Arc Welding

The arc welding technology area focuses on the most commonly used arc welding processes, mainly GMAW/MIG, GTAW/TIG, SMAW/stick, and plasma. The articles and press releases cover processes and power sources, plus all of the related items—electrodes and wire, wire feeders, fixtures, manipulators, positioners, and power sources. If you need information on personal protective gear, ventilation systems, and safety practices for welders, see our Safety coverage area.

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Two slings, controlled rotation increase welding manipulator safety

July 11, 2013

Stewart Eng. & Sales Co. offers Stewart overhead welding manipulators in three configurations: air-powered with 10- or 20-ton capacity and electric-powered with 10-ton capacity. The typical arrangement includes a powered drive unit and an idler unit using two hoists in tandem. The weldment is...

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Power source designed for heavy equipment, transportation applications

July 11, 2013

The new Power Wave® S700 welder from Lincoln Electric delivers flexible configurations and more welding power for welding in high-duty-cycle applications and thick materials. Recommended for use with 0.0625-in. and higher welding wire diameters, the multiprocess unit can be used in...

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Weldcote hires executive VP

July 11, 2013

Weldcote Metals, Kings Mountain, N.C., has named Pete Gallagher as executive vice president. He is responsible for sales, marketing, and expanding the business. Gallagher has 30 years of experience in all aspects of gas and welding distribution, having served as a distributor, manufacturer, and...

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Matheson supports SkillsUSA competition

July 11, 2013

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., recently participated in the annual SkillsUSA Championship Competition held in Kansas City, Mo. The company is the main sponsor of the welding competitions at the annual championships, which this year hosted more than 5,900 students participating in 94 contest events,...

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Dual reel accommodates grounding, arc welding leads

July 10, 2013

Hannay Reels offers the TWCR dual arc welding reel, designed to handle and protect both grounding and arc welding leads on the same reel unit. The reel, which features two spools to hold separate lengths of welding cable, is equipped with a pinion brake and a gear-driven manual crank rewind with...

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SMAW glove resists cuts

July 8, 2013

John Tillman Co. has introduced a cut-resistant SMAW glove. The 1080K features side-split cowhide with a cotton/foam lining for moisture absorption and heat protection. An additional Kevlar® palm lining provides cut protection and meets ANSI cut resistance level 2. Kevlar stitching and...

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Bernard, Tregaskiss launch joint service, support number

June 26, 2013

Bernard, Beecher, Ill., and Tregaskiss, Windsor, Ont., have launched a new joint toll-free telephone number for distributors and end users in the U.S. and Canada. The new number, 855-MIGWELD (855-644-9353), provides one point of access to customer service and technical support for the companies’...

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June 18, 2013 has added a Weekend Warriors forum to its site. In the forum's monthly welders' contest, participants compete for prizes such as welding machines, helmets, and accessories. Currently the forum is running a contest that challenges users to submit their best welding cart design. The design...

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Welding cables, cords offered

June 18, 2013

Matheson has expanded its Select® line of welding products to include premium-quality welding cables and assemblies, extension cords, and jumper cables. They are available in bulk spooled lengths of 250 and 500 ft. The weld assemblies are precut, shrink-wrapped, and ready to use. Available in a...

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Miller Electric introduces robotic welding cell rental program

June 13, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has introduced a new robotic welding cell rental program designed to help reduce the risk for companies that are interested in trying robotic welding technology. The program also is suitable for companies that receive contract work for short runs of parts...

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Welding supply and equipment distributorships, then and now

June 12, 2013


Welding distributorships have changed dramatically over the years. Longtime welder Carl Smith reflects on the changes and offers a history lesson on how they came about.

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Portable gas analyzer allows inlet pressures up to 10 bar

June 6, 2013

Witt has introduced the Oxybaby P, a hand-held, portable analyzer that determines the oxygen and CO2 gas levels in a pressurized supply line. An ultracompact pressure regulator integrated in the newest version of the analyzer allows for inlet pressures up to 10 bar. The unit determines the...

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Robotic torches work in single-arc, tandem applications

June 3, 2013

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the Aristo® RT line of robotic torches, designed for single-arc and tandem applications. The torches work with three different product setups: standard (external cable), hollow wrist helix (rotation ±220 degrees), and hollow wrist...

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Fronius USA names sales/system engineer

June 3, 2013

Fronius USA LLC, a manufacturer of welding equipment, has hired Matt Chynoweth as a sales/system engineer in the Portage, Ind., office. Chynoweth did part of his internship at Fronius before graduating from Ferris State University. He holds an applied science degree in welding technology and a...

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Lincoln Electric receives presidential award for exports

May 23, 2013

The U.S. Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank has presented Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, with the President's "E" Award for Exports. According to the company, the award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S....

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