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3 Problems with Contact Tips (and How to Solve Them)

Posted by Dave Detmer on Dec 8, 2017 4:06:13 PM

Usually when I'm meeting with a Foreman or Production Manager and get a chance to talk first hand to his or her welders, one of the most common topics that come up is their contact tips. The problem:  they have to change them too much. This kills productivity for the shop, takes a big bite out of cost, and generally just creates a less efficient atmosphere for the welder to work in.

So why are your contact tips not lasting? And what are the problems that cause the contact tips to fail? How do you prevent them? I'm going to go through below the 3 most common contact tip problems I run across on a day to day basis, and how typically you can overcome those problems.

Topics: Contact Tips, Arc Welding, Handheld MIG, Welding Automation, MIG Welding, MIG Welding Gun, Welding Guns

Understanding Contact Tips

Posted by Matthew Sciannella on Mar 10, 2017 9:58:05 AM

Contact tips are highly misunderstood components in a welding gun setup. Choosing the correct contact tip for your welding application and understanding how to keep it performing at its best are just as critical as anything else needed to produce a quality weld.

Topics: Welding, MIG Guns, MIG Torch, MIG Welding, MIG Welding Gun, Top MIG Gun, Welding Consumables, Contact Tips, Consumables, Handheld MIG, Robotic Welding, Welding Guns, Arc Welding

3 Reasons to Use Fume Extraction Torches

Posted by Etienne Blouin on Jan 9, 2017 10:35:54 AM

Every welding project generates hazardous fumes and smoke that can be dangerous to welders if inhaled.  One way to improve the safety of welding torch operators is with fume extraction torches.  Our xFume™ Fume Extraction Torches offer efficient fume extraction through the torch itself.  Its unique design solutions make it the best option for welding fume extraction.  While there are multiple fume extraction options in the market, here are three things to consider when making your fume extraction torch selection.

Topics: MIG Welding, Welding, fume extraction, Welding Safety, MIG Guns, Welding Guns, MIG Torch, MIG Welding Gun, Fume Torch, Fume Extraction Torch, Xtract Fume Gun, Fume Gun, Smoke Gun, Fume System, Fume Extraction Gun

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