ABIBLOG: ABICOR BINZEL's Welding Blog

5 reasons for welding with a cobot

Posted by Simon Opper on Oct 7, 2020 5:42:06 AM

It doesn’t have to be a welding robot!

At some point, the time has come and:

  • the manual welder reaches the limits of his physical capacity
  • the quantities are too large to meet the desired delivery date
  • the topic of automation must be discussed

Automation? Aren’t these robot welding cells which usually take up a lot of space and are really expensive? In order to make their purchase profitable, enough parts have to be processed to operate the system at full capacity. In addition, there is the programming of the welding robot, which requires additional knowledge. Is there no interim solution if an industrial welding robot is still a size too big? Yes, there is: cobot welding.

Topics: Robotic Welding

What Changes When Implementing Robotic Fume Extraction In Your Operation?

Posted by Etienne Blouin on Sep 29, 2020 10:50:37 AM

Are you looking to continue advancing your welding process? You've completed the first step by adding robots to your operation, but now you're looking to improve safety among your team. Step two is setting up a robotic fume extraction system in your plant to improve air quality. The xFUME™ ROBO by ABICOR BINZEL USA and CA is the most effective and economical way to control welding smoke emissions with fume source capture.

Topics: Robotic Welding, Fume Extraction

Fume Extraction Kits for Manual, Machine & Robotic Welding Torches

Posted by Danny Seddon on Sep 23, 2020 3:49:29 AM

If you are looking to invest in Fume Extraction equipment but you don't want to use manual Fume Extraction torches because they are too heavy, your using a Machine/Robotic torch and your concerned about access issues or your simply on a tight budget - then here are a few external kits that you can use with your existing setup.

RAS Torch Kits 

The RAS fume extraction option is an economical and ergonomic alternative to integrated fume extraction torches e.g. RAB GRIP.

Topics: Fume Extraction

Explaining Weld Wire Cast for Robotic Welding

Posted by Jason Jamiel on Sep 18, 2020 10:11:00 AM

There are two physical elements of weld wire to be aware of in a robotic welding application. The first is the cast, which is the natural curvature of the wire. The second is the helix, which is the natural winding geometry of the wire's radial shape. 

Topics: Robotic Welding, Welding Consumables

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