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Hobart plant moves to Wisconsin

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. reported that its Hobart Welding Products equipment plant in Troy, Ohio, is being relocated to Appleton, Wis. The Hobart Filler Metals business will continue to operate in Troy as will the Hobart Brothers headquarters.

Coldwater partnership, VP of sales and marketing

Daniel Barry

Coldwater Machine Co. has been selected to help commercialize Ohio State University’s vaporizing foil actuator welding technology. Through this joining process, which can weld dissimilar metals, an aluminum foil actuator is electrically vaporized by means of a capacitor bank, generating a high pressure pulse that drives one metallic workpiece toward the other with the resulting… Continued

American Weldquip offers robotic torch system

American Weldquip introduces the 550 Series water-cooled version of its Arc Safe Advantage hollow wrist robotic torch system. The system’s rotary electrical joint means no electrical cable twisting or torsional strain, which increases cable life. The standard configuration includes the electrical rotary joint common to all robotic systems. Selecting the proper insulating disk adapts the… Continued

Broco Rankin announces new VP

Broco Rankin named Mike Colella vice president of sales and marketing. Broco Rankin supplies exothermic cutting and underwater welding systems. Colella joins the company after serving in leadership roles at National Standard, Essroc Cement and Axim Admixtures.

Welding market to grow to $24 billion

The global market for welding equipment, accessories and consumables is projected to reach $24 billion by 2021, according to new report. Growth in the global construction industry, consumer spending, auto sales and full capacity utilization by manufacturers have played a role in driving the growth. The report, Welding Equipment, Accessories, and Consumables Market – Global… Continued

MiG Buddy Welding Gun Holster

The MiG Buddy welding gun holster, which debuted at Fabtech last November, is for holding MIG welding guns. It acts like a third hand for the welder, keeping the gun always ready. The holster provides easy docking and retrieval while protecting the gun from everyday damage. The MiG Buddy comes with a universal mount that allows it to be mounted in a variety of ways and includes a… Continued

Fipa Creates Tooling for Robotic Automation

fipa lightweight suction

Fipa Inc. has created custom end-of-arm-tooling (EOAT) for advanced robotic automation systems. Designed for Fanuc America, the 15-lb. EOAT solution extends the range of parts its robots can handle and helps maximize efficiency. The tooling features four flat vacuum cups for handling of oily metal sheets, a heavy-duty ejector for process reliability and a carbon fiber frame that provides good strength-to-weight ratio. The cups are well… Continued

Grieve’s Walk-in Oven for Weldments

grieve 1037

The Grieve Corp.’s No. 1037 is a 900 F, walk-in oven for holding weldments at temperature before welding. Workspace dimensions measure 108 in. by 120 in. by 115 in. Incoloy-sheathed tubular heating elements are 300 kW, and a 30,000-cfm, 30-hp recirculating blower provides front to rear airflow to the workload. The oven has 9-in. insulated walls and a 4-in. insulated floor.… Continued

Miller Expands Welder Features

miller multimatic 215

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. released the new Big Blue 600 Air Pak welder/generator for field-based work that requires single-operator power for welding, carbon arc gouging, auxiliary power, or running an air compressor to perform repair and maintenance functions. The 600-amp welder/generator has an EPA Tier 4 Final-compliant Deutz engine and is for industrial applications, including rail, mining, construction and fabrication. It can… Continued

Hobart Simplifies Wire and Flux Selection


Hobart released its new Submerged Arc Welding Guide, which features eight wires and five fluxes capable of addressing the challenges of carbon/non-alloyed steel welding application. The guide includes detailed information on the company’s SubCor seamed and seamless cored (composite) wires; SDX copper-coated solid wires; and SWX, HA- and HN- agglomerated fluxes. Designed to simplify the selection of wires and flux for submerged… Continued

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