W3: That is why the IFA certificate is more a seal of quality than a pure test seal
A W3 certificate: This is what most manufacturers of welding fume extraction units want. Because behind this is a test mark that is only awarded to units that meet the highest requirements. In Germany, it is mandatory for some welding work. Internationally, it is now considered an important mark of quality. About the history and significance of one of the most important test marks for welders.
Mobile extraction units for professional welders: 8 criteria that define good entry-level models
For many welders, the price also counts when buying a mobile extraction unit. However, even inexpensive entry-level units provide effective protection for industrial welding applications. At comparable entry-level prices, even the basic equipment differs greatly in some cases. What mobile extraction units are capable of today.
VacuFil: The story behind the unique torch-integrated extraction system from KEMPER
KEMPER has developed a unique system for torch-integrated extraction with the digital product variants of the VacuFil series. After numerous enquiries from users and torch manufacturers, KEMPER built up a torch database with key parameters. Read the story behind the latest development from the extraction technology specialist.
Optimum air volume flow at the welding torch: How current standardisation regulates torch extraction
To make torch extraction efficient, the precise adjustment of individual parameters is necessary. Most recently, the French Institute for Occupational Safety INRS drew attention to the subject with its investigations into torch-integrated welding fume extraction. The findings are currently being incorporated in a new DIN standard for torch extraction.
Music coming out of the welding fume extraction hood: KEMPERbeats – did I hear that correctly, Mr. Kemper?
Music coming out of the welding fume extraction hood? What kind of welder needs that? In an interview with arbeitsschutz-schweissen.de, Björn Kemper clarifies what is behind KEMPERbeats – the reasons for the development and the expected effects. Mr. Kemper, you’re … >> more
As close to the point as you can get: 5 reasons why welders should rely on extraction torches
For a long time extraction torches were considered unwieldy. Welders felt more disturbed during their work by the additional extraction channel. For this reason, solutions previously available on the market were not very popular. But, in the welding industry, there … >> more
Nine reasons why general ventilation systems make sense for metal processing companies
Air quality in the entire production area is becoming ever more important. General ventilation systems play an increasingly important role in effective occupational health and safety. They are always only a supplement to source extraction. Nevertheless, nine reasons show why the purchase of a workshop ventilation system is worthwhile for metal processing companies.
Welding robot ‘colleague’: Welding fume extraction is still necessary
It can be said of fully automated welding processes that the welding robot ‘colleague’ does the job without any need for occupational safety. But, despite automated welding processes, effective welding fume extraction is still a must – especially to protect employees in the surrounding area. The type of fume extraction depends on the nature of the welding robot.
Central extraction systems for welding fumes and cutting dust: 14 facts that matter
Are large quantities of welding fumes of cutting dust generated in production? Are there several workstations for production? Then central extraction systems for welding fumes and cutting dust are often the means of choice. Through their high efficiency, they ensure … >> more