Tandem Cruiser™ Tractor for Submerged Arc Welding
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!
Safeguarding Your Vision: Why Safety Glasses are a Must on the Fab 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.
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.
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.
Robotic Welding is the Key to Success for Croswell, Michigan-Based Ladder Manufacturer
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.
How I Did It Project: Railing
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.
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.
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