Pemamek names director of sales

Pemamek Oy named Michael Bell director of sales for its North American subsidiary Pemamek LLC. Pemamek provides welding automation technology and integrated manufacturing solutions to a range of industries, including shipbuilding, heavy fabrication, oil and gas, wind energy and boiler manufacturing. Bell will support sales of equipment and solutions throughout North America. He previously was… Continued

Weiler Abrasives celebrates 75 years

Weiler Abrasives kicked off a months-long celebration of its 75th anniversary in April. The celebration is geared toward its customers, coworkers and community to thank them for contributing to the growth and longevity of the company – once a small jewelry polishing brush business that today is a global abrasives company. Founded by Karl E.… Continued

Impact welding equipment makes debut

A new practical explosion welding method invented within The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering permits welding of traditionally non-weldable materials. The first system was recently delivered to Tri-Rivers Career Center in Marion, Ohio. This novel manufacturing method is capable of bonding dissimilar metal pairs, including aluminum to steel and titanium to steel, as well… Continued

Lincoln Electric and ORNL partner

The Lincoln Electric Co. and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) announced continued collaboration on large-scale, robotic additive manufacturing technology. The new agreement builds on ORNL and Lincoln Electric’s previous developments by extending AM technology to new materials, leveraging data analytics and enabling rapid manufacture of metal components in excess of 100 lbs. per hour. These… Continued

Lincoln Electric mourns former CEO

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. mourns the loss of John M. Stropki, Jr., former chairman, president and CEO of the company. Stropki passed away on May 11 at the age of 68. “On behalf of the board of directors and the entire Lincoln Electric family worldwide, we extend our deepest condolences to John’s family at this difficult… Continued

Abicor Binzel adds to U.S. staff

Abicor Binzel hired Cody Miller as a product manager for its Frederick, Md., office. Miller previously worked at AeroSys, serving as an engineering manager. Miller will team with product manager James Study in leading the rollout of several product initiatives the company has planned over the next year in the United States and Canada. Abicor… Continued

OTC Daihen names new president, CEO

OTC Daihen Inc. promoted Shinsuke “Luke” Kadota to president and CEO. Kadota replaces Masanobu Uchida who is becoming executive managing director of Kyuhen Co. Inc., a subsidiary of Daihen Corp. “I am excited to return to North America to continue the introduction, delivery and support of Daihen exclusive technology to our manufacturing customers as they leverage it in… 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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