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Editor: Jonathan Severn
2nd November 2016

It seems that I only ever get to try welding while wearing a suit, but such is life as an editor. A couple of weeks ago ESAB invited me to the press launch of its Rebel multi-process welding machine and I was given the opportunity to have a go with it. I can report that the Rebel really is easy to set up and use to produce a good weld.

This welder could be great for machine builders who seldom weld but, when they do, they might find themselves having to do MIG, TIG or stick welding, and the material might be mild steel, stainless steel or aluminium. And they might need to carry the machine to where it is needed in their own factory or on a customer's site, and perhaps there is only a single-phase supply of either 120V or 230V. See below to find out more about the 'weld anything, anywhere' Rebel.


ebRebel multi-process welder operates from 120/230V or a generator
ESAB's Rebel is a MIG/TIG/MMA welding system with a 'smart MIG' function and clever user interface so even non-experts can produce good welds. More?

pnPLCopen releases first coding guidelines for PLC programming
These new guidelines benefit programmers and end users by improving code quality, cutting development time and costs, and simplifying maintenance. More?

btPneumatic valves for SIL1 or SIL2 safety control systems
Burkert has developed innovative safety valves that can be used in new designs or retrofitted to existing SIL1 or SIL2 safety-related control systems. More?

eaNew Elesa support clamps for machine guard panels and wire mesh
If you need a quick and cost-effective way to secure panels or wire mesh for guarding or non-safety applications, have a look at Elesa's new clamps. More?


peMachinery safety seminars in November and December
Forthcoming seminars from Pilz cover machinery safety standards and technology, and safety in the food, beverage and tobacco industry. More?

lgConference: robotics and automation in automotive manufacturing
This is a great opportunity to find out more about next-generation robotics and automation; follow the link for the agenda and speaker line-up. More?

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leGeared motor drives are preconfigured for faster installation
Lenze has made it extremely easy to select preconfigured geared motors with integrated contactor and soft start/stop for multi-speed pallet conveyors. More?

dnServo electric cylinders gain momentum in replacing pneumatics
Dunkermotoren electric cylinders are increasingly used instead of pneumatics to boost performance, output and quality, while minimising downtime. More?

imPhotoelectric sensors withstand exposure to oils and coolants
ifm electronic's new O6 400 series miniature photoelectric sensors feature stainless steel housings, scratch-resistant glass optics and oil-proof seals. More?

ndApplication flyer: 'Drive Solutions for Rotary Feeders'
The latest addition to NORD's library of application flyers is 'Drive Solutions for Rotary Feeders' - but there are many more to choose from. More?

prNew white paper: BS EN ISO 14122, Permanent means of access
Procter Machine Guarding's white paper explains the harmonised standard for working platforms, walkways, stairs, stepladders, ladders and guard rails. More?

paProtection from cyberattacks without compromising machine safety
This article from Pilz discusses how production machinery can be protected from cyberattacks without compromising safety. More?

meAutomated optical measurement of automotive filter dimensions
Find out how Micro-Epsilon scanCONTROL laser profile scanners are playing a key role in the automated inspection of automotive filters. More?

ahAdvantech launches managed Ethernet switch with support for IXM
This industry-first managed Ethernet switch with IXM device management technology makes configuring multiple devices much faster. More?

mnstepSERVO range expands with NEMA 34 and dual-port Ethernet
These latest units from Mclennan integrate a microstepping motor, closed-loop servo drive, encoder and options for motion control and communications. More?

brElectronification boosts construction machine's capabilities
Bosch Rexroth's electronic drives and controls enable Soilmec's SR-75 piling machine to perform functions that traditionally need five different machines. More?

mkModlink MSDD programming ports provide convenient, safe access
These rugged, modular panel interfaces enable data and power connections to be made to control panels without having to open the door. More?


What would it take?
This week Dilbert sets out to get everyone's agreement, which means using the full spectrum of his powers of persuasion. More?

Jonathan Severn

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