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AUGUST, 2012 EQUIPMENT CONSUMABLES EDUCATION SUPPORT
IN THIS ISSUE:
NEW! Tandem Cruiser™ Tractor
Why Safety Glasses are a Must on the Fab Shop Floor
Aluminum MIG Wire for Trailer Manufacturers
Robotic Welding is Key to Success for Ladder Manufacturer
How I Did It Project: Railing
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Power Wave® S500
Power Wave® S500 Advanced Process Welder
The compact, multi-process Power Wave® S500 is ideal for welding on thicker materials. It produces 450 amps at 100% duty cycle and up to 550 amps at 40% duty cycle.
Over 65 standard welding waveforms are loaded into the machine for optimized performance on almost any application.
Its inverter-based design allows the S500 to efficiently convert input power to reduce operational costs.

Welding the Velodrome
Click to watch video of welding the Cleveland velodrome
Cleveland, Ohio's first Velodrome started as steel beams and stacks of wooden planks, but with the help of a Lincoln Electric Ranger® 250 GXT engine driven welder and 3/32 inch diameter Fleetweld® 37-RSP stick electrode (AWS E6013), it become an exhilarating cycling track with 50-degree banks.

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Low Hydrogen
Stick Electrodes
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Learn about the history and properties of low hydrogen stick (SMAW) electrodes and the best practices when using them.

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September 10 - 15, 2012
 
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September 24 - 26, 2012
 
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October 20 - 25, 2012
 
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October 23 -24, 2012
 
 
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Tandem Cruiser™ Tractor for Submerged Arc Welding
 
Tandem Cruiser™ Tractor (click to view larger image) The new Tandem Cruiser™ Tractor is for submerged arc welding on bridge and barge decking, shipbuilding, tank fabrication and other applications.
 
Why tandem?  With a tandem two wire configuration, the Cruiser™ is capable of depositing more metal in a shorter period of time.  That's higher deposition and faster travel speeds -- up to 30 lbs. per hour per arc!
 
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Safeguarding Your Vision: Why Safety Glasses are a Must on the Fab Shop Floor
 
Safety glasses are a must on the shop floor.Eye safety on the job isn't just something that's good to practice. It's necessary and important. Consider this staggering statistic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Each day, approximately 2,000 U.S. workers receive medical treatment after suffering an eye-related injury on the job.
 
Learn about the risks to eye health for welders and fabricators, the regulations and standards covering safety glasses, the variety of factors to consider when selecting a pair of safety glasses, and how to keep your eye protection in good condition.
 
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Aluminum MIG Wire for Trailer Manufacturers
 
SuperGlaze® 5356 TM™ aluminum MIG wire for trailer manufacturers.SuperGlaze® 5356 TM™ is an engineered aluminum alloy GMAW wire designed specifically for applications in the trailer manufacturing industry. The engineered alloy system provides optimal puddle clarity and arc action as well as excellent wetting for both semi-automatic and high productivity automatic applications.
 
Applications:
  • High speed groove welds on formed truck panels.
  • Multi-pass fillet and lap welds on 6XXX series base materials.
  • Robotic fillet welds on trailer tanks requiring minimal post-weld clean up.
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Robotic Welding is the Key to Success for Croswell, Michigan-Based Ladder Manufacturer
 
System 55 application photo Cotterman Company, a manufacturer of steel rolling ladders, and the recipient of the 2011 W.W. Grainger, Inc. Partners in Performance Supplier of the Year Award, devotes a part of its success to its ongoing collaboration with the Lincoln Electric Automation Division.
 
In 2011, Cotterman was able to enhance operator efficiencies and productivity, reduce manufacturing turnaround time, lower inventory costs and maintain product quality by incorporating a Lincoln Electric robotic welding System 55 in its manufacturing facility.
 
The System 55 is a dual headstock robotic welding cell, designed for large sized parts that can be welded using the flexibility of reorientation. Using customization on both sides of the cell layout, Cotterman welders were able to weld the entire rolling stair tread on Side A and weld common parts, fixtures and components on Side B. With the new addition of the System 55, Cotterman reduced its finished inventory to zero, created a just-in-time manufacturing process and improved order fulfillment to 48 hours or less.
 
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How I Did It Project: Railing 
 
Installed railing (click to view larger image) Railing during fabrication (click to view larger image)
 
A.K. Welding in Trinidad, Colorado has built several sets of handrails, but this particular project was one of their favorites.  They used a Lincoln Electric SA-200 engine driven welder and various sizes of Lincoln Electric Excalibur® 7018 MR® stick electrode for the project.
 
The top rail and arches are 1/4-inch hammered flat strap and the balusters/spindles are 3/4 x 3/4-inch x 11 gauge hammered tubing. The c-brackets are also 1/4-inch and were fabricated from 3 cuts and welded.
 
The project was challenging because the wood base their client wanted the railing mounted to had twisted, requiring each arched section to be slightly different.  After fabrication, the railing was prepped, painted and installed.
 
A great deal of satisfaction came with completion of the project, especially since their client was very happy with the results.
 
View image gallery of projects from past issues.
 
The above project images and descriptions have been published to show how individuals used their ingenuity for their own needs, convenience and enjoyment. Only limited details are available and the projects have NOT been engineered by the Lincoln Electric Company. Therefore, when you use the ideas for projects of your own, you must develop your own details and plans and the safety and performance of your work is your responsibility.
 
Got Projects? Send them to us at: newsletter@lincolnelectric.com
 
Please attach JPG or GIF photos to your email. Also, don't forget to tell us the story - what you built, how you built it and what Lincoln Electric products you used!
       
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