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ABIBLOG: ABICOR BINZEL's Welding Blog

Flexible or Hard Automation? Why?

Posted by Brandon Kunze on Jan 7, 2019 10:18:20 AM

When considering an automated welding process, fully or semi-automated, it is important to consider and compare the advantages and disadvantages of both for your operation, and how well each may (or may not) integrate into your established welding process. Sometimes, deciding one way or the other is very clear based on the kinds of welds being performed, and other times it’s a matter of how much productivity you need to meet your goals.

Topics: Hard Automation

3 Reasons Why Welding Tractors Make Your Life Easier

Posted by Phil Montez on Dec 21, 2018 3:49:25 PM

In fabrication, productivity is everything; anytime you have the opportunity to make your welding process more efficient and cost effective, you should consider that direction, and welding tractors do exactly that. Considering ways to improve productivity can be frustrating, so we’ve done the work for you.

In this article we are going to give you three reasons why welding tractors make your life easier.

Topics: Hard Automation

Optical Seam Tracking & Hard Automation

Posted by Scott Huber on May 18, 2017 11:23:00 AM

Hard automation in the past has always been about joystick controllers and a birdsnest operator controlling the movement of the gantry or positioning system to guide the welding arc through the weld piece. And incoporating seam tracking into this solution? Leave that to the robots.

Today, however, optical seam tracking is finding itself now more than ever a real solution and added value to those hard automation processes, and leading old-school, analog welding operations to look at seam tracking technology in a different light.

Topics: Seam Tracking, Hard Automation

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: Hard Automation

SpinArc - Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by Aaron Harker on Feb 23, 2017 3:00:00 PM

SpinArc gets you game changing technology in your welding operation. The process and the results are proven. For you it’s an intriguing solution, but you have a complex welding operation to run, and incorporating something like SpinArc must mean a lot of time and energy, right?

Topics: SpinArc, Hard Automation

5 Welding Applications SpinArc Totally Transforms

Posted by Scott Funderburk on Feb 16, 2017 8:43:07 AM

So you read about the SpinArc process. The benefits and ease of implementation are intriguing. But you only use certain welding applications, so is SpinArc designed for any of them?

Topics: Hard Automation

5 Metal Fabrication Problems SpinArc Solves for Good

Posted by Scott Funderburk on Feb 16, 2017 8:41:24 AM

Metal fabrication has problems. Walk into any manufacturing plant and ask a welding professional. Anyone in the industry knows what these issues are. And if you can solve these problems, your business will leave the competition in the dust.

Topics: Hard Automation