Lincoln Electric Makes Position Announcements

Lincoln Electric

The Lincoln Electric Co. promoted Michele Kuhrt (top) to executive vice president and chief information officer. As CIO, Kuhrt will oversee the company’s enterprise IT systems and manage a global team and a range of global IT initiatives. The company also promoted John Bronstrup (middle) to president of business development for the Americas’ Welding segment. Bronstrup… Continued

Fanuc Names President and CEO

FANUC_Mike Cicco

Fanuc America Corp. named Mike Cicco (shown) president and CEO. Cicco will have responsibility for all of the company’s operations in North and South America. Rick Schneider was named chairman and will continue in his role as a board member of parent company, Fanuc Corp. With the company since 1999, Schneider has held a variety… Continued

Postle Industries’ hardfacing electrodes

Postle Industries offers tubular hardfacing electrodes for severe abrasion applications and abrasion applications involving high heat or impact. Available in 1/4-in., 3/8-in. and 1/2-in. sizes and six alloy grades, the electrodes can be used in any standard electrode holder at lower currents than conventional electrodes, according to the company. The 1/4-in. electrode can be used… Continued

Clarcor launches dust collector

Clarcor Industrial Air’s DustHog Plug-n-Play cartridge dust collector provides a clean air solution for manufacturing processes, including welding, robotic weld cells, and plasma and laser cutting. The unit reportedly offers dust and fume collection in a package that reduces installation and service time while saving energy and operational costs. It is powered with the new… Continued

Amada Miyachi welder with touch start

Amada Miyachi America Inc. announced that the MAWA-300A pulsed micro TIG welder has a touch start feature that controls and identifies weld location. The new feature is for welding delicate parts where it is important to start with a low voltage. With touch start, the tungsten electrode is lowered until it just touches the workpiece.… Continued

New Hobart flux-cored wire

Hobart Brothers Co. announced its new FabCO 85HXP gas-shielded flux-cored wire. Offering high wire feed speed potential, it increases deposition rates and travel speeds to improve productivity, particularly when welding thick materials from 6 in. to 8 in. The wire is suitable for flat and horizontal welding of earth moving equipment, non-alloyed and fine grain… Continued

Hypertherm offers software upgrade

Hypertherm announced a version upgrade to its ProNest advanced CAD/CAM nesting software for automated cutting. New features include manual nesting improvements, including drag array, anchor part to cursor and automatic bumping functionality for greater control and faster nesting; color by part property that fills parts with different colors based on a designated attribute and ProNest… Continued

Lincoln Electric releases GMAW guide

The Lincoln Electric Co. released an updated guide for aluminum GMAW. This version features a reader-friendly layout with updated information and photos of products and processes related to aluminum MIG welding. It offers a detailed look at filler metal types, filler metal selection considerations for welding, tips for welding on aluminum materials, and a discussion… Continued

Miller expands Big Blue family

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. released its Big Blue 600 Air Pak welder/generator to provide the reliability and versatility needed for field-based work that requires single-operator power for welding, carbon arc gouging, auxiliary power or running an air compressor to perform repair and maintenance. The machine features an EPA Tier 4 Final-compliant Deutz engine rated at… Continued

Comau Receives GM Platinum Award

Comau was recently awarded the GM Platinum Award during GM’s annual supplier IMPACT meeting. The award recognizes Comau’s continuous efforts to make diversity spending a priority on customer programs. The company is a corporate member of the Michigan Minority Business Development Council and attends diversity related events such as the Hispanic Business Expo and the… Continued

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