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II-VI launches laser heads for welds

II‐VI Inc. introduced RLSK remote laser processing heads that enable precision welds critical in next-generation automotive manufacturing. The heads feature a new vision system with high-precision seam tracking capabilities that enable fillet welds. Fillet welds improve the mechanical fit and smooth action of closures such as doors, hoods and trunk lids. It is capable of positioning… Continued

Honing brushes from Weiler

Weiler Abrasives’ CrossFlex honing brushes are available in small, medium and large diameters and with heavy-duty options. The brushes provide a surface finish free of metal burrs and are for manual or automated use in the automotive and aerospace industries and in marine, oil and gas production and tube, pump and valve production. The brushes… Continued

Xiris’ weld microphone system

Xiris Automation Inc. developed a weld microphone system that integrates into its weld camera system. Being able to use sight and sound while welding improves operators’ abilities to fine tune and monitor the welding process from a safe distance. This is important for critical welding applications where the process needs to be monitored from further… Continued

Amada Miyachi releases power supplies

Amada Miyachi America Inc. announced the CD-V Series of capacitive discharge power supplies and TL-V Series weld heads. Featuring a fully controllable dual-pulse output and full-color 3.5-in. user interface, the products give consistent welding output for repeatable process results. Typical applications include battery tab welding, interconnects and honeycomb tacking. Key features include built-in peak current… Continued

Yaskawa Motoman offers robots with long reach

Yaskawa Motoman’s extended reach six-axis AR3120 standard arc welding robot features an expansive 3,124-mm horizontal reach and 5,622-mm vertical reach. It is for use agriculture equipment, construction machinery or automotive frames. Suited for high-density layouts with multiple robots working in close proximity, the robot has a slim profile that features a streamlined arm design for… Continued

Software update from Fronius

Fronius USA LLC released a software version for its WeldCube Premium data documentation solution that has new functions to help the user simplify the documentation and analysis of welding data. The new WeldOptimizer function lists faulty parts and automatically displays the error rate. If the cost of each component has been entered into the system,… Continued

Lincoln Electric releases helmets

The Lincoln Electric Co. launched Viking 2450 and 3350 Series auto-darkening welding helmets that feature 4C optics, innovative headgear to improve comfort and a low-profile external grind button to increase productivity. The X6 Headgear contours to the operator’s head to evenly distribute weight across six key contact points. The addition of the external grind button allows the… Continued

Thermal Dynamics’ plasma cutting consumables

Thermal Dynamics, an Esab brand, launched its Cutmaster Black Series plasma cutting consumables. They are featured on the SL60QD 1Torch, which comes with the Cutmaster 60i handheld air plasma cutting system. Coupled with internal enhancements on the Cutmaster 60i, the new electrode design increases the unit’s rated cut and piercing capacity to 3/4 in. The torch with… Continued

Fume collector for plasma cutting from Camfil

Camfil APC’s Gold Series X-Flo (GSX) system collects and contains fumes generated by plasma cutting tables. The system is used in conjunction with a downdraft table to capture fumes at their source. It effectively processes fumes while maintaining a low pressure drop. The system is designed to pulse-clean more effectively to extend filter life, while… Continued

Hexagon’s new gap and flush measurement system

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence launched a new wireless, inline gap and flush measuring system. The NextSense Calipri C15 non-contact measurement system uses a sensing technique to measure gap and flush, seal gap and feature lines throughout the manufacturing process. The system can be configured for 360-degree or linear measurement, making it suitable for car body, inline and final assembly… Continued

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