ABIBLOG: ABICOR BINZEL's Welding Blog

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.

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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.

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What Should I Know Before Buying a Torch Cleaning Station?

Posted by Robin Reips on Jul 3, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Even if you are already convinced of the advantages of a torch cleaning station, there are still some important things to consider before you buy. With the right choice of torch cleaning station, you can optimize your welding process without welding spatter being an issue.

Topics: Robotic Welding

How to Avoid Errors with a Torch Cleaning Station

Posted by Robin Reips on Jun 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM

In automation, processes for joining metals are about plant availability, the reduction of technical and organizational downtime, and fast cycle times. For these points to not to be endangered in your company, the use of a torch cleaning station for automated MIG / MAG welding is indispensable. A torch cleaning station as a system component in the welding cell ensures that the functionality of the welding torch is maintained so that no process errors occur.

Topics: Robotic Welding

Robotic Welding Troubleshooting Tips

Posted by Dave Detmer on Oct 18, 2018 9:41:00 AM

When it comes to weld cell issues, oftentimes it is the simple things that are affecting its performance. Being able to know the basics and go through the basics will usually solve the vast majority of your robotic torch performance problems.

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iCAT W Tool Bar Settings: A Quick Guide

Posted by Danny Seddon on Sep 4, 2018 10:44:31 AM

This quick guide will show you the correct way to install a water/liquid cooled harness using the iCAT setting bar (part number 980.2153).

Topics: Robotic Welding

iCAT A Tool Bar Settings: A Quick Guide

Posted by Danny Seddon on Sep 4, 2018 10:42:17 AM

This quick guide will show you the correct way to install an air/gas cooled harness using the iCAT setting bar (part number 980.2153).

Topics: Robotic Welding