Lincoln Electric acquires PECo, Boosting laser welding and marking capabilities

source:Industrial Laser Solutions


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 The Lincoln Electric Company has acquired all intellectual property related to laser welding and marking systems produced by Process Equipment Company (PECo; Tipp City, OH).

Going forward, the company's Wayne Trail subsidiary, which produces a full line of laser welding, cutting, ablation, cladding, and marking solutions, will assume responsibility for servicing and supporting the installed base of PECo laser welding and marking systems. Wayne Trail has also expanded its existing team of laser processing experts by hiring key PECo personnel, which will help provide a seamless transition for existing customers.
John A. Campbell, general manager of Wayne Trail, says that the company has already been awarded laser welding system contracts from transmission gear manufacturers and are currently developing solutions for other powertrain components, including transfer cases and drive axles.