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  • How to Reduce Welding Gun Wear and Extend Gun Life
    How to Reduce Welding Gun Wear and Extend Gun Life Knowing the common causes of MIG gun wear — and how to eliminate them — is a good step toward minimizing downtime and costs for addressing issues.  Like any equipment in a welding operation, MIG guns are subject to routine wear and tear. The environment […]
  • 8 Manufacturing Cost-Reduction Strategies for Welding Operations
    8 Manufacturing Cost Reduction Strategies for Welding Operations Cost overruns in a manufacturing welding operation can come from many places. Whether it’s a semi-automatic or robotic weld cell, some common culprits of unnecessary costs are unplanned downtime and lost labor, consumable waste, repairs and rework, and lack of operator training.  Many of these factors are […]
  • Cobots and Cobot MIG Guns: What To Know for Manufacturing Welding Operations
    Cobots and Cobot MIG Guns: What To Know for Manufacturing Welding Operations   Traditional robotic welding systems can deliver many benefits, but they aren’t always the right solution for every manufacturer. In applications where implementing a robotic weld cell isn’t the answer, some companies are turning to collaborative robots, or cobots. While not new to […]
  • Creating a Smooth Wire Feeding Path for MIG Welding
    Creating a Smooth Wire Feeding Path for MIG Welding In MIG welding applications, having a smooth wire feeding path is critical. The welding wire must be able to feed easily from the spool on the feeder through the power pin, liner and gun and up to the contact tip to establish the arc. This allows […]
  • 5 Tips for Robotic Welding Process and Project Planning
    5 Tips for Robotic Welding Process and Project Planning Robotic welding projects can arise in a number of ways — from a smaller shop expanding its capabilities to a large original equipment manufacturer (OEM) awarding new business or even a new company establishing itself within the competitive landscape.  Regardless of the circumstances, it’s critical to […]
  • Ways Welding Reamers Support Quality, Productivity and Safety
    Ways Welding Reamers Support Quality, Productivity and Safety A successful robotic welding operation depends on the ability to maintain high levels of quality and productivity, while also keeping costs low. Unplanned downtime associated with consumable or equipment problems jeopardizes these goals. It can also increase the labor needed for troubleshooting and resolving issues.  But above […]
  • AccuLock Consumables Save Time and Money in MIG Consumable Changeover
    AccuLock™ Consumables Save Time and Money in MIG Consumable Changeover    They may seem like small pieces of a welding operation but when consumables aren’t properly installed or maintained, big problems can result — from poor wire feeding to weld quality issues. Related troubleshooting and rework cause costly downtime and lost productivity.  Consumable changeover can […]
  • Improve Productivity by Preventing 5 Common MIG Welding Problems
    Improve Productivity by Preventing 5 Common MIG Welding Problems Downtime and rework can be costly for manufacturing operations. The last thing any production team wants to do is the same work twice. If you add to that any time spent troubleshooting issues in the weld cell — the lost production time can start to accumulate quickly.  […]
  • Implementing a Robotic Welding System: 5 Common Questions Answered
    Implementing a Robotic Welding System: 5 Common Questions Answered Many manufacturing operations want to improve productivity and weld quality. Robotic welding can often help achieve these goals. But success with a welding robot doesn’t happen by chance. It takes a lot of upfront planning to help minimize the time and money you need later to […]
  • Manufacturer Cuts $45,000 of Costs With New MIG Welding Guns and Consumables
    Manufacturer Cuts $45,000 of Costs With New MIG Welding Guns and Consumables General Kinematics — a premier manufacturer of vibrating equipment for processing bulk materials — has been providing consistent, on-time and innovative solutions to its customers for more than 60 years. The company prides itself on offering rugged, cutting-edge equipment to manage difficult-to-process materials across […]
  • How to Prevent 5 Common Welding Gun Failures
    How to Prevent 5 Common Welding Gun Failures Having the right equipment in the welding operation is important — and making sure it works when it’s needed is even more so. Welding gun failures cause lost time and money, not to mention frustration. Like with many other aspects of the welding operation, the most important […]
  • From Semi-Automatic to Automatic: Tips for Selecting a Welding Gun
    From Semi-Automatic to Automatic: Tips for Selecting a Welding Gun Choosing the right equipment for a welding operation is critical to achieving high weld quality and productivity while also eliminating costly downtime. And that includes welding guns. In many cases, companies may have a mix of welding processes and guns. For example, in heavy equipment […]
  • The Importance of Cutting a Welding Liner Properly
    The Importance of Cutting a Welding Gun Liner Properly Cutting a welding gun liner correctly is, first and foremost, a matter of proper training. For traditional systems, it’s critical that welding operators understand how to measure and cut the liner to the required length for the gun.  A MIG gun liner that has been cut […]
  • Tips for Improving MIG Welding
    Tips for Improving MIG Welding Maintaining quality, productivity and cost savings is important in any semi-automatic MIG welding operation, but the steps companies take to achieve those goals vary. Still, there is one constant: the value of skilled welders. They are at the heart of the operation and help ensure its success. Having the right […]
  • Selecting Contact Tips for Robotic Welding
    Selecting Contact Tips for Robotic Welding Contact tips are often referred to as the smallest fuse in the fuse box that is your robotic welding cell. But this small fuse can have a big impact on productivity. In terms of overall efficiency, the contact tip is key. Contact tips depend upon repeatability to be effective in […]
  • How Robotic Welding Supervisors Can Improve the Operation
    How Robotic Welding Supervisors Can Improve the Operation Gaining a good return on investment (ROI) from a robotic welding system doesn’t happen by chance. It’s a matter of optimizing the robot and the robotic welding cell to operate at peak efficiency. And while this task is a team effort, it is led by the robotic welding supervisor. […]
  • Best Practices for Robotic Welding Supervisors
    Best Practices for Robotic Welding Supervisors With careful planning and attention to detail, companies that invest in a robotic welding system can gain advantages, such as: • Increased productivity• High weld quality• Cost saving• Parts consistency The welding supervisor managing the robotic welding cell plays a key role in achieving these results — and with […]
  • Understanding Fixed Automatic Welding Guns
    Understanding Fixed Automatic Welding Guns When it comes to automating the welding process, many companies opt for robotic welding systems due to the flexibility they provide and their ability to reach and weld multiple joints. These systems provide the advantages of speed and accuracy and can be reprogrammed to manage new projects. But these robotic […]
  • Welding students in Tulsa benefit from Bernard MIG Guns and Consumables | Customer Testimonial
    Welding students in Tulsa benefit from Bernard® MIG Guns and Consumables Tulsa Welding School’s Houston campus needs reliable equipment that can handle any process. Bernard® MIG guns and consumables are the answer. “Bernard (guns) they’re real comfortable in my hand you know. They’re not too big and bulky. They’re not too heavy. The neck ratio […]
  • Blinn Instructors Choose Bernard MIG Guns and Consumables for Dependable Welding Equipment | Customer Testimonial
    Blinn Instructors Choose Bernard® MIG Guns and Consumables for Dependable Welding Equipment “Here at Blinn when we chose welding equipment first and foremost I want something solid. That’s going to be there for me for years. In our labs we have connected all our Miller 22 A wire feeders to Bernard guns. Centerfire is so […]

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