Month: December 2021

Xiris releases solution for imaging pulsed welds


Xiris Automation Inc. released a triggering solution to make it easier to capture images of pulsed welding processes. The Camera Trigger Kit is an easy-to-integrate product compatible with any Xiris weld camera and can be quickly installed on any welder for the user to control image timing using WeldStudio software. The software, provided with each… Continued

Weldcote’s new grinding wheels


Weldcote introduces a new line of right-angle grinder wheels are for grinding on high-quality steel. These Japanese-designed, Thailand-manufactured wheels are contaminant free of iron, sulfur and chlorine. They are available in Inox-Prime Plus and Zirconia Prime. Made with unique manufacturing including high-end grains, these wheels range in size from 4 1/2-in. to 7-in. Type 27.… Continued

PTG introduces friction stir welding for EVs


Precision Technologies Group (PTG) introduced a number of Powerstir dual weld-head friction stir welding models specifically for use in the volume production of automotive battery tray floor assemblies from extruded aluminum panels. Aimed directly at manufacturers of skateboard chassis structures, the dual weld-head process ensures that a tight weld flatness tolerance is achieved during battery… Continued

Compact, lightweight welders from ESAB

ESAB lighweght

ESAB Welding and Cutting Products introduces its EM 210 MIG/flux-cored welder and EMP 210 MIG/stick/TIG welder. These inverter-based power sources deliver professional-grade power for most auto/truck repair and restoration, light fabrication and construction and HVAC work. These units feature digital controls typically found on industrial machines and use power management technology that delivers positive arc… Continued

New gas-shielded flux-cored wires from Hobart


Hobart introduced FabCO 91K2-M gas-shielded flux-cored wire to accompany its reformulated FabCO 91K2-C wire. Both wires are for single- or multi-pass, all-position welding on offshore, shipbuilding, heavy equipment and structural fabrication applications. The FabCO 91K2-C wire is classified to AWS A5.29 Specification for Low-Alloy Steel Electrodes for Flux-Cored Arc Welding as an E91T1-K2C J H4 wire for use with 100 percent… Continued

Lincoln Electric offers new welders/generators

Frontier 400X

Lincoln Electric’s new Frontier 400X diesel engine-driven welders feature a compact and rugged design. Powered by a 24.7-hp, turbocharged Perkins diesel engine, the unit delivers 400 amps of welding output and 11 kW of 1/3 phase auxiliary power to run tools on the jobsite. It features an impact-rated digital user interface for good machine control… Continued

Central McGowan makes three acquisitions in 2021


Central McGowan, a supplier of gases and equipment for the manufacturing, welding and medical industries in the upper Midwest, and a Fanuc- and Lincoln-authorized integrator, completed the acquisition of Preferred Welder Sales, Mankato, Minn., bringing its acquisition roster for 2021 to three. The company acquired Metro Welding Supply, Minneapolis, in April, and Fessler Carbonic Gas,… Continued

K-TIG appoints new U.S. distributor


K-TIG appointed California-based arc welding system specialist MITUSA Inc. as a Tier 1 distributor to supply its integrated products across the United States and into Mexico. Adrian Smith, K-TIG managing director, said it is an “exciting growth opportunity” which could enable increased sales in the region. “MITUSA is a well-regarded welding automation company specializing in automated seamers,… Continued

IWDC presents top award


Dave Ungru, Koehler Welding Supply Inc., was presented the Bob Jackson Memorial Award at the Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC) owners’ meeting in October. Ungru was recognized for his contributions to the IWDC, the industrial gas and welding industry, and the Madison, Ind., community. Bob Jackson played an integral part in the formation of the… Continued

Snow receives resistance welding award

TJ Snow

Tom Snow, chairman of T. J. Snow Co., received the Elihu Thomson Resistance Welding Award at Fabtech 2021 in Chicago. The award was presented by the Resistance Welding Manufacturing Alliance (RWMA). It recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the technology and application of the resistance welding process, which was invented in the late… Continued

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