New Air Purifier From Kemper America Kills Viruses and Bacteria to Keep Us Safe & Healthy

Kemper America, our sister company, has introduced a highly effective air purifier that filters out all the harmful aerosols, viruses, and bacteria, from the air we breathe.

Quiet, safe, and eco-friendly, the AirCO2NTROL is ideal for use in a wide range of areas where people could be exposed to pathogens, including deadly viruses.

Kemper has 44 years of experience in the air purification industry. The company is a leading manufacturer of industrial welding exhaust systems and equipment. Their cutting-edge extraction technology keeps working environments safe from gases, fumes, and dust.

Their engineers designed the device to meet the exacting requirements of a 2020 scientific study that examined the best way to keep schools safe during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

Besides schools and kindergartens, the new air purifier is ideal for:

  • Healthcare facilities including doctors’ surgeries and hospitals.
  • Customer service and retail trade and industry outlets.
  • Hospitality establishments including hotels and guest houses.
  • Sport and leisure facilities.
  • Food and beverage facilities including restaurants, bistros, bars, and cafés.
  • All public buildings.

How the AirCO2NTROL Air Purifier Works

A plug-and-play machine, the AirCO2NTROL air purifier operates continuously. Set it once and forget about it while it cleans the air permanently, 24/7.

The main high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter is  99.995% effective, filtering out bacteria and viruses, some of which are only 80 nanometers in size and invisible to the human eye.

Both the prefilter and main filter of the unit are certified for efficiency by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the German standards organization, DIN.

It ensures a reliable six-fold air volume exchange every hour in rooms up to 100 m2, and even more in smaller rooms. This is a critical factor specified in the scientific study mentioned above to significantly reduce the risk of infection from bacteria and viruses.

Features of the AirCO2NTROL Air Purifier

The new air purifier has many features that make it great for public spaces:

  • It is super-quiet with sound-pressure levels of 49 dB(A).
  • It incorporates an automatic motion sensor that means you don’t have to switch the unit on or off.
  • The six-fold air changes are thorough and get rid of the tiniest aerosols, even viruses that remain active in the air for as long as three hours.
  • The unit doesn’t use ozone or chemicals.
  • It offers the best filter technology available.
  • An optional UV-C filter inactivates viruses and bacteria and irradiates the main HEPA filter.

Get it, set it, forget it, and have peace of mind that your facility will remain safe and healthy. Contact Kemper America today to order.

Modular Welding Tables Provide Unlimited Options for Custom Welding

Welding tables are an essential item in any welding workshop. But while a straightforward workbench-type table made of mild steel might work for a weekend handyman, modular welding tables are the answer for any professional workshop.

About Modular Welding Tables

Modular welding tables, like any modular units, are designed with standardized dimensions that make their use incredibly flexible, improving the welding operation. Some parts may be interchanged or combined with others, in different ways, adding to their versatility.

The best modular welding tables provide welders with unlimited options for custom welding – for any type of project.

welding table

Forster America modular welding tables incorporate cast iron (or an aluminum/copper alloy) in slatted table surfaces with 100 mm wide spaces between the rails. The surface of these tables can move and be adjusted to whatever position is best for precision welding of different parts of a work piece, however big or small. For total flexibility these modular welding tables support various combinations of vertical turntables, lift tables, and horizontal rotary tables. So with just a few basic components it is possible to achieve unlimited options for custom welding.

3D modular welding tables are designed specifically to hold 3D welding components and accessories, creating a flexible system that is infinite. They have a T-slot design so that the slats can be adjusted to accommodate the accessories and various components. The design also allows for the size of the table to be adjusted before or during the welding process.

One of the most popular components used with T-slot welding tables is the 3D clamping system. Both the table and try square used with it are manufactured to the most precise standards that comply with the so-called “fine” requirements of ISO 2768 T2 that prescribes general tolerances for both linear and angular dimensions. Individual table surface rails have a tolerance of about 0.05 mm which makes them interchangeable and reliable.

Additional modules for custom welding using a Forster America modular welding table include shelves and tool racks that may be attached to the table or to the wall alongside the modular table. Other modules include magnetic panels that may be positioned at a slope, socket strips, lighting, and various swivel arms with different supports.

Benefits of Modular Welding Tables

The highest cost in welding is the downtime that is associated with pre-production, particularly for projects where dimensions and angles must be absolutely precise. Where the welder doesn’t have the advantage of a versatile modular welding table, measuring, aligning, correcting, and often having to mechanically rework a piece can be incredibly time consuming – and by implication, time wasting.

Apart from the ability modular welding tables afford in terms of flexibility of position, grey cast iron Forster America modular welding tables have a low expansion point. This means that there is minimal effect when they are exposed to heat. As the surface ages, it becomes darker, and increasingly resistant to splatter (or flash) from welding material sticking to the surface. This further reduces cleaning time and improves productivity.

So if you are serious about completing welding products efficiently and quickly, contact us for more details and pricing.


Giving Female Welders an Edge

How 3-D modular welding equipment improves working conditions and output

This article was originally published on and for by Michelle Howell of Forster America

Despite continued growth in the number of female welders, only 24 percent of today’s welders are women. Opportunities abound as employers struggle to find skilled welders. Advanced welding equipment, such as 3-D modular tables and clamping systems, can make welding a more attractive, feasible career option for females.

Photo courtesy of Förster America.

As long as females weld correctly and have the required certifications, they can achieve substantial success in the field. Nevertheless, according to the Precision Manufacturing Institute (PMI), which is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, only about 24 percent of welders are women. While this is a significant increase from the less than 5 percent the PMI estimates were employed in 2016, it still leaves a lot of room for growth.

Only a small percentage of U.S. welders are females, largely because the industry is perceived to be suitable only for men. But the truth is, with innovative, cutting-edge equipment, the women welding alongside men are achieving the same high-tech standards as their male counterparts.

So, why aren’t more females applying for and getting welding jobs?

Why More Women Aren’t Welders

Historically, blue-collar jobs that involve manual labor have been dominated by men. Women, on the other hand, traditionally were employed in white-collar jobs, often in administrative positions, or as teachers, nurses, or seamstresses for two main reasons:

  1. Women generally stayed at home and looked after the household, while men were the breadwinners.
  2. Manual jobs, in general, were considered risky, if not downright dangerous.

Welding does come with dangers, not only from the risks associated with fumes, dust, and other pollutants in the air, but also because it involves working with electricity and gas, often in small spaces, at heights, and sometimes in water. Back and muscle strain also are concerns as welders have to bend and twist themselves into strange positions to reach hard-to-access areas.

While different welding jobs entail working with different types of equipment, the initial safety precautions for all welders, male or female, include proper training, wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), and using suitable ventilation systems.

Currently, the U.S. is facing a shortage of qualified people to fill welding jobs. In the 2017 IndustryWeek Salary Survey, welding was ranked as one of the jobs that is hardest to fill because so many industries require welders. This fact alone should help make welding a very attractive career option for anyone.

As is the case with male welders, the right skills and targeted experience increase the likelihood of females succeeding as welders. Providing them with appropriate training and high-tech, 3-D modular welding equipment can enhance the possibility for success and lead to higher salaries and increased career opportunities.

How 3-D Equipment Can Help Women Welders Succeed

For decades, designers have created ergonomic equipment for offices and homes, helping people avoid skeletal and muscular injuries by sitting correctly. High-tech welding equipment also enables those doing strenuous metalwork to maintain ergonomic positions and avoid injury.

Ergonomics combined with easy adjustments are key to top-quality welding equipment, particularly welding tables that can be modified to accommodate custom clamping and those that have lift and tilt or pivoting functions that operate with hydraulics.

Combined with various rotary tables, turntables, and lift tables, they simplify welding jobs, helping to make the process more efficient and, ultimately, faster.

If a welding table cannot be raised and lowered or adjusted to different positions, the welder might have to do the work manually on a static horizontal surface. To do this, she needs a certain degree of physical strength, as well as an ability to bend and literally contort her body to get to the exact points that need to be welded. But if welding equipment can be manipulated to make cutting, clamping, and joining the metal less likely to cause injury, the job can be done more quickly and downtime minimized.

With the right equipment, the welder doesn’t have to be strong, and there is absolutely no need to strain. This makes special welding tables and 3-D equipment particularly well-suited for use by females, but all welders benefit.

The optimal welding manipulator can be adjusted in height from about 2 ft. 7½ in. to 3 ft. 11¼ in., rotated by 360 degrees, and tilted to an angle up to 45 degrees. Both tilt and lift functions rely on hydraulics for movement, so the welder can change the table’s position without risking any strain.

Once the table is in the correct position, the workpiece can be clamped using a vacuum clamping system so that every bit of metal to be joined is easily accessible. Clamps also can be used with 3-D workpieces, which would otherwise be more challenging for anyone to weld.

So, whether you are a female welder or you employ them, there is a good case for using 3-D modular welding equipment. Not only is job setup easier and quicker, but the all-important bottom line is positively affected by improved efficiency.

Improve Your Company’s Productivity With Solutions from Forster America

Any company that is serious about welding will want to maximize efficiency to improve their company’s productivity. The question is, what sort of welding solutions are available that can help companies up their game by increasing precision, and reducing downtime?

Forster America has a selection of innovative products that are designed to make welding jobs faster and more efficient. Some of the solutions they offer are:

  • 3D Modular welding tables that adjust for every position using only a few additional components.
  • Ergofix welding manipulators that adjust to different heights, rotate a full 360 degrees, and tilt to accommodate the most demanding jobs.
  • Frame welding fixtures that enable welders to work on even the largest workpieces from every side.
  • Awesome equipment sets including clamps and brackets you probably thought didn’t exist.

Modular Welding Tables

Imagine a welding table with a surface that moves exactly the way you need it to so that you can adjust the position of your workpiece. Imagine a welding table that uses a specialized lift, horizontal rotary, or vertical turntable that will cope with any possibility you might face when doing a customized project.

Forster America’s superbly different 3D modular welding tables are available in non-ferric gray cast iron or aluminum/copper alloy, which is ideal for stainless steel processing. Sizes range from 118 inches x 59 inches to 39 inches x 47 inches for both types.

Ergofix Welding Manipulators

Ergonomics, as a science, strive to ensure we use less physical effort to do things. By minimizing strain, ergonomics help to keep our bodies healthy and more relaxed. Welding equipment that is designed to help people work more ergonomically is not only better for their physical health, but it will also improve productivity.

Forster America’s Ergofix welding manipulator features a table that is infinitely adjustable in height, and it can be tilted to a 45-degree angle to make access to the workpiece much easier. It can also be rotated a full 360 degrees. For the welder, it provides the opportunity to maintain a perfect ergonomic posture regularly, with no more bending or neck straining. These machines work with hydraulics, which also makes them ultra-easy to operate.

Frame Welding Fixtures

Forster America offers frame welding and railing welding fixtures that enable workers to make quick, easy adjustments on all four sides of rectangular frames. The most significant advantage is that all angles are exposed, making them easily accessible.

Frame welding fixtures may be swiveled substantially, from 225 to 360 degrees, depending on the size of the workpiece. There are several different frame fixture sizes with maximum working loads and pivot ranges. Most are pneumatic with brakes that lock manually, though the largest model has an electric motor.

The company also offers highly innovative railing welding fixtures that are designed specifically for jobs including railings and banisters, handrails, stakes, and so on. These fixtures are available in carbon steel, stainless steel, or aluminum, which makes them more versatile than any other welding solution for these particular product designs. It is possible to streamline production by up to 50 percent with these fantastic fixtures.

Equipment Sets

A modular welding table from Forster America will undoubtedly help you to up your game. But it gets better than that. The company’s equipment sets provide a versatile way to customize your welding table with clamping systems and various brackets and supporting arms, depending on your needs. Sets are available for steel, for universal welding, for frame welding, pipework, and for rack and case. Take your pick.

So, if you are serious about welding, and serious about improving your company’s productivity, you know which specialist company to call for a top quality solution. Forster America will have a solution to meet your needs.

When to Choose Aluminum Alloy or Gray Cast Iron Welding Tables Instead of Carbon Steel

Welding jobs involve the use of various types of metal and a number of different processes. While traditional welding tables were made of carbon steel, specialty welding tables are made of other metals including gray cast iron and various alloys that enable welders to achieve a professional finish.

The question though is, Which type of welding table should you use for specific projects?

Benefits of Gray Cast Iron Welding Tables

There are various types of cast iron all of which are alloys of iron, carbon (usually between 1.7 and 4.5 percent), and silicon.

Gray (or grey) iron is the most common form of cast iron. Also known as flake graphite because it contains many graphite flakes as well as perlite, it does not have good mechanical properties, and it is not an easy metal to weld using the metal arc-welding process unless the metal is preheated and the welding heat is controlled very carefully. It also has very low ductability and a low expansion point when the metal is exposed to any kind of heat.

The irony of this is that gray cast iron makes a really great surface for welding because the surface remains flat and welding spatter doesn’t stick to it. Since most welding processes result in some degree of spatter, it is an advantage to work on a welding table that is resistant to spatter.

As it ages, gray cast iron becomes increasingly resistant to the hot, molten bits of metal that spatter onto the work table surface during the welding process.

Benefits of Aluminum-Copper Alloy Welding Tables

When welding with stainless steel the best results will be produced by working on non-ferritic surfaces that do not contain iron. Ferrous metal surfaces can result in scratches to the stainless steel work piece and sometimes even more severe pitting.

By separating a stainless steel work piece from any type of ferritic material you are already well on the way towards a more professional finish. An aluminum-copper (AL/Cu) alloy surface has a high tensile strength, but this is combined with low surface hardness and high thermal conductivity which is also ideal in terms of spatter-resistance.

What Else Makes a Great Welding Table?

While the metal used for a welding table is hugely important, so too is the design of the table itself.

Foster America specializes in modular 3D welding tables that can be adjusted to accommodate a variety of components that can be used to create custom solutions for welding. The most exciting concept is so simple you’ll be pinching yourself, wondering why other systems don’t offer the same options. Forster America tables have rails that are spaced 100 mm apart and can be moved to accommodate jigs and other fixtures. This helps immensely during all those initial processes like measuring dimensions and angles, and is invaluable when you have to correct, re-align, and mechanically rework sections.

If you want something really great that offers a completely custom solution for your welding operation, call Forster America to see how we can help.


Save on Clean Up Time With Spatter Resistant Welding Tables

When people weld, lots of tiny molten particles of metal are blown away from the welding arc, often settling on the surface of the parent metal and the worktop of the welding table. It stands to reason, therefore, that having a welding table with a top that is resistant to spatter will save time on clean up.

Welding and Spatter

While some spatter is inevitable during most forms of metal arc welding if there is a lot of spatter this is usually due to poor welding conditions or the use of incorrect techniques. It is essential to keep spatter to a minimum because it reduces the efficiency of the electrodes used as a filler material while welding. It can also burn the person welding and his or her clothing. Additionally, weld spatter can cause imperfections on a work piece (or parent metal) and it will inevitably affect the appearance of the finished weld. It can also make a mess on any worktop. While spatter can be removed with relative ease, it can be a time-consuming exercise that adversely affects production time and increases the costs of welding.

Electrodes vary in type and form depending on the type of welding process used and metal being welded. Some types of welding processes (for instance those used for ordinary shielded metal arc welding [SMAW], which is also known as manual metal arc [MMA] welding) form a slag cover that protects the hot, molten weld metal from the air during the welding process. SMAW welding is also known as stick welding because the electrode is basically a solid round wire stick that is coated with flux and other components. The metal inert gas [MIG] welding process uses a continuous bare electrode on a roll that fits into the welding machine (welder). The electrode combines with a shielding gas that protects the weld from the air and does not produce slag.

Gas metal arc welding [GMAW] doesn’t generally produce spatter. When it does it is usually caused by incorrect welding parameters, using the wrong shielding gas, and bad technique.

Spatter Resistant Welding Tables

Forster America specializes in top quality welding tables that incorporate tops that are resistant to spatter. This negates the need for extensive cleaning after welding, saving time and money.

There are two primary products to choose from. The:

  1. Special grey cast iron welding table
  2. Welding table with an aluminum-copper (Al/Cu) alloy or carbon steel surface

Grey cast iron welding tables are highly resistant to spatter, especially once the surface has aged a while. As the metal ages, the carbon (graphite) moves to the surface, which becomes increasingly darker in color. Until this process is complete, a penetrating anti-stick coating may be applied to the tabletop to prevent any spatter from sticking.

Another advantage of grey cast iron includes the fact that it doesn’t expand much when exposed to heat.

The welding tables with Al/Cu alloy and carbon steel tops follow the same design that features T-slots. This accommodates a clamping system that avoids contact with ferritic material, avoiding unnecessary scratches, which is particularly beneficial when working with high quality stainless steel.

The T-slot system is particularly useful when welding casings and containers because it allows the work piece to be positioned freely through the slots from every angle. Positioning through the T-slots also protects the table and work piece from spatter.

To discuss our spatter resistant welding tables and ascertain just how much you will save on clean up time, call Forster America now.

Why Other Welding Tables Pale in Comparison to Forster America’s

The world’s best welding tables enable what was previously considered the impossible. Ultimately, with the right table it is possible to weld anything perfectly with absolute precision, however complex the design may be.

But what makes one particular welding table better than anything else that is currently available on the market?

Features That Determine the World’s Best Welding Tables

Different welding jobs have different demands. Some are quite routine and relatively simple while others are highly complex and complicated. Historically this has meant that companies offering welding services have had to ensure that there are multiple welding tables or a number of different welding stations that can cope with work pieces of different sizes as well as different metals.

Forster America has a range of the world’s most innovative welding tables that can cope with an impressive range of customer-specific solutions. These include welding tables that:

  • Are designed to streamline every possible operation
  • Swivel and tilt to 45 degrees
  • Are infinitely adjustable in height
  • That are designed to ensure that anyone using them is able to retain a good posture while working

What Forster America Tables Can Do That Others Can’t

4500 Frame Welding Fixture
4500 Frame Welding Fixture

Other companies offer fixtures for precision welding and machining, as well as assembly. Some of these are modular. Some have come up with mobile stations that can be moved around and used with turnkey fixturing kits.

A few, like Forster America have identified the need for affordable modular welding tables that will enable those using them to increase productivity and also improve their quality of work.

Various plate and/or hole and slot systems have been identified as a great solution for quality and flexibility. So too has the need for good accessories including clamps, pliers, magnets, and machine parts like threaded fasteners and levers.

Foster America’s products take all of these solutions a step further.

Even the most basic modular 3D welding table can be adjusted so that various innovative components can be used for custom solutions. For instance, Forster’s 3D grey cast and aluminum copper alloy welding tables can be used with a range of lift and horizontal rotary tables, as well as vertical turntables. They range in size from 39 in x 47 in to 118 in x 59 in and may be adjusted in height from 33 in to 37 in.

If that’s not a good enough solution, Forster America offers swiveling or lifting and tilting welding tables that can achieve what no other welding tables can achieve.

The company’s swiveling welding tables are ideal for use with jigs and can be used for 360 degree welding projects. So whether you need to work on the top or bottom of the work piece (from the top or underneath), this table will get you there. Those that lift and tilt can be adjusted to any degree or height. These particular tables and devices work using hydraulics and so are ideal for ergonomic welding.

Additionally, Forster America has a wide range of jigs and fixtures, manipulators and positioners, and 3D clamping sets all of which can be used with their superior welding tables. You won’t find them anywhere else.

Want to know more about why Forster America’s welding tables are better than any others you can buy? Contact us now and we’ll help you decide which one you need to improve the profitability of your business.

Why Use a Welding Table That Swivels and Tilts

Whether you are a professional welder or someone who does welding projects as a hobby, why would you use a welding table that swivels and tilts rather than a traditional table that has a solid, horizontal surface?

If you can’t think of a suitable answer, think of the difference between a hard wooden chair and an ergonomic office chair that can be adjusted up, down, backward, and forwards.

The wooden chair might work if you sit nice and straight and don’t mind your bottom getting sore. The ergonomic office chair though is likely to help you sit correctly and also feel comfortable. The problem is that if the chair causes you to bend, stoop, or take up positions that impact on your spine you’re likely to be in trouble. At best this bad posture will cause discomfort, at worst it could cause skeletal injury. This might sound like over-kill, but it isn’t. The vast majority of people do not realize the impact of poor posture.

If a welding table can swivel and tilt, it stands to reason that it will make it a lot easier for the person welding to get to joints whether they are above or under the work piece. Instead of the welder having to bend awkwardly to get to inaccessible points, all he does is move the table to suit his needs. The added advantage is that it also prevents unnecessary downtime:

  1. Because the welder can work more efficiently and therefore is less likely to have to re-measure, make corrections, and mechanically rework the materials to get the job right.
  2. Bad posture can cause serious health issues that inevitably lead to absenteeism. This can impact on both the timeframe of a job as well as costs as other workers may need to be called in to complete the job for the absent employee.

Welding Tables

Lifting and Tilting Table

Traditional welding tables are flat and made of mild steel. Nowadays welding tables are still made from mild steel, but more specialized designs are made from cast iron, stainless steel, and from various alloys. You don’t have to compromise; you can choose exactly the surface that is best for the work you are welding.

Similarly, welding tables are traditionally just tables with four legs and an upper surface that is both horizontal and level. Jobs are done in parts, and a wide variety of clamps are used to keep the metal in place while the welding operation is in progress.

In recent years, welding tables have taken a totally new design turn with modular tables enabling work to be done much more quickly and efficiently. The most exciting element of these tables is that they can be adjusted to any position for precision welding that requires 100 percent accuracy of all measurements, angles, and alignment of parts. Additionally, all you need are a few standard components made for use with the tale and you can create a custom solution for any welding job you could imagine. These include lift tables, vertical turntables, and horizontal rotary tables.

Modular 3D Welding Tables

Modular 3D welding tables from Forster America are designed to enable welders to achieve custom solutions for any welding jobs. Instead of solid upper surfaces, their tables feature rails that can be adjusted to accommodate jigs and other fixtures. Made from gray, non-ferric cast iron or an aluminum copper alloy, the rails may be spaced up to 100 mm apart. Furthermore, each rail is able to withstand a maximum load of 1.5 tons if cast iron and 1 ton if made from the alloy. The most common width of Forster’s modular tables is 47 inches and the available length ranges from 39 inches to 118 inches. The largest table measures 118 inches x 59 inches.

Welding Tables That Swivel

The company’s swiveling welding tables are operated by electric motors and have a swivel range of 360 degrees. Like the 3D tables described above, they have slatted surfaces to accommodate jigs and other specialized welding tools. They also incorporate a valuable lifting function.

The prime feature of the Forster swivel welding tables enables the adjustment of axis using the center-of-gravity. A patented feature, because of gravitational force it enables the torque to be set to zero even when the welding is working with heavy parts that weigh up to one ton. The table is then secured in position simply and easily using a locking brake.

Welding Tables That Lift and Tilt

Designed to make the welding operation more efficient and productive, Forster’s lifting and tilting welding tables may be adjusted hydraulically to any height and degree. There are several different types that have been designed for different needs depending on whether it needs to lift and turn, lift and rotate, lift and tilt, or just lift.

Convinced that you should be using a welding table that swivels and tilts? Contact the friendly professionals at Forster America for more information.

Ergofix is Key for Welders to Maintain Good Posture

Bad posture impacts on our bodies and causes all kinds of problems, from muscular and back pain to fatigue. When it is constant, bad posture can cause chronic health problems because it impacts on the spine and can constrict nerves and blood vessels.

Good posture enables us to sit, lie, stand, and walk in positions that don’t strain supporting muscles or ligaments, particularly during activities that involve movement. This is largely because good posture reduces stress on the spinal column and allows our muscles to work efficiently. This, in turn, prevents muscle strain and helps to keep our joints properly aligned.

While welders are not the only people who are prone to bad posture, the fact that they typically bend forward over their work for prolonged periods of time makes them more likely to suffer back pain and injury to postural muscles. Those who are obese are even more at risk.

While there are proven ways to sit and stand properly to help maintain correct posture, people who have to lean over their work risk bending the spinal column. If you sit at a desk you can control your sitting position. When you stand and walk, you can do the same. But moving and bending in an unnatural fashion really can be damaging.

In some industries, particularly those that employ people who sit at desks all day, ergonomic chairs can be part of the solution. For welders, a height-adjustable welding table that can be rotated and tilted is the best solution for maintaining an ergonomic posture while working.

Ergofix – An Ergonomic Solution for Welding

Forster America has a height-adjustable welding table solution for bad posture in the welding environment. Recognizing that good posture is virtually impossible with regular non-adjustable welding tables, the company now manufactures Ergofix, a state-of-the-art welding “manipulator” that is infinitely adjustable in height. Better still, it can be rotated a full 360 degrees and tilted up to 45 degrees.

Ultimately, the Ergofix welding manipulator enables welders to maintain good posture while they work. This is not only the best solution for good health, but it also produces the best welding results because workers don’t get tired and sore.

The concept is brilliant, yet so simple, utilizing hydraulics to adjust the height of the tabletop from 27.2 inches to 39 inches. The rotation facility has continuous locking for ease of operation and accuracy.

Forster America currently offers three models with different dimensions:

  • Ergofix 800 – 31.5 x 31.5 inches
  • Ergofix 1000 – 39.4 x 39.4 inches
  • Ergofix 1200 – 39.4 x 47.2 inches

Like all Forster America welding tables, the Ergofix incorporates neatly spaced rails that can be adjusted for jigs and clamps, including the unique Vacufix clamping system. This enables welders to fix sheet metal parts securely to the table and work piece using a vacuum plate that has a very small vacuum surface. Welding seams aren’t covered by clamping arms, making welding much easier than it would otherwise be. Also, the Vacufix clamping system is ideal for both manual and robotic welding, which increases the versatility of the Ergofix unit. Contact Forster America today for a quote!