Lincoln Electric Acquires Tennessee Rand
Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. recently acquired the privately-held automated systems and tooling manufacturer, Tennessee Rand, Inc.
Tennessee Rand is a leader in the design and manufacture of tooling and robotic systems for welding applications. The company serves a wide base of automotive and metal fabrication customers.
"Tennessee Rand brings extensive tool design, system building, and machining capabilities that will enable Lincoln to further expand its welding automation business," said Christopher L. Mapes, Chief Executive Officer.
New! Cutting and Grinding Goggles
Select the premium shade 5 goggles for plasma and oxy-fuel cutting and most grinding tasks. These shade 5 goggles offer full coverage and meet ANSI Z87.1.
Choose the smaller, lighter shade 3 goggles for chipping, grinding and machining operations. These shade 3 goggles meet both ANSI Z87.1 and CSA Z94.3.
Fire Risks in Fume Extraction Systems: What You Should Know and How to Prevent It
Fire can present a serious risk in manufacturing facilities, particularly in metalworking and fabricating applications. In any shop, welding and cutting operations have the potential to trigger a blaze if proper precautions are not followed. From filter fires to spontaneous combustion flares in dustbins, hazards exist throughout a shop.
One potential source of fire outbreaks is the filters in your fume extraction system. Fire can be a serious risk in these systems because it can occur unexpectedly and can cause not only equipment damage but may result in a fire in your facility which can involve the risk of injury to workers. The thing to remember is that these kinds of fires can, and most likely will, occur in your facility at some point, even if you are careful and follow proper procedures.
Lincoln Electric Guardian™ fire safety systems and how they provide fire detection, prevention and suppression capabilities.
Tech Tip: Gas Lenses for TIG Torches
Dennis Klingman took a break from Lincoln Electric's Advanced Motorsports Welding Seminar to talk about the benefits of using a gas lens collet body on your TIG torch instead of the standard collet body.
Accessories for POWER MIG® Wire Feeder Welders
Lincoln Electric's POWER MIG® wire feeder welders are great on their own, but they become even more useful with the addition of an accessory or two.
Here's a few of the available accessories that you can get for your machine:
cart for welder, gas cylinder, and cables
Magnum® 100SG spool gun for aluminum welding
How I Did It Project: Hay Bale Handler
Michael Mohring of Denton, Texas had a problem moving round bales of hay so he fabricated this bale handler using his Lincoln Electric POWER MIG® 255C (current model is POWER MIG® 256) and .045 inch diameter Lincoln Electric Innershield® flux-cored wire.
He used 3-inch x 2-inch x .188-inch thick rectangular structural tubing for the frame; the bottom joints were mitered and the rest were butt joints. The frame was powder coated to protect it from the elements.
The large spear is 48-inches long. The short spear is 17-inches long and is used to stabilize the bale and keep it from spinning. The spears are easily removable for storage.
With completion of the project, Michael can now spear the hay bales and safely set them with less effort.
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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