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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

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

Explaining Fume Extraction Mitigation Measures

Posted by Etienne Blouin on Jun 9, 2020 11:12:00 AM

How to mitigate welding fume is a big topic. People, by instinct, oftentimes say, "Oh, I'll put a mask on and that'll be sufficient"

Now, however, there is a systematic approach that's been used by OSHA or any health and safety offices. Now, the approach is to start looking at the process, and starting at the bottom of mitigation pyramid and systematically moving up.

Eliminating or Substituting the Weld Process

The first question to ask is if it is possible to eliminate or substitute the process that's causing the fume? Obviously, most of the time it's not possible to remove welding from the operation. But it's worth considering if you are using stick welding or flux core welding whether you can substitute this process for a better process as far as smoke creation?

Topics: Fume Extraction

What is Welding Fume?

Posted by Etienne Blouin on May 25, 2020 11:09:00 AM

What is welding fumes? We all have an idea of what is welding fume. It is obviously coming from molten metal that you create when you're welding. The mixture of the welding smoke is changing from one process to the other, but overall, it's a mixture of very fine particles and gases.

Topics: Fume Extraction

Source Capture Fume Extraction Options Explained

Posted by Etienne Blouin on May 12, 2020 10:43:00 AM

When you start looking at fume extraction solutions, there are a multitude of engineered possibilities to assist in the capture of weld fume. These are typically the most effective way of dealing with weld fume in the workplace apart from removing the welding process.

Topics: Fume Extraction

BINZEL BASICS: RAB Fume Extraction torch selection, fume nozzles & consumables

Posted by Danny Seddon on May 12, 2020 3:18:35 AM

Topics: Fume Extraction

Fume Extraction System Problems and Solutions

Posted by Jim DiLeo on Apr 9, 2020 11:59:46 AM

Fume extraction systems are big investment for your plant. Especially when using either a single station or multi-station fume extractor, it's bound to encounter problems at some point during it's service life.

That's normal and you shouldn't be surprised by that.

Topics: Fume Extraction

Fume Extraction Shrouds: A Detailed Explainer

Posted by Etienne Blouin on Feb 24, 2020 9:30:00 AM

If you are a welder, weld foreman, or welding engineer using a fume extraction welding gun, the shroud is one of the more unique features you have questions about.

Topics: Fume Extraction

5 Fume Extraction Questions You Should Know Before Starting

Posted by Craig Rice on Jan 21, 2020 7:00:00 AM

Let's face it: for most people looking at Fume Extraction, many of them have never seen fume extractions solutions before aside from extractor arms. 

That means most Safety Managers, Production Managers, or business Owners - and I may be talking to you directly - don't even know what questions to ask themselves before getting started.

Topics: Fume Extraction

Robotic Fume Extraction: A Guide on Source Capture Solutions

Posted by James Study on Dec 16, 2019 1:35:00 PM

The robotic fume extraction landscape has featured few lean, advanced, and cost-effective solutions for manufacturers. While fume extraction for manual welding has experienced a significant spike in new solutions entering the market – from high-vacuum systems to multi-gun units, to countless new fume extraction gun concepts – robotics has remained ignored and mostly unchanged with minimal innovation to speak of.

Topics: Robotic Welding, Fume Extraction