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Optrel releases helmet with PAPR system

Optrel’s new crystal2.0 e3000 PAPR system consists of a crystal2.0 welding helmet and e3000 PAPR-powered air purifying respirator. The system provides active eye protection, visual clarity and safety against airborne particulates for workers during welding or grinding operations. The NIOSH-approved system protects welders from respiratory particulates including smoke, aerosol and dust. It delivers even air distribution of… Continued

Tweco releases water-cooled MIG gun 

Tweco, an ESAB brand, introduced the Fusion Pro 450, a water-cooled MIG gun designed for running wires from 0.035-in. to 1/16-in. diameter in medium to heavy-duty industrial fabrication, maintenance and repair applications. Using mixed gas, the gun is rated at 450 amps at 100 percent duty cycle; with CO2 shielding gas, it is rated at… Continued

Pferd introduces brushes for stainless

Pferd Inc. released a series of 100 percent stainless steel power brushes designated Inox-Total. All components of the brush are produced from 302 stainless steel, making them suitable for environments highly sensitive to contamination, such as the nuclear power and pharmaceutical industries. The brushes are available in a 2-in. stem-mounted crimped wheel, 2-in. stem-mounted knot… Continued

Arc Specialties releases pipe welding system

Arc Specialties Inc. offers the Artificial Intelligence Pipe Welding System to carry out repeatable full penetration pipe welds. The system incorporates a six-axis UR5 collaborative robot arm from Universal Robots. The system pre-scans the root opening (gap) using a 2-D laser, then uses the data to generate the robot path and welding parameters. Gap variations… Continued

Lincoln Electric offers new welder

Flextec 500X Multi-Process Welder with CrossLinc Technology

The Lincoln Electric Co.’s Flextec 500X multi-process welder is for heavy-duty indoor and outdoor applications and supports multiple weld processes including GMAW, GTAW, SMAW, FCAW and CAC-A. Basic pulse MIG capability is standard, including weld modes for carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum and metal-cored electrodes, with stick welding for cellulosic and low-hydrogen electrodes. It is enabled… Continued

New nozzle design from Wire Wizard

Wire Wizard’s PowerBall MIG guns now ships with a new two-piece nozzle design. The gun’s design provides a higher amperage output than traditional air-cooled MIG welding guns, resulting in a lighter weight, energy-efficient torch. Improved conductivity also means less heat build-up in the gun, which reduces spatter build-up on the contact tip and nozzle and reduces burnback.… Continued

Miller Electric announces winners

Miller Electric Mfg. LLC announced the winner of the “Who’s Building You?” contest. Daymon Gast, a certified welding instructor and SkillsUSA advisor at Lincoln-Way Central High School in New Lenox, Ill., won the final public vote. Gast and Codey Underwood, a former student and welder who nominated him, will receive Miller prizes valued at more… Continued

Doosan Robotics offers cobot line

Doosan Robotics launched four cobot models that enable users to experience safe, versatile and easy-to-use automation. The ergonomically designed cobots offer a working radius of 35.4 in. to 66.9 in. and a load capacity of 13.2 to 33.1 lbs. They are equipped with their own proprietary torque sensors on all six joints for collision sensitivity.… Continued

OnRobot releases gripper converter kit

OnRobot launched the digital I/O converter kit to support seamless integration of its RG2, RG6, Gecko and VG10 grippers with a range of cobots and traditional robotic arms. The small converter device facilitates out-of-box integration with Kuka, Fanuc, Yaskawa, Kawasaki, Doosan, Nachi and Techman robot arms. As different robot arms understand I/O signals differently, the… Continued

Optrel offers helmet for welding students

Optrel’s “ready” automatic welding helmet is for welding students, do-it-yourselfers and everyday welders. With its IR and UV protection, even in inactive state, the helmet safely protects the eyes of the welder, even in harsh environments. The welding helmet weighs 17 oz. and features seamless shade level adjustment of 4/9-13; a sensitivity control that adapts… Continued

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