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Praxair changes name to Linde Gas & Equipment

Linde announced that its U.S. distribution business, Praxair Distribution Inc., legally changed its name to Linde Gas & Equipment Inc. At the same time, Linde Gas North America LLC merged into the new company. The change capitalizes on the strength of the Linde name and aligns with the “one Linde” philosophy adopted when Linde AG… Continued

Airgas announces changes to executive team

Airgas Inc. named Marcelo Fioranelli chief executive officer. Fioranelli has nearly 30 years of experience in the industrial gas industry in countries such as the United States, Brazil and China, with specialization in strategy, general management and business development, with a focus on large industries, industrial merchant, electronics and healthcare. Also, Jay Worley was appointed… Continued

AWS workforce data website offers insights

The AWS Foundation launched Welding Workforce Data, a website dedicated to sharing accurate welding workforce statistics and projections. Approved by AWS, the website is powered by Emsi labor market data, CareersInWelding.com and the U.S. Department of Education College Affordability and Transparency lists. Relevant data on the website includes projected welding needs, the national median salaries… Continued

WSI offers new press welder

Weld Systems Integrators Inc. (WSI) introduced the ValuePress press welder. The machine can be configured for many different applications. It has a lightweight ram for faster follow-up required for projection welding. The welder can be configured for AC, AC inverter and MFDC. Additional attributes include a ridged frame with minimal deflection; full size ram with… Continued

Tregaskiss releases reamers for robotic welding

Tregaskiss offers new Tough Gun TT4A (analog) and TT4E (ethernet) reamers for robotic welding operations. These nozzle cleaning stations provide superior cleaning performance to power through spatter, improving gas flow and reducing porosity. The reamers offer a .95-hp motor and 236 lbs. of lifting force at 95 psi. Adding to the reamers’ performance are several… Continued

Amada Weld Tech’s new desktop resistance weld checker

Amada Weld Tech introduced the MM-400A desktop resistance weld checker. Operators can easily monitor and manage key welding variables that result in changes in weld heat, including current, voltage, time, force and displacement. The compact unit supports AC, DC inverter, AC inverter, transistor and capacitive discharge resistance welding technologies. For process development, the unit can… Continued

Miller introduces augmented reality system

Miller Electric Mfg. LLC’s MobileArc augmented reality welding system is an easy-to-use welding simulation tool designed to attract, engage and introduce students to welding through a hands-on augmented reality experience. The system is highly realistic and portable, with an intuitive design that is simple enough for students to self-learn so instructors can maximize efficiency in the… Continued

New fume extraction MIG guns from Tweco

Tweco, an ESAB brand, introduced Centrovac fume extraction MIG guns that remove welding fumes at the gun nozzle. When paired with the appropriate extraction unit, the guns reduce exposure to harmful fumes. The guns can assist with meeting particulate limits in the operator’s breathing zone and when working in confined areas or other situations with… Continued

Hypertherm releases plasma systems

Hypertherm Inc. announced three new air plasma systems called Powermax Sync. Powermax Sync and its SmartSync torch replace the traditional five-piece consumable stack-up with a single color-coded cartridge. Technology embedded in each cartridge automatically sets the correct amperage, air pressure and operating mode and lets operators know when a new cartridge is needed. Additionally, controls… Continued

Lincoln Electric establishes a new look for fume control

Lincoln Electric refreshed the exteriors of its weld fume control products, moving from red housing to an all-black look. All products will offer the same features and benefits. To simplify the transition, all products will maintain the same part numbers and prices as outlined in the Feb. 1, 2021, price book. The product categories also now have… Continued

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