ABIBLOG: ABICOR BINZEL's Welding Blog

Dangers in welding – Why the welding torch shouldn´t become a burden

Posted by Barbara Heuser on Mar 11, 2021 9:00:57 AM

When you think of the dangers of welding, the usual suspects immediately come to mind: In addition to obvious things like harmful UV radiation during arc welding, sparks and welding spatter, or even hazards from electrical current, there are also the invisible dangers of welding, for example, by inhaling harmful welding fumes.

There are multiple ways to protect the welder from all these hazards: Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) when welding is considered a matter of course and protects the skin and, above all, the eyes from radiation and injuries caused by welding spatter and flying sparks. Fume extraction torches, ventilated welding helmets or fume extraction systems can filter toxic welding fumes from the air and thus protect the welder's respiratory organs.

But how can welders protect themselves in the long term against damage to their musculoskeletal system? What helps against permanently tense muscles, signs of fatigue and back pain?

An often underestimated aspect of welding is the welding torch itself!

Topics: Welding Safety, MIG Guns & Torches, MIG/MAG, health & safety

Welding correctly with fume extraction torches: 3 practical tips

Posted by Jörg Reips on Feb 5, 2021 9:12:36 AM

When welding metals, there are a number of emissions which, on the one hand, cause the legally prescribed MAK values (“maximale Arbeitsplatz-Konzentration”: maximum workplace concentration) to rise above the permissible threshold value and, due to toxic and / or disease-causing ingredients, represent a health risk for the personnel in the processing area. This fact obliges companies in the welding industry in particular to ensure effective air filtering and ventilation in the areas concerned. Because not only the welder himself is affected by the harmful emissions, but also the rest of the staff in the production hall, who are exposed to the welding fumes.

In addition to a large number of stationary fume extraction systems, the torch-integrated fume extraction (fume extraction torches) is one of the most effective and mobile methods that can be used. Welding with fume extraction torches is definitely a challenge when it comes to the handling.

So how can you weld correctly with fume extraction torches? What do you need to pay attention to?

Topics: Fume Extraction, MIG Guns & Torches

BINZEL BASICS: MIG torch selection, consumables & torch liners

Posted by Danny Seddon on Feb 10, 2020 11:23:55 AM

In this blog we're going to focus on the 3 main topics concerning MIG torches & consumables, these are:

Topics: MIG Guns & Torches, Welding Consumables

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

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 Guns & Torches

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