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4 Problems with Lightweight MIG Torches (and How to Overcome Them)

Posted by Craig Rice on Dec 15, 2017 9:14:00 AM

Most lightweight welding torches are designed to last. Problem is, a lot of welders and welding professionals don’t believe it. There are ‘problems’ with lightweight torches – they can have a bad rap, or are misunderstood. Light doesn’t mean weak. In fact, a lot of times it’s just the opposite.

Topics: Handheld MIG, ABIMIG, MIG Guns, MIG Torch, MIG Welding, MIG Welding Gun, Top MIG Gun, Arc Welding, Delta MIG

BINZEL Hosts Technology Day for Hessian Welding Association

Posted by Jan Hasselbaum on Dec 11, 2017 10:34:08 AM

The Central Hessian District Association of the German Association for Welding and Allied Processes e. V. (DVS) organized a day for welding technology with the support of ABICOR BINZEL, who hosted the event at their global headquarters in Alten-Buseck. Germany. The guests, 15 vocational students from the field of metal construction and construction mechanics and 4 vocational school teachers from the Werner-von-Siemens School in Wetzlar enjoyed an exciting day dedicated to welding on November 29th 2017.

Topics: Arc Welding, Binzel, Company News, Events

3 Problems with Contact Tips (and How to Solve Them)

Posted by Dave Detmer on Dec 8, 2017 4:06:13 PM

Usually when I'm meeting with a Foreman or Production Manager and get a chance to talk first hand to his or her welders, one of the most common topics that come up is their contact tips. The problem:  they have to change them too much. This kills productivity for the shop, takes a big bite out of cost, and generally just creates a less efficient atmosphere for the welder to work in.

So why are your contact tips not lasting? And what are the problems that cause the contact tips to fail? How do you prevent them? I'm going to go through below the 3 most common contact tip problems I run across on a day to day basis, and how typically you can overcome those problems.

Topics: Contact Tips, Arc Welding, Handheld MIG, Welding Automation, MIG Welding, MIG Welding Gun, Welding Guns

Air-cooled vs. Water-cooled: Robotics Edition

Posted by Etienne Blouin on Sep 18, 2017 9:30:36 AM

When it comes to robotic mig welding you often have to ask the question about whether you should go air-cooled or water-cooled. It's always good to have the right tool in the right place for both optimal performance and cost. Basically, looking at water-cooled versus air cooled, there are obvious cases where you would choose one over the other.

Topics: Robotic Welding, Welding Automation, Robotics, Automation, Arc Welding, Water-cooled

Robotic Torch Setups: Over-Arm, Through-Arm, and Endless Rotation

Posted by Dave Halliburton on Aug 31, 2017 12:14:40 PM

When choosing a through-arm torch or an over-arm torch, one should know the advantages, disadvantages, and the compatibility of each. And you might be surprised about which orientation is best for you, and what mount might be best for you depending on your process.

Topics: Robotic Welding, Robotics, Automation, Arc Welding, Welding Automation

Water-cooled Welding MIG Maintenance Tips

Posted by John Esposito on Jul 6, 2017 8:16:24 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: Handheld MIG, MIG Guns, MIG Torch, Arc Welding, Welding Safety, Safety

ABICOR BINZEL Launches Three New ABIMIG Torches

Posted by James Study on Apr 17, 2017 11:00:00 AM

ABICOR BINZEL is excited to announce the launch of three new ABIMIG torch models to our manual MIG welding line. Our new ABIMIG AT and ABIMIG A combine the ergonomic and comfortable grip of the existing WT in an air-cooled model.

Topics: Arc Welding, ABIMIG, Handheld MIG, MIG Guns, MIG Torch, MIG Welding Gun

Welding with Fixtures

Posted by Mike Russell on Mar 24, 2017 9:56:00 AM

I've been in the welding industry for something going on 40 years. I've seen a lot, and to this day I still see a lot of welding operations out there that put some crazy contraptions on their welding fixtures to get their welds done. Some of them make sense for the applications, but a lot of times they're doing it to their own detriment.

Topics: MIG Welding, Arc Welding, Handheld MIG, Machine Torch, MIG Guns, MIG Torch, MIG Welding Gun

How Delta's Design Delivers Value

Posted by John Esposito on Mar 21, 2017 1:56:00 PM

When deciding on a new welding torch, value is everything. Value means you are getting the best performance, the easiest maintenance, and most comfortable usage for your competitive purchasing dollars. And when considering what value is when you’re looking at all the MIG gun options out there to try, superior design will deliver that value time and again. And if that design comes from the very same kind people who will end up using the final product, then you know you have a welding gun that was designed with the welder in mind.

Topics: Delta, MIG Guns, MIG Torch, MIG Welding, MIG Welding Gun, Welding, Arc Welding, Handheld MIG, Delta Gun, Delta Torch, Delta MIG

How to Repair Your MB Series BIKOX Cable

Posted by James Study on Mar 17, 2017 12:17:17 PM

If you weld with an ABICOR BINZEL air-cooled MIG gun, like the MB series, you're likely welding with the ultra-lightweight and durable BIKOX® cable. Like all cables, they can become damaged from wear and tear in and around the production plant, and might need a little tender loving care to get them back to working in the optimal manner.

Topics: Welding, MIG Guns, Arc Welding, MIG Welding, Torch Repair, MB Series

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