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Welding and Fabricating Solutions, Hands-On Demos

FABTECH visitors will be able to program weld paths with the ESAB Cobot. Its intuitive operation provides the freedom to automate high-mix, low-volume applications and improve productivity with your existing workforce.

At FABTECH, ESAB will feature demonstrations and displays, include welding cobots, next-generation heavy industrial systems, pulsed MIG, TIG aluminum, new welding software, automated plasma cutting, portable welders and much more.

ESAB product managers and experts will feature hands-on and static demonstrations of ESAB's newest manual and automated fabrication, welding equipment, cutting equipment, filler metals, PPE and software in booth B20063.

Hands-on highlights in the booth-new this year:

  • Welding automation: Programming demonstrations of the ESAB Cobot that show it takes just seconds to teach a welding path using a software app that runs on a standard smart phone or tablet. The ESAB Cobot does not require a programmer, deploys in a matter of hours and helps fabricators increase productivity by 200 to 400%, according to the company.
  • Next generation heavy industrial system: The Warrior Edge 500 CX multiprocess pulsing power source and RobustFeed Edge CX wire feeder is designed to provide premium welding results without complexity. Synergic control, quick job buttons, RFID operator management and TrueFlow digital gas control technology enable fast and consistent results. Warrior Edge also has built-in connectivity and comes with a subscription to the InduSuite WeldCloud Fleet online software application.
  • Connectivity: InduSuite will launch WeldCloud Assembly, merging weld procedure and traceability from WeldCloud Notes and weld session data from WeldCloud Productivity. WeldCloud Assembly allows work to be done in the field with smartphones and tablets, which gives immediate feedback to those responsible for quality assurance, project owners and contractors and subcontractors.
  • Light industrial leadership: The Rogue EM 190 PRO features a 5" TFT LCD display that enables users to set advanced functions, such as synergic control to easily set and maintain optimized welding parameters and eliminate the guess-work associated with traditional controls.
  • Battery welder: The Renegade VOLT ES 200i Stick/TIG welding system is powered by DEWALT FLEXVOLT batteries and can weld up to 30 stick electrodes or TIG weld for 50 minutes on a single battery charge. Renegade VOLT offers a maximum welding output of 150A on battery power. It also connects to 115/230V AC primary power and provides a maximum welding output of 210A on 230V primary.
  • TIG aluminum: ESAB will release a water-cooled package for the Rebel EMP 205ic AC/DC. Water-cooled torches are smaller, more maneuverable and more comfortable to use.
  • Oxy-fuel cutting: The Victor oxy-acetylene torch cutting contest enables booth visitors to test their cutting speed and skill.

Experts and static demonstrations:

  • Orbital TIG: Designed for applications in the semiconductor, pharmaceutical, nuclear and other premium pipe fabrication operations, the M217 and M317 from Arc Machines Inc. (AMI) contain the most modern controls and interface technology to simplify automated welding.
  • Automated cutting machine: The Combirex Pro now features dual linear rails on the cross beam, heavy-duty crane rails mounted on H-beams for Y axis movement and a redesigned side carriage that increases maximum travel speeds to 1,400 IPM (35,560 mm/min). The Combirex Pro enables users to cut a 10' (3 m) plate, even if the machine is equipped with a DMX Beveler and a water table. ESAB's SmartCycle 2.0 technology also includes enhancements to several different software systems that shorten cycle times, increase machine motion efficiency and thus reduce cost per part.
  • CNC controller: The new Vision T6 is an operator-friendly controller that reduces the learning curve so employees can become productive with minimal training. The Vision T6 features a multitouch, high-definition panel with swipe-to-zoom, drag-and-drop, a home button and other user-friendly functions for quick access to a full range of features and capabilities that enable operators to select and edit programs, create nests, locate parts on a plate and cut from the controller.
  • Bulk wire drum: The new Marathon Pac Ultra 1,100-lb. bulk welding wire drum holds 22% more wire than the previous ESAB drums and 100 lbs. more than competitive drums, providing an additional 8 to 16 or more hours of welding time, according to the company.
  • Automated plasma power sources: Thermal Dynamics Automation's new UC Series of high-precision automated plasma power supplies offer outputs ranging from 130 up to 800A for maximum productivity, cut quality and reliability for piercing mild steel up to 50 mm (90 mm edge start) and stainless steel up to 100 mm (160 mm edge start). Two power sources can be connected to double cutting output or they can operate independently.
  • Light industrial CNC plasma machines: The Swift-Cut Pro cutting system, a new addition to the ESAB brand, delivers high-speed precision cutting at a low cost, the company reported. Combined with user-friendly software, it provides a solution for affordable in-house metal cutting up to 25 mm (1").

For more information contact:

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products


FABTECH Booth B20063

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