welding fumesClick image to enlargeKeeping a handle on the fumes generated by welding processes is an important part of maintaining productivity. 

Here’s a look at a few products that are up to the task:






Fume and Dust

Nederman's Filterbox fume extractorClick image to enlargeCapture dangerous fumes from welding and other metal fabricating processes directly at the source with Nederman’s range of mobile FilterBox and FilterCart fume and dust extraction units.

These units come with optimized Nanofiber filter technology for longer cleaning intervals and longer filter lifespan.

Nanofiber is the preferred choice for welding applications as it offers the longest filter life and lowest total running cost. It also has high efficiency making it suitable for high alloy applications: F9 (EN779) and MERV 15 (ASHRAE 52.2).

Nederman’s latest Nanofiber filter media is backwards compatible so your existing mobile filter units can be upgraded to realize the benefits of enhanced cleaning, efficiency and

Nederman offers capture-at-source solutions with extraction arms or on-torch systems, mobile extraction and filtering units and stationary central vacuum systems for your facility.


Through the gun

translas8XRClick image to enlargeThe 8XR MIG Extractor from Translas is made for cobot and semi-automatic welding solutions.

The 8XR’s unique nozzle design provides the best results in taking away the fumes directly at the source. The nickel-plated contact tips are designed for a longer lifetime and are available for all types of wire and sizes.

The 8XR will fit almost every marked known torch holder and easy to clamp in a track.

Prolonged exposure is like inhaling ultrafine metal dust which can lead to cancer of the lung, damage to the brain and kidney damage. Certain gases, such as helium, carbon dioxide and argon, displace oxygen and argon can pose suffocation risks, particularly in enclosed work areas.

The 8XR Cobot MIG Extractor integrates the most efficient fume extraction structure in the welding industry. The torch comes with four different angles: 22°, 35°, 45° and straight.

Combined with the ClearO2 W-series 100 and 200, it captures up to 98 per cent of welding fumes directly at the source.


Mechanized Solution

lincoln prism fumeextracterClick image to enlargeThe Prism Mobile with mechanized cleaning from Lincoln Electric is a low vacuum system for welding fume extraction and filtration. Its size and mobility make it ideal for smaller manufacturing facilities that require light to medium duty welding fume extraction in variable locations.

It offers generous airflow of 735 CFM with a flexible 10-foot or 13 foot extraction arm, and its internal spark arrestor functions as a pre-filter for larger-sized particulates. This prevents sparks from reaching the filter. Its RotaPulse automatic filter cleaning system reduces maintenance.

The filter has a larger surface area which requires fewer changes; helping to lower operational costs. The extraction arms allow for optimal motion and reach for multiple work areas while front casters and rear wheels provide ideal mobility and positioning.


High speed, high precision fiber laser cutting

Available as 2kW, 4kW and 6kW, the LCG 3015 AJ was developed with Amada’s proven fiber laser technology, says the company. This technology helps achieve Process Range Expansion (PRE) by providing the ability to cut brass, copper and titanium.

Indexable insert drill for better hole quality, longer tool life

Sandvik Coromant has launched a reinforced version of its CoroDrill 880 indexable drill that the company says will substantially improve production economy in large diameter holemaking applications.

BIG Kaiser expands collet chuck offering

BIG Kaiser has expanded its Mega ER Grip collet chuck offering with more options, including BBT30, BBT40 and BBT50 tapers.

Sandvik adds more shapes to newest insert grades

Sandvik Coromant has updated its GC4415 and GC4425 steel turning grades with more insert shapes, making them ideal for manufacturers operating in mass and batch production set-ups.

High-capacity work changer for vertical machining centre

The VARIAXIS i-300 simultaneous five-axis vertical machining center from Mazak has received a boost in flexibility and efficiency with the addition of the VARIAXIS i-300 high-capacity auto work changer.

Welding helmet has integrated flip up grind shield

Lincoln Electric has introduced the Viking 325D welding helmet.

New generation vertical machining centres

Doosan Machine Tools has launched its new generation of DNM series of vertical machining centres. Now in its third generation, the machines feature higher speeds and faster spindle acceleration and deceleration rates.

Free press brake load calculator app

Cincinnati Inc. has released a load calculator app that helps users figure out the press brake tonnage required to air bend a certain piece of metal.

Updated 3D platform software with better hardware to software synergy

Creaform has launched the latest version of its 3D software platform, VXelements and suite of applications bringing a more comprehensive experience for users with unmatched hardware to software synergy for reverse engineering, rapid prototyping and dimensional inspection.

New modular round chamfering tool

Big Kaiser has introduced the R-Cutter CKB Type, an ultra-high-feed front and back radius chamfering mill with high rake angles that reduce cutting resistance and minimize burr generation.

Saw and track system for cutting pressure vessels

A saw and track system for cutting pressure vessels up to 60” in diameter in preparation for hydrostatic testing and complete fabrication is being introduced by Esco Tool of Holliston, Massachusetts.

Ceramic end mill cuts like carbide

Unique cutting geometry gives Greenleaf Corp.’s XSYTIN-360 high-performance solid ceramic end mills ten times higher productivity, leading to tremendous cost savings.

Tool cleaning and laser marking

Walter’s Helicheck Plus and Helicheck Pro machines from United Grinding North America now feature new modules for tool cleaning and laser marking. 

Thinnest parting off and deep grooving tools

Sandvik Coromant has introduced CoroCut QD inserts in sizes 0.04, 0.05 and 0.06 in. with internal coolant.

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