Weldcote released the Striker 140 welding inverter for stick welding. The machine is a small, compact, single-phase inverter with voltage reduction for direct welding using 1/16-in.- to 1/8-in.-dia. electrodes. It features a voltage reduction device, which reduces the voltage at no-load condition for a safer work environment. It also uses arc force to eliminate electrodes from sticking to the workpiece. The unit offers a hot start function to provide easy ignition of the welding arc. A dual voltage automatically identifies the power grid voltage and operates accordingly with the 110-V or 220-V adapter that is included.