How can I evaluate the potential savings of shielding gas?

Posted by Gert Röhm on Dec 19, 2022 12:54:24 PM

The fact that saving gas in welding is possible without compromising the quality of the welding seam is not a secret anymore. A gas management system can regulate that there is always enough gas used for the welding application, while not using more than necessary. But how can companies evaluate the actual potential gas savings for their welding application before deciding to purchase a piece of equipment? No matter if it's manual or automated welding, the process is the same. Let's walk you through the process!

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Save up to 50 % gas during gas-shielded welding

Posted by Prof. Emil Schubert on Dec 9, 2022 4:15:00 AM

Horrendous electricity and gas bills, increasingly expensive food, unaffordable repair services ... the current situation is the number one topic of conversation with neighbours and in the media. As citizens, you save wherever you can and do without many things that used to be a matter of course. In industry, people are constantly looking for cost-cutting measures that must not, however, restrict production. Welding companies and other manufacturing companies that employ skilled welders are not exempt from this. Where can savings be made in welding if the quality of the products must not suffer under any circumstances? There is one approach that is often not recognised as a savings potential: shielding gas.

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Settings for gas-shielded welding: it’s that easy

Posted by Leonardo Cropanese on Mar 8, 2022 5:44:09 AM

The valve on the gas cylinder is turned open as far as possible so that gas flows sufficiently and a safe shielding gas coverage is ensured. Finally, the weld seam should be of good quality and besides ... gas is always there. In this way, day after day, litre after litre of shielding gas flows out of the gas cylinder into the working area, and thus into the environment, completely unnecessarily. At first glance, the gas manufacturer may be pleased with the high gas consumption of the customers, whereas the bank account of the producing company and the environment are not. However, it is so easy to reduce gas consumption through the appropriate gas setting in gas-shielded welding – and this applies to robot welding as well as to manual welding. Yes, that' s right: manual welders can also have the exact amount of shielding gas supplied automatically. And they can do this completely without a pressure regulator for shielding gas.

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With ABICOR BINZEL you’re on the way to a Green Factory

Posted by Florian Görlitz on Mar 5, 2021 11:20:46 AM

EWR 2 gas management system for welding: saves gas right from the start!

What makes a company a Green Factory? Everything that has to do with sustainability. Using renewable raw materials, grow organically, use of solar energy, save CO2 ... these are all approaches that can make our world a little better. One or the other can also be implemented in welding technology and fortunately it is becoming increasingly important for companies to do something to protect our environment. The trend is towards becoming a so-called Green Factory. ABICOR BINZEL can support you or your company on the way to the Green Factory. Or expand your status as a Green Factory.

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EWR 2: Reduce shielding gas consumption and save money now

Posted by Florian Görlitz on Dec 23, 2020 4:59:29 AM

Why shielding gas offers a huge savings potential

The valve is opened and there it is: the shielding gas for welding. Depending on the requirements of the welding task, the gas pressure and gas quantity are still set with the manometer before starting. Pre-flow time? Rather a little longer. Better safe, than sorry. The same applies to the post-flow time. Whether this lasts a few seconds longer or not does not seem to make much difference. Or maybe it does? The fact is: the shielding gas consumption is usually much too high. With the gas management system EWR 2 you can save money in gas shielded arc welding.

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