Wire feeder

The Flex Feed 84 industrial wire feeder line boasts a rugged, reliable design to deliver consistent feeding over long conduit runs with large-diameter wires up to 0.090" (2.4mm) or cored wires up to 0.120" (3.2mm).

This feeder offers a flexible, modular design, including single-bench, dual bench, and boom-mount configurations that can be converted as workspace requirements change. For use in heavy and general fabrication, construction, structural, and heavy equipment applications, it includes a built-in interface for hard automation.

Featuring digital meters with preset voltage and wire-feed speed, the Flex Feed 84 displays voltage and current during welding and offers four user memories to save repeated procedures. The system allows welding engineers to set passcode-secured limits and lockouts to control welding procedures.

The system’s MaxTrac wire drive has a rugged, cast-aluminum feed plate that protects the wire for consistent feeding. Tooless drive rolls allow operators to easily change wire size or type, while split wire guides offer uninterrupted feeding and prevent birdnesting.

Lincoln Electric Co.


IMTS Booth #N-6520

Rod couplings

ToughMet 3 sucker rod couplings eliminate production interruptions caused by sucker rod coupling and production tubing failures in deviated shale wells.

The ToughMet 3 TS 95 alloy, engineered for directional drilling tools and other oilfield equipment components, features increased strength and fractured toughness.

The rod couplings resist mechanical wear, thread damage, corrosion, and erosion. They are non-galling to steel, so they do not damage production tubing, and retain their strength even at elevated temperatures.

Non-galling and low friction properties increase coupling and tubing life and allow ToughMet couplings to increase well production from 5% to 30%, depending on the number of ToughMet couplings installed in the sucker rod string.

Materion Corp.


Direct workpiece clamping

Using clamping pillars with a modular structure, and with additional equiptment, freely molded parts and other workpieces can be clamped directly on the machine table with the Vero-S WDB clamping technology modular system.

The system consists of Vero-S WDB basic modules, clamping modules, and stacking modules, that can be combined. Stacking modules are 30mm and 50mm, so the clamping pillar height can be varied in intervals of 10mm to 80mm. Height differences can be bridged using the stepless, adjustable, hydraulically clamped Vero-S WDA compensation element.

Schunk Inc.


IMTS Booth #W-2000