Lincoln Electric Flex Feed 84 wire feederClick image to enlargeFlex Feed 84 is Lincoln Electric's latest additon to its line of wire feeders. The company says it delivers consistent feeding over long conduit runs iwth large diameter wires up to 2.4 mm (3/32 in.).

This new feeder offers a flexible, modular design, including single-bench, dual-bench and boom-mount configurations that can be converted as workspace requirements change. It’s ideal for use in heavy and general fabrication, construction, structural and heavy equipment applications and includes a built-in interface for hard automation.

Featuring digital meters with preset voltage and wire-feed speed, the Flex Feed 84 displays actual voltage and current during welding and also offers four user memories to save repeated procedures. The system also allows the welding engineer to set passcode-secured limits and lockouts to control welding procedures.

Its patented advanced MaxTrac wire drive has a rugged, cast-aluminum feed plate that protects the wire and ensures consistent wire feeding. Patented, tool-less drive rolls allow operators to easily change wire size or type, while tool-less, split wire guides ensure uninterrupted feeding and prevent “birdnesting.”

Brass gun adapters provide superior electrical connections, reducing voltage drops and simplifying connections. A user-selectable, wire-retract function pulls the hot wire back into the nozzle after welding to prevent operator injury. Dual models can be equipped with an optional Power Path contactor that electrically isolates the non-active wire drive and gun.

New roughness gauges integrate on CNC machining centres

Blum-Novotest's TC64 roughness gauge is a new product that represents a quantum leap in the field of machine integrated quality monitoring, says the company.

Quick setup press brake

Equipped with Amada’s automatic tool changer (ATC), the HRB is an ideal solution for variable lot sizes and rush jobs.

FABTECH 2014: Automated robotic bending cell

Exhibitor: Amada America Booth: B-2503

Unique machining concept: Multi-task turning

Mazak's Orbitec 20 is a unique machine originally developed as a customized solution for a customer application.

CAM software for complex waterjet cut parts

OMAX has developed an advanced version of its waterjet cutting CAM software.

Weldable rust preventative fluid

Lincoln Electric’s RP6 Weldable Rust Preventative Fluid, a new, innovative oil-based fluid, provides up to six months of indoor corrosion protection by preventing rust on ferrous metals, while not adversely impacting the welding process, claims the company.

New fiber laser from MC Machinery

MC Machinery’s fiber laser offering has expanded to include another option in laser cutting technology. 

Turning with a stronger corner radius

Indexable turning inserts from Walter are designed for applications where a soft cut and high precision is required.

Nd:YAG or fiber laser for micro welding?

Choosing the best option for your application

By Geoff Shannon, Amada Miyachi America

Four lasers can be used for micro welding: pulsed neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG), continuous wave (CW) fiber, quasi continuous wave (QCW) fiber, and nanosecond fiber. Each laser type offers unique features that work best for specific applications. Here is a comparison of the pulsed Nd:YAG laser with the three fiber laser options, and a discussion of why and when one might be chosen over the other. In some cases, several options may work; in that case, cost of ownership and serviceability can tip the scales.

Direct diode laser cutting

Mazak Optonics Corp. has introduced the Optiplex 3015 DDL 6kW direct diode laser cutting technology.

New designs in tool presetting from Zoller

Zoller has introduced new presetting and measuring devices including the venturion 450, the smileCompact and smile devices.

Doosan Puma VTR adds Capto quick change

Doosan’s PUMA VTR Series has grown, with two new “C” models incorporating the Capto quick change tooling system made by Sandvik Coromant.


Depressed centre grinding wheels

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced its new Norton Quantum3 (NQ3) Combination Wheels, an addition to the recently introduced Norton Quantum3 (NQ3) line of Depressed Center Grinding Wheels.

Round reversable toolholders

Kaiser Tool Co. http://www.thinbit.com/ has introduced Thinbit round reversable toolholders.

Extreme milling

Ingersoll’s DiPosFeed series of indexable high-feed mills offer extreme milling performance.

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