Pferd Introduces Latest Grinding Wheels
Pferd Inc.’s latest depressed-center grinding wheels feature a ceramic oxide grain that provides high stock removal rates and long service life. Suitable for working with steel and stainless steel, the new wheels, designated CO 24 Q SG, have a hardness grade Q and are for a variety of applications, including weld grinding. The wheels are available in sizes ranging from 4 1/2 in. dia. by 1/4 in. thickness and a maximum speed of 13,300 rpm to 9 in. dia. by 1/4 in. thickness and a maximum speed of 6,600 rpm.
New Welding App from Sandvik
Sandvik Materials Technology launched its new welding app for on-the-job functionality to meet welding professionals’ requirements when planning and performing welding projects. It allows users to plan which grades to choose for which jobs, make ferrite calculations, determine the level of heat input for a specific grade and select filler material. Sandvik also launched the Sandvik Welding Handbook, a downloadable and web-generated pdf that contains comprehensive product information and data sheets that feed the welding app.
Miller Expands ArcReach Technology
Miller Electric Mfg. Co. expanded its ArcReach remote control technology with three machines for portable welding applications in the construction, fabrication and shipbuilding markets. The XMT 350 CC/CV and XMT 450 CC/CV multi-process welding power sources are capable of MIG, stick, TIG and flux-cored welding, along with air carbon arc cutting and gouging. The Dimension 650 power source offers the same multi-process capabilities with the control needed to weld thin materials and the capacity to handle 3/8-in. carbon arc gouging applications.
Lincoln Electric’s New Welding Solution
The new Pantheon Mechanized Welding System from The Lincoln Electric Co. offers automated, repetitive welding operations for submerged and open arc processes in the heavy fabrication, shipbuilding, power generation, construction and pressure vessel manufacturing industries. Available in 8-ft.-by-8-ft. and 11-ft.-by-11-ft. sizes, it integrates with other automation systems, including ingoing and outgoing material handling, to enhance workflow. The system comes in a standard configuration that includes Power Wave AC/DC, 1000 SD Welder, MAXsa Controller, and adjusters and slides.
Esab Releases New Nesting Software
Esab Welding & Cutting Products released a new version of its Columbus CAD/CAM nesting software for plasma, oxyfuel, laser and waterjet cutting. This version offers a simplified, customer-influenced user interface. For the parts and plates within a customer’s library that are marked for automatic process, the updated Job Wizard can automatically nest all parts on the correct plates as well as assign the best machine to cut the part based on strategy settings. For job shops, the wizard can perform these functions automatically within minutes after a customer releases the order.
Clarcor Releases New Mist Collector
Clarcor Industrial Air’s SHM SmogHog media mist collector uses a three-stage filtration process that progressively reduces the mist concentration resulting in a near 100 percent particle removal efficiency. The primary filter features Peach saturated depth coalescing filter cartridges or optional fiberglass bags, depending on the application. The increased airflow of the filter results in increased capacity and removal efficiency for extended periods of time. The media is incorporated into a filter arrangement that maximizes filter area and allows simple service and maintenance.
Fronius’ New Stick Welding Machine
Fronius USA LLC’s new energy-efficient TransPocket 150 and 180 single-phase stick welding machines are replacements for the TransPocket 1500. The hand-held welding torches are designed primarily for stick welding and can utilize electrodes with diameters up to 4 mm. These power sources are also suitable for TIG welding up to 220 A, with a new TIG multi-connector and a welding torch with an up/down function at the user’s disposal to adjust the welding current directly on the torch. Two-step and four-step TIG welding is possible with the TransPocket as well as current pulsing.
Hobart Adds Two New Wires
Hobart Brothers Co. added two gas-shielded flux-cored wires, FabCO Element 71C and FabCO Element 71M, to its Element family of low-manganese wires. The wires have been formulated to produce manganese emissions below those of other similarly classified filler metals. Both offer enhanced out-of-position capabilities; produce low spatter levels to minimize post-weld cleaning; and have a fast-freezing, easy-to-remove slag to reduce the risk of slag inclusions. They are available in diameters of 0.045 in., 0.052 in. and 1/16 in. on 33-lb. fiber spools.