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BINZEL BASICS: Water-cooled Welding MIG Maintenance Tips

Posted by John Esposito on Apr 23, 2019 8:38:28 AM

When you are going from air-cooled to water-cooled welding torches, the biggest component is water. Since water is a good conductor of electricity, it does pose a threat as far as electrical hazards; whether it's to the welder itself, or to nearby workers, depending on if there is water on the floor. So when you're proposing water-cooled equipment, the maintenance is extremely important. You should be on a regular maintenance schedule. Starting from the water cooler and working our way to the torch, let's go through some steps that should be a part of your regular maintenance schedule.

Topics: Welding Safety, MIG Guns, Water-cooled

How to Test Your Fume Extraction System

Posted by Etienne Blouin on Jul 30, 2018 2:29:52 PM

With fume extraction welding, the effectiveness of the smoke capture is always dependent on the strength of the fume extraction system. No matter how effective the torch or skilled the welder, without a system strong enough to capture the smoke, both the welder and the environment will not be spared from the harmful effects of metallic fumes.

Topics: Fume Torch, Fume Gun, Welding Safety, Safety, Fume Extraction Torch, Fume System, Fume Extraction Gun, Health & Safety

Capturing Weld Fumes at the Source

Posted by Jim DiLeo on Jan 9, 2017 10:41:46 AM

Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) is one of today’s most popular welding methods in nearly all industrial manufacturing fields. This is a positive development; however, the process has a wide range of risks for the welder. Welders protect themselves from the negative effects of welding by wearing protective gear to protect the body and eyes from burns, electrical shock and bright light and ultraviolet radiation.

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

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

The Importance of Safety When Operating Welding Torches

Posted by Matthew Sciannella on Jan 4, 2017 10:22:06 AM

Welding is an incredibly useful skill, and can be used in a variety of industries of manufacturing. With the demand for welders increasing on a global scale, more and more people are getting into the field. At Abicor Binzel we offer a wide variety of welding torches to fit your needs and requirements. One of the first things any welder should know though, are the safety features and procedures that you should have in place for your welding projects.

Topics: Welding, Welding Safety, Safety, fume extraction, MIG Welding

New Threshold Limits for Manganese

Posted by Matthew Sciannella on Jan 4, 2017 10:20:44 AM

Fusion welding and pressure welding processes both produce visible smoke and fumes that contain harmful metal fume and gas byproducts that can be hazardous to a welder’s health. Manganese oxide has gained so much attention as a hazardous element found in welding fumes that it has warranted a closer study of its side effects.

Topics: Welding, manganese, Welding Safety, Safety, fume extraction, MIG Welding

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