Month: April 2021

Taylor-Winfield develops long tank seam welding design

Taylor-Winfield Technologies released a patented long tank seam welding design. This seam welder is specifically for joining predetermined cylindrical shapes formed from flat sheet material. Benefits include continuous production results in accelerated throughput and less downtime and minimized part-to-part changeover time by completely automating the changeover sequence. The system is Industry 4.0 machine capable with… Continued

Kemppi introduces fume extraction gun

Kemppi released its Flexlite GF fume extraction MIG gun that collects welding fumes as soon as they are generated. The gun’s anatomically designed shape and good balance reduce wrist loading. The new Flexlite GC gun is a good choice for MIG/MAG welders who appreciate an easy-to-use product. The gun is equipped with a flexible coaxial cable… Continued

Weld purge monitor from HFT

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT)’s PurgEye 600 weld purge monitor reads from atmospheric level of oxygen (20.94 percent) down to one part per million (0.0001 percent). The desktop unit has a color touchscreen with graphics model, which allows the user to preset oxygen of their choice to trigger alarms. It also comes with data logging capability… Continued

Xiris releases Class 2 laser weld inspection

Xiris Automation Inc. announced a new version of its WI-2000 weld inspection system for tube and pipe manufacturing that incorporates a Class 2 laser. The safer Class 2 laser makes installation and operation safer and easier, especially as a laser safety officer is no longer required. The system has a constant laser output and provides… Continued

Abicor Binzel releases push-pull welding gun

Abicor Binzel launched the FreedomDrive push-pull system that utilizes an assist drive is powered directly from select push-pull ready power sources, or by a separate Abicor Binzel power control box. In either case, the assist motor feeds slightly faster than the main wire feeder, which places tension on the weld wire through the rear cable… Continued

Simple robotic weld cell from Yaskawa

Yaskawa Motoman’s ArcWorld LC (Lite Cell) robotic welding system is for fabricators with lighter volume requirements for small to medium-size part welding. The single workstation configuration features a fixed tooling table with a 250-kg payload or a servo-driven MH185 headstock with a 185-kg payload. The dual workstation configuration is available with fixed tooling tables or… Continued

Weld-Ed offers summer workshops for educators

The National Center for Welding Education and Training (Weld-Ed) announced its 2021 professional development workshop series, which features seven training modules for welding educators and industrial trainers. The hands-on instructional workshops offer participants a broad selection of affordable interactive training conducted this summer at teaching facilities located across the United States The curriculum focused workshops… Continued

IWDC announces new personnel

The Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC) promoted Vic Wilson to director of marketing & gas program. Wilson will be responsible for overall marketing initiatives and will also lead the gas program. He is a 29-year industry veteran who worked for Liquid Carbonic/Praxair early in his career and then later was a part owner of a… Continued

T. J. Snow launches online spot welding store

T. J. Snow Co. announced a new online store for resistance welding consumables and supplies direct for purchase. The store carries standard resistance welding items such as electrodes and holders, air- and water-cooled cables and shunts, transformers, weld checkers and monitors, tip dressers, force gauges, water chillers and more. The store is the result of… Continued

AWS announces National Welding Month activities

The American Welding Society (AWS) is celebrating National Welding Month in April. “Since 1996, AWS has designated the month of April as National Welding Month to bring awareness to the welding industry and its available career paths,” said Cassie Burrell, senior VP, strategy & membership development. “Through influencer takeovers on social media and much more,… Continued

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