ESAB News ARCHIVE
March 29, 2019
ESAB Welding and Cutting has long been a health and safety pioneer, producing PPE which optimises the removal of welding fumes to ensure a safe environment for all operators.
ESAB VALUE ADDED ENGINEERING SERVICE HELPS CUSTOMERS BOOST PROFITABILITY WITHOUT COMPROMISING QUALITY
March 20, 2019
ESAB’s Value Added Engineering (VAE) service is a highly effective way for manufacturing companies to improve the productivity of their fabrication processes and, therefore, their profitability, but without having to sacrifice quality. Customers are seeing the benefits of VAE and typically making savings in the order of tens of thousands of dollars/euros per year and ESAB’s VAE team can help customers anywhere in the world to reap the rewards of this proven approach.
December 20, 2018
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced a full suite of mechanised welding systems.. including the Railtrac™ B42V (a rail-mounted tractor with a new weaving unit), the Railtrac BV2000 (a rail-mounted tractor for rail hardfacing), the Miggytrac™ B501 (compact, battery-operator tractor) and the Miggytrac B5001 (compact, programmable tractor).
October 29, 2018
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has expanded and enhanced the series of MXL MIG/MAG torches for industrial-duty applications. ESAB has boosted the duty cycle from 35 to 60% and now offers a full range of MXL gas- and water-cooled torches designed for industrial-duty applications. All MXL torches feature knuckle joints and spring supports that improve flexibility to reduce wrist strain. A new handle offers better ergonomics and soft-grip areas on the 341, 411W and 511W models further increase comfort. A refreshed front-end design accepts the same standard ESAB consumables.
October 22, 2018
Unless weldable materials are relatively thin, edge preparation is usually necessary for achieving high-integrity welded joints. Depending on the joint design, this requires one or more beveled edges on one or both of the components. Types of bevel are named after the capital letters that look similar, the most common being V, X, Y and K. However, welding preparation is not the only reason for cutting bevels - another application example is countersinking Hardox plate for fixing with countersunk screws. Because of the extreme wear-resistance of Hardox, even costly carbide-tipped drills and countersinks have a limited life, so plasma beveling is an attractive alternative for producing countersunk holes.