Volume 3 | March 2020
Bringing More Than 100 Years of Experience and Service to You, Our Customer
When It Comes to Bandsaw Blades
Lenox Gives You The Tooth, The Whole Tooth & Nothing But the Tooth!
If you work with metal, you have a bandsaw. If your blades are breaking or wearing out prematurely, you either have poor quality blades or the wrong blades for your application. Your solution--Lenox and Airweld to the rescue!
Airweld is becoming a premier Lenox distributor! Working in conjunction with Lenox Factory Technical Representative, Steve Cahoon, Airweld's Territory Managers are visiting customers, analyzing their bandsaw use and applications, and recommending the right, top-quality, Lenox blades for long life and excellent cuts! Our service even includes making sure your machines are performing to specification and offering guaranteed trial blades to new Lenox customers. Interested? Contact your Airweld Territory Manager or send an email to Director of Sales Jim Bendernagel for a quick response. In the meantime, check out these informative videos from Lenox!
New Helmet Graphics from Miller Electric!
Classic Series
MLR 287369
  • Auto On/Off
  • 5.2 Sq In Viewing Area
  • 16 Oz Lightweight Design

Digital Performance™
MLR 282005
  • Auto On/Off
  • 7.2 Sq In Viewing Area
  • ClearLight™ Lens
Digital Infinity™
MLR 280053
  • Auto On/Off
  • 13.4 Sq In Viewing Area
  • ClearLight™ Lens
  • X-Mode™ Technology
Miller's New Graphic Helmets Available March 15th
Our question this month comes from John B. of Queens, New York. John asks:

“Dear Answerman: In my business, we short arc MIG weld mild steel plate using .035” solid E70S-6 wire and C25 (75% Argon/25% CO2) gas. The welds are satisfactory but we are getting a tremendous amount of spatter requiring a lot of after weld clean up. What can we do to reduce the spatter?”

Dear John: Spatter occurs when droplets of molten material are produced near the welding arc. This is usually the result of one or more of the following:

A.        Currents are too high—check your wire feed speed and use the manufacturer’s spec sheet for suggested settings for the thickness of the plates you are welding.

B.        Insufficient gas shielding—again the spec sheet will offer a suggested flow rate, usually somewhere between 25-35 SCFH (Standard Cubic Feet Per Hour) for short arc.

C.        Torch to plate angle—increase the torch to plate angle, optimally between 5 and 15 degrees.

D.        Contact tip to work distance—should be between ¼” and 3/8” depending on voltage.

Adjusting these parameters should solve your spatter problems.

Do you have a question for the Airweld Answerman? Email your question to theanswerman@airweld.net and if your question is selected, you will win an Airweld tee shirt. Thanks to John for his question.
Fred Is Felicitous!
Congratulations to Fred Beckman, our March Winner of a Miller Auto Darkening Helmet! Fred, a 30 year veteran in the HVAC industry, is Warehouse/Job Site Manager for Lakeville Pace-Mechanical of Lindenhurst, NY. Fred enjoys the friendly service he receives from our Farmingdale, NY, store staff. "Damian and Curt go out of their way to make sure I get the products I need in a timely manner," Fred shared. "Airweld is a fantastic company and a joy to deal with," he added.
Visit your local Airweld, Bronx Welding or Atlantic Welding location, fill out our survey card, and maybe you will be our next winner! No purchase necessary but neat printing is!
Hypertherm's "Spark Something Great" 2020
Hypertherm’s Spark Something Great grant continues to reinforce their commitment to helping schools develop the skilled metal workers of tomorrow. The purpose of this grant is to help ensure the next generation of metal working professionals is familiar with the newest technology for plasma cutting and gouging. The 2020 grant program will equip 12 eligible schools with:

  • A Powermax45® XP air plasma cutting, gouging, and marking system, a $2,070 value
  • A limited edition AWS SENSE approved “Plasma Cutting Technology: Theory and Practice” curriculum kit, a $520 value.
  • An initial visit by a Hypertherm Distribution Sales Manager to set up and train on the equipment.

For details, eligibility information and to apply for this program, visit www.hypertherm.com/grant. Submission deadline is April 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. Hypertherm will notify grant recipients on or before May 1, 2020.
Meet Ronnie Moore
When it comes to service, Ronnie Moore's family says "Go Army!" Ronnie, who has worked as a driver and pumper for Airweld Farmingdale for more than 13 years, is an Army veteran. His wife is also an Army veteran and they met in the service! His 27 year-old son and 22 year-old daughter are both currently serving in the Army and his 18 year old son is about to join up! It is not surprising with a family who believes in service that Ronnie enjoys the "family like" atmosphere that Airweld offers. In his free time, Ronnie enjoys gardening and calls himself a "home-body." Ronnie, we thank you and your family for your service to our country! You all define the expression, "Army Strong!"
Meet Luis Reyes
Luis Reyes has a "checkered" past. He was working the drive through at "Checkers" and decided that fast food was not satisfying him. His cousin, Danny, told him about an opening at Airweld and he flipped! Luis has been performing cylinder maintenance in the Farmingdale facility for almost four years. He enjoys the friendly atmosphere, training and great people he works with. When not blasting, painting and replacing valves, Luis enjoys another type of blasting. He is an avid "Airsoft" enthusiast, playing the plastic projectile combat games. He's also into movies and "just relaxing".
Technical and Event Videos
We are building our library of videos on Airweld Inc On YouTube . These include special events coverage as well as technical tips and advice. Check back regularly for new videos.
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