Equipment & Automation http://weldingdesign.com/taxonomy/term/7394/more en First Look at New Orbital Welding Power Supply http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/first-look-new-orbital-welding-power-supply <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Does the M217 measure up to the reliability and quality of the M207? Yes.</div> <p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/first-look-new-orbital-welding-power-supply" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/first-look-new-orbital-welding-power-supply#comments Equipment & Automation Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:41:00 +0000 9601 at http://weldingdesign.com Better Arc Performance, System Modularity Improve MIG Productivity http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/better-arc-performance-system-modularity-improve-mig-productivity <div class="field-byline"> Welding Design staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Miller Electric’s Continuum 500 industrial MIG welding system improves arc starts and maintains more stable arc performance. </div> <p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/better-arc-performance-system-modularity-improve-mig-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/better-arc-performance-system-modularity-improve-mig-productivity#comments Equipment & Automation Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:46:00 +0000 9591 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>Miller Electric Mfg. developed the Continuum 500 system to make arc starts easier arc and arc performance more stable arc performance, so that welders (regardless of skill level) can achieve better results, on thin or thick metals.</p> Pre-Engineered Robotic Welding Cells for First Timers http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/pre-engineered-robotic-welding-cells-first-timers <div class="field-byline"> WeldingDesign staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Lincoln Electric Company is introducing a new option for manufacturers adopting automated welding capability for the first time. The Auto-Mate pre-engineered robotic welding cells, available in two designs, are described as &ldquo;affordable&rdquo; units that allow new adoptees of automated welding capability to establish the operation in their plant or shop, quickly and easily.</p></div> <p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/pre-engineered-robotic-welding-cells-first-timers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/pre-engineered-robotic-welding-cells-first-timers#comments Equipment & Automation Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:32:00 +0000 9581 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>The Auto-Mate 10 (left) and the Auto-Mate 5 (right) are pre-engineered work cells for automated welding installations, supplied with a Fanuc Arc Mate 0iB robot.</p> Durability, Portability Make Wire-Feeders Reliable and Functional http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/durability-portability-make-wire-feeders-reliable-and-functional <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Fronius wire-feeding cases are fully enclosed and shock-resistant devices protected against dust, humidity, and water spray.</div> <p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/durability-portability-make-wire-feeders-reliable-and-functional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/durability-portability-make-wire-feeders-reliable-and-functional#comments Consumables Equipment & Automation Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17:36:00 +0000 9531 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>The VR 5000 Case wire-feeder for D300 spools is protected against dust, humidity and water spray.</p> Scanner Adopts Computed Radiography for Weld Inspection http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/scanner-adopts-computed-radiography-weld-inspection <div class="field-byline"> WeldingDesign.com Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>GE’s CRxVision tabletop scanner adopts computed radiography for weld inspection. </div> <p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/scanner-adopts-computed-radiography-weld-inspection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/scanner-adopts-computed-radiography-weld-inspection#comments Equipment & Automation Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:11:00 +0000 9471 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>The CRxVision scanner&rsquo;s wide latitude &mdash; a result of 16-bit image processing at 35/70 microns resolution &mdash; eliminates the need for multiple gain settings when exposing over a wide range of thicknesses.</p> LED Increase Visibility, Productivity, Accuracy http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/led-increase-visibility-productivity-accuracy <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Hougen Manufacturing introduced what it called the first pilot light to the magnet of their new drill models. </div> <p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/led-increase-visibility-productivity-accuracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/led-increase-visibility-productivity-accuracy#comments Equipment & Automation Thu, 06 Nov 2014 16:31:00 +0000 9441 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>The LED light along the bottom of the cutting teeth and over the pilot tip that extends from the end of the cutter allows the operator is able to see the pilot point and center punch of the hole, which increases operator productivity and hole-location accuracy.</p> New Design Improves MIG/MAG Wire Feeding http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/new-design-improves-migmag-wire-feeding <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>A new wire-feed mechanism uses individual drives to ensure synchronous wire delivery to the torch.</div> <p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/new-design-improves-migmag-wire-feeding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/new-design-improves-migmag-wire-feeding#comments Equipment & Automation Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:51:00 +0000 9371 at http://weldingdesign.com Lincoln Electric Buying Automation System Integrator http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/lincoln-electric-buying-automation-system-integrator <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Lincoln Electric has bought a Easom Automation, a Michigan-based integrator of welding and fabricating equipment.</div> <p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/lincoln-electric-buying-automation-system-integrator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/lincoln-electric-buying-automation-system-integrator#comments Equipment & Automation Thu, 09 Oct 2014 02:24:00 +0000 9331 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>This two-axis robot-anchored transfer system is an example of the types of work cell systems Easom Automation designs.</p> Mechanical Weld Backing Methods http://weldingdesign.com/processes/mechanical-weld-backing-methods <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>For most applications of fusion welded joints, it is unnecessary to go to the trouble and expense of ensuring fully continuous transition of metal between parent materials. The fillet weld and the partial penetration butt weld usually are adequate, employed intelligently, they can meet many structural requirements.</p> <p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/site-files/weldingdesign.com/files/uploads/2014/10/HTF_TechPaper1.pdf" target="_blank">Download this technical paper.</a></p> </div> <p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/processes/mechanical-weld-backing-methods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/processes/mechanical-weld-backing-methods#comments Equipment & Automation Operations Processes Fri, 03 Oct 2014 13:09:00 +0000 9321 at http://weldingdesign.com New Compact Machine for Plasma and Oxy-Fuel Cutting http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/new-compact-machine-plasma-and-oxy-fuel-cutting <div class="field-byline"> Welding Design staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>ESAB Cutting Systems introduced SGX as a compact, automated cutting machine for plasma and oxy-fuel cutting in an affordable package.</div> <p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/new-compact-machine-plasma-and-oxy-fuel-cutting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/new-compact-machine-plasma-and-oxy-fuel-cutting#comments Equipment & Automation Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:43:00 +0000 9301 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>The SGX is available in sizes to cover plates up to 2,500 mm (8 ft.) wide, and up to two 6,000 mm (20 ft.) plates end-to-end. ESAB offers the cutting system with a choice of downdraft tables or water tables for dry or under-water plasma cutting.</p>