Month: August 2020

Rex-Cut adds 6-in. wheels

Rex-Cut Abrasives added 6-in-dia. abrasive wheels to its Type 27 lines. “With 6-in. grinders being more common in metalworking, we are now manufacturing these new sizes to make sure our customers have the abrasives they need for all tooling options,” stated Jon Blake, R&D manager. The depressed center wheels can offer considerable performance and productivity… Continued

ESAB introduces cored wire for storage tanks

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products released Cryo-Shield Ni9, a NiCrMo alloy flux-cored wire used for all-position welding of 9 percent Ni steel LNG fuel and storage tanks with 100 percent CO2 shielding gas. This modified 625-type wire offers crack resistance. Mechanical properties are similar to Hastelloy ENiMo-13 flux-cored wires but at a lower cost. The wire… Continued

Kemper relaunches ventilation system

Kemper relaunched its CleanAir Tower ventilation system, optimizing the filter tower in terms of extraction capacity, plant safety, service life and design to protect employees in welding and cutting processes. The head of the filter tower has been redesigned. Extraction openings are no longer located circumferentially on the side, but in the cover of the… Continued

Welding clamps from Industrial Magnetics

Industrial Magnetics Inc. introduced Magnetic V-Pad clamps for fast, low-profile and versatile weld holding. The clamps’ dual, pivoting, magnetic heads can position and hold angles up to 180 degrees. Each V-pad contains four magnets, giving the welder several options for holding configurations. Quick to set up and good for repetitive applications, the clamps are easy to position… Continued

AWS launches welding curriculum

The American Welding Society developed a comprehensive welding curriculum for high schools, technical colleges and career training institutions. The AWS Fundamentals of Welding covers health and safety, welding symbols and joint design, arc welding, thermal cutting and welding inspection. It aligns with the governing standards of the SENSE program and was created and reviewed in… Continued

Lincoln Electric releases pipe software updates

The Lincoln Electric Co. released software updates and a CE model for its PipeFab Welding System. The update introduces new process control options. Users can now set restrictions to weld process parameters such as WFS, amps, volts and start/end weld settings. The CE model provides the necessary certification for European and Australian markets. With the… Continued

Comau and Tecnomatic to deliver assembly technology

Comau partnered with Tecnomatic, an Italian automation provider. Integrating Tecnomatic’s expertise and patented hairpin technology – from prototype co-design and development all the way to the insulation of stator slots and the forming, twisting and welding of hairpins – within Comau’s electrification portfolio allows for a complete offering. This encompasses rotor, stator, inverter, transmission assembly… Continued

IWDC names sales manager

The Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC) announced that Vic Wilson joined the IWDC as the southern regional sales manager. In this role, Wilson will be responsible for promoting IWDC’s value proposition to the membership as well as driving profitable growth of vendor partner brands and the Weldmark brand. During his 27-year career, Wilson held several positions… Continued

ESAB introduces GCE gas products

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products announced that North American distributors and end users have full access to the GCE Druva specialty gas equipment and GCE valves product lines. To support the move, ESAB announces the completion of a dedicated configuration center located at its Denton, Texas, facility. “The configuration center provides build-to-order services for specialty… Continued

Fanuc recognized by General Motors

Fanuc was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 28th annual supplier awards in June. During the event, GM recognized 116 of its best suppliers from 15 countries that have consistently exceeded expectations, created outstanding value or introduced innovations to the company. The recognition is for supplier performance in the 2019… Continued

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