Research and development
Using the test laboratory – driving innovations
ABICOR BINZEL is one of the quality and innovation leaders for welding torches and has made a decisive contribution to shaping the world of welding over many years. ABICOR BINZEL is particularly concerned with continuously improving products, relieving the strain on welders, researching into new processes and supporting automated welding with the objective of developing efficiency-enhancing joining technology solutions. For this reason, developers in the ARClab test laboratory work daily on optimising product solutions and testing new products thoroughly.
Developing manual welding and automated robot welding further
Welding will still be done in future both by hand and automated. For this reason, ABICOR BINZEL tests and develops its products further to adapt them even more closely to specific requirements. In addition, ABICOR BINZEL develops customised solutions to individual specifications where required. ABICOR BINZEL researches into the long-term resilience of all products and possibilities of further optimisation in the ARClab – the only test laboratory of its kind in the world.
ARClab test laboratory
With the ARClab, ABICOR BINZEL's developers have a state-of-the-art test laboratory available in which extremely different materials, products and processes can be tested. Its equipment includes among other things an internally developed twin test stand for long-term load tests and an oxygen analysis test stand that enables optimisation of the oxygen concentration during product development. Apart from this, the ARClab has several state-of-the-art and fully networked industrial robots for application tests in the field of robot welding. High-performance simulation software is used to calculate temperature curves at the torches and cooling circuits realistically and development cycles are reduced considerably.