Month: August 2021

AWS offers new CWI prep option

The American Welding Society (AWS)’s two-week, in-person seminar package for certified welding inspector (CWI) exam training includes instruction by credentialed CWIs and certified welding educators (CWEs). Students receive early receipt of the code book, tools and study materials, and daily lunch. Two seminar and exam sessions are scheduled: Sept. 27-Oct. 8, 2021 with the exam… Continued

Miller releases power system for trucks

Miller Electric Mfg. LLC’s new EnPak A60 power system provides integrated multi-process welding, battery charge/crank assist, compressed air, hydraulic power and electric power for Class 5 and above truck configurations. It offers up to 325 amps at 100 percent duty cycle of output to meet welding and machining needs in the field, including line boring, structural repair… Continued

Tweco releases push-pull MIG torches

Tweco, an ESAB brand, launched MXH 315PP and MXH 420W PP push-pull MIG torches. These torches maintain constant wire tension between two sets of drive rolls: one set in the feeder and one set in the MXH torch. This solves common feeding problems such as wire slippage, erratic arc performances, wire burning back to the… Continued

Harris Products offers gas data tracking capabilities

Harris Products Group introduced DataSmart, a fully automatic switchover manifold system with monitoring, tracking and reporting capabilities that can control and maximize gas use and expenses. It provides users with data and analytical insights to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. The system is for a range of gas and pressures to suit a range of… Continued

New beam coping machine from HGG

HGG Group’s new RPC 1200 Mk3 beam coping machine has the capability to profile structural beams, angle bars, channels, square tubes, plates, T-bars and bulbs, and to cut and profile pipes. The machine provides fabricators an “all-in-one” 3-D plasma cutting robotic solution. It combines unique electronic measuring devices that compare the actual outside shape and… Continued

Lincoln Electric redesigns weld data monitoring

Lincoln Electric launched the fifth generation of its CheckPoint weld data monitoring solution. Features of the upgraded platform include improved dashboards that provide essential, industry-specific key performance indicators to track productivity, including trend projections, operating factor and real-time OEE calculations. Improved charting and graphing include dynamic data-point breakdowns and chart filters. Optimized reporting helps track… Continued

Fanuc celebrates production of 750,000th robot


Fanuc Corp. announced production of its 750,000th industrial robot. Currently, the company is capable of producing 11,000 robots per month in fully automated factories that use its own robots to make robots, controllers and machine tools. “With 750,000 robots installed globally, Fanuc has become a household name in manufacturing,” said Mike Cicco, president and CEO,… Continued

HIWT announces new hire

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT) welcomed Jeffrey Randall as the new human resources generalist. Randall has 28 years of extensive experience in human resources and operations management. He holds degrees in business administration and finance and organizational leadership, both from Franklin University. Randall served 12 years in the U.S. Army and Ohio Army National… Continued

IWDC achieves charity goal

At its annual convention, the Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC) announced it set an all-time June monthly record with $26.6 million in member’s spend. It was also announced that the IWDC raised $21,000 for Feeding America during the convention. “We would like to thank our members, vendors and employees for their generous donations to this worthy cause,”… Continued

Fronius employee receives welding paper award

Fronius announced the International Institute of Welding named its employee, Dr. Stephan Egerland, winner of the Best Paper Award 2021 in the Welding Processes and Additive Manufacturing category.  The title of the paper is “Influence of shielding gas nozzle design on power density distribution in low-current TIG welding arcs.” The article investigates the geometry of shielding… Continued

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