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ABIBLOG: ABICOR BINZEL's Welding Blog

Why is My MIG Wire Feeding Improperly?

Posted by Brant Hancock on Jun 18, 2018 9:14:00 AM

If your MIG wire isn’t feeding smoothly, there are a few key things to consider. This MIG welding troubleshooting guide will walk you through the most common MIG welding issues and how to resolve them.

Topics: Welding, MIG Welding, Handheld MIG, Wire Feeding

4 Problems with Fume Extraction Torches (and How to Overcome Them)

Posted by Etienne Blouin on Dec 29, 2017 8:26:00 AM

We get it, not everyone loves fume extraction torches. For one reason of another, whether you're a welder or a welding engineer or a project manager, the same problems or complaints come up when it comes to fume guns.

Topics: Fume Gun, Smoke Gun, MIG Guns, Fume Extraction Torch, Fume Extraction Gun, Handheld MIG

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

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

Why Should You Use a Premium Torch?

Posted by Mike Russell on Oct 27, 2017 3:05:49 PM

When I meet a customer for the first time I like to ask them first and foremost about the torches they currently use. Most of the time they answer the question something like this:

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

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: MIG Torch, Welding Safety, Safety, Arc Welding, MIG Guns, Handheld MIG

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

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

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

Air-cooled vs. Water-cooled MIG Guns

Posted by Dustin Gordon on Mar 3, 2017 8:48:14 AM

Let’s begin by understanding duty cycle. We all know what it is, but just for a quick refresh:  Duty cycle is a rating measurement of 10 minute increments using CO2 gas.  So, if we take a 350 amp gun as an example – that means at it’s maximum it can weld 10 minutes at 350 amps with a constant current using CO2 gas. 

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

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