ABIBLOG: ABICOR BINZEL's Welding Blog

Automated Welding: Getting Started and Next Steps

Posted by Jeff Henderson on Jan 6, 2021 9:54:16 AM

Making the switch from manual to automated welding can be an on-going pros and cons discussion for your facility. Giving control to a robot may be a daunting task for anyone new to this application process, but is a necessary step in getting the most out of your operation. Decreasing production times and taking the load off of your welders may be all you need to go full automation.

Let’s take a look at what it would take for your facility to incorporate automated technology and what you should be taking note of throughout this integration process.

Topics: Robotic Welding, Automation

What is 3D Inline Weld Inspection? Does My Business Need It?

Posted by Jason Jamiel on Dec 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM

One of the first questions that we get asked in regards to 3D weld inspection is...

  • How does it work?
  • What are the basic principles?
  • How does it understand the dynamics of what we're looking for and not looking for?

In this blog, we will discuss the characteristics of 3D weld inspection and provide the necessary information about this process to determine whether or not these systems fit your operation's needs. 

Topics: Automation, Weld Inspection, SmartRay

Comparing Weld Inspection Methods

Posted by Jeff Henderson on Oct 12, 2020 9:41:00 AM

No matter how good your welding process is, weld defects are inevitable. Inspection ensures those defects are caught and fixed before your product goes out the door. Leaving this unaddressed can lead to customer issues, premature product failure, and a lot of other avoidable mistakes. In my experience, I have seen a number of issues impact welding. One of my most memorable experiences was during my time at Tower. We would always run into inconsistency in parts which caused a frenzy in figuring out the reasoning why. We'd argue with our internal and external stamping supplies, have holes and trimmed edges that would move or change, and spend countless hours on the robot cells touching up welds here and there. This lead to many different quality issues and wasted time chasing down and troubleshooting these inconsistencies. 

Topics: Robotic Welding, Automation, Weld Inspection