Automated Welding Takes Center Stage at Lincoln Electric Exhibit
Lincoln Electric Co. showcases welding automation in Booth N-6618, with high-speed gas-metal-arc-welding (GMAW) systems, systems designed to tackle difficult aluminum welding and technologies that make robotic welding a cost-effective option for job shops.
Lincoln Electric, IPG Photonics Enter Partnership
Arc welding and cutting product supplier Lincoln Electric (Cleveland, Ohio) and fiber laser and amplifer manufacturer IPG Photonics (Oxford, Massachusetts) have formed a strategic partnership to explore global opportunities in the laser welding and cutting market. The agreement stipulates that the two companies will jointly pursue the development of methods for providing expanded, turnkey solutions involving hybrid fiber laser/MIG welding technology to industrial companies worldwide.
Lincoln Launches Regulation Awareness Campaign
Lincoln Electric (Cleveland, Ohio) has introduced phase 2 of its “Are You Ready?” initiative, an awareness campaign to educate employers and the general welding community about new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.Specifically, the campaign and supporting materials are designed to aid fabricators in understanding the effects and requirements associated with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulation of Metal Fabrication Hazardous Air Pollutants (MFHAP) and National Emissions Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP). Resources available at lincolnelectric.com provide background on the new regulations, access to Lincoln Electric team members that can discuss the campaign or the regulations, and various educational tools to inform the welding community about the upcoming NESHAP regulations.
Weld Data Monitoring Software Enhanced
Lincoln Electric says new features added to its Production Monitoring 2 software platform enhance users’ ability to remotely monitor and review critical weld data in real-time from anywhere in the world.
Robotic Pipe Welding, Cutting Solutions
Lincoln Electric Automation’s RoboPipe system integrates features and functions for automated pipe welding and fabricating of carbon steel, stainless steel or duplex stainless steel.
Highly Efficient Welding System In Compact Package
Lincoln Electric’s Power Wave i400 and AutoDrive 4R welding system is said to deliver a highly efficient inverter power source with a compact, durable wire feeder. The welding system is designed for seamless integration with the Fanuc R-30iA controller or as a separate configuration to meet specific welding cell requirements. The company’s Waveform control technology enables processes such as Rapid Arc, Power Mode and Total s2f.