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ABIBLOG: ABICOR BINZEL's Welding Blog

MIG Gun Misconceptions That Cost You Productivity

Posted by Dave Detmer on Sep 9, 2019 11:13:00 AM

Welding guns and MIG welding in general come with a lot of talk regarding best practices and how to do certain things right.

Topics: MIG Guns & Torches

MIG Gun Liner Types & Best Practices

Posted by Paul Pfingston on Jul 22, 2019 9:57:00 AM

In today’s environment it is absolutely critical to minimize downtime and operate in the most efficient manner. Reasons for downtime are many and varied, particularly in the welding fabrication field. Grounding problems, gas leaks, contaminated material, machinery malfunction and worn components represent a few of the many issues confronted. In MIG welding, one of the most frustrating is wire feed problems and MIG gun liner issues in general.

Topics: MIG Guns & Torches, Welding Consumables

Replacement MIG Guns: 3 Considerations to Make When Buying

Posted by Dave Halliburton on Jul 15, 2019 11:00:00 AM

When it comes time to replace your MIG gun, you may think it’s as simple as going to the store and buying the same one you’ve used in the past; but is that really the case? Besides the obvious; amperage, wire type, air-cooled or water-cooled, what should you be thinking about when buying a replacement MIG gun?

Topics: MIG Guns & Torches

BINZEL BASICS: Fume Extraction at Source

Posted by Danny Seddon on Jun 28, 2019 6:11:28 AM

Every welding job generates fume or smoke that can be hazardous if inhaled. Whether you're welding mild or stainless steel, there is only one effective solution for maximum health protection....Extraction at source!!

Topics: Fume Extraction, MIG Guns & Torches, MIG/MAG, mig welding torch

MIG Gun Options That Boost Productivity

Posted by Dave Detmer on Jun 18, 2019 8:10:00 AM

When you’re running a shop day to day or looking at solutions that can save you time and get you running more efficient, knowledge is power. Knowing what options are out there that can fit your welding operation’s unique needs can go a long way to getting your production floor at that optimal level of being productive, cost-effective, convenient, and comfortable.

Topics: MIG Guns & Torches

BINZEL BASICS: Water-cooled Welding MIG Maintenance Tips

Posted by John Esposito on Apr 23, 2019 8:38:28 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 Guns & Torches

Best and Worst MIG Welding Practices

Posted by Dave Detmer on Mar 4, 2019 12:05:09 PM

When I visit welding facilities around the country I get to see the ins and outs of many different welding processes, including the treatment, handling, and safety of their MIG guns and their general weld technique. I’ve seen both ends of the spectrum, good and bad.

Topics: MIG Guns & Torches

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: MIG Guns & Torches

BINZEL BASICS: Air-cooled MIG Welding Torch Maintenance Tips

Posted by Danny Seddon on Mar 6, 2018 1:27:51 PM

During my years as an Area Sales Manager, there was one question that I regularly got asked from our customers & welders:

"Danny, why am I going through an excessive amount of contact tips, gas nozzles, gas diffusors, tip adaptors & liners?"

The answer may be simple.

Topics: MIG Guns & Torches

4 Problems with MIG Guns and How to Overcome Them

Posted by Craig Rice on Dec 15, 2017 9:14:00 AM

Most MIG guns are designed to last. Problem is, a lot of welders and welding professionals don’t believe it. There are ‘problems’ with MIG guns – and specifically lightweight ones. 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 Guns & Torches