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ABIBLOG: ABICOR BINZEL's Welding Blog

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

Don’t be afraid of automation when welding!

Posted by Simon Opper on Jul 2, 2020 5:37:29 AM

Why cobot welding can be the solution for small and medium-sized companies

Automatically working welding robots as far as the eye can see. The robot arms move sometimes hectically, sometimes silently. There is a hiss, hum, and crackle in the air. You can only recognize a person here and there. Automation clearly dominates. Such a vision is more of a fear image for small and medium-sized companies, because people here seem to be completely in the background, yes, being pushed out of their job. So it seems. A machine like a collaborative robot – a so-called cobot – can support people in their work. The use of cobots in welding can thus become an economical solution for small and medium-sized companies.

Topics: Robotic Welding

Robotic Welding Galvanized Steel

Posted by Jeff Henderson on Jun 23, 2020 8:55:00 AM

Galvanized has become increasingly popular in the automotive manufacturing space as a corrosion resistant coating on steels. Mainly, it's put on there in a hot dip fashion where you're actually dipping the material in molten zinc and coating it that way. There's electro plating and galvanneal plating also. 

Topics: Robotic Welding

Conquering Weld Spatter in Robotic Welding

Posted by Jeff Henderson on May 5, 2020 8:00:00 AM

When I used to teach robotic welding misconceptions, I used to try to clear up to people:

Spatter is weld wire.

Many manufacturing engineers are under the impression that spatter is the puddle exploding. That is true to a point, but where the misconception often comes in play is the thinking that the source of spatter is the base metal, which it is not. Really, spatter comes from the filter metal.

Topics: Robotic Welding

How to Test Robotic Welding Torches and Get a Reliable Result

Posted by Jason Jamiel on Apr 29, 2020 10:21:00 AM

When you are evaluating a new robot welding torch, the ramifications of the testing is huge. Normally for large manufacturing companies, this is putting a solutions on the production for years with a high equipment investment. This makes the need to get great data to use to evaluate the right solution critical.

Topics: Robotic Welding

Robotic Fume Extraction: A Guide on Source Capture Solutions

Posted by James Study on Dec 16, 2019 1:35:00 PM

The robotic fume extraction landscape has featured few lean, advanced, and cost-effective solutions for manufacturers. While fume extraction for manual welding has experienced a significant spike in new solutions entering the market – from high-vacuum systems to multi-gun units, to countless new fume extraction gun concepts – robotics has remained ignored and mostly unchanged with minimal innovation to speak of.

Topics: Robotic Welding, Fume Extraction

6 Ways to Improve Robotic Welding Performance

Posted by Dave Detmer on Nov 4, 2019 8:30:00 AM

There are an infinite number of robotic welding cell setups for all different kinds of jobs. In truth, there aren’t many that are exactly alike. And that’s because there are so many different welding automation needs out there for parts and products that need to be welded.

Topics: Robotic Welding