How Close is Close Enough When Trying to Achieve Positioning Accuracy?

Which is better: pneumatic or electric actuation? This review of the various options of each process, along with their advantages and shortcomings depending on application circumstances, can help you make more informed decisions about positioning design and selection.
Positioners: Articles

How Welding Positioners Are Helping to Save Venice

An SA 500 S positioner is used to tilt and rotate a 42 ton MOSE component. The SA 500 S is 18 ft long and weighs slightly more than the weldments it manipulates. The machine’s turntable surface is 9 ft diameter and is hydraulically tiltable up to 105 deg. The SA 500 S offers variable-speed rotation in either direction, allowing welders to position and manipulate the most challenging workpieces.
Silvestrini welding positioners are being used to fabricate massive weldments and hinges in an ingenious flood-defense barrier intended to protect the city.


Positioners: Industry News

Koike Aronson Redesigns Website

The new site provides easier access to technical support for applications and online training for distributors.

ALM Sponsors Winning Teams at Autobahn Country Club Endurance Race

The Autobahn Endurance Racing Series June podium.
The company played a role the race consisting of cars divided into 4 classes for the 3.5 Hour Enduro on the Autobahn Country Club South Course.

IMI Announces New USA-Made Magnetic Welding Squares

IMI recently announced that their magnetic welding squares are being produced at their Michigan facility.


Positioners: Products

FABTECH 2016: Welding (Part Two)

Booth N-4329: Available with an integrated Inclinometer and Weld Revolution SpinArc Torch for high speed, vertical down applications in pipe welding, the Piper-Plus pipe welding system from Bug-O Systems makes automatic, pre-programmed changes to any and all welding parameters as determined by the position of the tractor as it travels around the pipe.
Take a closer look at some of the welding technologies that will be exhibited November 16-18 on the show floor in Las Vegas.

Fixed Height Trunnions

Booth N-1814: The Powered Trunnion from ALM Positioners has a powered head stock, slew bearing tailstock and offset motor, and comes available with a pivot or fixed head and a maximum radial load of 8,000 lb.
Powered Trunnion and Cantilever Trunnion sets with powered heads from ALM Positioners can handle radial loads up to 21,600 lb.

FABTECH 2016 Sneak Preview: Welding

Booth N-3904: The new Robacta Drive TPS/i push-pull robotic welding torch from Fronius features an unprecedentedly compact design, impressive cost effectiveness, and significantly enhanced mechanics that further improve component accessibility and TCP precision so that even more welding tasks can now be performed profitably by robots.
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.