New Products (July 2013)

Robotic Torches for Single Arc, Tandem Applications

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products launched the new Aristo RT line of robotic torches, designed for
single arc or tandem applications. The Aristo RT range of robotic torches work with three different
product setups: Standard (external cable), Hollow Wrist Helix (rotation +/–220o), and Hollow Wrist
Infiniturn (endless rotation). Hollow Wrist Infiniturn offers the highest productivity with shorter programming
time, shorter cycle time, less downtime, and cost savings as a result of the endlessly turning media coupling,
optimization of the welding position, and long life of the cable. The Aristo RT-42, RT-52, and RT-62 are universal
torch necks that are interchangeable with each other. All three robotic necks are available in gas-cooled
(RT-42G, RT-52G, RT-62G) and water-cooled (RT-42W, RT-52W, RT-62W) models in different swan neck
angles with packages available for KUKA, ABB, Fanuc, and Motoman/Yaskawa robotic systems. (

Crash Cart for Mobile Remote
Nuclear Facility Monitoring

Rolls-Royce introduced a new line of fully customizable, heavy duty AV
Crash Carts for mobile remote video, audio, and teledose monitoring at
nuclear facilities. Truly a self-contained unit, a typical cart comes equipped
with storage space for every component needed for quick and easy system
deployment. Housed in the cart’s lockable lid are two built-in 22-inch LCD
monitors. The bottom half of the unit comprises four secure drawers as well
as a lockable 19-inch rack cabinet, which together can house up to four quick
-mount cameras, wireless headsets and belt packs, a camera control joystick,
and camera cables. Wireless helmet cameras have also been included in typical
packages, providing a view of the work area straight from a field technician’s hard
hat. The system itself can be configured to run on battery power. Also included are
on-board recording capabilities that can free the operator from being forced to tie
into a facility’s computer network or AV system for full system functionality.

Energy Efficient Lighting for Hazardous Areas

Hazlux Induction Lighting Fixtures from ABB Group member Thomas & Betts now
are equipped with Fulham induction electronic ballast and lamps, which deliver more
than 100,000 hours of white light, an increase in service life of 66%. The fixtures are
designed to retrofit into existing lighting applications in hazardous or hard-to-reach
places and can save resources by eliminating the need for expensive high-intensity
discharge (HID) options, such as quartz auxiliary lamps or instant re-strike. An extreme
cold-weather option is also available, which will allow users to re-strike the induction
fixture at –58F (–50C) and operate the fixture in temperatures as low as –85F (–65C).
Hazlux Induction Lighting Fixtures are suitable for use in Class 1, Zone 2, Groups IIA,
IIB, IIC, Exn R II T3 (restricted breathing), Div. 2 Groups A, B, C, D areas. They are also
rated for explosion-proof areas, Class I, Div. 1, Groups C, D and Class II, Div. 1 and 2,
Groups E, F, G. (

Wireless Phaser

HD Electric Co.’s TAG-5000 wireless phaser is designed to
perform many of the existing functions of conventional voltmeter/
phaser devices while using state-of-the-art technology that eliminates
the cord and lightens the weight of this important testing device.
TAG-5000 can be used for all overhead and underground phasing
applications and is ideal for use at higher voltages where safety and ease
of use are prime considerations. (

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