Month: March 2019

Polaris adds laser wobble technology

Laser wobble has been added to Polaris Motion’s laser CNC toolbox. The laser wobble technique can improve laser welding, cutting, engraving and marking. By using wobble-based laser welding, a smaller spot size may be selected having higher fluence and the effective size of the liquid weld pool is determined by the wobble dimensions and frequency. This… Continued

Lincoln Electric releases new welder/generator

The Lincoln Electric Co. introduces the Ranger 330MPX gas engine driven welder and generator. The combination of a smaller footprint, quieter operation and clean AC generator power enable the unit to operate in rigorous industries, such as construction, maintenance and repair, farm and pipeline. The welder/generator features a competitor-compatible bolt pattern and incorporates the company’s… Continued

Miller MIG guns help with wire feeding

Miller Electric Mfg. LLC introduced MDX Series MIG guns that feature a durable and ergonomic handle with a rubber overmolding for improved grip, while the addition of a ball and socket handle swivel reduces fatigue. AccuLock Series consumables provide good wire feed path. The front-loading liner locks in place and aligns concentrically with the contact… Continued

Hypertherm introduces torch sleeves

Hypertherm Inc. offers three torch sleeves for the XPR plasma cutting torches and lead sets. The sleeves allow the torch and lead sets to remain axially fixed while the torch-holding device rotates 360 degrees in a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction. The sleeves, available in short, medium and extended lengths, are for bevel or 3-D/robotic cutting… Continued

Abicor launches welding tractors

Abicor Binzel offers Abi-Car welding tractors. The tractors, which initially come in three models including one with an oscillator feature, have a durably constructed carriage design and easy-to-use interface. A strong magnet base allows the tractors to be used for horizontal and vertical welding positions. The tractors come with a variety of cross support and… Continued

Tooling U-SME looks at the cost of turnover

Tooling U-SME released a report, titled “The True Cost of Turnover: Hidden Costs Go Beyond Financial to Impact Productivity and Culture,” which explores the damaging impact of the cost of turnover to manufacturers. According to the report, voluntary turnover costs organizations from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars. The report also outlines the sources and… Continued

Coldwater Machine honored with PAC award

Coldwater Machine Co. received the PAC Worldwide Supplier of the Year award for build and delivery of automated machines it provided at the company’s facilities. This first-time award was inspired by the work that Coldwater provided to PAC Worldwide, a provider of packaging solutions development, manufacturing and automation. “As we made project changes, Coldwater immediately conveyed… Continued

ALM Positioners receives patent

ALM Positioners Inc. was awarded a patent related to the development of its Robot Ready hydraulic positioners. The patented technology virtually eliminates programmed position variability, which is important for robotic welding. This improvement provides a multi-axis positioning solution for large weldments at a lower cost than conventional servo positioning technology. The patented feature is a result of ALM’s… Continued

Optrel partners with Light for the World

Partnering with the global non-profit, Light for the World, optrel will donate the entire purchase price of 200 limited-edition, specially designed panoramaxx welding helmets to fund 3,000 restorative eye surgeries around the world. “Each welder who purchases an optrel Light for the World special edition panoramaxx helmet will not only protect his or her eyesight —… Continued

Xiris appoints Southeast Asia sales manager

Xiris Automation Inc. named David Garrard sales manager for Southeast Asia, based in Malaysia. With a strong background in software sales, Garrard will initially focus on developing the APAC market for Xiris’ XVC camera products in the welding industry. Cameron Serles, president of Xiris, said, “We are excited to have David join our sales team… Continued

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