Lincoln Electric Compact Robotic eCell(TM) Provides Cost-Effective Welding Solution


o Affordable for the smallest fabrication shops

o Pre-engineered robotic platform offers quality, reliability and added safety

o Dual fixed table workstation is designed for small- to medium-sized parts

o Optimized layout for maximum flexibility while minimizing floor space

Cleveland - For fabrication shops looking to dramatically enhance welding productivity on small- to medium-sized parts, The Lincoln Electric Company offers its eCell(TM) dual fixed table robotic cell. The eCell pre-engineered system is designed to provide a flexible automation layout that delivers consistent and predictable production for small parts lots or exceptionally high part production volumes. Shipped completely assembled and ready for immediate installation and production, the eCell is particularly suited for smaller shops seeking a low cost automation alternative to labor intensive arc welding.

The eCell is capable of MIG (short arc and spray), synergic MIG and MIG pulse welding or flux-cored arc welding procedures on parts which can be welded without re-orientation. It can be used to weld a variety of materials, including steel, stainless steel and aluminum.

An exceptional reach/stroke ratio and high-axis speeds are at the core of eCell's Fanuc ArcMate 100iBe robot designed to deliver peak productivity for both simple and complex arc welding applications of all sizes and configurations. The R-J3iB controller and easy-to-use ArcTool software provides reliable performance with affordability. The eCell includes Collision Guard torch protection software with password protection. The eCell is also offered with Torch Mate (automatic tool centerpoint software) and Touch Sensing (automatic part location software) as options.

Optional system packages are available to enhance the eCell's capabilities. The Arc Welding Solution Package is designed for those welding in hard to reach areas and circular welding. A welding fume removal hood is available for those looking to improve the work environment and reduce energy costs.

The heart of the system is Lincoln's Power Wave 355 M, a digitally-controlled, 350-amp inverter welding power source capable of complex, high-speed communication. This welding power source features Lincoln's ArcLink® communication software, a Lincoln Nextweld(TM) innovation, allowing the system components to digitally communicate faster and more reliably than comparable analog-based systems. The unit features the industry's fastest response time for enhanced arc starting and superior arc control, which results in reduced arc spatter, reduced fumes, and exceptionally smooth arc welding performance.

The Power Wave 355M is delivered with more than 60 factory-programmed standard waveforms optimized for a variety of materials or applications, including RapidArc(TM), a pulsed GMAW process solution designed to increase productivity by reducing cycle time. Enabled through Waveform Control Technology(TM), another Lincoln Nextweld innovation, customers can choose a pre-programmed waveform or customize that program to best fit their application.

Manufactured to ISO 9001 Standards, the eCell is compliant to ANSI/RIA 15.06-99, and includes ergonomic placement of operator panels, and controls. The eCell's 90-inch x 52-inch footprint minimizes floor space, and its forklift compatible base allows for portability for flexible manufacturing layouts. The cell arrives with a complete metal surround flash and safety barrier and only requires power, compressed air and welding wire to be production ready.

The Lincoln Electric Company, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc-welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market.

These products are available at a welding supply store near you. Or call (888) 355-3213 or visit www.lincolnelectric.com to obtain Bulletin E10.120 to learn more about the eCell.

Contact:

Kate Eidam,

Robert Falls & Co. Public Relations,

(216) 696-0229,

keidam@robertfalls.com

Joe Mosbrook,

Robert Falls & Co. Public Relations,

(216) 696-0229,

jmosbrook@robertfalls.com

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