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What’s Hot in the World of Welding: (Part Three)

Sailing on waves of innovation to meet demands for greater productivity, higher efficiency and improved quality, welding shops are using new equipment, tools and systems to address the skilled labor shortage, connect to the Smart Factory revolution and achieve leaner, more profitable operations.

For applications on aluminum, other nonferrous metals and blending stainless steel, ALU-PRIME premium flap discs from Weldcote are manufactured of high-quality aluminum grain to work longer and more effectively before needing to be changed out. A second-tier calcium stearate reduces material buildup between grains, helping to prevent the aluminum from loading. These flap discs also allow the user to keep the work material cooler.

Here is some more of the latest equipment, tools and systems that shops are using to weld jobs faster and learn how to effectively join new materials that have more sophisticated chemical composition with properties that provide better functionality and durability in general and heavy fabrication, construction, power generation, automotive, transportation and other applications:

Updated and Improved Functionality on Robotic MIG Gun and Reamer Configurators
With new mobile-friendly configurators on the TOUGH GUN CA3 Robotic Air-Cooled MIG Gun, TOUGH GUN TA3 Robotic Air-Cooled MIG Gun and the TOUGH GUN TT3 Reamer Robotic Nozzle Cleaning Station from Tregaskiss, users can quickly and easily customize their robotic MIG guns and reamer for their exact application.

Arc Welding Takes Center Stage
Yaskawa Motoman introduces the AR3120 robot, ArcWorld 50 series workcells with YRC1000 controller, and a Universal Weldcom Interface pendant application that can fully utilize advanced capabilities on select Miller and Lincoln Electric digital welding power supplies.

Powered Air System Keeps Out Harmful Welding Fumes and Particulates
The motorized, battery-operated AirPlus Powered Air-Purifying Respirator System and AirShield full-coverage grinding visor flow fresh, filtered air over the face and create a positive pressure inside the respirator head top.

How to Increase Productivity in High Arc-On Time, High Duty Cycle Jobs
The Tweco Fusion Pro 450 water-cooled MIG gun and VELOCITY2 series of MIG consumables from ESAB improve welding productivity in medium- to heavy-duty applications.

Welding Enclosures for Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing
Argweld Flexible Welding Enclosures from Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT keep an inert gas shield around titanium and other reactive alloy parts during wire arc additive manufacturing used in aerospace, medical and motorsport applications.

Advanced Wire Feeding and Helmets Improve Heavy Fabrication Work
The LN-25X portable industrial wire feeder and next-generation Viking 2450 and 3350 Series welding helmets from Lincoln Electric increase welder productivity and safety.

T-Beam Production Line Improves Shipbuilding Efficiency
The fully automated PEMA T-beam production line from Pemamek enables high capacity, high quality and geometrically precise T-beams without any post-weld processes so that shipbuilders can improve their overall shipyard profitability and efficiency.

Workstation Tools That Improve Weld Accuracy and Productivity
The two-section ReadyRest Arm Rest, multi-function Deluxe MIG Pliers and a Plasma Cutting Tray attachment from Strong Hand Tools enable greater weld control, reduced fatigue and higher productivity in cutting, clamping, fixturing and welding on a single workstation.

Flap Discs that Deliver High Value-to-Price Performance
ALU-PRIME flap discs, premium trimmable flap discs, and Z-PRIME and Z-SOLID zirconia flap discs from Weldcote provide fast metal removal, cooler cutting, longer disc life and higher flexibility for grinding a variety of non-ferrous and ferrous materials.

Welding Cameras in a Narrow Gap
An XVC-1000/1100 or XVC-1000e/1100e camera from Xiris can be positioned on the leading or trailing edge of the weld, lined up straight with the groove edges, with free adjustment of the vertical angle.


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