Month: March 2017

New robot arm from Miller

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.’s new 3.3-m robot arm provides greater joint access in automated welding applications. The arm can be paired with Auto-Continuum and Tawers robotic MIG welding solutions. With a reach of 3.3 m and payload of 20 kg, the arm is for welding large parts that would otherwise require additional robot motion axis… Continued

Sightline’s predictive analytics software

Sightline Systems released its EDM for manufacturing predictive analytics software. The software correlates thousands of data points collected in real time from sensors, SCADA systems, historians and PLCs. The software displays the information on a highly visualized dashboard, providing an accurate picture of the entire manufacturing operation, enabling users to identify trends and patterns that… Continued

Miller releases new helmets

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. introduced T94 Series welding helmets that reduce neck strain and fatigue while improving operator comfort, visibility and productivity. The helmets have a chiseled shell design that provides skin coverage and accommodates half-mask respirators. An aluminum heat shield and silver shell reflect heat to keep the lens and operator cooler. ClearLight lens… Continued

Welding table from RoboVent

  RoboVent has released a larger version of its CrossFlow table. The all-in-one welding bench and source-capture system has room for a variety of manual welding applications while keeping weld fumes out of the breathing zone. The new table features a larger work surface and some new workspace elements designed to meet the needs of… Continued

ESAB’s new welding helmet

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products’ Sentinel A50 automatic welding helmet incorporates ergonomic headgear and maximum adjustability. Features include infinitely adjustable five-point headgear, 100-mm-by-60-mm viewing area, externally activated grind button, color touchscreen control panel and a front-loading convex cover lens that is available in different color options that changes in 10 sec. With its 1/1/1/2 optical class… Continued

Dengensha America’s capacitor discharge welder

Dengensha America Corp.’s Capacitor Discharge Welder (CDW) that minimizes heat transfer and distortion problems has a compact resistance welding control design. The welder handles weld current as high as 50 kA with a small 6-kVA power supply. High current in short bursts minimizes heat transfer and workpiece distortion, even when the power supply is unstable.… Continued

Name change to Tsugami Automation

Innovative Machinery Group (IMG), which specializes in the fabrication and integration of Precision Tsugami machine tool optimization products, formally changed its name to Tsugami Automation. Graham Noake, IMG president, said, “When they hear Tsugami Automation, we want manufacturers to immediately recognize that we are entirely focused on customizing and optimizing Tsugami machines.” The renamed organization… Continued

Machine safety seminars

Rockford Systems LLC released its 2017 Machine Safeguarding Seminars schedule. The three-day seminars foster greater understanding of current safety standards, while familiarizing participants with application-specific equipment through classroom discussion and hands-on demonstrations of machines under power. They also provide a forum for industry safety professionals to exchange views on safeguarding techniques, such as the incorporation… Continued

Eriez celebrates 75th anniversary

Eriez is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2017. The company provides separation technologies and has manufacturing facilities in the United States as well as Australia, Brazil, China, India, Japan, Mexico, South Africa and the United Kingdom. To celebrate, Eriez will release From Pioneer to World Leader, Volume II, an update of a book the company… Continued

New president of ASTM

Katharine “Kathie” Morgan is the president of standards development organization, ASTM International. Morgan will lead a team that supports members, customers, partners and other stakeholders worldwide. She succeeds James A. Thomas, who served in the role for 25 years. Morgan is a 33-year veteran of ASTM International, previously serving as the executive vice president. She is a prominent voice… Continued

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