Welding helmet from Fronius

The Vizor Connect welding helmet from Fronius USA LLC communicates with a power source via Bluetooth. This means that it darkens prior to ignition rather than waiting until the arc is lit. This protects users against the abrupt flash of light that appears before the helmet darkens. The helmet also eliminates interference from external light… Continued

WS releases welding code hard copy

The American Welding Society (AWS) released the hard copy of the 2020 edition of the D1.1 structural welding code. To improve clarity and understanding of the code provisions, the update includes important changes in the text and commentary. The code covers the welding requirements for any type of welded structure made from commonly used carbon and… Continued

ESAB updates productivity analyzer

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products updated its Quick Weld Productivity Analyzer, a calculator for total weld cost analysis, so users can generate a PDF report. The PDF includes a QR code users can scan with their mobile phone that takes them back to their original calculation and input variables; users can then adjust the variables to… Continued

Amada Weld Tech offers troubleshooting guide online

Amada Weld Tech announced the availability of an online version of its Resistance Welding Troubleshooting Guide. Developed to help solve customer’s resistance welding challenges using proven methodology, visitors “spin” the wheel to highlight the symptom or problem they are experiencing and are directed through a sequence of steps to isolate and solve the problem, whether… Continued

Trumpf enters automated arc welding

Trumpf Inc. released its first automated arc welding system, the TruArc Weld 1000, which comes with a collaborative robot. After the operator has manually guided it over a component, the cobot then automatically carries out the weld. A built-in sensor ensures it responds smoothly. The cobot is equipped with an operating unit that lets users… Continued

ABB offers tools to get back to work

ABB Robotics & Discrete Automation launched a package of digital solutions and virtual and field service support initiatives to help businesses restart production lines that may have been idle for weeks or months during the COVID-19 pandemic. The offer includes several digital tools to help customers optimize processes and be more proactive in maintenance activities,… Continued

Fronius Japan names managing director

Fronius Int’l announced Motoaki Suzuki is the new managing director of Fronius Japan. Suzuki took over as the head of the Fronius subsidiary in Japan at the beginning of April. With a 29-year career in the welding sector, including previous managing director of Lincoln Electric Japan, he is a true industry expert. In addition to… Continued

Hypertherm announces grant winners

Hypertherm announced the recipients of its 2020 Spark Something Great educational grant. The grant program, now in its sixth year, places plasma technology into schools. Grant recipients were selected from a record pool of 257 applicants representing high schools, vocational schools and colleges from the United States and Canada. Each of the 12 winning schools… Continued

Amada Weld Tech launches new website

Amada Weld Tech launched its all-new website. Timed to coincide with the company’s name change, the visually appealing, user friendly and intuitive interface makes it easier to find information on the company’s manufacturing technology solutions. Improved navigation offers visitors a choice of paths via Applications, Industries or Products. Key functionality includes the ability to filter… Continued

Coherent appoints CEO

Coherent Inc. named Andreas “Andy” W. Mattes president and CEO and a member of the board of directors. The company also appointed Mark Sobey, a 13-year senior executive of the company, as executive vice president and COO. “We are delighted to welcome Andy Mattes as Coherent’s new CEO, ushering in an exciting new chapter of… Continued

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