Month: September 2016

MiG Buddy Welding Gun Holster

The MiG Buddy welding gun holster, which debuted at Fabtech last November, is for holding MIG welding guns. It acts like a third hand for the welder, keeping the gun always ready. The holster provides easy docking and retrieval while protecting the gun from everyday damage. The MiG Buddy comes with a universal mount that allows it to be mounted in a variety of ways and includes a… Continued

Fipa Creates Tooling for Robotic Automation

fipa lightweight suction

Fipa Inc. has created custom end-of-arm-tooling (EOAT) for advanced robotic automation systems. Designed for Fanuc America, the 15-lb. EOAT solution extends the range of parts its robots can handle and helps maximize efficiency. The tooling features four flat vacuum cups for handling of oily metal sheets, a heavy-duty ejector for process reliability and a carbon fiber frame that provides good strength-to-weight ratio. The cups are well… Continued

Grieve’s Walk-in Oven for Weldments

grieve 1037

The Grieve Corp.’s No. 1037 is a 900 F, walk-in oven for holding weldments at temperature before welding. Workspace dimensions measure 108 in. by 120 in. by 115 in. Incoloy-sheathed tubular heating elements are 300 kW, and a 30,000-cfm, 30-hp recirculating blower provides front to rear airflow to the workload. The oven has 9-in. insulated walls and a 4-in. insulated floor.… Continued

Miller Expands Welder Features

miller multimatic 215

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. released the new Big Blue 600 Air Pak welder/generator 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 functions. The 600-amp welder/generator has an EPA Tier 4 Final-compliant Deutz engine and is for industrial applications, including rail, mining, construction and fabrication. It can… Continued

Hobart Simplifies Wire and Flux Selection


Hobart released its new Submerged Arc Welding Guide, which features eight wires and five fluxes capable of addressing the challenges of carbon/non-alloyed steel welding application. The guide includes detailed information on the company’s SubCor seamed and seamless cored (composite) wires; SDX copper-coated solid wires; and SWX, HA- and HN- agglomerated fluxes. Designed to simplify the selection of wires and flux for submerged… Continued

ESAB Expands Inverter Line

esab inverters

ESAB Welding and Cutting Products expanded its line of single-phase stick/TIG and AC/DC TIG/stick inverters. The new ET 141i AC/DC inverter provides an AC TIG output for welding aluminum and high-frequency, non-contact arc starts for AC or DC TIG welding. The inverter uses 120-V primary power to provide an AC/DC TIG output range of 10 to 140… Continued

New Reverse Part Number Lookup Function

bernard tregakiss

Bernard and Tregaskiss offer a reverse part number lookup function for the semi-automatic and robotic MIG gun online configurators that allow users to customize a MIG gun. Reverse lookup information is available for products including the BTB semi-automatic MIG guns, clean air fume extraction guns, and Tough Gun CA3 and TA3 robotic MIG guns. The new function provides users with the complete replacement parts… Continued

HGG Combines Tube Cutting with Automation


HGG Group’s 3-D tube cutting line combines precision tube cutting with an automated and custom designed in-feed/out-feed logistics system. The line combines a pipe and 3-D tube and pipe cutting machine with an automated fabrication line with multiple out-feed stations, allowing fabricators to have a fully automated pipe cutting shop in a single machine. The line reduces welding and… Continued

ABB Releases Arc Welding Robot

IRB 1660ID

ABB Robotics introduces the IRB 1660ID, a compact robot for arc welding and machine tending applications. The robot’s Integrated DressPack design makes it easier to program and simulate predictable cable movements over standard robots with externally routed cables. It features a rigid upper arm with a reach of 1.55 m and a payload of 6 kg to… Continued

Lincoln Electric Offers New Plasma Cutting System

Lincoln Electric LE Torchmate

The Lincoln Electric Co.’s Torchmate 4400|4800 CNC plasma cutting systems produce cycle times 2.5 times faster than Torchmate’s previous system.  The Torchmate 4400 is a 4-ft.-by-4-ft. CNC plasma cutting table for small- and medium-sized fabrication shops. The Torchmate 4800 is a 4-ft.-by-8-ft. table with a larger cutting area that allows users to avoid additional shearing fees from… Continued

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