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Welding system adds safety for job site, shop environments

January 26, 2016

Lincoln Electric has introduced the Flextec® 350X multiprocess welding power source for all DC wire, SMAW, and GTAW processes and gouging up to 3/16 in. Engineered for outdoor use and harsh environments, this IP23-rated welding machine features fully protected components. The unit uses...

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Hardfacing alloys designed for extreme-wear applications

January 22, 2016

Stoody®, an ESAB brand, has added new nickel-based tungsten carbide consumables to its product line, including several new wire formulations and new PTA and laser cladding powder families, all designed for extreme-abrasion resistance. The consumables are designed for use in harsh industrial...

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Hardsurfacing electrode designed for high-temperature applications

January 22, 2016

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced a chromium carbide alloy electrode that can be used in hot-wear applications up to 1,100 degrees F. SelectWear 60HC is a metal-to-earth wear welding wire that deposits an alloy composed of a high density of primary chromium carbides in an iron matrix. This...

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Hose-mounted LED illuminates surfaces during abrasive blasting

January 21, 2016

Marco Group Intl. has released the Blastmaster® 308 series hose-mounted LED light, which illuminates surfaces being abrasive-blasted. The three-LED module design produces a 45-in. round pattern of bright white light at 18 in. from the surface. The light features an abrasion-resistant urethane...

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Collaring machine designed for stainless steel pipe

January 21, 2016

T-Drill offers the T-65 SS heavy-duty collaring machine for stainless steel pipe. According to the manufacturer, the machine produces comparable quality to a commercial T fitting, eliminating two welded joints and fitting cost. No pipe cutting or T fitting is involved, and the T ratio variation...

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Pneumatic hand tools deliver turbo power to deep recesses in workpieces

January 21, 2016

Suhner offers LRC 20 pneumatic hand tools for grinding, milling, and polishing difficult-to-access areas, such as the leading edges and corners of impellers and the insides of narrow pipes. The tools’ drive provides 20,000 RPM. Exhaust air is directed backwards, protecting the work surface...

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Flap disc offers one-step paint-to-prep finishing

January 21, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced Enduro-Flex 2-in-1 Turbo finishing flap discs. They incorporate proprietary Cyclone technology, which contains a blend of self-sharpening grains and cooling agents to provide ultrahigh removal and blending rates without causing surface discoloration,...

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SAW flux made for chrome-moly steels

January 20, 2016

Hobart has formulated its SWX 160 SAW flux to help improve weld quality on chrome-moly, creep-resistant steels. This neutral, agglomerated, fluoride-basic flux provides a low residual-content weld deposit to help reduce the risk of temper embrittlement in high-temperature applications, making it...

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Jaw force gauges measure productive and safe grip on workpieces

January 20, 2016

New jaw force gauges from Dillon Mfg. allow users to measure the force applied to each chuck jaw independently to help diagnose problems before a failure occurs. The reading in pounds of chucking force per jaw is the holding force available for that specific jaw, rather than a total force of two or...

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Double-head flying saw helps increase tube mill line speed

January 20, 2016

FD Machinery Co. has developed a new double-head flying saw for use in tube and pipe and roll forming applications. The double-car flying saw offers two cutting carts in one production line. They operate independently and finish cutting pipes or open profiles alternately. This helps increase...

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Lubricants handle hot, cold forming of tube

January 20, 2016

Condat offers Condatub lubricants for hot and cold tube forming processes. Suitable for use on all metals, they include hot forming graphite and ceramics dispersions, drawing nonreactive and reactive soaps, pilger rolling and forming soluble lubricants, drawing neat oils, and corrosion inhibitors....

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Air knives handle cooling, drying, blowoff applications

January 19, 2016

Vortec offers air knives that transform ordinary compressed air into a uniform sheet of amplified air for blowoff of water and debris, high-speed drying or cooling, and air curtains. Filtered compressed airflow is amplified 25 times over its input to deliver a high-velocity sheet of laminar air...

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Power feed magnetic drill produces holes up to 1-5/8 in. dia.

January 19, 2016

Hougen Mfg. Inc. has released the power feed HMD927 portable magnetic drill. It drills holes up to 1-5/8 in. dia. and maintains a small, lightweight footprint while offering a high power-to-weight ratio. An LED light is built into the base of the magnet, allowing the operator to line up the...

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2-D fiber laser cutting system offers increased productivity

January 19, 2016

Prima Power offers the Laser Genius 2-D fiber laser cutting system. According to the manufacturer, the system’s automation modules and CNC proprietary management help ensure accuracy in cutting and head positioning, while high-dynamic linear motors help increase productivity 15 percent compared...

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Cutting software automatically creates NC programs from customer orders

January 19, 2016

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has released Columbus® CAD/CAM nesting software version 1.3 for plasma, oxyfuel, laser, and waterjet cutting. It includes the new Job Wizard, which automatically creates NC programs from customer orders. For the parts and plates within a customer’s library...

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