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GMAW system power source includes fully integrated data-monitoring capability - TheFabricator.com

GMAW system power source includes fully integrated data-monitoring capability

November 29, 2010

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Axcess® E with Insight™, a GMAW system that includes fully integrated data-monitoring capability within the power source. The Insight weld process management system is embedded into the multi-GMAW platform to provide information to operators,...

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Welding power supply enhanced with new options - TheFabricator.com

Welding power supply enhanced with new options

November 15, 2010

Swagelok Co. has introduced new options for its M200 welding system power supply. A new, patent-pending ID purge control dynamically changes purge flow to maintain proper ID pressure at the weld joint. When combined with the welding system's automatic control for OD shield gas, the result is a...

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GTAW torches designed for use on thin materials, limited-access joints

November 1, 2010

Weldcraft offers two Micro-Tig® torches for use on thin materials and limited-access joints. According to the manufacturer, both torches feature lightweight, short torch bodies that allow penlike control on complex applications, including those in the aircraft and aerospace industries, artistic...

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22 possible causes of weld metal porosity - TheFabricator.com

22 possible causes of weld metal porosity

November 1, 2010 | By Phil Evans

Porosity is a weld defect that is fairly common, but also fairly easy to fix. What issues contribute to weld porosity? This checklist gives a welder a good idea of what might be causing the problem.

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GMAW/FCAW control system allows point-of-use voltage control more than 100 ft. from power source - TheFabricator.com

GMAW/FCAW control system allows point-of-use voltage control more than 100 ft. from power source

October 25, 2010

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the XMT® Weld Cable Control (WCC) system, which comprises an XMT 350 or XMT 456 multiprocess welding inverter, a voltage-sensing SuitCase® X-TREME™ WCC wire feeder, and a WCC. The GMAW/FCAW system allows welders working more than 100 ft....

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Lincoln Electric earns Market Share Leadership Award - TheFabricator.com

Lincoln Electric earns Market Share Leadership Award

October 25, 2010

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has been honored with the Market Share Leadership Award for best practices in the world pipeline industry related to welding equipment and consumables. The award, based on global research by analysts and consultants and outlined in Frost and Sullivan’s "CEO...

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Better shielding gas flow, efficient welding - TheFabricator.com

Better shielding gas flow, efficient welding

October 21, 2010 | By Tim Heston

After an automative supplier examines its automated and manual welding operations, it discovers greater efficiencies after analyzing and optimizing shielding gas flow.

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Better cladding, better inspection - TheFabricator.com

Better cladding, better inspection

October 14, 2010 | By Chris Kahlich

Hot-wire GTAW and inspection advances are meeting the oil and gas industry's ever-increasing need for cladding.

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Welding helmet upgraded - TheFabricator.com

Welding helmet upgraded

October 11, 2010

ArcOne has redesigned the Vision® helmet, upgrading both the shape of the helmet and the AD filter choices. Available filters are the Xtreme® dual, the new Xtreme Vi, and the Xtreme V with a 12.6-sq.-in. viewing area, with a 3 in the light state and shades 5-13 in the dark state. The...

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Thermadyne Holdings Corp. agrees to be acquired by Irving Place Capital

October 8, 2010

St. Louis, Mo.-based Thermadyne Holdings Corp., a global manufacturer of metal cutting and welding products and accessories, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Irving Place Capital, a middle-marker private equity firm, in a transaction valued at approximately...

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Specialty fabricator goes wireless with GTAW foot pedals

October 4, 2010 | By Brent Williams

Tangled up in cable clutter in your welding shop? An Orlando, Fla.-based fabrication shop reduced clutter and improved safety by using wireless GTAW foot pedals.

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Welding guns 101: light- or heavy-duty? - TheFabricator.com

Welding guns 101: light- or heavy-duty?

October 4, 2010 | By David Bellamy

From tacking operations that require short arc-on times to completing long, continuous welds on thick plate, the welding gun needs to offer the appropriate welding capacity for the job.

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Panasonic Factory Solutions moves to new facilities

September 27, 2010

Panasonic Factory Solutions Co. of America has moved into a new, dedicated demonstration and training facility in Buffalo Grove, Ill., and offices in nearby Rolling Meadows, Ill. The custom showroom will host demonstrations for electronics assembly, microelectronics, and welding and robotics in...

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Power sources designed for manual, heavy-duty SMAW with coated electrodes, GTAW, air carbon arc gouging - TheFabricator.com

Power sources designed for manual, heavy-duty SMAW with coated electrodes, GTAW, air carbon arc gouging

September 21, 2010

The Origo Arc 410c and 650c switching converter (chopper) power sources from ESAB Welding & Cutting Products are designed for manual, heavy-duty SMAW with coated electrodes, GTAW, and air carbon arc gouging. The machines can be used with many types of filler materials, and parameters can be...

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Gas lenses for GTAW torches available in standard, large-diameter, and 'stubby' sizes - TheFabricator.com

Gas lenses for GTAW torches available in standard, large-diameter, and 'stubby' sizes

September 21, 2010

Weldcraft offers multiple styles of precision-machined gas lenses for its WP series and Crafter Series™ air- and water-cooled GTAW torches. The lenses are designed to help optimize shielding gas coverage, improve GTAW performance consistency, and dissipate heat effectively. The lenses are...

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