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Welding Guns/Torches

A welding gun directs the wire to the joint, transfers the welding current to the wire and provides the gas for shielding the arc and weldpool. For light duty work, air-cooled guns rely on the shielding gas passing through the body to cool the nozzle and have a limited current-carrying capacity. Water-cooled guns are preferred for high current levels, especially at high duty cycles. In electric welding, the torch conducts electric current to the electrode and carries the shielding gas to the arc zone of the welding arc. In gas welding, the torch adjusts the mixture of gases and guides the welding flame. Torches may be moved along the edges being welded by hand or automatically.

Welding Guns/Torches: Articles

How to Prevent Common Causes of Poor Weld Wire Feeding

Identifying the culprit can be complicated. Luckily, premature consumables failure, burnbacks, and bird-nesting are often easily resolved – so you’ll soon be welding again.

Identifying the culprit can be complicated. Luckily, premature consumables failure, burnbacks, and...

Top Problems with MIG Welding Consumables . . . and How to Fix Them

Take a close look at the impact of welding consumables on your overall operation, not just the purchase price. Here are some key tips on how to properly select, install and maintain consumables and troubleshoot problems when they arise – and, better yet, how to prevent them in the first place.

Take a close look at the impact of welding consumables on your...

Robotic Welding Peripheral and Accessory Maintenance

Preventive maintenance on peripherals such as reamers with anti-spatter sprayers and wire cutters is part of the routine care of a weld cell. The time and cost to maintain them properly is small compared to the improvements they provide to the bottom line through higher weld quality, minimal rework and improved productivity.

Preventive maintenance on peripherals such as reamers with anti-spatter sprayers and wire...

How to Troubleshoot Five Common Robotic Welding Issues

The problem may be as simple as a loose contact tip or something more complex, like incorrect TCP. Understanding the steps for proper troubleshooting helps narrow down potential causes, prevents replacement of components that don’t need replacing, and quickly gets you back to producing quality parts.

The problem may be as simple as a loose contact tip or...
Welding Guns/Torches: Products

Water-Cooled MIG Guns For High-Amperage Applications

With Video
ESAB Tweco Fusion Pro, Tweco MXH PP MIG

Three Tweco-brand welding guns from ESAB offer comfortable high-performance operation when working with large-diameter cored, solid, and aluminum wire and long-reach applications.

Three Tweco-brand welding guns from ESAB offer comfortable high-performance operation when working...

High-Speed Fastener Welding System

With Video
CenterLine SoftMount

CenterLine introduces two SoftMount inverted-nut gun configurations for a high-speed fastener welding system that streamlines the process from operator load to finished part, providing higher throughput than standard welding solutions.

CenterLine introduces two SoftMount inverted-nut gun configurations for a high-speed fastener welding...

One Modular Torch Covers Multitude of Needs

Fronius modular TIG welding torch

Fronius’ welding torches for manual Tungsten Inert Gas welding (TIG) can be customized to suit the welder’s personal preferences as well as the welding task at hand. Their modular design offers a range of sustainable and cost-effective options.

Fronius’ welding torches for manual Tungsten Inert Gas welding (TIG) can be...
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