Next Generation Solid Wire Bulk Packaging

The Jumbo Marathon Pac 2 is a GMAW bulk wire drum system from ESAB that offers a high-productivity solution for continuous, high-volume welding applications.

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products (Florence, SC) introduces Jumbo Marathon Pac™ 2, the next generation in solid wire bulk packaging. Jumbo Marathon Pac 2 is a GMAW bulk wire drum system that offers a high-productivity solution for continuous, high-volume welding applications.

The company was among the first in the industry to offer welding wire in bulk packaging to improve welding productivity by decreasing the number of interruptions needed to change a new package of wire. Its innovative Marathon Pac was introduced in North America in 1989. The octagonal-shaped Marathon Pac, introduced in 1997, was the first of its kind and the most user– and environmentally-friendly bulk packaging solution for solid wire.

The Jumbo Marathon Pac 2 is the next-generation of Marathon Pac, re-engineered to provide a more robust packaging design and to guarantee trouble-free feedability. It features a near-round shape that maximizes packaging strength and minimizes the impact of shipping and handling on wire feedability. An all-new decoiling system ensures high productivity by reducing feeding stops for continuous, trouble-free operation.

Jumbo Marathon Pac 2 increases welding efficiency by carrying more solid wire for a total load capacity of 1100 lb. (500 kg) The new Jumbo Marathon Pac 2 offers the same compact footprint as its predecessor and is fully compatible with all of its accessories, making it an effortless transition for current Marathon Pac users.

The next generation of Marathon Pac remains the most environmentally friendly packaging in the industry. The main drum components are made of cardboard material with no metal parts and are foldable to assure easy disposal and recycling of the package material after use.

The Jumbo Marathon Pac 2 is suitable for the most demanding of production environments. It is also available in an “endless” version, which makes it possible to combine the content of a series of Marathon Pacs to form a continuous, in-line supply source, virtually eliminating the need to stop for wire changes. The Endless™ Marathon Pac System is ideal for multi-robot stations.

Jumbo Marathon Pac 2 is currently offered in a drum size of 1100 lb. (500 kg) The product offering will be extended to include a 550 lb (250 kg) drum in the near future.

ESAB 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 welding consumables, equipment, and accessories bring solutions to customers around the globe.


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