issue: July 2021

Purely Automatic

Automation comes in many forms. Robots and material handling systems are becoming a permanent fixture in an increasing number of shops. Computerized machinery, including automated press brakes, laser cutters and stamping presses, has long augmented and enhanced the capabilities of its human masters. And then there’s automation as it applies to sensor-based data collection and… Continued

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Daily Grind

Zirconia alumina is among the most durable abrasive grains for welding and metal fabrication applications. The extremely fine crystalline microstructure features excellent thermomechanical and chemical characteristics that offer outstanding wear-resistant properties. This leads to great versatility across a broad range of light to heavy removal applications on a wide range of materials, such as carbon… Continued

issue: July 2021

Future solution

When it comes to cladding operations, consistency, quality and speed of delivery for suppliers to the energy and oil and gas industries is key. Since pre-Covid days, it’s becoming apparent a declining number of new project awards will be the norm until the next oil and gas super cycle. With this, an even more competitive… Continued

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Heavy on automation

The manufacturing challenge of improving productivity while maintaining quality and keeping costs in check affects every industry, and welding is no exception. Novarc Technologies created their collaborative welding robot, the Spool Welding Robot (SWR), to automate the welding process in order to improve productivity on the shop floor and reduce costs for the pipe fabrication… Continued

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Pendant programming

A vital component of a robotic system is the controller-attached teach pendant, which remains the most common interface to program an industrial robot. While the buttons and functions have been optimized to accommodate greater functionality, and the general look and feel has been upgraded for ergonomics and familiarity, the main premise continues to be the… Continued

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Drawing upon the expertise of Techgen Media, publisher of Shop Floor Lasers and Fab Shop Magazine Direct, as well as Praxair Corp. and the knowledge of the foremost experts in the industry, Welding Productivity Magazine will provide unmatched instructional editorial – useful and supportive information that will educate the reader about how to improve his or her welding operation.

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Rex-Cut releases grinding wheel

Rex-Cut Abrasives’ Sigma Z grinding wheel blends rapid stock removal and operator control and is engineered for improved productivity. The high-performance wheel is for stainless steel, carbon steel, mild steel, galvanized steel and alloys. It boasts the highest metal removal rate out of the Sigma wheels. It also features cool grinding, extended wheel life and a… Continued

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