Welding Guns/Torches

Signs Your MIG Gun is Overheating – and How to Prevent It

Gun overheating can be a symptom of numerous problems, and it can result in catastrophic failure if ignored. Here are some common signs and causes of MIG gun overheating to be aware of that can help you prevent or quickly remedy the problem.
Welding Guns/Torches: Articles

Conventional Guns on Through-Arm Robotic Welding Systems: When to Make the Choice

The choice between using a through-arm MIG gun or a conventional gun is sometimes an afterthought on these systems, but there are applications where a conventional gun works better and can significantly impact efficiency, throughput and quality of the finished weld. Knowing how to choose the best option for the job up front is key.

Top Ten Things to Consider with Through-Arm Robotic MIG Guns

Through-arm robotic MIG guns don’t require a mounting arm like conventional robotic MIG guns do. They provide a smaller work envelope that is ideal for working in tight spaces. Here are the top factors in selecting, installing and maintaining a through-arm robotic MIG gun. 

Waste Not, Want Not

Planned downtime for preventive maintenance in the welding operation is not time wasted. Here are some crucial maintenance tips that help optimize MIG gun performance, keep production flowing smoothly and avoid unplanned downtime. 

Small Issue, Big Impact

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.

Insider Q&A: Questions Answered About Water-Cooled Robotic MIG Guns

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.


Welding Guns/Torches: Industry News

IWDC Spending Sets New Record

The spending of Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative member companies through their co-op exceeded $19 million in March.

New Sales and Marketing Hires at Abicor Binzel

Jens Schleicher is now their global managing director of sales and marketing and Jason Jamiel is an automotive key accounts manager in North America.

Bug-O Appointed Master Distributor for Weld Revolution in U.S. and Mexico

Bug-O is now the exclusive OEM and distributor for SpinArc welding torches.


Welding Guns/Torches: Products

Expanded Handle Options for Semi-Automatic MIG Guns

The new C Series Straight Handle for BTB Semi-Automatic MIG Guns from Bernard provides additional ergonomic benefits at no extra cost, including handle overmold and rear swivel.

FABTECH 2016: Welding (Part Two)

Take a closer look at some of the welding technologies that will be exhibited November 16-18 on the show floor in Las Vegas.

Economic Adjustable Weld Cleaning Torch Reduces Fatigue

The Propel Torch adjustable weld cleaning torch from Ensitech is a fast, safe, ergonomic and economical solution for weld cleaning.