Panasonic Introduce TAWERS-TIG, an Adaptable High-Speed TIG Welding Solution

CONTACT: Kristin Serna Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America – Process Automation PH: 847-495-6100 FAX: 847-495-6095 PFSAmarketing@us.panasonic.com

December 2007 - Buffalo Grove, IL - Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America – Process Automation introduces TAWERS-TIG, another significant arc welding process improvement for the TAWERS robot family. Made for thin, high-speed, spatter-sensitive applications such as in the automotive muffler industry, TAWERS-TIG allows for a faster, cleaner weld on mild and stainless steel. Panasonic has also made the switch from TAWERS-MIG to TAWERS-TIG easy. Customers can add a TIG unit and software to their pre-existing TA-WG configuration.

Panasonic researchers found that conventional TIG welding often faces difficulties in maintaining a consistent weld due to the noise created by the high frequency voltage required to start the arc. "Touch Start" on TAWERS-TIG eliminates noise and allows for maintaining appropriate heat input at all times regardless of any slight changes in the base metal.

Conventional TIG welding also has a limited window of wire speed feed capability. TAWERS-TIG's "Filler-Torch" lessens the distance between the wire and the electrode, letting the arc pre-heat the wire - allowing for faster wire-melting speed and an overall larger process window for wire feed speed changing.

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Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America – Process Automation, a North American source for electronic assembly equipment (SMT), software and technical support, provides total business systems solutions for electronic semiconductor and packaging companies in the global marketplace through one provider. PSSNA-PA is also a premier source for robotic and manual arc welding equipment to distributors, system integrators and end users.

For additional information: Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America – Process Automation, 909 Asbury Drive, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089. PFSAmarketing@us.panasonic.com PH: 847-495-6100. www.panasonicfa.com

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