Month: August 2017

Amada Miyachi develops laser welding center

Amada Miyachi America Inc. announced a new conveyorized laser processing center for laser welding and laser marking. The unit features an integrated flexible modular conveyor for maximum assembly flexibility. The center’s motion features a four-position conveyor and Z-axis with galvo head along with Delta Tau motion controls. Height sensors account for part and fixture variation.… Continued

Blackbird introduces scan solution for weld seams

Blackbird

Blackbird Robotersysteme GmbH offers a new scan solution prototype with integrated distance sensor. The system detects and measures 3-D laser weld seam topographies in high resolution. It has integrated optical coherence tomography (OCT)-based edge tracking and seam topology measurement. In contrast to other sensors or measurement methods, this OCT-based distance measuring offers full flexibility by… Continued

Rockford Systems offers finger sensing probe

Rockford Detect a Finger

Rockford Systems LLC’s Detect-A-Finger drop-probe device prevents welders and other small machines from cycling if it encounters fingers in the point-of-operation area. When an operator initiates a machine cycle, the sensing probe is released, ensuring that safeguarding cannot be deactivated or overlooked. If the probe detects more than the expected material thickness, it halts the… Continued

Victor offers field-repairable torch

ESAB

  Victor, an ESAB brand, introduced the Victor Plus Torch, a heavy-duty, high-capacity combination torch. The WH 315FC+ handle incorporates built-in flashback arrestors and reverse-flow check valves, but its design enables higher gas flow capacity. It can run up to a size #15 MFA heating nozzle where the standard 315 handle can run up to… Continued

Walter’s weld cleaning system

Walter Surface Technologies Inc. launched the Surfox 205 and Surfox Mini TIG and spot weld cleaning systems. The Surfox 205 uses an electrochemical process to clean and passivate spot and TIG welds on stainless steel, aluminum and titanium. The machine replaces manual operations, such as mechanical abrasion or hazardous solutions like pickling paste. The Surfox… Continued

Miller announces all-in-one machine

Miller Bobcat 200

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. introduced the Bobcat 200 Air Pak, an all-in-one payload-saving machine that offers compressed air, generator power, battery charging/crank assist and stick welding capabilities – all while the work truck’s engine is turned off. The machine delivers compressed air at 28 cfm to efficiently power tools. It can operate truck-mounted electric/hydraulic cranes with… Continued

American Weldquip introduces cool grip torch

Weldquip Cool Grip

American Weldquip’s new Cool-Grip semi-automatic MIG welding torch increases welder comfort levels by providing relief from high temperatures in the handle when welding in higher heat applications. This allows for cooler operation by inhibiting the transfer of heat that is generated at the welding arc and pulled back into the handle area by way of… Continued

Chemetall expands aluminum center

Surface treatment supplier Chemetall expanded its Aluminum Competence Center in Hamm, Germany. The new facility meets the quality requirements of the aluminum finishing industry. “This extension of the Competence Center and investment in ultra-modern technology further supports our global presence in this key industry,” said Martin Ings, global segment manager aluminum finishing. The Hamm site… Continued

UTI launches new welding program

Universal Technical Institute (UTI) launched a new welding technology program at its Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., campus. The 36-week program, built in collaboration with The Lincoln Electric Co., trains students for AWS certification and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. Courses will include principles of welding, including GMAW and SMAW, pipe welding, safety and… Continued

A3 to hold three conferences this fall

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) will hold a series of events this fall to address disciplines central to automation. The National Robot Safety Conference, held Oct. 10-12, in Pittsburgh, will help businesses reduce risk by ensuring personnel are familiar with robot and machine safety and robot safety standards. The MCMA TechCon, held Oct. 16-18… Continued

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