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Portable Welding & Cutting Just Got More Portable

Weighing only 18 lb, the MiniArc 161LTS is an extremely portable, 115V or 230V, single-phase machine that provides outstanding results for GTAW (TIG) and Stick welding, and is able to use cellulosic 6010 electrodes with ease. 
The lightweight, highly portable MiniArc161LTS power source for GTAW/Stick welding and PowerCut® 400 manual plasma cutting system systems from ESAB are ideal for transport on or offsite as the job demands.

Overcoming Barriers That Prevent Using Wire Welding in the Field

The formula for success when using wire processes in the field starts with choosing the right equipment and consumables for the job. These include the appropriate style and size of wire, drive roll, gun and cable liner. 
Not every welding application on a jobsite can be transitioned over to wire, but noticeable productivity and quality gains can result from switching some of them to wire processes. 

Determining Actual Grinding Productivity & Cost

Though abrasives comprise, on average, less than two percent of the total cost of a fabricating operation, most shops fail to realize that 10 to 15 percent of their labor is consumed in metal-fabrication and finishing operations. A more accurate measure of productivity looks at the true total process cost, or the total work to be performed with abrasives.
By evaluating and tracking abrasive performance, combined with taking the time to select the best abrasive for a particular application, job shops and production operations can identify opportunities to significantly decrease grinding costs and increase productivity.

New Arc Process for More Efficient Welding

Cross-section of a root weld seam welded with LSC Root with deactivated penetration stabilizer. Wire diameter: 1.2 mm; additional wire G3Si1; wire feed speed: 3.6 m/min. (Courtesy of Fronius International GmbH)
A new algorithm uses the high processing power, large memory, extremely fast system bus and highly dynamic wire feed speed of the latest MIG/MAG power source platform to ensure an extremely stable arc with minimal spatter.

How Engine-Driven Welder/Generators Save Space and Fuel

Diesel engine-driven welder/generators with dual-operator capabilities can help maximize efficiency and productivity on the jobsite or service truck, helping businesses do more for less and keep a competitive edge. 
A diesel engine-driven welder/generator with dual-operator capabilities is one fuel-efficient machine that provides a full range of jobs and options for multiple users on the service truck or the jobsite — all without sacrificing arc quality or productivity.

Durable Tool Storage Cabinets Improve Productivity

The drawers in "L" cabinets have a 100 lb capacity and boast 100 percent extension. The sliding system comes with a lifetime warranty. "L" cabinets can also be mobile by adding casters to the bottom and the 6 in models have a 900 lb capacity per caster.
"L" line cabinets from Rousseau Metal are ideal for tool crib, quality inspection, maintenance and many other shop applications. 

Fully Automatic High-Speed Carbide Circular Saw

The P230B features a 750 mm diameter blade with a 3.8 mm blade thickness to minimize material loss. The blades can be either carbide tipped or ceramic (cermet).
The new P230B from Marvel Manufacturing is ideal for high production machine and features a 9 in maximum capacity on rounds and a 6.3 in maximum capacity on squares.

Industrial Connectors

The brochure details the many enhancements made to Mencom product lines over the years.
A new 12-page brochure from Mencom contains detailed information on their latest industrial connectors.

Economical Thread Milling Solutions for Deep Holes

TMSD Vertical inserts feature a single point design and reinforced cutting corner for reduced load on the cutting edges and greatly improved rigidity. Inserts are available in three sizes (7V, 9V, 11V) in VBX and VTX grades.
Vargus offers the TMSD Vertical tool for small diameter deep-hole thread milling applications and TMSD inserts for American Buttress.

Open, Accurate, Efficient Exchange of Tooling Data

Adveon for GibbsCAM allows users to develop their own tool library from a wider variety of tools to quickly and easily create tool assemblies, see immediate representations in 2D and 3D, and use them for simulation with integrated Cut Part Rendering and Machine Simulation.
In partnership with Sandvik Cormant, Gibbs and Associates offers GibbsCAM® software integrated with the Adveon™ Tool Library so that users can work with tools from any supplier with accurate geometric information.
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