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Welding electrode wires having alkaline earth metals

The disclosed technology generally relates to welding, and more particularly to a consumable electrode wire for metal arc welding, and a method and a system for metal arc welding using the consumable electrode wire. In one aspect, a consumable welding wire configured to serve as an electrode during metal arc welding comprises one or more alkaline earth metal elements at a concentration between 0.005% and 10% on the basis of a total weight of the welding wire.. ... Lincoln Global Inc

Communication between a welding machine and a live welding training device

A welding training system for at least one of welding, cutting, joining, and cladding operations is provided. The system includes a welding tool and a welding power supply. ... Lincoln Global Inc

Welding trainer utilizing a head up display to display simulated and real-world objects

A system for aiding a user in at least one of welding, cutting, joining, and cladding operations is provided. The system includes a welding tool and a welding helmet with a face-mounted display. ... Lincoln Global Inc

System and method for calibrating a welding trainer

A system and method for calibrating a welding training apparatus. The system includes reference markers disposed in a 3-d space of a welding environment so as to have a known fixed orientation in the 3-d space of the welding environment. ... Lincoln Global Inc

System and method for manufacturing and control thereof

Embodiments for performing manufacture processes are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system includes a tool to be used in a manufacture process on a workpiece. ... Lincoln Global Inc

Magnetic frequency selection for electromagnetic position tracking

A system for and method of tracking elements of a welding system using electromagnetic sensors and an electromagnetic transmitter, the electromagnetic sensors and an electromagnetic transmitter operating at a frequency group that is selected to reduce or avoid interference from other welding systems, such selection being performed manually by a user or automatically as the result of detection of interference at the sensors.. . ... Lincoln Global Inc

System and method of communicating in a welding system over welding power cables

A system and method are provided for recognizing peripheral devices coupled to a welding power source and changing operational settings of the welding power source based the recognized peripheral. Systems and methods allow for remote recognition of the type and capabilities of a peripheral device using handshake communication signals.. ... Lincoln Global Inc

Welding system providing visual and audio cues to a welding helmet with a display

A system for aiding a user in at least one of welding, cutting, joining, and cladding operations is provided. The system includes a welding tool and a welding helmet with a face-mounted display. ... Lincoln Global Inc

Welding system and method of welding

A three stage power source for an electric arc welding process comprising an input stage having an ac input and a first dc output signal; a second stage in the form of an unregulated dc to dc converter having an input connected to the first dc output signal and converts the first dc output signal to a second dc output signal of the second stage; and a third stage to convert the second dc output signal to a welding output for welding wherein the input stage and the second stage are assembled into a first module within a first housing structure and the third stage is assembled into a second module having a separate housing structure connectable to the first module with long power cables. The second module also includes wire feeding systems and electronics.. ... Lincoln Global Inc

Importing and analyzing external data using a virtual reality welding system

A real-time virtual reality welding system including a programmable processor-based subsystem, a spatial tracker operatively connected to the programmable processor-based subsystem, at least one mock welding tool capable of being spatially tracked by the spatial tracker, and at least one display device operatively connected to the programmable processor-based subsystem. The system is capable of simulating, in virtual reality space, a weld puddle having real-time molten metal fluidity and heat dissipation characteristics. ... Lincoln Global Inc

User interface with real time pictograph representation of parameter settings

Provided is an electric arc generation system comprising a robot, an electric arc torch attached to the robot, a power supply configured to provide an electrical power output to the torch, and a user interface for adjusting a plurality of power supply parameters. The user interface comprises a display. ... Lincoln Global Inc

Methods and systems for brushless welder generator

The invention described herein generally pertains to a system and method related to an engine driven welding device that includes a first brushless generator component configured to produce a first electrical current for use with a welding operation and a second brushless generator component configured to produce a second electrical current for use as auxiliary power. The first brushless generator component can be a permanent magnet generator and the second brushless generator component can be an asynchronous generator, each being coupled to a shaft of an engine within the engine driven welding device. ... Lincoln Global Inc

Achieving high dynamic range in a dual-spectrum digital imaging welding helmet

Arc welding systems, methods, and apparatus providing dual-spectrum, real-time viewable, enhanced user-discrimination between arc welding characteristics during an arc welding process are disclosed. Welding headgear is configured to shield a user from harmful radiation and to include a digital video camera or cameras to provide dual-spectrum (i.e., both visible spectrum and infrared spectrum) real-time digital video image frames. ... Lincoln Global Inc

Methods and systems for multi-voltage and frequency engine drive

The invention described herein generally pertains to a system and method related to an engine-driven welding device that generate a welding voltage and an auxiliary voltage using a rotor/stator assembly at various frequency settings or revolutions per minute while maintaining outputs for the welding voltage and the auxiliary voltage. A welding device can include a field controller component and/or a controller that is configured to detect a change in a frequency setting or an engine speed. ... Lincoln Global Inc

03/15/18 / #20180071850

System and method for real-time computation and reporting of welding machine performance and metrics

A welding or cutting system is provided using a performance module which monitors the real-time performance of a welding or cutting system and displays this information on a user interface on the system. Other embodiments of the system also include a cost calculation function in which a cost of the welding or cutting operation is calculated.. ... Lincoln Global Inc

03/08/18 / #20180068580

Welding simulator

A simulator facilitates simulated welding activity of simulated weld joints. The simulator may include a logic processor based system operable to execute coded instructions for generating an interactive welding environment in which a welding activity is simulated, the welding activity occurring at an interface of a first simulated work piece and a second simulated work piece that defines a simulated weld joint. ... Lincoln Global Inc

02/22/18 / #20180050416

Torch clamp

The invention described herein generally pertains to a system and method related to a semi-automatic or a manual welding operation and utilizing a member or a clamp to removeably secure a torch or a torch cable to a wire feeder. The member can include a first portion that is separated from a second portion, wherein a curved portion is in between the first portion and the second portion. ... Lincoln Global Inc

02/22/18 / #20180050415

Torch quick release mechanism

The invention described herein generally pertains to a system and method related to an automatic, semi-automatic or a manual welding operation and utilizing a quick release mechanism to removeably secure a torch to a wire feeder or a torch cable to a wire feeder. The quick release mechanism can be configured to attach through a sidewall of a female member coupled to a wire feeder, wherein the quick release mechanism engages a male member inside the female member to couple or decouple the torch from the wire feeder.. ... Lincoln Global Inc

02/08/18 / #20180036824

Real time inductance monitoring in welding and cutting power supply

A system and method is provided for monitoring and displaying real time information regarding the inductance of the welding circuit, such that a user can monitor the performance of a power supply to determine if the system inductance is adversely affecting the operation of the power supply, and where the system can change the output signal based on the detected system inductance.. . ... Lincoln Global Inc

02/08/18 / #20180036823

Dual battery hybrid engine drive welder and methods and systems of controlling the same

Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a combustion engine power generation device, such as an engine driven welder, which utilizes a first battery for engine start and providing operational power when the system is off, and a second high storage battery to provide all operational power so long as the second battery has the stored energy to supply the needed power. In an embodiment, the first battery is a lead acid battery and the second battery is a lithium ion battery.. ... Lincoln Global Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032066

Production manager with location and inspection data

A production monitoring system has a production monitoring server, a network communication system, production monitoring data store, and production monitoring module. The system is configured to receive, from multiple construction locations, information relating to weld locations, welding parameters, and inspection status for individual welds. ... Lincoln Global Inc

01/18/18 / #20180015560

Method and system for welding with temperature detector

Embodiments for controlling heat input for a weld or metal deposition process by monitoring thermal characteristics of a weld environment are disclosed. One embodiment includes a welding helmet having a shell to be worn by a human welder to protect the human welder while viewing a weld environment through a viewing window of the shell during a welding operation using a welding system. ... Lincoln Global Inc

01/18/18 / #20180015559

Method and system for welding with temperature detector

The invention described herein generally pertains to a system and method related to a semi-automatic or a manual welding operation and detecting a base material (e.g., workpiece) temperature, communicating the base material temperature, and adjusting the welding operation based on the detected base material temperature. A temperature sensor can detect temperature at a location that is a distance from the arc and, for instance, parallel to a direction of travel of the welding torch and such detected temperature can be communicated to the user performing the weld or the user controlling the semi-automatic welding system. ... Lincoln Global Inc

12/28/17 / #20170368631

Welding waveform for stainless steel applications

Specific ac welding waveforms are utilized to increase the toughness level of austenitic stainless steel above what is achieved using the same welding consumables using standard dc welding waveforms.. . ... Lincoln Global Inc

12/21/17 / #20170363520

Continuous flow sampling apparatus

A flow-through sampling apparatus for sampling a bulk solid mixture includes a main body forming an opening. A screen is located in the opening and forms a plurality of sample zones within the main body. ... Lincoln Global Inc

12/14/17 / #20170355045

Skygimbal ferris wheel positioner

A five axis welding positioner has a horizontally oriented indexing axis for indexing a welding part between workstations. The indexing axis corresponds to a first axis of rotation. ... Lincoln Global Inc

11/30/17 / #20170345336

Importing and analyzing external data using a virtual reality welding system

A real-time virtual reality welding system including a programmable processor-based subsystem, a spatial tracker operatively connected to the programmable processor-based subsystem, at least one mock welding tool capable of being spatially tracked by the spatial tracker, and at least one display device operatively connected to the programmable processor-based subsystem. The system is capable of simulating, in virtual reality space, a weld puddle having real-time molten metal fluidity and heat dissipation characteristics. ... Lincoln Global Inc

11/30/17 / #20170343884

Enclosure device

In one embodiment of an enclosure device, a camera casing and light source casing are secured to a plate frame, and the enclosure device is configured to be mounted to an arm, such as a robotic welding arm. A shutter mounting arm may also be secured to the plate frame. ... Lincoln Global Inc

11/23/17 / #20170334015

Manual welding apparatus having an automatic wire retract method

A method providing a manual welding apparatus configured to supply a welding wire to a welding gun. The welding gun has a trigger and an opening where the welding wire extends when the trigger is activated. ... Lincoln Global Inc

11/23/17 / #20170334014

System for measuring energy using digitally controlled welding power sources

A method and system for internally determining, within a welding power supply, the energy input into a weld during a welding operation. The method includes determining a total energy input into the weld during a first time period, and determining a length of the weld made during the first time period.. ... Lincoln Global Inc

11/23/17 / #20170334013

System for measuring energy using digitally controlled welding power sources

A method and system for internally determining, within a welding power supply, the energy input into a weld during a welding operation. The method includes determining a total energy input into the weld during a first time period, and determining a length of the weld made during the first time period.. ... Lincoln Global Inc

11/23/17 / #20170334011

Method and system to use combination filler wire feed and high intensity energy source for welding and arc suppression of a variable polarity hot-wire

Methods and system of the present invention include hot-wire welding system used in combination with arc welding systems, where the welding system initiates an arc clearing routine in hot-wire welding system. The arc clearing routine includes detection of an arc and then skipping a complete pulse of the hot-wire waveform and initiating the next pulse to determine is consumable separation still exists. ... Lincoln Global Inc

11/16/17 / #20170326674

Welding helmet configuration providing real-time fume exposure warning capability

Welding helmets, systems, and kits providing real-time fume exposure monitoring and warning capability during an arc welding process. A welding helmet configured to protect the head of a user during a welding process is configured with an intelligent warning apparatus and an air-sampling pick-up and output port. ... Lincoln Global Inc

11/16/17 / #20170326670

Welder-generator with start-stop

An arc welding system includes a welding power supply. An auxiliary power supply supplies electrical energy to an auxiliary load. ... Lincoln Global Inc

11/09/17 / #20170323584

Systems and methods providing a computerized eyewear device to aid in welding

A system to support communication and control in a welding environment is disclosed. In one embodiment the system includes an internet-of-things (iot) technology platform configured to provide scalable, interoperable, and secure communication connections between a plurality of disparate devices within a welding environment. ... Lincoln Global Inc

10/26/17 / #20170308111

Power source system

An electric arc generation device includes an internal combustion engine operatively coupled to a generator, an arc generation power supply powered by the generator, an ecu configured to control a maximum power output level of the engine according to one of a low power routine and a high power routine, and a position signal receiver operatively connected to the ecu. The position signal receiver is configured to receive a position signal, generate current position information based on the position signal, and provide the current position information to the ecu. ... Lincoln Global Inc

10/26/17 / #20170304966

Mobile welding system

A mobile welding system that does not rely exclusively on a track to define the path of the welder. The present invention generally provides a mobile welder adapted to move along a work piece, the mobile welder including a chassis supporting a motor assembly; a travel assembly attached to the chassis and adapted to support the chassis over a portion of the work piece, wherein the motor is coupled to the travel assembly to selectively cause the chassis to move relative to the work piece; a controller connected to the motor assembly to control movement of the chassis relative to the work piece; a chassis holder connected to the chassis, the chassis holder being adapted to provide a force holding the chassis a selected distance from the work piece; and a welder supported on the chassis, the welder including an implement adapted to perform a welding operation, wherein the implement is supported on the chassis at a location where the implement and the chassis define an uninterrupted line of sight from the implement to the work piece, wherein the chassis holder is spaced from the line of sight a distance sufficient to prevent the chassis holder from interfering with the welding operation.. ... Lincoln Global Inc

10/26/17 / #20170304963

Process for making a boric acid free flux

The invention described herein pertains generally to a process for making boric acid free flux compositions in which boric acid and/or borax is substituted with a molar equivalent amount of potassium tetraborate tetrahydrate. In some embodiments, a phthalocyanine pigment is used to affect a color change at activation temperature.. ... Lincoln Global Inc

10/26/17 / #20170304962

Boric acid free flux

The invention described herein pertains generally to boric acid free flux composition in which boric acid and/or borax is substituted with a molar equivalent amount of potassium tetraborate tetrahydrate. In some embodiments, a phthalocyanine pigment is used to effect a color change at activation temperature.. ... Lincoln Global Inc

10/26/17 / #20170304923

Method and system of using a consumable and a heat source with a weld puddle

A system for and a method of controlling a filler wire and/or an heat source is provided. The system includes a high intensity energy source configured to heat at least one workpiece to create a molten puddle on a surface of the at least one workpiece. ... Lincoln Global Inc

09/21/17 / #20170266747

System and method for remote controlled engine drive welding power supply

A welding system that includes a remote control device and a welding power supply is disclosed. The remote control device includes a user input to select at least a welding mode of the welding system and a transmitter to wirelessly transmit signals representing at least the welding mode. ... Lincoln Global Inc

09/14/17 / #20170259368

Arc welder with variable-frequency auxiliary power output

An arc welding system includes a welding power supply having a switching type power converter. A welding electrode is connected to the switching type power converter to receive electrical energy therefrom and produce an electric arc. ... Lincoln Global Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252848

Method and system of using comsumable with weld puddle

A system for and a method of controlling filler wire is provided. The system includes a high intensity energy source configured to heat at least one workpiece to create a molten puddle on a surface of the at least one workpiece. ... Lincoln Global Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252847

Systems and methods providing location feedback for additive manufacturing

A system and method to correct for height error during a robotic welding additive manufacturing process. One or both of a welding output current and a wire feed speed are sampled during a robotic welding additive manufacturing process when creating a current weld layer. ... Lincoln Global Inc

08/31/17 / #20170246702

Wire feeder and wire feeder connection

Embodiments of the present invention are wire feeders and wire feeder cable connections which include a power block portion, a cable connection portion and a liner guide assembly portion. The liner guide assembly portion and power block portion are structured and assembly so that a liner guide can be removed from a welding cable from inside the wire feeder, without removing the cable connector from the wire feeder.. ... Lincoln Global Inc

08/31/17 / #20170246701

System and method for welding using rotating consumable

A welding system and method is provided which moves a welding consumable during a welding operation, where the consumable is moved downstream of the welding contact tip during welding. A wire manipulation device is provided which causes the consumable to move after it has left the contact tip and before the consumable reaches the weld puddle of the welding operation. ... Lincoln Global Inc

08/24/17 / #20170245099

Systems and methods for networking, configuration, calibration and identification of welding equipment

Methods and systems for using near field communication (nfc) protocol and logic to calibrate welding operations and systems are described. Further, methods and systems for using nfc logic and tags are described for networking, calibrating and linking components that comprise welding systems.. ... Lincoln Global Inc

08/17/17 / #20170232556

Methods and systems of joining pipes

A system and method is provided for joining pipes where a keyhole is formed in each of the pipe ends and then a filler metal is placed in the keyholes to join the pipes to each other. The filler metal can be deposited using a laser hot wire process.. ... Lincoln Global Inc

08/10/17 / #20170225274

Compensating for variations in welding

A system for identifying variations at a weld location and accommodating for the variations. The system includes two sensors positioned on each side of a welding location, with a welding device at the welding location. ... Lincoln Global Inc

07/20/17 / #20170203395

Configurable welding table and force indicating clamp

Disclosed is a configurable table that uses configurable mounting pieces to mount a work piece on the configurable table at a predetermined location. The configurable table includes a fixed portion of a mounting clamp that can engage a rotatable portion of a mounting clamp on a positioner or other device. ... Lincoln Global Inc

07/06/17 / #20170189984

Weld sequencer part and statistical limits analyzer

Various systems and methods are provided that allow a weld sequencer to use a statistical analysis of generated reports to automatically determine weld parameter limits for the welds defined by various functions in a sequence file. For example, the weld sequencer can take reports generated for a specific type of part and statistically analyze the weld data included in the reports according to a set of analysis parameters provided by a user. ... Lincoln Global Inc

06/29/17 / #20170188446

Plasma cutting torch, nozzle and shield cap

A plasma torch assembly, and components thereof, is provided with optimized attributes to allow for improved torch durability add versatility. A torch nozzle is provided having a novel design, including exterior cooling channels running along a length of the nozzle. ... Lincoln Global Inc

06/29/17 / #20170184943

Enclosure device

In one embodiment of an enclosure device, a camera casing and light source casing are secured to a plate frame, and the enclosure device is configured to be mounted to an arm, such as a robotic welding arm. A shutter mounting arm may also be secured to the plate frame. ... Lincoln Global Inc

06/22/17 / #20170178538

Importing and analyzing external data using a virtual reality welding system

A real-time virtual reality welding system including a programmable processor-based subsystem, a spatial tracker operatively connected to the programmable processor-based subsystem, at least one mock welding tool capable of being spatially tracked by the spatial tracker, and at least one display device operatively connected to the programmable processor-based subsystem. The system is capable of simulating, in virtual reality space, a weld puddle having real-time molten metal fluidity and heat dissipation characteristics. ... Lincoln Global Inc

06/22/17 / #20170178537

Importing and analyzing external data using a virtual reality welding system

A real-time virtual reality welding system including a programmable processor-based subsystem, a spatial tracker operatively connected to the programmable processor-based subsystem, at least one mock welding tool capable of being spatially tracked by the spatial tracker, and at least one display device operatively connected to the programmable processor-based subsystem. The system is capable of simulating, in virtual reality space, a weld puddle having real-time molten metal fluidity and heat dissipation characteristics. ... Lincoln Global Inc

06/22/17 / #20170173721

High current ac welder

A welding assembly and method is described which includes a charging circuit and regulator coupled to an input power source; an energy storage element connected in parallel with the charging circuit and regulator to increase the weld current output, wherein the energy storage element is charged by the charging circuit and regulator; and a weld output controller connected in parallel with the energy storage element for controlling a welding arc between an electrode and a workpiece, wherein the weld output controller includes a forward converter/inverter including a series circuit of a primary winding of a transformer, and a switching element which is coupled to the energy storage element, and a rectifier smoothing circuit which rectifies and smoothes a voltage induced in a secondary winding of the transformer according to a switching operation of the switching element, wherein the rectifier smoothing circuit conducts during an on period of the switching element.. . ... Lincoln Global Inc

06/08/17 / #20170157718

Rotary actuated axial clamp

Disclosed is a rotary actuated axial clamp that includes a primary fixture, having a rotatable primary clamp, having primary clamp fingers that engage secondary clamp fingers on a stationary secondary clamp. The primary fixture is attached to a positioner, while the secondary fixture is attached to the work piece. ... Lincoln Global Inc

06/01/17 / #20170156199

Pulse width modulation control of gas flow for plasma cutting and marking

Gas flow control for a plasma arc torch is provided. More particularly, a method and apparatus to modulate the pressure and flow from a plasma arc torch is provided. ... Lincoln Global Inc

05/11/17 / #20170129037

Increased durability welding torch assembly and components

A welding gun assembly having a connection between a diffuser and the inner gun tube which provides increased strength between the diffuser and the gun tube to prevent inadvertent damage to the welding torch and upstream components. The diffuser comprises an engagement portion which engages with, and overlaps, at least a part of a sturdier portion of the inner gun tube. ... Lincoln Global Inc

05/04/17 / #20170120366

System and method of communicating in a welding system over welding power cables

Systems and methods of the present invention are directed to welding systems having a welding power supply and wire feeder, where the power supply and wire feeder communicate over the welding power cables. In exemplary embodiments, the wire feeder communicates with the power supply over the welding cables using current draw pulses which are generated and recognized by the power supply. ... Lincoln Global Inc

05/04/17 / #20170120365

System and method of communicating in a welding system over welding power cables

Systems and methods of the present invention are directed to welding systems having a welding power supply and wire feeder, where the power supply and wire feeder communicate over the welding power cables. In exemplary embodiments, the wire feeder communicates with the power supply over the welding cables using current draw pulses which are generated and recognized by the power supply. ... Lincoln Global Inc

05/04/17 / #20170120364

System and method of communicating in a welding system over welding power cables

Systems and methods of the present invention are directed to welding systems having a welding power supply and wire feeder, where the power supply and wire feeder communicate over the welding power cables. In exemplary embodiments, the wire feeder communicates with the power supply over the welding cables using current draw pulses which are generated and recognized by the power supply. ... Lincoln Global Inc

05/04/17 / #20170120363

System and method of communicating in a welding system over welding power cables

Systems and methods of the present invention are directed to welding systems having a welding power supply and wire feeder, where the power supply and wire feeder communicate over the welding power cables. In exemplary embodiments, the wire feeder communicates with the power supply over the welding cables using current draw pulses which are generated and recognized by the power supply. ... Lincoln Global Inc

04/27/17 / #20170113293

Welding system for ac welding with reduced spatter

A welding system comprises a welding power source that provides an alternating current in a selected wave form having a set of positive and negative portions, the negative portion consisting of a peak, tailout, and background phase, and the positive portion consisting of a peak, tailout, and background; wherein the power source provides an upward ramping current during the pinch and detachment phase, switches to an electrode negative current during the negative peak, tailout, and background phases, and switches to a subsequent electrode positive portion; wherein, the positive portion may repeat prior to the next shorting event.. . ... Lincoln Global Inc

04/27/17 / #20170112218

Welding helmet box

Provided is a container for a welding helmet. The container includes an outer box and a removable insert wedge that is removable from the outer box. ... Lincoln Global Inc

03/16/17 / #20170072495

System and method for hot wire arc steering

The invention described herein generally pertains to a system and method related to influencing a direction of an arc within a welding operation. Within a hot wire welding operation, an arc is generated between an electrode and a workpiece and a welding wire is energized while being supplied to a puddle formed by the electrode in order to deposit the liquefied welding wire onto the workpiece. ... Lincoln Global Inc

03/09/17 / #20170068266

Power source system

A power source system including plural power sources, wherein each of the plural power sources is adapted to provide a configurable power output to an implement, and wherein each of the plural power sources has an onboard controller; a central controller that is remote from the plural power sources; the central controller being in communication with respective onboard controllers via one or more networks, the central controller being adapted to communicate a signal to at least one onboard controller to selectively alter an operating condition of an associated power source.. . ... Lincoln Global Inc

03/02/17 / #20170064804

Plasma torch and components thereof

Embodiments of the present invention include a plasma cutting torch and plasma cutting torch components, such as electrodes, cathodes, retainer caps, etc. Having a unique physical features, including threads relationships. ... Lincoln Global Inc

02/23/17 / #20170053557

Augmented reality interface for weld sequencing

A system for providing visual cues to a welder via an augmented reality display for a sequence of operations. The system includes an imaging device that identifies the orientation of an assembly to be welded. ... Lincoln Global Inc

02/23/17 / #20170050258

Welding apparatus with automated welding retraction

A method providing a welding apparatus configured to supply a welding wire to a welding gun and a welding system implementing the same is described. The welding gun has a trigger and an opening where the welding wire extends when the trigger is activated. ... Lincoln Global Inc

02/23/17 / #20170050256

Method and system for welder theft protection

The invention described herein generally pertains to a system and method for security features for a welding device in which functionality of the welding device can be limited or restricted due to an electronic signal between a lock component and an activation device. The activation device can be “paired” with the welding device, and in turn, the lock component, in which an electronic signal is communicated there between. ... Lincoln Global Inc

02/16/17 / #20170046982

Welding simulator

Embodiments of the present invention pertain to a computer program product and processor based computing system that provides processing means for executing coded instructions and input means for interacting with said processing means to create a virtual welding environment. The system establishes an objective to change a functional or operational state of a virtual article, and directs the end user to perform at least one virtual welding operation for changing its functional state. ... Lincoln Global Inc

02/09/17 / #20170036294

Hot-wire welding assembly for deep and narrow recessed gaps

A contact tip for hot-wire welder is provided that are adapted to operate in deep and narrow recessed gaps within a work piece. Contact tips in accordance with the current invention provide for an assembly having a body portion with a cavity and an extension portion which is inserted into the cavity. ... Lincoln Global Inc

02/09/17 / #20170036291

Engine drive welder and methods and systems of controlling the same

Embodiments of the present invention are engine drive welding and/or cutting systems which optimize the utilization of engine drive systems, including hybrid engine drive systems. Embodiments include modular systems which allow for the remote utilization of a battery powered module which can be separated from an engine drive generator power supply. ... Lincoln Global Inc

02/09/17 / #20170036290

Engine drive welder and methods and systems of controlling the same

Embodiments of the present invention are engine drive welding and/or cutting systems which optimize the utilization of engine drive systems, including hybrid engine drive systems. Embodiments include modular systems which allow for the remote utilization of a battery powered module which can be separated from an engine drive generator power supply. ... Lincoln Global Inc

02/09/17 / #20170036289

Engine drive welder and methods and systems of controlling the same

Embodiments of the present invention are engine drive welding and/or cutting systems which optimize the utilization of engine drive systems, including hybrid engine drive systems. Embodiments include modular systems which allow for the remote utilization of a battery powered module which can be separated from an engine drive generator power supply. ... Lincoln Global Inc

01/19/17 / #20170014933

Power routing for welding suite

The invention described herein generally pertains to an apparatus for a welding operation having two or more welding tools and a switching device which directs the current to the appropriate welding device for a welding operation. One or more switch devices having two or more settings can be employed to control which device or devices receive current. ... Lincoln Global Inc

01/19/17 / #20170013904

Welding helmet configuration providing real-time fume exposure warning capability

Welding helmets, systems, and kits providing real-time fume exposure monitoring and warning capability during an arc welding process. A welding helmet configured to protect the head of a user during a welding process is configured with an intelligent warning apparatus and an air-sampling pick-up and output port. ... Lincoln Global Inc

01/12/17 / #20170008114

System and method of controlling attachment and release of additive manufacturing builds using a welding process

A system and method is provided related to additive manufacturing, where a welding system is used to build a work piece on a substrate where the work piece has discrete attachment points to the substrate to allow residual stresses in the finished work piece to aid in the removal of the work piece from the substrate. The work piece has one or more discrete attachment points which penetrate into the substrate to secure the work piece during manufacture, but which allow the residual stress in the completed work piece to aid in the removal of the work piece from the substrate.. ... Lincoln Global Inc

01/05/17 / #20170001268

Welding system

A welding system is disclosed that includes a power supply, a controller in communication with the power supply, and a welder in communication with the controller. The controller detects a configuration of the welder that includes at least a 1g configuration. ... Lincoln Global Inc

01/05/17 / #20170001255

Adaptive plasma cutting system and method

A plasma torch system and method is provided, in which the system utilizes a number of pressure sensors throughout the system and the torch to detect the flow/pressure of shield and plasma gas during operation. The detected pressures are used by the system to dynamically control the system pressures to optimize the cutting operation.. ... Lincoln Global Inc








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