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T. J. Snow announces resistance welding program

T. J. Snow Co. introduced a calibration and certification program for resistance welding machinery. The program offers a complete and thorough evaluation of a company’s machinery, regardless of brand or type. Tests include checking the resistance of the welder’s secondary loop and the consistent delivery of welding force and current. Additionally, all of the welder’s… Continued

Lincoln Electric acquires Zeman Bauelemente

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. acquired Austria-based Zeman Bauelemente Produktionsgesellschaft m.b.H., a designer and manufacturer of robotic assembly and arc welding systems that automate the tacking and welding of steel beams. The company’s systems are primarily sold under the Steel Beam Assembler name and serve customers in the structural steel and infrastructure sectors globally. The addition of… Continued

Dynabrade names new president

Dynabrade Inc. appointed Michael Buffamonti president. Buffamonti most recently held the role of CFO and has been a key member of the executive management team for many years. He has been involved in every aspect of the business over his 25-year tenure. Since the beginning of his career at Dynabrade, Buffamonti worked closely with the… Continued

Hobart names VP & general manager

Hobart promoted Bob Bilokonsky to vice president and general manager. Bilokonsky joined Hobart in 2010 as a sourcing manager and also served as supply chain manager for the company for two years. He has taken on progressively more responsibilities as a business unit manager for several filler metal segments, most recently overseeing metal-cored and aluminum… Continued

AWS launches initiative to attract younger audience

To help foster the next generation of young professionals in the welding industry, the American Welding Society announced a new membership initiative – Take the Torch. The goal of this initiative is to speak to the overall age gap in welding and to encourage the younger generation to step up and make an impact. “Millennials… Continued

Bug-O hires leader for Latin America

Bug-O Systems Inc. welcomed Norman Galeana to lead the company’s strategic initiatives in Latin America. “We are excited to have a welding industry professional like Norman join our team,” said Matt Cable, president. “Norman is familiar with Bug-O products and the opportunities that exist for Bug-O in Latin America.” Prior to joining Bug-O, Galeana was… Continued

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

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