Though proper storage of MIG guns and consumables might seem like a small issue, especially in a large shop, it can greatly affect your costs, productivity and weld quality. Here’s why.
Using either air or water to keep a robotic MIG gun cool is critical because it protects the components from damage due to radiant heat from the arc and resistive heat from the electrical components in the welding circuit. These insights will help you determine if a water-cooled gun is the best fit for your application.
Robotic MIG guns may seem like a small part of the whole automated system, but the evolution of their design and functionality is having a significant impact on the cost, productivity and quality of an application.
Here are some insightful tips on how to weigh out the pros and cons when selecting between air- or water-cooled guns and light- or heavy-duty models.
MIG gun consumables are often one of the most overlooked portions of the welding operation. However, choosing the right consumables, and using and maintaining them properly, can make a significant difference in gun performance and weld quality.
Knowing some basic details about fume extraction guns, as well as good technique for using them, can help welders gain the best performance from this equipment.
The Vincent Massey Secondary School is competing in the FIRST Robotics World Championship.
The company has created an open, web-based learning system for end-users and distributor partners that is available without a log-in or registration.
The new welding equipment is expected to increase production by at least 10 percent.
Rugged, flexible BTB MIG Guns from Bernard are ideal for welding medium- to heavy-duty solid or flux-cored wire applications, while TOUGH GUN CA3 Robotic Air-Cooled MIG Guns from Tregaskiss reduce downtime and costs, and maintain TCP with minimal or no robotic programming touch ups.
Welders can use this tool to choose amperage, cable length, neck, contact tip, wire size, power pin and liner to customize a Clean Air Fume Extraction Gun to their exact needs.
These new electrodes and nozzles from Hypertherm replace the original XR consumables in the torch and are guaranteed to perform as well as the original units.