Wire Pilot® Feed Assist

The Wire Pilot® Pneumatic Feed Assist (PFA) provides an economical way to help the wire feeder move wire through the conduit in applications where the wire must have minimal friction, travel a long distance or where the workload on the wire feeder must be reduced. It provides “Push-Pull” system to get wire from source to the feeder, eliminating drag coefficient inside the conduit. Patented design. Made in USA.

  • Wire Pilot® with Oil-free Motor

    The Wire Pilot® Pneumatic Feed Assist provides an economical way to help your wire feeder move wire through the conduit in applications with a complex wire delivery setup, long distance wire feeding or where the workload on the wire feeder must be reduced. When combined with the Guide Module System, the Feed Assist allows the ultimate flexibility when it comes to wire delivery and wire packages can be located 150 ft (46m) or more away from the arc. Compatible with ferrous & non-ferrous wire. Includes filter/regulator. Patented design. Drive rolls sold separately.

  • Wire Pilot® with Oiled Motor

    The Wire Pilot® Pneumatic Feed Assist provides an economical way to help your wire feeder move wire through the conduit in applications with a complex wire delivery setup, long distance wire feeding or where the workload on the wire feeder must be reduced. When combined with the Guide Module System, the Feed Assist allows the ultimate flexibility when it comes to wire delivery and wire packages can be located 150 ft (46m) or more away from the arc. Compatible with ferrous & non-ferrous wire. Includes filter/regulator/lubricator (FRL). Patented design. Drive rolls sold separately.

  • Wire Pilot® All-Environment Model

    The Wire Pilot® All Environment Wire Feed Assist has all the features and benefits of the original Wire Feed Assist with a weatherproof, heavy duty housing and fittings. Suitable for outdoor or indoor applications requiring protection from the operating environment, it can allow for the use of bulk wire in many applications normally requiring spools on carts, resulting in significant cost savings on wire. Indoor/outdoor drum cart packages with wheels or fork pockets available. Includes filter/regulator. Patented design. Drive rolls sold separately.

  • Wire Pilot® Drive Rolls

    Heavy duty drive rolls for the Wire Pilot® Feed Assist are hard chromed and polished for maximum performance and durability. Drive rolls are available for all common wire sizes from .035″ (0.9mm) to 3/16″ (4.8mm) to cover both MIG and SAW welding applications. Sold individually.

  • Wire Pilot® Inlet Guides

    Inlet guides are available for both the oil-free and oiled models of Wire Pilot Feed Assist with female threads for quick disconnects (A-4 and A-4HD) or with ceramic inlets. Standard inlets with 1/4 in. NPT-F threads are included on the oil-free model (PFA-LM-15). The oiled Feed Assist model (PFA-LM) requires A-1B-C inlet guide(s) or other inlet based on the welding application.

  • Guide Module Feed Assist Adapters

    Fixed and swiveling adapters are available for mounting Wire Guide Modules on top of the oil-free Feed Assist (PFA-LM-15) or the oiled model (PFA-LM). Guide Modules shown in images not included.

  • Wire Pilot® Drum Adapters

    Wire Pilot® drum adapters are designed for securely mounting either the oil-free (PFA-LM-15) or oiled model (PFA-LM) of Feed Assist on top of a Wire Wizard® drum hood. Wire Wizard® drum hoods are reinforced to support the additional weight, mounting the Feed Assist on other drum hoods may result in damage to the hood and/or the Feed Assist. Both styles of adapters include a ceramic inlet to eliminate wire shaving.

  • Wire Pilot® Mounting Brackets

    Wire Pilot® mounting brackets are compatible with both models of Feed Assists (oiled model shown in photos). Two options are available: A Wall Mount Bracket for mounting in a fixed position, and a Pivoting Extension Arm that allows the Feed Assist to pivot upward for easy wire drum change-outs.

  • Silencer-Reclassifier

    Replaces standard muffler/filter on either Wire Pilot® Feed Assist model. Reduces noise and eliminates oil drainage on oiled model (PFA-LM).

  • Wire Retract Kit

    The Wire Retract Kit serves as an automated forward/reverse control for the Wire Pilot® Feed Assist and also as an emergency shutoff. The solenoid allows the wire feed to be reversed when necessary and shuts down the motor immediately in case of an emergency. Compatible with both Feed Assist models.

  • Solenoid Kit (24V)

    The 24V Solenoid Kit serves as an automated electronic shutdown for the Wire Pilot® Feed Assist and also as an emergency shutoff. The solenoid prevents the loss of air pressure when the motor is not in use and shuts down the motor immediately in case of an emergency. Compatible with both Feed Assist models.

  • Replacement Filter-Regulators

    A filter/regulator is included with the Wire Pilot® Feed Assist oil-free model (PFA-LM-15), and a filter/regulator/lubricator is included with the oiled model (PFA-LM). Order replacement if your current filter/regulator has been damaged or is inoperative.

  • Guide Module / Feed Assist Stand

    This adjustable stand is designed for mounting Wire Wizard® Guide Modules or the Wire Pilot® Feed Assist in a position above a wood reel or drum of wire. An optional wire spool holder is also available to make this stand compatible with spools. The stand may be used with up to four wire packages in one location, making it the ideal solution for centrally locating your wire (additional extension arms required). When used in combination with a 180° Guide Module assembly, the stand provides the perfect setup for applications where the wire source is located on a mezzanine above the cell. Adjustable height from 50”–86” (1.3-2.2m).