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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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Robotic aluminum GMAW system added to product line

March 11, 2008

Panasonic Factory Solutions Co. of America has added TAWERS-Aluminum MIG to its TAWERS robot line. Suitable for high-performance, push-pull aluminum feeding, the system uses a three-motor system to ensure a quick and accurate wire feed.A standard bus communication interface controls the robot's...

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Hardsurfacing electrodes have extended wear life

March 11, 2008

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced two complex carbide hardsurfacing electrodes designed to extend wear life by 33 percent over standard chromium carbide alloys, reports the company.SelectWear 63 is an open-arc wire produced to yield a deposit of primary chromium carbides and secondary columbium...

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Electrically heated tempering furnace features air-operated vertical lift door

February 12, 2008

The Grieve Corp.'s No. 837 is a 1,450-degree-F, electrically heated tempering furnace used for preheating prior to welding and for postwelding heat treatments.Measuring 60 in. by 60 in. by 60 in., the furnace has 180 kW installed in nickel-chrome wire coils, supported by a stainless steel...

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Recyclable 900-lb. welding wire drum reduces downtime

February 12, 2008

Hobart Brothers has introduced a 900-lb. recyclable drum for metal-cored welding wire, intended to reduce downtime associated with drum changeovers. According to the manufacturer, the X-Pak drum minimizes the number of changeovers per month and year by about 33 percent, compared to standard 600-lb....

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Respiratory system has long battery life

February 12, 2008

The Clean-Air Flow™ respiratory system from ArcOne® has a long battery life, quick-charging batteries, smart chargers, audible alarms for low battery and clogged filters, a strong blower motor, variable speed adjustments, automatic speed changes as the filters become clogged, single P3...

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Oxyfuel cutting replacement tips offered

February 12, 2008

American Torch Tip Co. manufactures a line of replacement parts for Messer Vadura 1210A and 1215A oxyfuel cutting tips.Suitable for automated systems requiring fast throughput, the two-piece tips are available in sizes from 0.118 in. to 11.811 in. Each tip is flame-tested for accuracy and...

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Multipurpose robot line expanded

February 12, 2008

Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. has expanded the line of robots available in its Presto ST series with the ST70L and ST100 models.The compact, multipurpose robots have load capacities that support the same range of applications as the existing ST models. Both of the new models are suitable for mounting...

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GMAW nozzle reamers enhanced

January 15, 2008

Tregaskiss offers the next generation of Tough Gun® reamers. The reamer quickly cleans and removes spatter from GMAW nozzles to help ensure long consumable life, good gas coverage, and reliable arc starts.New features include internally mounted valves and seals around points of entry to protect...

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Flux-cored wire offers high deposition with minimal cleaning

January 15, 2008

Hobart Brothers' FabCO® TR-70 self-shielded, flux-cored wire offers high deposition rates with minimal cleaning for applications such as earth-moving equipment, heavy fabrication, railroad cars, steel structures, and storage vessels.Designed to join mild and carbon steels, the wire maintains a...

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Water-cooled torches available in four styles

January 15, 2008

Weldcraft offers its WP-18 series water-cooled GTAW torches for high-amperage, continuous-duty welding applications. Available in four styles, each torch features a cooling design that minimizes overheating.The hand-held torch models (WP-18, WP-18V, and WP-18SP) have handles that help improve torch...

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GMAW/pulsed GMAW inverter designed to improve light-gauge material welding

January 15, 2008

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new Invision 350 MPa GMAW/pulsed GMAW inverter. It is designed to help solve distortion, burn-through, and spatter issues commonly associated with welding light-gauge material.The inverter works in combination with the S-74 MPa wire feeder, so that...

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GMAW machine welds 24-ga. to 5/16-in. mild steel in single pass

January 15, 2008

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Millermatic® 180 with Auto-Set. It runs off 230 V, giving the user the capability to weld from 24-ga. to 5/16-in. mild steel in a single pass.Auto-Set is designed to work on mild steel using C25 gas (75 percent argon, 25 percent CO2). The user selects...

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200-amp 0rbital welding power supply weighs less than 50 lbs.

January 15, 2008

Swagelok Co. has released its new Swagelok® welding system M200 power supply. With 200-amp capability, the unit weighs less than 50 lbs.Users enter weld programs through a high-resolution, 12.1-in. color industrial touchscreen. Three forms are available for entering weld programs, including...

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Stainless steel electrodes designed for elevated travel speed butt, lap, fillet welds

January 15, 2008

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced two gas-shielded metal-cored, stainless steel electrodes designed for making butt, lap, and fillet welds at elevated travel speeds. The electrodes offer a maximum carbon content of 0.03 percent, to minimize carbide precipitation and increase resistance to...

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Overlay welding strip intended to reduce production time

December 11, 2007

Sandvik says its new welding strip, Sandvik 24.29.5.LCu, reduces production time by half in overlay welding applications.The material allows users to attain the required grade for 904L overlay in a single weld using a standard flux, the company reports. Designed for use with corrosion-resistant,...

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