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 wire brake and air blast can be used together or separately to help improve quality and performance in robotic MIG gun applications, leading to cost savings for welding operations.
are ideal for long welds and eliminating stressful welding positions for the welder. The tractor uses a magnet to hold the correct position on the workpiece, even if the workpiece is bent or angled, and its guide wheels adjust to drive the tractor against the workpiece.
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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.
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.
The Best of the Best (BTB) Platform MIG Guns from Bernard can be configured with Centerfire, TOUGH LOCK or Quik Tip consumables.