Unlike the red-tipped thoriated tungsten electrode that contains two percent thoria, blue-tipped MultiStrike tungsten electrodes from Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT contain a mix of non-radioactive rare earth elements, eliminating the risk to health posed by thoriated tungsten electrodes.
The 2016 edition of FABTECH is on track to be one of the largest metal fabrication events ever at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas from November 16-18. This special sneak peek provides technical reviews of some of the equipment, power sources, positioners, systems and accessories that will be exhibited in the Welding Pavilion to help you get a head start on navigating the show floor and managing your time while you’re there.
Here are some of the advances in tube and pipe welding equipment and accessories that are now available to help shops make money while meeting demands for more complex geometries, tougher materials, faster speed and higher quality.
The engine-driven SAE-300 MP Pure DC Generator Welder from Lincoln Electric stands up to rough conditions on the job site and delivers consistent power and maximum control, no matter how hot or cold, how long the pipeline or how tough the job.
Ideal for heavy equipment welding and for equipment used in severe service conditions, the new FabCO 85HXP gas-shielded flux-cored wire from Hobart Brothers can operate at higher wire feed speeds to increase deposition rates and travel speeds on thicker materials for higher productivity.