ABIBLOG: ABICOR BINZEL's Welding Blog

Do I Need A Spool Gun to Weld Aluminum?

Posted by Phil Montez on May 5, 2021 10:16:48 AM

There is no question that aluminum has special characteristics that require it be welded different than other metals. Aluminum is a very soft metal, with a high melting point that requires high voltages. Distorting aluminum is easy and can happen pretty quickly, as the wire will start oxidizing almost immediately, leading to a host of issues. Spool guns were designed to help feed difficult wire in an effort to avoid messy welding by placing the feeder right on the gun. Reliable wire feeding is among the most important parts of welding.

Topics: Aluminum Welding

Advantages and differences of non-flammable anti-spatter agents

Posted by Florian Görlitz on May 4, 2021 9:03:03 AM

Whether it is an anti-spatter spray, a paste or an emulsion: anti-spatter agents for welding are available on the market in many variants - for using on the welding torch, on the work piece or even on both.

They all serve the purpose to avoid time-consuming rework by removing weld spatter from the work piece, to reduce downtimes due to frequent wear part changes, and to ensure that tools used in the welding process, such as clamping devices, always remain fully operational.

What role does it play whether an anti-spatter agent is flammable or non-flammable? Moreover, are all non-flammable anti-spatter agents equally good?

Topics: Welding Chemicals

Aluminum welding with a cobot – does that work?

Posted by Alberto Haun on Apr 20, 2021 7:36:24 AM

7 practical tips for a neat weld seam

No question: aluminum welding is the premier class of welding. In a previous blog we explained in detail what a manufacturing company should pay attention to when welding aluminum by hand. But what do you do when the quantities are so high that one welder alone can no longer handle them? If hiring an additional welder for aluminum welding is not an option or you simply cannot find a suitable welding specialist? Can you possibly also weld aluminum in industry with a cobot – i. e. a collaborative robot – or is it too difficult to program a cobot to achieve the same results as when welding aluminum manually.

Topics: Robotic Welding

New Product Release: FreedomDrive™ - Push-Pull System

Posted by Tyler Caudle on Apr 15, 2021 9:50:54 AM

ABICOR BINZEL North America is excited to announce the launch of their latest solution; the FreedomDrive push-pull system  

Robotic Air-Cooled Welding Torches: Problems and Solutions

Posted by Dale Johnson on Mar 29, 2021 8:58:04 AM

Robotic MIG welding requires a choice between which type of welding torch to use in your operation. The option between water-cooled and air-cooled torches requires weighing the pros and cons because making your decision. Each torch has its benefits and downfalls that can alter the productivity of your operation.

Topics: Robotic Welding

4 Things to Consider Before Automating TIG Welding

Posted by Jörg Reips on Mar 22, 2021 7:14:46 AM

Is automated TIG welding economically viable?

When automating a TIG application, the first question to ask is the same as for any other automation: Is it profitable to use a robotic welding torch or a robotic welding cell?

Topics: Robotic Welding, TIG Torches

Robotic MIG Torch Cables: Best Practices

Posted by Jason Jamiel on Mar 18, 2021 10:55:01 AM

When considering the needs of your robotic welding set up, there are far more components to worry about than just the torch. Cables are an often-overlooked part of your setup, but can make a world of difference in efficiency and productivity.

Your cable decision stems from a full understanding of your robotic welding process. In this blog, we will break down the necessary steps you should take as you consider different robotic MIG torch cables.

Topics: Robotic Welding

Dangers in welding – Why the welding torch shouldn´t become a burden

Posted by Barbara Heuser on Mar 11, 2021 9:00:57 AM

When you think of the dangers of welding, the usual suspects immediately come to mind: In addition to obvious things like harmful UV radiation during arc welding, sparks and welding spatter, or even hazards from electrical current, there are also the invisible dangers of welding, for example, by inhaling harmful welding fumes.

There are multiple ways to protect the welder from all these hazards: Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) when welding is considered a matter of course and protects the skin and, above all, the eyes from radiation and injuries caused by welding spatter and flying sparks. Fume extraction torches, ventilated welding helmets or fume extraction systems can filter toxic welding fumes from the air and thus protect the welder's respiratory organs.

But how can welders protect themselves in the long term against damage to their musculoskeletal system? What helps against permanently tense muscles, signs of fatigue and back pain?

An often underestimated aspect of welding is the welding torch itself!

Topics: Welding Safety, MIG Guns & Torches, MIG/MAG, health & safety

With ABICOR BINZEL you’re on the way to a Green Factory

Posted by Florian Görlitz on Mar 5, 2021 11:20:46 AM

EWR 2 gas management system for welding: saves gas right from the start!

What makes a company a Green Factory? Everything that has to do with sustainability. Using renewable raw materials, grow organically, use of solar energy, save CO2 ... these are all approaches that can make our world a little better. One or the other can also be implemented in welding technology and fortunately it is becoming increasingly important for companies to do something to protect our environment. The trend is towards becoming a so-called Green Factory. ABICOR BINZEL can support you or your company on the way to the Green Factory. Or expand your status as a Green Factory.

Topics: Gas Management

Robotic Welding Torch Swanneck Breakdown: Build, Design, and Construction

Posted by Jim DiLeo on Mar 2, 2021 9:08:13 AM

When it comes to your robotic welding torch, the swanneck (sometimes known as the gooseneck or torch neck) is one of your most critical parts. What is a swanneck? It is the front end or “working end” of a robotic welding torch, where the contact tip and gas nozzle are mounted to deliver the electrical current, filler wire, and shielding gas into the weld joint.

Topics: Robotic Welding