Industrial Magnetics acquires Walker Magnetics

Industrial Magnetics Inc. acquired Walker Magnetics Group Inc. Founded in 1896 in Worcester, Mass., upon the invention of the electromagnetic chuck by Oakley S. Walker, Walker Magnetics has grown into a provider of custom and standard magnetic products for workholding, lifting, material handling, scrap magnets and separation applications. According to Dennis O’Leary, Industrial Magnetics’ chief… Continued

Lincoln Electric makes ethical companies list

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. was recognized by Ethisphere as one of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Lincoln Electric has received this distinction for four consecutive years and is the only honoree in the Machine Tools and Accessories category. “We are proud to operate by a higher standard with a longstanding commitment to integrity and ethics in… Continued

Kemppi appoints new vice president

Kemppi appointed Gerben van den Berg vice president, markets. Van den Berg will lead Kemppi’s global sales organization from the Netherlands. He has extensive work experience within international sales, sales channel and business management. Van den Berg joins Kemppi from the Dyson EMEA sales organization where he has worked as general manager for Europe, Middle East… Continued

HIWT names member to board

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT) announced Kevin Garman as the newest member of the board of directors. Garman is the director of supply chain for Henny Penny Corp., headquartered in Eaton, Ohio. “I am thrilled to be joining the board of HIWT, which in my opinion is the best welding school in the nation,”… Continued

Trumpf announces laser manager

Trumpf Inc. named Brett Thompson TruLaser technology and sales consultancy manager for the TruLaser product group. In his expanded role, Thompson will work closely with customers on their buying decisions. He will also work to provide a detailed technical understanding of sheet metal manufacturing solutions for cutting, bending and welding. Thompson will also support the… Continued

Teradyne names new UR president

Teradyne Inc. appointed Kim Povlsen president of Universal Robots (UR). Povlsen brings global executive leadership from a high-tech and commercial perspective and will lead UR’s next stage of growth and innovation. “I have been impressed with Universal Robots for some time,” he said. “The company not only pioneered the category of collaborative robots, created an… Continued

Welding award nominations open

Through April 30, the Welding Equipment Manufacturers Committee (WEMCO), in partnership with the American Welding Society Foundation, is accepting nominations for the 2021 Excellence in Welding Awards. These awards recognize individuals, organizations and educators who have gone above and beyond to promote welding and the skilled trades industries. Membership is not required; all welding industry… Continued

Fanuc and Rockwell Automation develop apprenticeship programs

Fanuc America Corp. and Rockwell Automation formed a coalition to kick off accelerated work and learn apprenticeship programs designed to upskill current and future workers for jobs in advanced manufacturing, robotics and automation. The coalition has developed new apprenticeship programs offering people opportunities to gain credentials that include fundamental robotics (robot operator) and automation (PLC… Continued

Welder rack from Trystar

Trystar’s launched its 9-kVA, 6-pack weld rack for storing welders or moving them to the job site or factory floor and connecting up to six 350 series portable welding machines. Built around a 9-kVA 600-V or 480-V to 208-V/120-V step-down transformer, the 425-lb. (without machines) steel weld rack meets NEMA 3R, UL 50 and UL… Continued

Esco Tool offers pipe saw

Esco Tool released its APS-438 air-powered saw and WrapTrack system that cuts highly alloyed pipe perfectly square by providing a trolley that guides the saw around the circumference without wobbling. Good for repairing underground steam lines in situ, the saw cuts square with no HAZ and leaves a smooth finish for end prepping or joining… Continued

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