Month: November 2020

Coldwater Machine releases material joining calculator

Coldwater Machine Co. offers its “Will it Meld” calculator on its website to help companies determine if various materials can be joined by its SpinMeld rotary friction welding systems. To use the calculator, users visit and select two materials from a drop-down list of more than 35 substances to see if they have a… Continued

Kemppi launches welding system

Kemppi’s X5 FastMig welding system, available in manual and synergic 400A and 500A models, offers increases arc-on time by improving ergonomics, weld quality and user experience. Standard on all models, the Touch Sense ignition technology minimizes spatter and reduces the need for after treatment. For ease-of-use, the graphical and impact-resistant 5.7-n. TFT display helps experienced… Continued

Grieve’s oven for holding weldments

No. 1037 is a 900-degree F walk-in oven from Grieve Corp., which is currently used for holding weldments at temperature before welding at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions measure 108 in. wide by 120 in. long by 115 in. high. The oven has 9-in. insulated walls with an isolated inner oven completely surrounded by insulation… Continued

Tregaskiss consumables available for MIG guns

Tregaskiss announced its AccuLock R consumables are now compatible with MA1 fixed automatic air-cooled MIG guns and MW1 and AW2 fixed automatic water-cooled guns for hard tooling automation applications. The consumables are also available on the 600-amp robotic water-cooled MIG gun, which is for demanding applications, such as welding thick plate or running prolonged duty… Continued

Lincoln Electric introduces generator app

The Lincoln Electric Co. introduced the NexTime App, which connects to most of the company’s Ranger welder generators from up to 15 ft. away or more to provide real-time data and alerts. The app performs several functions, including monitoring battery and fuel status, providing maintenance alerts, creating maintenance logs, providing maintenance instructions, locating service and distribution… Continued

Wire tracking from Wire Wizard

Wire Wizard Welding Products’ Wire Tracker digital wire monitor provides an easy way to monitor and track wire in robotic or semi-automatic MIG welding applications. The device may be mounted in-line for 24/7 monitoring or used as a portable unit (rechargeable lithium-ion battery included) to check wire usage per weld or wire feed speed. It provides… Continued

Hypertherm releases robot software

Hypertherm updated its Robotmaster V7.3 offline robot programming software. Features include support for the newest CAD file types, 3-D printing software and third-party plug-ins for software brands such as CATIA, SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD. New modules include a spray simulation module for companies that use robots to spray, coat or paint products and a… Continued

ESAB launches water-cooled MIG guns

Tweco, an ESAB brand, offers the Fusion Pro 7W and 9W water-cooled MIG guns for high-amperage welding with solid and cored wires and the MXH 420W PP (push-pull) water-cooled MIG gun for aluminum and longer reach applications. The 7W is rated at 450A at 100 percent duty cycle with mixed gas and 500A at 100 percent duty cycle with… Continued

Winners of 2020 reshoring award

Die-Tech & Engineering and Trenton Forging Co. received the 2020 National Metalworking Reshoring Award in recognition of their success in bringing manufacturing back to the United States. The 2020 award was presented virtually on the IMTS Network by Harry Moser, founder and president of the Reshoring Initiative. Trenton Forging earned the award by winning a… Continued

WSI adds to development team

Weld Systems Integrators Inc. (WSI) announced that Mike Prokop is joining its new business development team. Prokop has spent more than 30 years in manufacturing environments with a focus on automation in technical applications. His diverse experience spans many industries beyond resistance welding, including the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program and other Department of Defense work. Prokop’s… Continued

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