Coldwater named Fanuc integrator

Coldwater Machine Co. has been named a Level 1 Integrator with Fanuc America Corp. This enhanced status provides Coldwater with priority sales and technical training and support when integrating Fanuc robots into its automation solutions. “This agreement provides us with the advantage of improved technical support and the latest tools and training from Fanuc that will… Continued

Robotic orders grow 10 percent

According to the Robotic Industries Association, the North American robotics market broke all-time records for orders and shipments in 2016. During the year, 34,606 robots valued at approximately $1.9 billion were ordered in North America, representing growth of 10 percent in units over 2015. The automotive industry experienced another strong year with orders growing 17… Continued

CK Worldwide celebrates 50 years

CK Worldwide Inc. is celebrating 50 years of developing TIG technology and products for the welding industry. “It all started with the simple idea of entrepreneurship; we saw the way torches were being made and thought to ourselves, we can do this better,” said Art Kleppen, owner and founder. To commemorate, the company has made… Continued

TurboTorch expands ESAB product line

TurboTorch, acquired by ESAB Welding & Cutting Products in 2014, now offers the full line of ESAB All-State brazes, solders and fluxes, as well as a broad selection of solid steel MIG wires, aluminum MIG wires, flux-cored wires and stick electrodes. Some of the All-State products include the Sil-Flo 15 self-fluxing brazing alloy for joining… Continued

IWDC’s new leadership for INGG

The Industry Welding Distributers Cooperative announced Rodney Huber will take on the leadership role for the IWDC Next Generation Group (INGG). Huber is taking over from Aaron Fischer, General Welding Supply Co., who helped launch INGG in 2013. INGG was launched with the purpose of providing the future leadership of IWDC’s member companies with organized… Continued

New hires at Abicor Binzel

  Abicor Binzel hired Jens Schleicher as global managing director of sales and marketing. Schleicher joined Abicor in November 2016. Most recently, he was vice president for channel sales and marketing at Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum GmbH. Abicor also announced Jason Jamiel as an automotive key accounts manager in North America. Jamiel’s career in the welding… Continued

Nelson’s stud weld anchor

Nelson Stud Welding released its D6L A706 deformed bar stud anchor for concrete anchorage and reinforcement. It is a fully stud-weldable concrete anchor that doesn’t require pre-heating or specialized equipment. The product meets all ASTM A706, ACI 318 and AWS D1.1 requirements. It is available in straight, bent and threaded variations. While hand welding rebar… Continued

Fipa has new system for film removal

  Fipa Inc.’s new end-of-arm-tooling solution facilitates the removal of protective film from sheet metal used in white goods with an automated process. Developed for a stainless steel sheet metal processing company, the system combines long lifecycle, high holding force vacuum cups with pressure regulating, air-saving compact ejectors for non-slip sheet metal handling. The processing company’s… Continued

Grieve’s new tempering furnace

The Grieve Corp.’s No. 885 is a 1,400-degree F electric, inert atmosphere tempering furnace for heat treating weldments at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions measure 24 in. by 36 in. by 24 in. The furnace has 7-in.-thick insulated walls, comprising 1 in. of 2,300-degree F ceramic fiber blanket, 2 in. of 1,700-degree F ceramic fiber… Continued

Miller expands TIG line

  Miller Electric Mfg. Co. added the Dynasty 400 and Maxstar 400 to its TIG portfolio. Each deliver up to 400 amps of output power and provide TIG and stick welding for applications such as pipe and tube fabrication, precision fabrication and exotic material fabrication. Replacing the Dynasty 350 model, the Dynasty 400 power source… Continued

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