free-of-charge cloud service for X8 MIG Welder owners. It provides information on the equipment usage and software and includes the manufacturer's validation certificate for the first year.

Log in to My Fleet if you already have a customer account for the service.

Intelligent narrow gap welding

Reducing the groove angle can add significantly to the efficiency and productivity of welding of heavy metal structures. Reduced Gap Technology (RGT) allows reliable and efficient narrow gap welding with no need for special equipment or accessories for material thicknesses of up to 30 mm.

Redefine welding management

The X8 MIG Welder features native connectivity to WeldEye software which enables the utilization of the equipment's digital WPS function. In addition, the Control Pad acts as a reading device that collects fabrication information for verifying WPS compliance and analyzing welding productivity.

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Kemppi X8 MIG Welder

Kemppi X8 MIG Welder is engineered to meet even the most extreme expectations of industrial welding. Get ready to redefine welding performance, usability and management with X8 MIG Welder.

X8 MIG Welder Control Pad

The Control Pad is a wireless user interface for the X8 MIG Welder. It’s the most advanced, yet practical user interface for setting and adjusting parameters, control welding, and viewing WPS details.

X8 MIG Welder highlights - Wire feeder cabinet lighting

The X8 MIG Welder gives light even to the darkest of welding environments. The wire feeder's spool compartment and wire feed rolls are equipped with convenient lighting that ensures great visibility while loading the wire spool or tracking wire consumption through the compartment window in dimly lit work environments.

X8 MIG Welder highlights - Wire feed mechanism

The X8 MIG Welder's wire feed mechanism includes four filler wire drive rolls that drive the wire up to 25 m/min with even force. The feed rolls can be locked in the desired position with a single switch, which locks both feed roll pairs simultaneously and is easy to manipulate even with your gloves on.

X8 MIG Welder highlights - Rotating plate

The X8 Wire Feeder mounts effortlessly on the X8 MIG Welder's rotating plate right above the X8 power source. The plate rotates 180 degrees and can be locked in different positions. The quick release fasteners on the base secure the wire feed unit in place and prevent any unintentional motion.

X8 MIG Welder highlights - Connecting the welding gun to the wire feeder

The X8 MIG Welder's Kemppi gun connector enables fast and easy installation of the welding gun. Equipped with an additional pistol grip handle and working light to illuminate the area around the tip, the X8 MIG Gun has been designed with ultimate ergonomics and comfortable use in mind.

X8 MIG Welder highlights - Changing the wire spool

Changing the wire spool is as easy as ABC with the X8 MIG Welder's wire feeder. Its ergonomic top-loading design allows the lifting of the wire spool in a single motion without putting strain on the welder's back. The unit's structure also prevents the wire spool from falling out to ensure safe loading.

X8 MIG Welder highlights - Adding cooling liquid

X8 Cooler – the X8 MIG Welder's integrated cooling unit – allows easy and tool-free coolant filling up to 4 liters. It is quick and easy to assemble. As an optional part of the equipment setup, it can also be mounted to the power source afterward.

X8 MIG Welder highlights - Arc ignition

X8 MIG Welder's arc ignition is disturbance-free providing a smooth weld face with a proper penetration. The stable arc causes virtually no spatter thus making post-weld grinding unnecessary. In addition, the system's precise arc voltage measurement from the tip of the welding torch enhances the optimization of arc properties for challenging applications.

What's in the system

Equipment

Kemppi X8 Power Source 500 product image

X8 Power Source 500

Welding redefined with this digital power source and ground-breaking connectivity. X8...

Welding redefined with this digital power source and ground-breaking connectivity. X8 Power Source 500 provides 500 A with 60% duty cycle.

X8 Power Source 500 has excellent tolerance of supply voltage fluctuations and is suitable for generator use. Control Pad and X8 Cooler always included with the power source.

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Control Pad

Wireless user interface for X8 Power Source. Always included with the power source. ...

Wireless user interface for X8 Power Source. Always included with the power source.

Designed for welders, the Control Pad allows easy adjustment of welding parameters and the use of digital WPS (dWPS). Water, dust and shockproof.

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X8 Cooler

Quick and easy to assemble cooling unit integrated with X8 Power Source. Always inclu...

Quick and easy to assemble cooling unit integrated with X8 Power Source. Always included in X8 Power Source 500 and 500 MV, optional for X8 Power Source 400.

Tool-free coolant filling and easy filter replacement without any hassle. X8 Cooler can also be mounted to the power source afterwards.

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X8 Wire Feeder

Ergonomically designed X8 Wire Feeder suitable for all applications.Fast gun con...

Ergonomically designed X8 Wire Feeder suitable for all applications.

Fast gun connection and disconnection, cabinet lights and reliable wire feeding. Easy to use, maintain and assemble.

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Wire Feeder Rotating Plate

A rotating plate with +-90° rotation angle. Seven locking positions, including lockin...

A rotating plate with +-90° rotation angle. Seven locking positions, including locking into center position. Always included with X8 Power Source.

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X8 MIG Gun 500-w

Water-cooled welding gun that is easily connected to the X8 Wire Feeder. Perfect fit ...

Water-cooled welding gun that is easily connected to the X8 Wire Feeder. Perfect fit for the welder’s hand.

Includes a detachable pistol grip handle and a work light for dimly lit conditions. Available in 3.5 and 5 meters. Wire diameter 0.8–1.6 mm.

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Interconnection Cable 2 m, water-cooled

95 mm² thick water-cooled interconnection cable. Especially suitable for setups where...

95 mm² thick water-cooled interconnection cable. Especially suitable for setups where the wire feeder is on top of the power source.

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X8 Wheel Set

Wheel set for the X8 Power Source. Always delivered with the power source.

Wheel set for the X8 Power Source. Always delivered with the power source.

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Consumables

High quality consumables for the wire feeder and welding guns. In order to find the r...

High quality consumables for the wire feeder and welding guns. In order to find the right consumables to match your needs, please use the Consumable Kit Selector via My Kemppi.

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My Fleet

Free-of-charge cloud service for X8 MIG Welder owners. My Fleet provides information ...

Free-of-charge cloud service for X8 MIG Welder owners. My Fleet provides information on the equipment usage and software, and includes the manufacturer’s validation certificate for the first year.

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Earth return cable 5 m, 70 mm²

Application software and welding programs


WiseSteel

A welding function especially designed to tackle the challenges of globular transfer....

A welding function especially designed to tackle the challenges of globular transfer. WiseSteel alternates short arc transfer with spray transfer, which produces sound welds characterized by a regular fish-scale pattern.


WiseRoot+

Optimized short arc process for productive root pass welding with FastMig X.Exce...

Optimized short arc process for productive root pass welding with FastMig X.

Excellent weld quality through control of arc voltage and timing of filler metal droplet transfer. Gives higher speed than Stick (MMA), TIG or MIG/MAG short arc welding.


WiseFusion

Ensures excellent weld quality, efficiency and ease of use. Keeps the welding arc foc...

Ensures excellent weld quality, efficiency and ease of use. Keeps the welding arc focused and guarantees the optimal arc length in any welding position in pulse and synergic MIG/MAG welding. Also available for automated welding.

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WisePenetration+

A welding function for synergic and pulsed MIG/MAG welding that ensures weld penetrat...

A welding function for synergic and pulsed MIG/MAG welding that ensures weld penetration regardless of variation in the contact-tip-to-work distance. Keeps the welding power stabilized in all situations.


WiseThin+

Optimized short arc process for sheet metal and position welding.Spatterless ar...

Optimized short arc process for sheet metal and position welding.

Spatterless arc by precise digital control. Process is suitable for welding sheet metals and thicker plates in position welding, even in case of wider caps and gap variations.

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Welding Programs

A wide selection of welding programs for various welding applications. In order to fi...

A wide selection of welding programs for various welding applications. In order to find the right welding programs to match your needs, please contact a Kemppi representative.

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Equipment and software

Kemppi X8 Power Source 400 product image

X8 Power Source 400

Welding redefined with this digital power source and ground-breaking connectivity. X8...

Welding redefined with this digital power source and ground-breaking connectivity. X8 Power Source 400 provides 400 A with 60% duty cycle.

X8 Power Source 400 has excellent tolerance of supply voltage fluctuations and is suitable for generator use. Can be ordered with or without X8 Cooler. Control Pad always included with the power source.

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X8 Power Source 500 MV

Welding redefined with this digital multi-voltage power source and groundbreaking con...

Welding redefined with this digital multi-voltage power source and groundbreaking connectivity. X8 Power Source 500 MV provides 500 A with 60% duty cycle.

X8 Power Source 500 MV is suitable for the most common electrical network voltages. Control Pad and X8 Cooler always included with the power source.

Kemppi X8 MIG Gun 400-w product image

X8 MIG Gun 400-w

Water-cooled welding gun that is easily connected to the X8 Wire Feeder. Perfect fit ...

Water-cooled welding gun that is easily connected to the X8 Wire Feeder. Perfect fit for the welder’s hand.

Includes a detachable pistol grip handle and a work light for dimly lit conditions. Available in 3.5 and 5 meters. Wire diameter 0.8–1.6 mm.

Kemppi X8 MIG Gun 400-g product image

X8 MIG Gun 400-g

Gas-cooled welding gun with threaded gas nozzle and fast-changeable rotating neck. Er...

Gas-cooled welding gun with threaded gas nozzle and fast-changeable rotating neck. Ergonomically designed to fit the welder's hand. Includes an easy-to-connect pistol grip handle and a work light.

Available in 3.5 and 5 meters. Wire diameter 0.8–1.6 mm.

Kemppi X8 MIG Gun 300-g product image

X8 MIG Gun 300-g

Gas-cooled welding gun with threaded gas nozzle and fast-changeable rotating neck. Er...

Gas-cooled welding gun with threaded gas nozzle and fast-changeable rotating neck. Ergonomically designed to fit the welder's hand. Includes an easy-to-connect pistol grip handle and a work light.

Available in 3.5 and 5 meters. Wire diameter 0.8–1.6 mm.

Kemppi X8 MIG Gun 200-g product image

X8 MIG Gun 200-g

Gas-cooled welding gun with threaded gas nozzle and fast-changeable rotating neck. Er...

Gas-cooled welding gun with threaded gas nozzle and fast-changeable rotating neck. Ergonomically designed to fit the welder's hand. Includes an easy-to-connect pistol grip handle and a work light.

Available in 3.5 and 5 meters. Wire diameter 0.8–1.2 mm.

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Interconnection Cable, water-cooled

Water-cooled interconnection cable. Available 70 mm² and 95 mm² thick and 2 m (only 9...

Water-cooled interconnection cable. Available 70 mm² and 95 mm² thick and 2 m (only 95 mm²) 5 m, 10 m, 20 m and 30 m long.

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X8 Gas Cylinder Cart

Additional transportation unit for a gas cylinder. Suitable for use with the X8 MIG W...

Additional transportation unit for a gas cylinder. Suitable for use with the X8 MIG Welder.


Welding Procedure and Qualification Management

Software for managing welding procedures and personnel qualifications.Support for...

Software for managing welding procedures and personnel qualifications.

Support for AWS, ASME, EN and ISO standards. Includes fast and easy-to-use drawing tool for weld joint sketching. Enables the digital WPS (dWPS) function with Kemppi X8 MIG Welder.

Kemppi Interconnection Cable, gas-cooled product image

Interconnection Cable, gas-cooled

Gas-cooled interconnection cable. Available 70 mm² and 95 mm² thick and 2 m (only 95 ...

Gas-cooled interconnection cable. Available 70 mm² and 95 mm² thick and 2 m (only 95 mm²), 5 m, 10 m, 20 m and 30 m long.

Extras and accessories

Accessories

Optional extras

Technical specifications

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X8 Gun Remote Control

Remote control compatible with the Kemppi X8 MIG Gun range.The X8 Gun Remote Cont...

Remote control compatible with the Kemppi X8 MIG Gun range.

The X8 Gun Remote Control enables easy and effortless adjustment of welding parameters during welding. Includes a function for selecting and storing memory channels.

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Wire Feeder Counterbalance Arm

Counterbalance arm with stepless counterbalance adjustment and large adjustable worki...

Counterbalance arm with stepless counterbalance adjustment and large adjustable working area.

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Wire Feeder Hanger for Boom

A wire feeder hanger with gas spring assisted opening and closing to make the work sp...

A wire feeder hanger with gas spring assisted opening and closing to make the work space more versatile. Two different angles for the wire feeder. Easy and ergonomic wire spool replacement.

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Double Wire Feeder Rotating Plate

A rotating plate with +-90° rotation angle for two wire feeders. Seven locking positi...

A rotating plate with +-90° rotation angle for two wire feeders. Seven locking positions, including locking into center position.

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Cable Rack

An elongated handle for storing interconnection cables when the X8 Gas Cylinder Cart ...

An elongated handle for storing interconnection cables when the X8 Gas Cylinder Cart is not in use.

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Accessory Tray

An accessory tray with cable hooks and long storage tray for parts and tools. Can be ...

An accessory tray with cable hooks and long storage tray for parts and tools. Can be installed on either side of the power source.

Technical specifications

X8 Power Source 500
Product codeX8100501000 (X8100501010 - including WorkPack und WiseFusion)
Connection voltage 3~ 50/60 Hz380 - 460 V ±10 %
Fuse, 380 - 460 V32 A
Open circuit power (MMA) (without cooler and wire feeder, fans OFF)44 - 53 W
Open circuit power (MMA) (without cooler and wire feeder, fans ON)107 - 111 W
Open circuit power (MMA) (with cooler, without wire feeder, fans ON)132 - 137 W
Output 60% ED500 A
Output 100% ED400 A
Welding current and voltage range, MIG @ 380 V20A/14V - 500A/55V
Welding current and voltage range, MMA @ 380 V15A/20V - 500A/57V
Recommended generator power (min)35 kVA
Open circuit voltage MMA50 V
Operating temperature range-20…+40 °C
External dimensions LxWxH921 x 348 x 795 mm
Weight (no accessories)95 kg
Control Pad
Product codeX8400110001 (Spare part)
Battery typeLi-ion
Wireless communication type2.4 GHz Bluetooth
Typical battery operation time15-24 h
Typical battery charging time5 h
Typical wireless communication range15 m
Wired communication typeUSB
Display typeTFT LCD
Display size5.7"
Operating temperature range-20…+40 °C
External dimensions LxWxH200 x 130 x 33 mm
Weight (no accessories)0.89 kg
Degree of protectionIP54
X8 Cooler
Product codeX8600000000
Rated cooling power at 1 l/min1.4 kW
Rated cooling power at 1.6 l/min1.9 kW
Recommended coolantMPG 4456 (Kemppi mixture)
Operating temperature range-10…+40 °C
Weight (no accessories)15.5 kg
Degree of protectionIP23S
Tank volume4 l
EMC classA
X8 Wire Feeder
Product codeX8200000002 (X8200000001 with cabinet heater)
Wire feed mechanism4-roll, twin-motor
Welding current 40 % ED, I2600 A
Welding current 60 % ED, I2530 A
Welding current 100 % ED, I2440 A
Gun connectionKemppi
Filler wires, Ss0.6 - 2.4 mm
Filler wires, Al0.8 - 2.4 mm
Filler wires, Fe0.6 - 2.4 mm
Filler wires, MC/FC0.8 - 2.4 mm
Wire feed speed0.5 - 25 m/min
Wireless communication type2.4 GHz Bluetooth
Operating temperature range-20…+40 °C
External dimensions LxWxH640 x 220 x 400 mm
Weight (no accessories)11.2 kg
Degree of protectionIP23S
Wire spool weight, max.20 kg
Wire spool diameter, max.300 mm
EMC classA
Wire Feeder Rotating Plate
Product codeX8702010000
X8 MIG Gun 500-w
Product codeX8 MIG Gun 500-w 3,5 m - X8300503500
X8 MIG Gun 500-w 5,0 m - X8300505000
Gun connectionKemppi
CoolingLiquid
Filler wires, Ss0.8/0.9/1.0/1.2/1.6
Filler wires, Al0.8/0.9/1.0/1.2
Filler wires, Fe0.8/0.9/1.0/1.2/1.6
Filler wires, Fe-MC/FC0.9/1.0/1.2/1.6
Filler wires, Ss-MC/FC0.9/1.0/1.2/1.6
Load capacity @ 100 % (Mixed gas)500
Neck angles50
Changeable neckNo
Rotating neckNo
Pistol grip handleYes
Operating temperature range-20…+40 °C
StandardsIEC 60974-7
Interconnection Cable 2 m, water-cooled
Product codeX8800950200
X8 Wheel Set
Product codeX8701010000

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