ABIBLOG: ABICOR BINZEL's Welding Blog

Troubleshooting Robotic Welding Arc Faults

Posted by Jason Jamiel on Nov 2, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Robotic welding is all about time and minimizing the loss of it. Everything from porosity, microarcing, and spattering contributes to an inefficient welding process that requires troubleshooting and problem solving.

Topics: Robotic Welding

Comparing Weld Inspection Methods

Posted by Jeff Henderson on Oct 12, 2020 9:41:00 AM

No matter how good your welding process is, weld defects are inevitable. Inspection ensures those defects are caught and fixed before your product goes out the door. Leaving this unaddressed can lead to customer issues, premature product failure, and a lot of other avoidable mistakes. In my experience, I have seen a number of issues impact welding. One of my most memorable experiences was during my time at Tower. We would always run into inconsistency in parts which caused a frenzy in figuring out the reasoning why. We'd argue with our internal and external stamping supplies, have holes and trimmed edges that would move or change, and spend countless hours on the robot cells touching up welds here and there. This lead to many different quality issues and wasted time chasing down and troubleshooting these inconsistencies. 

Topics: Robotic Welding, Automation, Weld Inspection

5 reasons for welding with a cobot

Posted by Simon Opper on Oct 7, 2020 5:42:06 AM

It doesn’t have to be a welding robot!

At some point, the time has come and:

  • the manual welder reaches the limits of his physical capacity
  • the quantities are too large to meet the desired delivery date
  • the topic of automation must be discussed

Automation? Aren’t these robot welding cells which usually take up a lot of space and are really expensive? In order to make their purchase profitable, enough parts have to be processed to operate the system at full capacity. In addition, there is the programming of the welding robot, which requires additional knowledge. Is there no interim solution if an industrial welding robot is still a size too big? Yes, there is: cobot welding.

Topics: Robotic Welding

What Changes When Implementing Robotic Fume Extraction In Your Operation?

Posted by Etienne Blouin on Sep 29, 2020 10:50:37 AM

Are you looking to continue advancing your welding process? You've completed the first step by adding robots to your operation, but now you're looking to improve safety among your team. Step two is setting up a robotic fume extraction system in your plant to improve air quality. The xFUME™ ROBO by ABICOR BINZEL USA and CA is the most effective and economical way to control welding smoke emissions with fume source capture.

Topics: Robotic Welding, Fume Extraction

Explaining Weld Wire Cast for Robotic Welding

Posted by Jason Jamiel on Sep 18, 2020 10:11:00 AM

There are two physical elements of weld wire to be aware of in a robotic welding application. The first is the cast, which is the natural curvature of the wire. The second is the helix, which is the natural winding geometry of the wire's radial shape. 

Topics: Robotic Welding, Welding Consumables

New Product Releases Abicor Binzel USA: xFUME™ Fume Extraction Solutions

Posted by Tyler Caudle on Sep 7, 2020 11:30:00 AM

ABICOR BINZEL USA is now offering full turn-key solutions to fume extraction welding in both automated, robotic applications and manual applications.

Topics: Robotic Welding, Fume Extraction, MIG Guns & Torches, Company News, Products, New Product Release

How to Limit Micro-Arcing in Robotic Welding

Posted by Jason Jamiel on Aug 5, 2020 9:53:00 AM

Micro-arcing in a welding process are small arcs, usually not visible, that happen within the contact tip or wire liner. Instead of making a positive contact all the way through the tip, or at least always on the tip at some point, your wire is making inconsistent contact to the contact tip. This compromises current transfer and causes the wire to micro-arc inside the contact tip.

Topics: Robotic Welding

Automated welding: How to minimize welding errors

Posted by Jörg Ehling on Aug 4, 2020 10:57:26 AM

The beam on the workshop floor seems endless. The back hurts already at the mere thought of having to weld in the same position for the next few hours. Take up position, put on, weld off, put down, slide forward. Unfortunately, it is unavoidable that over time the welding seam is not as good as it was at the beginning. Or maybe it can? Automated welding provides a remedy ... for poor weld seam quality of long, repetitive welding tasks, for welding errors, but also for monotonous and painful joints.

Topics: Robotic Welding

Understanding Porosity in Robotic Welding

Posted by Jeff Henderson on Jul 22, 2020 9:40:00 AM

Porosity is the bane of existence in robotic welding.

It happens. You don’t know where it comes from all the time, or how it’s happening, and you spend days or even weeks troubleshooting to figure it out.

We’ve all been there.

Topics: Robotic Welding

Solving Welding Burnbacks in Robotic Applications

Posted by Jeff Henderson on Jul 7, 2020 9:19:00 AM

A burnback in welding is when your wire burns back and sticks itself to your contact tip. There are several reasons this can happen. The most primary causes of burnbacks in a robotic application include:

Topics: Robotic Welding