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.
Get the most from your robotic welding investment through careful planning and continued monitoring.
Thanks to advancements, the steps involved in surface prep and finishing processes are fewer, and products are more versatile and safer.
Optimize the use of cobots by selecting high-quality MIG guns and consumables that will assist in improving your shop’s efficiency and throughput.
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After choosing all desired components, the Tregaskiss configurator provides a summary of the selections, along with a part number for the reamer.
Xiris Automation launches a real-time measurement tool that monitors torch tip to weld seam alignment and weld seam size on TIG welded tube mills.
Tregaskiss has enhanced its LSR+ unicables with SmoothTurn technology for use with TOUGH GUN TA3 robotic MIG guns.
Welding Industry News
AWS’ Light a Spark Grant; Starter Packages Valued at More than $14K
Applications for the grant are being accepted through March 15, 2023. The package is designed to introduce welding at the secondary or post-secondary levels.
Hobart Opens new Customer Experience Center to Provide Welding Support and Training
The center consists of several dedicated spaces, including the Customer Applications Lab, which features two robotic welding systems, including the new Hercules automated MIG welding system.