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Abicor Binzel releases push-pull welding gun

Abicor Binzel launched the FreedomDrive push-pull system that utilizes an assist drive is powered directly from select push-pull ready power sources, or by a separate Abicor Binzel power control box. In either case, the assist motor feeds slightly faster than the main wire feeder, which places tension on the weld wire through the rear cable… Continued

UR offers accredited cobot certifications

Universal Robots (UR) has been accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is now authorized to issue IACET continuing education units to students to master cobot programming and deployment as part of an Industry 4.0 career in robotics and advanced manufacturing. The ready-to-go package includes the complete curriculum, a UR… Continued

Hypertherm’s 25 years with air plasma system

Hypertherm Inc. is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the launch of its Powermax air plasma system. In December 1995, rolled out the first Powermax at its New Hampshire-based manufacturing plant. Over the past 25 years, the technology has advanced and the product line has remained strong in the industry. Today, the product family includes seven… Continued

Fronius opens prototyping center

Fronius International opened its new prototyping center for car manufacturers and their suppliers and integrators. In the new center in Wels, Austria, welding technology specialists will work with customers to develop the ideal solution for joining their components, starting with the design phase, feasibility studies using simulations, welding process evaluation and welding trials, through to… Continued

Camfil building new Arkansas facility

Camfil APC announced construction of a new manufacturing facility in Jonesboro, Ark., to replace its previous building that was destroyed by a tornado in March 2020. The target date for completion of the new factory and office space is early 2022. The company has operated in Jonesboro for more than 20 years. Since the tornado,… Continued

Wire Wizard makes personnel announcements

Wire Wizard Welding Products promoted Brian Cooper to executive vice president. Cooper has been with the company since 2006 and recently served as vice president. He will oversee day-to-day operations, help implement strategic goals and build strong relationships with key customers, industry partners and suppliers. Wire Wizard also hired Tom Walley as vice president of… Continued

Norton releases online safety resource

Norton ǀ Saint-Gobain Abrasives announced a new Safety Resource Microsite offering resources to help ensure the safe design, application and use of Norton abrasives products. Educational content includes safety data sheets, which are accessed by entering the UPC code found on Norton products. Safety guides for popular products such as grinding wheels, portable wheels and… Continued

HGG appoints area sales manager

HGG Profiling Equipment named Todd Wellens area sales manager to serve the eastern and midwestern United States and Canada. With growing activity in profile cutting metal fabrication, Wellens will provide needed support for customers in sales and customer service support. “With Todd’s background in manufacturing engineering and operations management, as well as his 27 years… Continued

ESAB and Yaskawa sign robotic welding agreement

The ESAB Group Inc. and Yaskawa signed a global cooperation agreement to jointly develop and market a line of pre-engineered robotic welding systems. The XCellerator systems will be engineered and built by Yaskawa and marketed by ESAB through its global sales channels. In creating the line, Yaskawa brings more than 30 years of experience producing robots, robotic controllers… Continued

ESAB sponsors welding sculptor

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products announced its sponsorship of metal artist David Madero, a Mexican-American sculptor and founder of Madero/Co., a welded art company located in Torreón, Mexico. From tiny to colossal, Madero produces an array of sculptures and functional pieces from steel, brass, copper and bronze. His most notable work includes a 500-ft. monumental… Continued

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