ABIBLOG: ABICOR BINZEL's Welding Blog

Prof. Emil Schubert

Professor Emil Schubert is Chief Technology Officer of ABICOR BINZEL overseeing the development of all welding technology innovations for ABICOR BINZEL worldwide. Professor Schubert has dedicated his career to welding innovation and product development, as well as passing his passion for welding and metalworking on through teaching and hosting various youth and young professional groups at BINZEL HQ and at University. Professor Schubert lives in the Frankfurt area of Germany.
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Recent Posts

Pickling metal – which treatment is best?

Posted by Prof. Emil Schubert on Sep 16, 2022 4:42:17 AM

Beautifully crafted railings and staircases made of stainless steel, high-gloss kitchen fronts or building facades that gleam in the sun from afar are already real eye-catchers. To turn a metal into an end product worth looking at, the surface must be treated accordingly. In metalworking, pickling is used in addition to grinding, brushing or blasting. There are different approaches to this, depending on the requirements in the production process.

Topics: Welding Chemicals

Optimising the service life of welding robots

Posted by Prof. Emil Schubert on Aug 2, 2022 7:53:45 AM

In the two previous blogs on how to reduce downtime with welding robots, the focus was on the robot torch and its wear parts.

Topics: Robotic Welding

Downtimes due to wear parts during robot welding

Posted by Prof. Emil Schubert on Jun 24, 2022 8:49:51 AM

In our first blog on how to reduce downtimes with robotic welding equipment, the focus was on robotic torches. We looked at the right choice of robot welding torch, torch power, torch geometry and highlighted that without “clean”' programming none of this will work.

Topics: Robotic Welding

How to avoid or reduce downtimes with welding robots

Posted by Prof. Emil Schubert on Jun 3, 2022 11:06:54 AM

When it comes to high quantities, cost and time pressure, welding robots provide valuable assistance. With them, consistent quality can be achieved in the shortest possible time. However, productivity in automation or robotics also depends significantly on how often and how long a welding robot is at a standstill because it has to be reloaded, set up again after a crash or generally maintained. Every second of downtime counts and costs money. And it cannot be generalised who is more affected by downtimes in production: the group with large robot production lines or the small medium-sized company that only has one welding robot in operation. A welding robot in industry must function trouble-free as much as possible – and having the right equipment in production or in the company helps with this. Find out here how to reduce downtimes for welding robots.

Topics: Robotic Welding

Which are the best gas nozzles for MAG welding?

Posted by Prof. Emil Schubert on Nov 15, 2021 7:24:15 AM

Practical tips about all you need to know about gas nozzles for MIG/MAG torches

The MIG/MAG welding process is very demanding and both man and material are pushed to their limits? – often even beyond. Therefore, it is all the more important to work with good tools, especially the welding torch with its wear parts. These parts are very close to the process and have to withstand heat and weld spatter for as long as possible. Especially the gas nozzle, which, in addition to its actual task, is often misused as a hammer.

Topics: MIG/MAG

Cause of weld spatter: GMAW welding and electric arc

Posted by Prof. Emil Schubert on Jul 6, 2021 9:21:13 AM

Gas-shielded metal arc welding – also known as GMAW welding or MIG/MAG welding – is by far the most applied and most common welding process in welding technology. When searching for the cause of weld spatter, this process literally hits the bull's eye. Whereas with TIG welding and plasma welding almost no weld spatter occurs, spatter formation in GMAW welding can never be completely prevented. The question may arise why not use TIG or plasma welding in general if welding spatter should be avoided as much as possible. To get the answer it is necessary to take a closer look at the process of MIG/MAG welding and the cause of weld spatter.

Topics: Welding Chemicals

How Gas Management Will Change for the Internet of Things

Posted by Prof. Emil Schubert on May 4, 2018 10:00:00 AM

If a technically interested person opens a magazine or a newspaper you cannot avoid reading articles about how the “Internet of Things” will change our daily live in the coming years.

Topics: Shielding Gas

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