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ABIBLOG: ABICOR BINZEL's Welding Blog

Practical tips for welding: How to remove and prevent weld spatter

Posted by Florian Görlitz on Sep 14, 2020 11:41:21 AM

Anti-spatter spray, anti-spatter liquids, anti-spatter fluid and more

You have to break an egg to make an omelet. Especially with MIG/MAG welding, weld spatter occurs, which can already be heard from afar. With this »crackling and cracking« small metal droplets are created that are hurled from the weld pool or from the hot liquid electrode end to the workpiece surface or land on the weld seam and the torch wear parts. Excessive weld spatter is caused, for example, by an incorrectly set welding current, a non-optimal arc, incorrect polarity or insufficient gas shielding. However weld spatter occurs ... burnt weld spatter has to be removed again. This rework costs time and money. Anyone who welds wants to keep the adhesion of weld spatter as low as possible. And if they do stick, they can easily be removed again. Here we answer the questions that our field staff are asked the most on site.

New Product Releases Abicor Binzel USA: xFUME™ Fume Extraction Solutions

Posted by Tyler Caudle on Sep 7, 2020 11:30:00 AM

ABICOR BINZEL USA is now offering full turn-key solutions to fume extraction welding in both automated, robotic applications and manual applications.

Topics: Robotic Welding, Fume Extraction, MIG Guns & Torches, Company News, Products, New Product Release

Weld Joint Finding Methods Explained

Posted by Scott Huber on Sep 3, 2020 1:57:00 PM

When we look at weld joint detection and the benefits involved, there are two primary features of these technologies: the finding and tracking of the joint.

Topics: Seam Tracking

What costs you will face if you want to buy a fume extraction system

Posted by André Faber on Aug 18, 2020 7:47:00 AM

Fume extraction is part of the basic equipment of every welding workplace. There is a wide range of extraction systems on the market, and the requirements are just as individual. From stationary systems that regularly exchange air in a complete production hall to mobile fume extraction with the absorption of welding fume directly at its point of origin, the so-called source extraction, there are many variants. In a previous blog, we went into more detail about the benefits of the extraction at the source. Today we want to focus on the costs that you will face if you want to buy a fume extraction system.

Topics: Fume Extraction

Practical tips for welding: contact tips

Posted by Markus Preis on Aug 11, 2020 5:34:31 AM

What you need to know for the use of power contact tube, contact nozzle, contact tube & Co.

The contact tip – also known as contact nozzle or power contact tube – is the smallest but most important wear part on a MIG/MAG torch, and it makes no difference whether it is a hand-held torch, an automatic torch or a robotic welding torch. The contact tip has a very considerable influence on the quality of the MIG/MAG welding process and the service life or machine availability in the welding process.

Hardly any wear part is subject to deterioration and is as close to the welding process as the contact tip. For this reason, we dedicate our own blog to this relatively small part.

How to Limit Micro-Arcing in Robotic Welding

Posted by Jason Jamiel on Aug 5, 2020 9:53:00 AM

Micro-arcing in a welding process are small arcs, usually not visible, that happen within the contact tip or wire liner. Instead of making a positive contact all the way through the tip, or at least always on the tip at some point, your wire is making inconsistent contact to the contact tip. This compromises current transfer and causes the wire to micro-arc inside the contact tip.

Topics: Robotic Welding

Automated welding: How to minimize welding errors

Posted by Jörg Ehling on Aug 4, 2020 10:57:26 AM

The beam on the workshop floor seems endless. The back hurts already at the mere thought of having to weld in the same position for the next few hours. Take up position, put on, weld off, put down, slide forward. Unfortunately, it is unavoidable that over time the welding seam is not as good as it was at the beginning. Or maybe it can? Automated welding provides a remedy ... for poor weld seam quality of long, repetitive welding tasks, for welding errors, but also for monotonous and painful joints.

Topics: Robotic Welding

Understanding Porosity in Robotic Welding

Posted by Jeff Henderson on Jul 22, 2020 9:40:00 AM

Porosity is the bane of existence in robotic welding.

It happens. You don’t know where it comes from all the time, or how it’s happening, and you spend days or even weeks troubleshooting to figure it out.

We’ve all been there.

Topics: Robotic Welding

Solving Welding Burnbacks in Robotic Applications

Posted by Jeff Henderson on Jul 7, 2020 9:19:00 AM

A burnback in welding is when your wire burns back and sticks itself to your contact tip. There are several reasons this can happen. The most primary causes of burnbacks in a robotic application include:

Topics: Robotic Welding

Don’t be afraid of automation when welding!

Posted by Simon Opper on Jul 2, 2020 5:37:29 AM

Why cobot welding can be the solution for small and medium-sized companies

Automatically working welding robots as far as the eye can see. The robot arms move sometimes hectically, sometimes silently. There is a hiss, hum, and crackle in the air. You can only recognize a person here and there. Automation clearly dominates. Such a vision is more of a fear image for small and medium-sized companies, because people here seem to be completely in the background, yes, being pushed out of their job. So it seems. A machine like a collaborative robot – a so-called cobot – can support people in their work. The use of cobots in welding can thus become an economical solution for small and medium-sized companies.

Topics: Robotic Welding