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ABIBLOG: ABICOR BINZEL's Welding Blog

Understanding MIG Welding Nozzles

Posted by Jim DiLeo on Jul 19, 2019 3:30:00 PM

With your MIG gun you have a variety of welding nozzle designs to choose from, and sometimes the decision on which to choose is not always clear.

Topics: Welding Consumables

Understanding Contact Tips for MIG Welding

Posted by Matthew Sciannella on Jul 19, 2019 2:49:11 PM

Welding contact tips are highly misunderstood components in a MIG gun setup. Choosing the correct contact tip for your welding application and understanding how to keep it performing at its best are just as critical as anything else needed to produce a quality weld.

Topics: Welding Consumables

Replacement MIG Guns: 3 Considerations to Make When Buying

Posted by Dave Halliburton on Jul 15, 2019 11:00:00 AM

When it comes time to replace your MIG gun, you may think it’s as simple as going to the store and buying the same one you’ve used in the past; but is that really the case? Besides the obvious; amperage, wire type, air-cooled or water-cooled, what should you be thinking about when buying a replacement MIG gun?

Topics: MIG Guns & Torches

What Should I Know Before Buying a Torch Cleaning Station?

Posted by Robin Reips on Jul 3, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Even if you are already convinced of the advantages of a torch cleaning station, there are still some important things to consider before you buy. With the right choice of torch cleaning station, you can optimize your welding process without welding spatter being an issue.

Topics: Robotic Welding

BINZEL BASICS: Fume Extraction at Source

Posted by Danny Seddon on Jun 28, 2019 6:11:28 AM

Every welding job generates fume or smoke that can be hazardous if inhaled. Whether you're welding mild or stainless steel, there is only one effective solution for maximum health protection....Extraction at source!!

Topics: Fume Extraction, MIG Guns & Torches, MIG/MAG, mig welding torch

MIG Gun Options That Boost Productivity

Posted by Dave Detmer on Jun 18, 2019 8:10:00 AM

When you’re running a shop day to day or looking at solutions that can save you time and get you running more efficient, knowledge is power. Knowing what options are out there that can fit your welding operation’s unique needs can go a long way to getting your production floor at that optimal level of being productive, cost-effective, convenient, and comfortable.

Topics: MIG Guns & Torches

How to Avoid Errors with a Torch Cleaning Station

Posted by Robin Reips on Jun 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM

In automation, processes for joining metals are about plant availability, the reduction of technical and organizational downtime, and fast cycle times. For these points to not to be endangered in your company, the use of a torch cleaning station for automated MIG / MAG welding is indispensable. A torch cleaning station as a system component in the welding cell ensures that the functionality of the welding torch is maintained so that no process errors occur.

Topics: Robotic Welding

Frequently Asked Questions About the TH6D Optical Seam Tracker

Posted by Grecia Rubio on Jun 6, 2019 2:23:06 PM

How many times have you had to repeat a welding job because of an error in the weld?

How much time has been wasted on stopping production to fix those errors?

Topics: Seam Tracking

Is Ceramic Spray Right for Me?

Posted by John Esposito on May 8, 2019 7:59:00 AM

 In the world of metalworking, everyone is looking for a way to bring down the cost of their process. An inexpensive and relatively easy way to do so is with chemicals. Specifically, using anti-spatter chemicals for your welding consumables to prolong the life of your contact tips, nozzles, and diffusers.

Topics: Welding Chemicals

BINZEL BASICS: Water-cooled Welding MIG Maintenance Tips

Posted by John Esposito on Apr 23, 2019 8:38:28 AM

When you are going from air-cooled to water-cooled welding torches, the biggest component is water. Since water is a good conductor of electricity, it does pose a threat as far as electrical hazards; whether it's to the welder itself, or to nearby workers, depending on if there is water on the floor. So when you're proposing water-cooled equipment, the maintenance is extremely important. You should be on a regular maintenance schedule. Starting from the water cooler and working our way to the torch, let's go through some steps that should be a part of your regular maintenance schedule.

Topics: MIG Guns & Torches